Rhyme Time (Snowflakes, Snowflakes)

Age
1-4 years
Child Development
Language/literacy links: action words; visual cues; rhyming sounds; pretend play. Learning about different forms of weather.
Equipment
None
Physical Activity
  • Turning
  • Bending
  • Clapping
  • Jumping
  • Hand movement patterns
Where this can be played
Outdoors or indoors
How to Play

Sing the song SNOWFLAKES, SNOWFLAKES (to the tune of “Are You Sleeping?”), and use the following movements while singing the song:

Snowflakes, snowflakes, (wiggle fingers like falling snowflakes)

Snowflakes, snowflakes, all around, (move arms and body around while wiggling fingers), all around,

Whirling, twirling snowflakes, (twirl in a circle), whirling, twirling snowflakes,

Hit the ground, (fall down gently to the ground), hit the ground.

- Julie Vickery-Smith

Notes

This activity also focuses on developing:

  • Body control
  • Spatial awareness
  • Flexibility
  • Balance

Adapted from MOVE Family Resource