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Snowman: Miscellaneous, Songs, Poems, Jokes and More

December 3, 2009 19:37 by Barbara Shelby

Jokes at page bottom...

ICEMAN SNOWMAN Make Inside and Keep Outside...

Fill three balloons with water (one big, one medium, and one small). Let freeze overnight. Peel the balloon off and stack the balls--using salt between to help them melt and stick together. Have kids clothe him, put a carrot nose, stick arms, etc.

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INSIDE SNOWMAN...
In the winter gather snow in a LARGE shallow baking pan. Make a smaller version of a snowman and decorate it just as you would an outdoor snowman (Eyes, arms, nose, and Buttons on body, etc.)
Place the snowman on a table where the children can watch it melt through out the day.
A nice hands-on sensory-science project. Your children will really like i!!! 
 
..........I did this with two of my grandchildren. I went out on the deck and rolled three snowballs and brought them into the kitchen. I placed the snowman on a large foil tray in the sink. They enjoyed guessing and watching which parts would melt first. Most of the body remained after 5 hours---but the snowman did loose his buttons, carrot nose and eyes! Barb

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FIVE LITTLE SNOWMEN FINGER PLAY

Five little snowmen
Round and fat.
Each one wore a funny hat.

Out came the sun
And melted one,
And that -was- that.

Count down to one.

Extension Idea:
1. Have 5 children hold a snowman card and 1 child hold a sun card.
2. As the group recites the poem, the sun taps a snowman on the head-which  causes the snowman to melt.
3.THAT child then turns snowman card over to reveal melted snowman picture. (Sample of snowman props by Lilteacher)

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Something for your Winter Newsletter--- or print (all done up) with clip-art -and post at your Info/Family Center...
I LEARNED ALL ABOUT LIFE FROM A SNOWMAN...

    • It's okay if you're a little bottom heavy.

    • Hold your ground, even when the heat is on.

    • Wearing white is always appropriate.

    • Winter is the best of the four seasons.

    • It takes a few extra rolls to make a good midsection.

    • There's nothing better than a foul weather friend.

    • The key to life is to be a jolly, happy soul.

    • We're all made up of mostly water.

    • You know you've made it when they write a song about you.

    • Accessorize! Accessorize! Accessorize!

    • Don't get too much sun.

    • It's embarrassing when you can't look down and see your feet.

    • It's fun to hang out in your front yard.

    • Always put your best foot forward.

    • There's no stopping you once you're on a roll.

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 READING TO BUILD A SNOWMAN! This is a great COOPERATIVE PROGRAM PROJECT where the group focuses on reading for an entire winter month!

Put up a very large snowman shape on a bulletin board or wall. Add a hat, nose, mouth and eyes.

Draw and cut-out a supply of snowball shapes (you may want to make a sheet of balls and then photo- copy).

When children read a book--they will write in the title as well as their name. The snowball will then be placed on the snowman shape. 

  • Books read should be at or above their reading level
  • If working with a mixed age group, allow older youth to receive credit for reading to younger children.
  • You may also award younger children 'snowballs' for making 'picture' books and stories 
  • (Design the activity to meet the needs of your group.

Fill in the snowman shape with the snowballs as the children read their books. If the snowman is filled in and meets the goal, celebrate with a treat. (Maybe the Ice-cream Snowman in the Snowman Snack section? 

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SNOWMAN SONGS AND POEMS...

I'M A LITTLE SNOWMAN
Sung to  I'm A Little Teapot

I'm a Little Snowman
Short and fat...
Here is my broomstick
And here is my hat...
When it's cold and icy I do stay-
And when it's sunny- I melt away.

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#2 I'M A LITTLE SNOWMAN
T
o tune of I'm a Little Tea Pot

I'm a Little Snowman
I'm A Little Snowman,
Short and fat,
Here is my scarf
And here is my hat.
When the sun comes out,
I melt away.
But when it's cold, I'm here to stay!

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#3 BUILD A LITTLE SNOWMAN
Sung to I'm A Little Teapot

Build a little snowman starting with it's feet...
Pack on lots of snow and make him nice and neat.
 
Then you roll a big 'round ball, put it right on top...
But  the sun may come out and make your snowman hot. 

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#4 YOU ARE MY SNOWMAN
S
ung to: You Are My Sunshine

You are my snowman,
My only snowman.
You make me happy,
On days of gray.
And when the sun's out,
You'll hear us all shout.
Please don't take our snowman away!

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FROSTY SNOWMAN IDEAS...

Read the book Frosty the Snowman...

•Watch the Frosty video/DVD

•Sing Frosty the Snowman (lyrics below) 

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Lyrics to 'FROSTY THE SNOWMAN'...

Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
and two eyes made out of coal

Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale they say
He was made of snow but the children
know how he came to life one day


There must have been some magic in that
old silk hat they found
For when they placed it on his head
he began to dance aroundO Frosty the snowman
was alive as he could be
And the children say he could laugh
and play just the same as you and me

Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Look at Frosty go
Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Over the hills of snow

Frosty the snowman knew
the sun was hot that day
So he said
"Let's run and
we'll have some fun
now before I melt away

" Down to the village
with a broomstick in his hand
Running here and there all
around the square saying
Catch me if you can

He led them down the streets of town
right to the traffic cop
And he only paused a moment when
he heard him holler "Stop!"

For Frosty the snow man
had to hurry on his way
But he waved goodbye saying
"Don't you cry
I'll be back again some day

" Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Look at Frosty go
Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Over the hills of snow

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SNOWMAN KISSES' AND 'SNOWMAN POOP' LITTLE GIFTS...

SNOWMAN KISSES (Sweet Version)
Take mini-marshmallows or other white candy and  package prettily with attached poem...

Snowflakes from Heaven as white as can be!
Can build a Snowman for all to see!
He's cute and cuddly ---and full of good wishes...
And wants to give you a whole bunch of kisses
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SNOWMAN POOP (Sassy Version--Use Marshmallows))
Heard you've been naughty
So here's the scoop,
All you get is...
Snowman Poop!

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SNOWMAN JOKES...

Q. Where does a snowman keep his money?
A. In a snow bank.

Q. What's a good holiday tip?
A. Never catch snowflakes with your tongue until all the birds have gone south for the winter.

Q. What do you call a snowman in the summer?
A. A puddle!

Q. What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
A. Frosted Flakes.

Q. What do you call an old snowman?
A. Water!

Q. What do you get when you cross a snowman and a vampire?
A. Frostbite.

Q. Why did Frosty have a carrot in his nose?
A. Because he forgot where the refrigerator was.

Q. Why are there only snow men and not snow women?
A. Because only men are stupid enough to stand out in the snow without a coat.

Q. What do snowmen wear on their heads?
A. Ice caps.

Q. What do you get if cross a snowman and a shark?
A. Frost bite!

Q. What did Frosty call his cow?
A. Eskimoo!

Q. What do you call a Snowman on roller blades?
A. A snowmobile!

Q. What did the snowman order at McDonalds ?
A. Icerbergers with chilly sauce!

Q.How do you know when there is a snowman in your bed ?
A.You wake up wet!

Q. What does Frosty's wife put on her face at night?
A. Cold cream!

Q. What did Jack Frost say to Frosty the Snowman?
A. Have an ice day!

Q. What does a Snowman take when he gets sick?
A. A chill pill!

Two snowmen were standing in a field,and one said to the other
'Can you smell carrot?'
The second replied, 'No, but I can taste coal.'

Q: What did the snowman and his wife put over their baby’s crib?
A: A snowmobile!

Q. What do Snowmen call their offspring?
A. Chill-dren.

Q. Where do Snowmen go to dance?
A. To snowballs.

Q. Why did a anowman send his father to Siberia?
A. Because he wanted frozen pop!

Q. How does a Snowman get to work?
A. By icicle.

Q. What do snowmen eat for lunch ?
A. Icebergers !

Q. What two letters of the alphabet do snowmen prefer?
A. I.C.!

Q. What goes...now you see me, now you don't, now you see me, now you don't?
A. A snowman on a zebra crossing!

Q.What happened when the icicle landed on the snowmman's head?
A.It knocked him cold.

Q. How do snowmen greet each other?
A. Ice to meet you! 

Q. How do snowmen read their e-mails?
A. With an icy-stare!

Q. What is a Snowman's favorite Drink?
A. Ice Tea!

Q. Who doesn't like to sit in front of the fire?
A Snowman.

Q. Why was the snowman's dog called Frost?
A. Because Frost bites.

Q. What do you sing at a snowman's birthday party?
A. Freeze a jolly good fellow!

Q. What food do you get when you cross Frosty with a polar bear?
A. A "brrr" - "grrr"!

Q. What did Frosty's girlfriend give him when she was mad at him?
A. The cold shoulder!

Q. Who are Frosty's parents?
A. Mom and Pop-Sicle!

Q. Who is Frosty's favourite Aunt?
A. Aunt Artica!

Q. What does Frosty eat for breakfast?
A.Snowflakes!
Q. What else does Frosty eat for breakfast? 
A. Frosted Flakes!

Q. Where do Frosty and his wife go to dance?
A. Snowballs!

Q. What do you get when you cross Frosty with a baker?
A. Frosty the Dough-man!

Q. What does Frosty call ice?
A. Skid stuff!

Q. What kind of cake does Frosty like?
A. The kind with lots of frosting!

Q. What kind of cake does Frosty like?
A. One with icing?

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HAVE FUN WITH OTHER WINTER PAGES! They'll all work with a 'Winter & Snow Theme...

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