"You have to roll it and roll it and roll it round and round..." Not sure I can post the words because of copyright. I suppose you could make up your own song to a familar tune just for this fun activity.)Make 3 fabric snowballs stuffed with either polyfill, plastic shopping bags or crunched up newspaper ~Great for tactile learners. Of course, you will need to make one large, one medium, one small; as you are going to sing a song about making a snowman.
Ok, I found the book in the files I never look at. The song is called "Roll Up the Snow". Northern Music Co., 1963. Wow. My aunt passed along this book to me when I started student teaching. I researched this book online and found nothing. I research the writer, Helen Horn aka Pretty Penny who is from New Britain, CT...and found nothing. Apparently she was well known and an influence on young children and music.
A Chubby Little Snowman
Traditional Song c c c e e g e f f f e d
A chubby little snowman had a carrot nose
c c e e g e e f f f e d along came a bunny and what do you suppose
c c c e e g e d d d e f
that hungry little bunny looking for his lunch
low g d d d e f f f
he ate that snowman's carrot nose
e d c
crunch, crunch, crunch!
(I use felt snowmen with carrots and a stuffed bunny to act out the song on a flannel board.)
I KNOW A SHY FELLOW WHO SWALLOWED A CELLO by Barbara S. Garriel, John O'Brien. A great introduction to a few orchestral instruments.
coloring page (not sure who gets credit for this artwork): https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ce/b9/e5/ceb9e51dc3f9388f02b3f322f82ec6b6.jpg
THE RUNAWAY PANCAKE by John Lithgow
This is a great sing-a-long book. The class will love singing the main theme by the Runaway Pancake every time... including the volume needed at the end of the story.
HIP CAT by Jonathan London
It's all about Jazz. Here is a Reading Rainbow link for the story read by Ann Duquesnay.
MAMA DON'T ALLOW by Thacher Hurd
There is a copy of the sheet music at the back of the book. It is a fun story.
ABIYOYO by Pete Seeger
This is a story about a giant named Abiyoyo and the creative battle of the father and son to win.