Winter Songs for Kids and Preschoolers (With Lyrics)

The cold winter months provide a wonderful opportunity to snuggle up inside with preschoolers and kids to enjoy some festive winter songs and rhymes. Singing wintry tunes together not only sparks joy, but also helps build early literacy skills. In this ultimate list, we have compiled over 45 of the best preschool winter songs, fingerplays, and action rhymes to celebrate the snowy season with your little ones. From easy winter songs for preschool like adaptions of “Frosty the Snowman” to new toddler-friendly originals like “Snowflake, Snowflake,” there are snow-themed options to delight children of all ages. These kid-pleasers foster fine motor skills and get preschoolers moving to the catchy melodies. Searching for the perfect winter songs for your preschool or toddler? Our roundup has fresh picks as well as classics to match any curriculum. Let your voices ring – this winter, these lively lyrics and tunes are the key ingredients for merry memories in the making!

Top 48 Winter Songs for Kids of All Ages:

Winter’s Coming

Teach preschoolers about seasonal change with this simple winter song set to the tune of Frere Jacques. The lyrics explore what happens outdoors when the temperature drops. Great for preschool circle time.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Frere Jacques”Winter’s coming, Winters Coming.

It is Dark, It is cold.
I am bundled snug and warm.
Animals sleep safe from harm.
Sleds and snow.
Cold winds blow.


Dance Like Snowflakes

Get kids moving with this snowflake-inspired dance song! Lyrics compare twirling dance moves to the way snowflakes drift through wintry skies. Set to the melody of Frere Jacques.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Frere Jacques”

Dance like snowflakes
Dance like snowflakes
In the air
In the air
Whirling, twirling, snowflakes
Whirling, twirling, snowflakes
Here and there
Here and there.


I’m a Friendly Snowman

Let imaginations run wild by pretending to be a melting snowman! This snowman song uses motions and lyrics (sung to I’m a Little Teapot) to creatively teach about the effects of winter weather.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “I’m a Little Teapot”

I’m a friendly snowman big and fat.
(stretch arms out to sides)
Here is my tummy and here is my hat.
(point to tummy, then top of head)
I’m a happy fellow, here’s my nose.
(smile, then point to nose)
I’m all snow from my head to my toes.
(point to head, then to toes)
I have two bright eyes so I can see.
(point to eyes)
All the snow falling down on me.
(flutter fingers downward)
When the weather’s cold I’m strong and tall.
(stand up all)
But when it’s warm I get very small.
(crouch down low)


Frost

Teach preschoolers about weather and science with this simple frost song set to The Farmer in the Dell. The lyrics explore where frost appears outdoors as temperatures drop.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “The farmer in the Dell”

The frost is on the roof
(point hands over head)
The frost is on the ground
(point to the floor)
The frost is on the window
(make a window with your hands)
The frost is all around
(make large circles with hands)


snowflakes in a serene winter setting

Snowflakes

Get creative with this snowflake song that compares gentle, floating snowflakes to a sailor’s voyage out at sea. Set to the popular tune Sailing, Sailing. Soothing song for nap time.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Sailing, Sailing”

Snowflakes, Snowflakes
Falling to the ground.
Each one rest so gently
They never make a sound.
Snowflakes, Snowflakes
Are so pure and white.
The special thing about them is
No two are alike.


Sing a song of Winter

Spark imaginations with this winter singalong celebrating frost, snowflakes, and sleigh bells! Packed with frosty fun, this twist on “Sing a Song of Sixpence” features winter vocabulary and actions. Perfect for seasonal preschool lessons.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Sing a song of Sixpence”

Sing a song of winter, frost is in the air;
Sing a song of winter, snowflakes everywhere.
Sing a song of winter, hear the sleigh bells chime,
Can you think of anything as nice as wintertime?


Sliding

Kids will love pretending to trek up a snowy hill and sled back down with this playful outdoor winter song set to Row, Row, Row Your Boat. Its call and response pattern keeps little ones engaged.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Row, Row, Row your boat”

Crunch, Crunch, Crunch, Crunch, Crunch
Up the hill we go
Sliding, sliding, sliding, sliding
Down the hill we go.


The Snowman Ran and Ran

Use this melting snowman song to teach little ones about cause and effect in a fun, lively way! The lyrics tell the story of what happens when a playful snowman ventures out into the warmth.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Row, Row, Row your Boat”

The Snow, Snow, Snowman
Came out to play.
But the Children cried, “Get back inside
The sun is out today”
The snow, snow, Snowman
Started to run away.
But when he ran, he ran and ran.
Until a puddle lay.


