Games for Winter



snowman and bunnyA chubby little snowman had a carrot nose. (show long nose with a closed fist like a trumpet in front of face)

Along a came a bunny, and what do you suppose? (Hands show the bunny hopping)

That hungry little bunny, looking for his lunch, (wiggle nose like a bunny)

Ate the snowman's carrot nose, Nibble, nibble, crunch (pretend to eat the carrot)

~from Oak meadow fingerplays

This simple rhyme/game has been delightful with children as young as one year all the way through kindergarten. I wonder what you will find in your magical box....

Here is the box (use one cupped hand as the box)

Here is the lid (use the other palm placed over the cupped hand to create a lid)

I wonder what inside is hid? (peek under the lid)

Oh, it is a ____, no doubt! Let's open the lid and let it out. (use your imagination to tell what is inside the box and let it out)

After modeling for your child, you can ask them what is in the box or have them make their own magical box. Some favorites are a mousie who scampers out, a winter fairy who might flutter by, a brilliant crystal, let your imagination run wild!

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