Winter Preschool Poems to Get Your Little Ones Excited for the Season
The winter season is a great time to cozy up with your little ones and read some poems together. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are five of our favorite winter poems for preschoolers. These poems are sure to get your little ones excited about all the fun that winter has to offer!
“Snowflakes” by Ruth Krauss
Dancing in the air.
Falling on my nose and my toes,
Oh, how they fair!
Melting in my hand.
I wish that I could keep you
So I could have more snowman!
“The Snowball” by Shel Silverstein
I made myself a snowball
As perfect as could be.
I thought I’d keep it as a pet, And let it sleep with me. I made it some pajamas And a pillow for its head. Then last night it ran away, But first… It wet the bed.
“The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats One day a little boy named Peter woke up to find the world covered in soft white snow. He couldn’t wait to go outside and play! He put on his red coat and hat and went out into the cold. He made footprints in the snow, caught snowflakes on his tongue, and even rolled around in the drifts until he was covered from head to toe in snow! By the end of the day, Peter’s red coat was all wet and he was tired from all his fun… but he had made so many wonderful memories that would last him all through the year.
“Winter’s Coming” by Nancy Shaw Winter’s coming, winter’s coming, The geese are going south. Birds are building nests for baby chicks; They won’t come out to play. Mice are busy gathering seeds; They’re getting ready, too. Winter’s coming, winter’s coming; I’m glad I have my shoe!
“Snowflake” by Percy Bysshe Shelley I gazed—and gazed—but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: For oftentimes we see A thing, and do not think Of what it is—we hear a word And lose the sense—and yet we feel The thrill—the lettering printed deep So many times o’er (as if each one Was thinking of his special thought) That came from some one far away Who died long since,—and did we know What great souls went to make up one? We might be tempted to look down With scorn upon our insignificance,— But is not each Snow-Flake like a thought Congealed in Heaven an age,—a Power Full of beauty,—an Angel-Form That flutters where it will?
These five poems are sure to get your little ones excited about all the fun that winter has to offer! Reading them together is a great way to bond and create lasting memories this winter season.