Puttin’ on Mittens

Help preschoolers learn fine motor skills with this mittens song! The motions and lyrics sung to Farmer in the Dell offer a creative way to practice putting on winter gear.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “The Farmer in the Dell”

The Thumb in the Thumb place
Fingers all together
This is the song we sing
When it is mitten weather.


Snowflakes, Snowflakes

Marvel at the beauty of snow with this gentle snowflake song set to the melody of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. The lyrics emphasize the uniqueness of every snowflake that floats down from the sky. It’s an excellent choice for a classroom sing-along or a cozy winter day activity at home.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”

Snowflakes, snowflakes, dance around,
Snowflakes, snowflakes, touch the ground
Snowflakes, snowflakes, in the air
Snowflakes, snowflakes, everywhere
Snowflakes, snowflakes, dance around
Snowflakes, snowflakes, touch the ground


Snowflakes Falling Down

Quiet little voices while capturing the magic of a snowfall with this peaceful song. The motions and lyrics compare silent, drifting snowflakes to falling rowboats.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Row, Row, Row your Boat”

Snowflakes falling down (wiggle fingers downward)
Falling on the ground
Great, big white flakes (make circles with thumbs and forefingers touching)
That do not make a sound (fingers to lips and shake head no)


Hibernation Song

Introduce the winter concept of hibernation in a tune kids won’t forget! This lively bear song uses humor and repetition to creatively teach about a sleepy winter lifestyle.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Are you sleeping?”

Bear is sleeping, Bear is sleeping.
In a cave, In a cave.
I wonder when he’ll come out,
I wonder when he’ll come out.
In the spring, In the spring.


Five Little Snowman

Practice early math concepts like counting and subtraction with this melting snowman song! As each snowman disappears, kids can follow along with the decreasing number word patterns..

Original Author: Unknown

5 little Snowman standing in a row,
Each had a hat and a big red bow.
Out came the sun and it shone all day,
1 Little snowman melted away.
4 Little Snowman standing in a row,
Each had a hat and a big red bow.
Out Came the the sun and it shone all day,
1 Little snowman melted away.
Etc….


a cozy and festive winter scene with a diverse group of people gathered together, singing and celebrating the spirit of winter through music in a snowy landscape.

I Love Snow

Celebrate the wonder of freshly fallen snow with this sweet snow song set to Three Blind Mice. The lyrics highlight the sight, texture, and beauty of new snow.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Three Blind mice”

I love snow, I love snow.
Soft, white snow; Soft, white snow.
It falls on the ground so soft and white.
Sometimes it falls all through the night.
Did you ever see such a beautiful sight
As soft white snow?


I’m a Little Snow Person

Spark giggles by pretending to be a slowly melting snow person! This song combines humor and motions to creatively demonstrate cause and effect using the familiar teapot song melody.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “I’m a little Teapot”

I’m a little snow person,
Short and fat
Here are my buttons,
here is my Hat.
When the snow comes out,
I cannot stay.
Slowly I just melt away.


The Wintery Wind

Shiver and shake to this high-energy tune about blustery winter winds! The song gives preschoolers a chance to move and learn new vocabulary related to cold weather.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Happy Birthday”

The winter wind blows.
The winter wind blows.
It gives me the shivers
From my head to my toes!


Icy Toes

Get preschoolers giggling with this funny toe-tapping tune about cold winter weather! The repetitive lyrics highlight common physical reactions to chilly temps.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Jingle Bells”

Icy toes, Chilly nose,
Wintertime is here.
My teeth Chatter,
What’s the matter?
Wintertime is here, Oh!
Icy toes, Chilly nose,
Wintertime is here.
My teeth chatter,
What’s the matter?
Wintertime is here.


Who is Made of Snow

Have fun pretending to melt in this playful, interactive snowman song! The call-and-response style builds listening skills as kids sing about what happens when snow is exposed to warmth.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Do your ears hang low?”

Who is made of snow
When the temperature is low?
Who stands outside
When The ground is cold and white?
Who starts to melt
When the warm sunshine is felt?
Who is made of snow?


