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I'm A Little Snowman

Language Focus Other songs about: Christmas, clothing

This vs. these. Snowman-related vocabulary (buttons, eyes, nose, hat, scarf).

I'm A Little Snowman Lyrics and Actions

Key Gesture
Snowman - Put your hands on your hips with your elbows out wide, making one circle. Bend your knees outward, making another circle with your legs.

♫ I'm a little snowman, [Snowman gesture.]
look at me. [Point your index fingers away from your eyes, then point to your chest with your thumbs.]
These are my buttons, 1 2 3. [Make a small circle with your thumb and index finger, then move it down the front of your shirt 3 times.]
These are my eyes and this is my nose. [Point to your eyes with two hands, then point to your nose with one hand.]
I wear a hat and scarf. [Pretend to put on a hat and wrap a scarf around your neck.]
Brrr...it's cold! [Hug yourself and shiver.]

I'm a little snowman, look at me.
These are my buttons, 1 2 3.
These are my eyes and this is my nose.
I wear a hat and scarf. Brrr...it's cold!

I'm a little snowman, look at me.
These are my buttons, 1 2 3.
These are my eyes and this is my nose.
I wear a hat and scarf. Brrr...it's cold! ♫

Classroom Benefits

This is a fun song to sing around the winter festivities without introducing any specific holidays. It's a great way to introduce clothing and parts of the body in context, and the repetition and pace makes it ideal for very young learners.

Activity Ideas

Try teaching other body parts and pieces of clothing. Don't worry about rhyming! 1

Pin The Buttons (and the Nose!) on the Snowman
Create a snowman out of three large circles of paper or cardboard and tape it to a wall before class. Put about 10-15 buttons of various sizes and colors in a small bag. Have the students sit in a circle. Pass the bag around the circle and have the students try to guess what is inside. Take the buttons out of the bag and talk about all of the different sizes and colors. ("Look, this is a big, yellow button! Here's a small, black button.") Tell the students you are going to make the eyes, nose, mouth, and buttons for the snowman using these buttons. Choose one student and say, "Can you put on one eye?" The student chooses a button and, with some adhesive putty on the back, sticks the button on the snowman to make an eye. Continue with the other eye, mouth, and buttons. For the last piece, the nose, let each student try to put the nose on the snowman while wearing a blindfold! 2

No-Look Snowman Drawing
The objective of this activity is to draw a snowman with your eyes closed. Each student needs a piece of paper and a pencil. The teacher says, "Let's draw a snowman...close your eyes!" Give the following directions, allowing time for each step. "Draw a big circle at the bottom of the page. Draw a medium circle on top of the big circle. Draw a carrot nose. Draw a mouth. Draw three buttons in the middle circle. Draw two arms. Draw a hat on the top circle. Ready? Open your eyes!" Have the students compare their drawings.

Play again, choosing a student to give the directions. 3

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