Funny Little Snowman
Intellectual: To think creatively, pay attention, and continue to learn new words through songs to foster language and thinking.
Reciting the words to this funny little snowman bunny rhyme will build your toddler’s use of word sentences as you share some Nurture, Explore, and Share time together!
You will need:
- Your hands, voice, and a good laugh to enjoy the moment with your toddler
- The snowman bunny rhyme (see directions)
- Use finger puppets or your hand to bring the snowman bunny rhyme to life.
- Hold up one fist to represent the snowman. Bend the index and middle fingers of your other hand to represent the rabbit.
- As you say the words, make up actions to accompany them (e.g., a rabbit hopping). On the last line, pretend to nibble your child’s carrot nose!
- Snowman and bunny rhyme:
A funny little snowman
He had a carrot nose
Along came a bunny
And what do you suppose?
That funny little rabbit
Was looking for some lunch
He ate the snowman’s carrot nose….
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It is a challenge for some children to make-believe. These tips will support your toddler’s imagination while playing, and build their ability to remember language.
If you are using hand gestures for the characters, repeat who the characters are in the rhyme as you say each section, for example, make a fist for the snowman and say "This is the snowman, who is this, the snowman"
Encourage your toddler to make bunny ears, first, by showing them the bunny ears with your hand (raise your middle and index fingers). Then help your toddler hold up their fingers and say "Do this, you made a bunny!"
Nurture, Explore & Share
- If you repeat the words and the characters in the rhyme
- Your toddler will learn to say the rhyme with you
Nurture, Explore & Share
- If you encourage your toddler to make bunny ears
- Your toddler will want to imitate the bunny ears
- Recite the funny action rhyme
- Feel secure through special attention
- Use gestures and actions to support words and bring rhyme to life
- Use imagination to foster memory of the words
- Continue to practice two word sentences (i.e. little snowman)
- Share simple rhyme moments
- Develops listening and recognize rhyming words
Enriching Learning Through the Everyday Moments
- To continue developing your toddler’s language, swap the finger puppets for a musical instrument (i.e. xylophone, hand keyboard). You can try different beats and see which one your toddler prefers.
- The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
- Sadie and the Snowman by Allen Morgan and Brenda Clark