Snow is Falling

Spark creativity by comparing beautiful drifting snow to sweet holiday treats in this gentle snowfall singalong. Upbeat lyrics celebrate the magic of freshly fallen snow.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Up On the Housetop”

Look at the sno…ow falling down,
Covering everything in town.
Over the grass and cars and street,
Snow is winter’s special treat.
Snow, snow, snow, beautiful snow,
Snow, snow, snow, watch it grow-oh!
Snow on the housetop, yes, sir-ee,
Snow is falling just for me!

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Do your ears hang low?”


Five Little Snowmen Fat

Practice early math concepts including counting, subtraction & silly vocabulary with this melting snowman fingerplay! As each chubby snowman disappears, kids can follow along with the decreasing number word patterns.

Original Author: Unknown

Five little snowmen fat,
Each with a funny hat.
Out came the sun and melted one,
What do you think of that?
Down, down, down, down.
What do you think of that?

**Continue on with 4, 3, 2, 1. We like to really wear funny hats as we do
this one. Also a sun hot glued to an empty paper towel tube is great when
you sing “out came the sun…”. The children love to “melt” down to the
ground!


A Chubby Little Snowman

Act out this funny short story song about a nosy bunny looking for his next meal! The silly storyline helps teach cause and effect as preschoolers sing about what happens when a hungry rabbit meets a tasty-looking snowman.

Original Author: Unknown

A chubby little snowman,
Had a carrot nose.
Along came a bunny,
And what do you suppose?
That hungry little bunny,
Looking for his lunch.
Ate that snowman’s carrot nose,
Nibble, nibble, crunch!!


joyful winter scene, featuring diverse children dancing around a cheerful snowman, set against a backdrop of a snowy landscape and conveying the warmth and happiness of a winter day filled with play and dance.

Dance Around The Snowman

Get preschoolers moving and laughing with this snowman inspired dance song! Kids can let loose, get energy out & grow gross motor skills while twirling & tip-toeing around a friendly snowpal.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Mulberry Bush”

This is the way we dance around,
Dance around,
Dance around.
This is the way we dance around,
Our snowman in the morning.

*skip around
*twirl around
*crawl around
*hop around
*spin around
*gallop around
*sneak around
*tip toe around


Snowman

Dramatize the effects of warm weather on snow with this playful melting snowman tune! Preschoolers will have fun acting out what happens to a chilly snowpal when temperatures rise.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “I’m a little teapot”

Here’s a little snowman
Short and fat
Here is my broom
and here is my hat
When the sun comes out
I tremble with fear
’cause soon I’ll melt and disappear!


Snowflakes, Snowflakes

Have a flurry of fine motor fun with this fingerplay snowflake song! Simple hand motions resemble falling flakes that preschoolers can catch on their tongues and eyelashes.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

Snowflakes falling
One by one,
Time to play and have some fun.
Build a snowman
Snowballs, too,
Come and see what you can do.
Snowflakes falling
One by one,
Time to play and have some fun.


Snowflakes Falling

Practice making quiet voices and gentle movements with this peaceful, falling snow singalong. The hushed lyrics capture the magic of silently drifting snowflakes.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Up on the housetop”

Snowflakes are falling on the ground
On our houses and in our town
On my nose and in my hair
Snowflakes are falling everywhere.
Oh, oh, oh, out we go
Oh, oh, oh, in the snow
Making snowmen
Sliding, too,
There are lots of things to do.


Snow

Explore the magic of outdoor winter play with this adaptable singalong! Upbeat lyrics set to This Old Man suggest various activities for kids from building snow creations to sliding.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “This old Man”

Snow is falling on the ground
We can make things all around
Like snowmen, snowballs
Snow forts, too.
There are lots of things to do.
Snow is falling come and see
You can have some fun with me
Sliding, skating, skiing, too,
There are lots of things to do.


Snowman

Dramatize the effects of warm weather on chilly snowpals with this playful fingerplay! Simple motions demonstrate what happens to a smiling snowman when temperatures rise.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Little Teapot”

I’m a little snowman
Round and fat
I have a broomstick
I have a hat.
With my friends
I play in the snow.
But when the sun shines
It’s time to go.


10 Snowmen

Practice math concepts like counting and subtraction with this silly tune about a sledding snowman accident! As each frozen friend disappears, preschoolers can follow along with the decreasing number patterns.

Original Author: Unknown

10 happy snowmen riding on a sled
1 fell off and bumped his head
Frosty called the doctor and the doctor said
No more snowmen riding on that sled
(Continue in this fashion until you get to zero)


10 Little Snowmen

Delight in this snowman dance party fingerplay! The lyrics lead kids in counting down from ten to zero as playful snowpals melt under the warm sun.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Mary Had A Little Lamb”

10 little snowmen dancing all around
Dancing all around, dancing all around
10 little snowmen dancing all around
The sun came out and one melted to the ground
(continue until you get to zero)


Let’s Build A Snowman

Get creative with this snowman crafting song! Motions demonstrate step-by-step how to make chilly snowpals – from gathering powder to adding final decorative touches.

Original Author Unknown

Let’s build a snow man (squat, stretch arms to gather snow)
Oooo, cold and white (shiver)
Oh it will be a lovely sight (place hands by face and smile)
Eyes and nose and happy grin (point to each)
We’ll even put a dimple in his chin (point o dimple spot)
Let’s build a snowman
Ooo, cold and white
Yes it will be a lovely sight


I Built A Snowman

Bring imaginary snowmen to life with this creative frosty fingerplay! Preschoolers will have fun acting out how they assembled and decorated their new snow buddies.

Original Author: Unknown

I built a snowman (pretend to build)
Pat, pat, pat, (pat air three times)
He turned out great! (form circle with thumb and forefinger)
Now clap, clap, clap! (clap three times)
I patted snow (pat air on sides of snowman)
On his cheeks, cheeks, cheeks (pat air three times)
I put on a hat (pretend to place hat on head)
On his head, head, head, (touch head three times)
I made his mouth (touch mouth)
Gave him bread, bread, bread (touch mouth three times)
His button eyes are (point to eyes)
Pink, pink, pink (touch eyes three times)
I thought I saw him (tilt head to one side)
He looks so real! ( nod head)
Like an owl, owl, owl (make spectacles with fingers)
I tweaked his nose (tweak nose)
Saw him scowl, scowl, scowl (frown)


The Snowman Song

Have silly hat fun pretending to build Frosty bit-by-bit with this amusing snowman tune! Each verse attaches a new part whether it’s eyes, nose, or sneaky nibbling animal friend.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Happy Birthday”

Here’s a funny hat for you
here’s a funny hat for you.
It’s a bobble hat, Mr. Snowman
What a funny hat for you !

Here are pretty eyes for you,
here are pretty eyes for you.
They are black stones, Mr. Snowman
What pretty eyes for you !

Here’s a long stick for you,
here’s a long stick for you.
It’s a broomstick, Mr. Snowman
What a long stick for you !

Here’s a big nose for you,
here’s a big nose for you
It’s a carrot, Mr. Snowman.
What a big nose for you !

Here’s a little friend for you,
here’s a little friend for you (rabbit)
He eats up the carrot,
what a pity for you !


Snowflakes Falling

Foster imagination by envisioning swirling, dancing snowflakes floating down from frosty grey skies. This peaceful, drifting snowfall song evokes the quiet magic of winter.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Mary Had A Little Lamb”

Snowflakes falling from the sky,
From the sky, from the sky,
To the earth below.
Watch them as they dance and whirl, dance and whirl, dance and whirl
Watch them as they dance and whirl,
Soft white winter snow.


Build A Little Snowman

Step-by-step instructions for constructing cute snowpals! This snowman song cleverly teaches the sequence of rolling and stacking snowballs while introducing early science concepts.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “I’m A Little Teapot”

Build a little snowman,
Starting with his feet.
Put on more snow,
And pack it nice and neat.
Next to make a round ball
And place it on the top�
Then hope the sun doesn’t get too hot!


Build A Snowman

Count down from three as a jolly snowman appears, plays in the sun, then disappears when the weather warms! This fingerplay builds narrative skills.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Frere Jaques”

Build a snowman, build a snowman
Big and round, big and round
Sun is shining on him
Sun is shining on him
He’s al gone, he’s all gone


It Is Snowing

Hush little voices and replace words with quiet motions to demonstrate gently falling snow and floating flakes in this peaceful song.

Original Author Unknown

Sung to: “Frere Jaques”

It is snowing, it is snowing
All around, all around
Soft and quiet snowflakes,
Soft and quiet snowflakes,
Not a sound, not a sound


I’m A Friendly Snowpal

Meet the world’s most adorable snowman and give him a big hug! This snow buddy song helps teach weather patterns and seasons with fun lyrics and motions.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “I’m A Little Teapot”

I’m a friendly snowpal, big and fat
Here is my tummy and here is my hat
I have two funny eyes and a carrot nose.
I’m all snow from my head o my toes

I have two bright eyes so I can see
All the snow falling down on me
When the weather’s cold, I’m strong and tall
But when it’s warm, I get very smal


Frost is On

Hop, twirl, shiver, and shake to theatrically act out the growing layers of frost described in this lively fingerplay! Upbeat motions keep kids engaged while teaching new weather words.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “The Farmer In the Dell”

The frost is on the trees (point up)
The frost is on the ground (point down)
The frost is on the window (make window with hands)
The frost is all around!

The frost is very icy, (shiver)
The frost is very bright (cover eyes with hands)
The frost is very slippery (slide one hand over the other)
The frost is very white!


 a group of diverse children singing a snowflake-themed song, set against a magical snowy landscape, capturing the joy and wonder of a snowy winter day.

Sing this Snowflake Song

Gently flutter and twirl while guiding individual snowflakes all over the body with this peaceful, drifting snowfingerplay. Quiet movements foster calm and focus.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Teddy Bear Teddy Bear”

Snowflake, snowflake falling down,
(flutter hands down)
Twirling, twirling to the ground.
(twirl to the ground)
Softly, lightly on my nose,
(touching nose)
Snowflake, snowflake icy cold!
(fold arms and shiver)


Sprinkle, Sprinkle, Little Snow

Celebrate the uniqueness of delicate snowflakes in this gentle singalong! Lyrics compare the tiny crystals to icy confetti sprinkling from winter skies.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

Sprinkle, sprinkle, little snow;
falling down on us below;
Small and white and powdery,
such a joy for all to see.
Sprinkle, sprinkle little snow;
Falling down on us below.


Disappearing Snowman Cookies

Act out this tasty snowman cookie countdown! Little singers nibble away at numeral concepts as they make yummy cookie snowpals disappear one by one.

Original Author: Unknown

Five cookie snowmen sitting on a tray.
Five cookie snowman smiling all day.
Along came a little child, rubbing his tummy.
One cookie disappeared,
Yum, Yum, Yummy!!

Repeat to all the cookies are gone.


Five Little Snowflakes

Waltz and twirl with imaginary snowflakes in this active fingerplay that associates moving flame-like motions with floating on icy air currents high above the ground!

Original Author: Unknown

Five little snowflakes
Dancing here and there.
Then one little snowflake blew away in the air!

Four little snowflakes
Dancing here and there.
Then one little snowflake blew away in the air!

Continue to zero.

Zero little snowflakes
Not one to be found.
Cause five little snowflakes have fallen to the ground!


Snowflakes, One By One

Practice early math skills sequencing numerical patterns in this accumulating snowflake fingerplay! Preschoolers can follow along as the frosty flakes increase one by one up to five.

Original Author: Unknown

One little snowflake with nothing to do.
Along came another and
Then there were two.

Two little snowflakes playing in a tree.
Along came another, and
Then there were three.

Three little snowflakes looking for some more.
Along came another, and
Then there were four.

Four little snowflakes that finally did arrive.
Along came another, and
Then there were five.

Five little snowflakes having so much fun.
Out came the sun, and
Then there were none!


Snowflake, Snowflake

Tickle imaginations by maneuvering delicate snowflakes all over the body in this peaceful, lyrical snowdance! Quiet, creative movements foster focus and body awareness.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

Snowflake, snowflake, fancy free.
Snowflake, snowflake, dance with me.
Touch my head, then my toes.
Land on my nose where the cold wind blows.
Snowflake, snowflake, turn around.
Snowflake, snowflake, touch the ground.

Snowflake, snowflake, fancy free.
Snowflake, snowflake, dance with me.
Touch my elbow, then my shoulder,
Land on my chin where it’s a little bit colder.
Snowflake, snowflake, turn around.
Snowflake, snowflake, touch the ground.

Snowflake, snowflake, fancy free.
Snowflake, snowflake, dance with me.
Touch my ear, then my knees.
Snowflake, I’m about to freeze!
Snowflake, snowflake, fancy free.
Snowflake, snowflake, dance with me.


5 Snowman Fingerplay

Spark imagination by envisioning a frosty snowman band enjoying one last hurrah before melting away! This clever fingerplay emphasizes narrative and early math skills.

Original Author: Unknown

Five little snowmen
On a winter’s day–
The first one said
Wake up so we can play

The second one said
Let’s stomp on the ground
The third one said
Let’s roll all around

The fourth one said
Let’s run and run and run
The fifth one said
I’m afraid I feel the sun

Oh Dear, cried the snowmen
As they looked toward the sky
And the five melting snowmen
Waved a fond good-bye.


Five Little Snowmen

Pretend to be a mittens-and-hat wearing snowman quintet enjoying frosty fun from sledding to sunbathing! This frolicking frost fingerplay sparks creativity while teaching early math.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “5 little monkeys”

Five little snowmen riding on the sled (pretend five fingers are sledding)
One fell off and bumped his head (pretend one finger falls off…rub head)
I called Frosty and Frosty said (dial imaginary telephone)
“No more snowmen, riding on that sled!” (say in a deep voice)
Four little snowmen… etc


a heartwarming winter scene with diverse children engaged in playful activities, capturing the essence of winter play and the simple joy of being outdoors in the cold.

Little Red Nose

Giggle over rosy winter noses in this silly fingerplay! Simple repetitions explain what happens when Jack Frost bestows too many icy kisses.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Up on the House Top”

Where did you get that little red nose? (point to nose)
Jack frost kissed it I suppose (kissing noise)
He kissed it once (hold up one finger)
And he kissed it twice (hold up 2 fingers)
Poor little nose is cold as ice! (pretend to shiver)


I’m a Little Snowman

Frosty comes alive through song and movement! This snowman fingerplay gives preschoolers a chance to mimic rolling, lifting, and wearing winter snow gear.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “I’m a Little Teapot”

I’m a little snowman short and fat.
Here’s my scarf and here’s my hat.
When the snow is falling come and play.
Build a snowman every day.


The Snowkey Pokey

Warm up with wintry twists on this movement game! Silly mittens and snow-themed verses inspire giggles while building gross motor skills.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Hokey Pokey”

You put your right mitten in,
you take your right mitten out,
you put your right mitten in
and you shake it all about.

You do the snowkey pokey
and you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about.

Additional verses:
You put your left mitten in . . .
You put your right boot in . . .
You put your left boot in . . .
You put your hat in . . .
You put your snowself in . . .


10 Little Icicles

Practice counting sequences while envisioning frosty icicle formations! This upbeat fingerplay takes kids through early number patterns from one to ten.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “10 Little Indians”

One little, two little, three little icicles,
Four little, five little, six little icicles,
Seven little, eight little, nine little icicles,
Ten little icicles hanging from the roof.


Winter Song

Shake and shiver to help a snowy tree shed its fluffy white flakes in this active movement chant! Start slow, then increase speed for added fun.

Original Author: Unknown

Chanted to: “Way up high in the apple tree”

Way up high in the snowy tree
Lots of little snowflakes smiled at me.
I shook that tree as hard as I could.
Down came the snowflakes
Were they cold!


Catching Snow

Stick out tongues to sample imaginary mouthfuls of powdery flakes drifting down from in this silly snow tasting song. Giggles guaranteed!

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Sung to: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”

Snow, snow, falling down,
Falling all around.
Stick out your tongue,
And catch a ton,
Before they touch the ground.


Snowflakes

Revel in the beauty of snowfall while envisioning frosty fun from catchy tongue ticklers to friendly snow fights! This lyrical song promotes creativity.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”

Snowflakes, snowflakes twirling round,
Snowflakes falling to the ground.
What a pretty sight to see,
Winter fun for you and me.
Snowflakes, snowflakes twirling round,
Snowflakes falling to the ground.

Snowflakes, snowflakes tickle my tongue.
Let’s throw snowballs one by one.
Build a snowman, sled and skate.
Come outside, don’t be late.
Snowflakes, snowflakes tickle my tongue.
Let’s throw snowballs one by one.


Five Little Eskimos

Practice early math concepts and arctic vocabulary through the misadventures of five silly eskimos! This subtraction fingerplay takes kids from five little hunters down to none.

Original Author: Unknown

Five little Eskimos by the igloo door.
One went out to feed the dogs, then there were four.
Four little Eskimos rowing out to sea,
One jumped on an iceberg, then there were three.
Three little Eskimos making fish stew,
One burned his finger, then there were two.
Two little Eskimos hunting for fun,
One chased a baby seal, then there was one.
One little Eskimo all his work done,
Went home to supper, then there were none.


My Igloo

Mimic an igloo’s round shape and tiny entrance before bundling up snug and warm inside a cozy shelter. This wintry fingerplay builds dramatic play skills!

Original Author: Unknown

My igloo is round with a tiny door. (Make circle w/hands then hold hand low to ground.)
It’s made of cold ice & snow. (Pretend to shiver.)
The inside is covered with blankets & fur. (Spread hands over wide area.)
So it’s warm when the winter winds blow. (Hug self to keep warm.)


I’m a Little Snow Pal

Snow comes alive through song and motion! This frosty fingerplay gives kids a chance to pretend to be magical and playful snow people.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “I’m a Little Teapot”

I’m a little snow pal running by you,
I’m made of snow, this is true.
But when the children ask me to play
I just cannot sit all day.


Snowy Surprise

Act out waking up to a world magically transformed by a sparkly fresh blanket of powdery snow! This peaceful song sparks creativity and builds narrative skills.

Original Author: Unknown

Sometimes the snow falls when I’m sleeping, (Rest cheek on folded hands.)
I’m so surprised when I awake. (Stretch and yawn.)
I look out at the world around me, (Look around.)
It looks like a frosted birthday cake! (Rub tummy and lick lips.)


a charming winter scene with a large, smiling snowman and diverse children playing around it, creating a joyful and whimsical atmosphere that reflects the magic of winter play.

I’m a Friendly Snowman

Meet the world’s most adorable snowman through this silly song! Upbeat lyrics and motions teach weather patterns creatively while building listening skills.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “I’m a Little Teapot”

I’m a friendly snowman big and fat, (Stretch arms out at sides.)
Here is my tummy and here is my hat. (Point to tummy, then top of head.)
I’m a happy fellow, here’s my nose, (Smile, then point to nose.)
I’m all snow from my head to my toes. (Point to head, then to toes.)

I have two bright eyes so I can see (Point to eyes.)
All the snow falling down on me. (Flutter fingers downward.)
When the weather’s cold I’m strong and tall, (Stand up tall.)
But when it’s warm I get very small. (Crouch down low.)


Two Little Snowflakes

Flutter fingers down as you envision the start of a snowstorm in this peaceful descending snowflake fingerplay! Lyrics emphasize the accumulating nature of winter weather.

Original Author: Unknown

Way up high in the winter sky,
2 little snowflakes caught my eye.
Down to the ground they fell without a sound.
And before very long,
It was snowing all around.


Merry Snowflakes

Recreate twirling and swirling snowfalls with graceful arm sweeps and finger flutters! This peaceful song creatively compares snowflakes to magical midnight dancers.

Original Author: Unknown

Merry little snowflakes falling to the ground, (fingers flutter life falling snow)
They’re landing on the treetops, covering our town. (fingers flutter)
They softly fall on noses (touch nose)
And make our hair look white. (touch hair)
They seem to call, ‘Come out and play!’ (‘come here’ motion)
As they fall throughout the night. (repeat first action)


Mt. Frosty

Shiver and shake as you pretend to ascend a treacherous snow-covered peak! This humorous song emphasizes the importance of bundling up in icy conditions.

Original Author: Unknown

Sung to: “On Top of Spaghetti”

On Top of Mt. Frosty
All covered with snow
My toes, they were freezing
Oh don’t you know

I wore a furry coat
To keep me warm
I never planned on
This coming storm

My fingers are freezing
There as cold as can be
My mittens aren’t as warm
As they ought to be

My ears are ice cycles
My nose is too
If it gets any colder
I won’t know what to do


Blowing Nose Song

Teach appropriate cold weather hygiene through song and motion! This short tune emphasizes the importance of using tissues to blow red runny noses.

Submitted by: Claudine Johnstone

Sung to: “Row row row your boat”

Blow blow blow your nose
That’s the way it goes
Sniff, sniff? No, No!
You should always blow


Ten Warm Mittens

Practice early math skills like counting, subtraction, and patterns with this cumulating mitten mishap tale! As each missing mitten mystery ensues, the remaining number decreases.

Original Author: Unknown

Ten warm mittens, hanging on the line,
One blows away and then there are nine.

Nine warm mittens, one without a mate,
A squirrel carries one away and that leaves eight.

Eight warm mittens, just eight not eleven,
One gets buried in the snow and that leaves seven.

Seven warm mittens, which one do you pick?
I’ll pick the red one and that leaves six.

Six warm mittens, put one on to try.
Then you take it from the line and that leaves five.

Five warm mittens, we had ten before!
A fluffy bunny needs one and that leaves four!

Four warm mittens, two for you and two for me,
I lost one on the ski slope and that leaves three.

Three warm mittens, looking very new,
One falls into the mud and that leaves two.

Two warm mittens, drying in the sun,
A bird comes down and snatches it and that leaves one.

One warm mitten, what good is one?
A little mouse can have a bed, and that leaves none!


Snowball

Get creative pretending to parent a playful powdery snowball that magically springs to life! Cuddling this mischievous snowkid leads to chilly chaos.

Original Author: Shel Silverstein

I made myself a snowball
Just as perfect as could be.
I thought I’d keep it as a pet
And let it sleep with me
I gave it some pajamas
And a pillow for it’s head.
Then, last might it ran away,
But first-it wet the bed! Gotcha!


Winter Hokey Pokey

Warm up bodies from head to toe with this frosty twist on a movement classic! Wiggling into silly snow gear enhances motor skills while inspiring winter giggles.

Original Author: Unknown

You put your mitten in, you take your mitten out
You put your boots in, you take your boots out
You put your coat in, you put your coat out
You put your hat in, you put your hat out
You put your scarf in, you put your scarf out


The image captures the joy and playfulness of young children exploring a magical snowy landscape, complete with activities like building snowmen, sledding, and making snow angels.

With over 45 festive songs and rhymes compiled, this wintry collection has something to delight preschoolers of all ages. From fingerplays to singalong classics, these snow-themed activities will have children dancing, playing, and building early literacy skills. As the cold months pass by, create lasting memories by sharing these songs together as a family. With the right tunes, even a frosty day can warm little hearts.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of singing winter songs with young children?

Singing winter songs with preschoolers provides many developmental benefits. It builds early literacy skills through rhyme, alliteration and syllabic awareness. The songs also promote listening and memory as children memorize lyrics. Winter tunes get kids moving to improve gross motor skills. They also spark imagination and creativity as little ones actively engage with cold weather themes.

What types of songs are included in this collection?

This collection features over 45 winter-themed songs, fingerplays, and action rhymes suitable for preschoolers. The range includes classic tunes like “Frosty the Snowman” and original compositions such as “Snowflake, Snowflake”. Each song is crafted to be engaging and interactive, with movements and gestures that help in developing fine motor skills and early literacy.

Are the songs suitable for a preschool curriculum?

Absolutely! These songs are specifically selected to align well with preschool curriculums. They are not only entertaining but also educational, focusing on themes relevant to the winter season. Teachers and parents can use these songs to complement lessons about winter, weather patterns, and seasonal changes.

How do winter songs tie into preschool curriculum standards?

Many winter singalongs reinforce math concepts like counting, patterns and subtraction. Dramatic fingerplays allow children to sequence events and build narrative abilities. Songs about the changing seasons introduce science themes. Those focused on dressing for winter weather teach real life skills. So winter tunes help preschool teachers meet curriculum goals across domains.

Can these songs be used for group activities in a classroom setting?

Yes, many of these songs and rhymes are perfect for group activities. They encourage participation and interaction among children, making them ideal for classroom settings. The actions and movements in these songs also make them suitable for physical education components within a preschool curriculum.

Are there actions and movements we can add to winter singalongs?

Yes, incorporating motions takes winter songs to the next level for little learners. Actions like galloping or twirling like snowflakes boost gross motor skills. Fingerplays with hand motions promote fine motor development. Dramatic play elements foster creativity as preschoolers actively take on seasonal roles. So get those bodies moving – it enhances the learning as well as the fun!

How can I access wintry tunes to sing with my preschooler throughout the season?

This collection conveniently compiles over 45 snow-themed fingerplays, movement songs and singalongs all in one place! Pick a few new seasonal tunes to focus on each week. Print out lyrics to help children memorize. Then curl up inside on chilly days to enjoy making merry memories together all winter long!

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Tania
Tania
5 months ago

The “snowball” poem (“I made myself a snowball”) is by Shel Silverstein

Preschool Education
Reply to  Tania
5 months ago

Hi Tania,

Thank you for letting me know the correct author of the song. I have updated the post to attribute the “snowball” poem to Shel Silverstein. I appreciate you taking the time to provide that information.

Last edited 5 months ago by Preschool Education