We love singing together and nursery rhymes and songs are a great way to work on speech development as songs aimed at toddlers and preschoolers are full of lovely rhyming and descriptive words. As the seasons change we’re focusing on some Winter Rhymes and Songs to sing to your babies, toddlers and preschoolers this time of year the full words for our favourite songs can be found below.

Selection of classic and fun nursery rhymes and songs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers on the theme of winter and snow. Ideal for circle time, language development and singing together. Includes full words for all the songs.
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Find more seasonal song inspiration with our Classic Nursery Rhymes for Spring.

The North Wind Doth Blow

One of my favourite Nursery Rhymes for winter The North Wind Doth Blow is a classic British song featuring our lovely little red-breasted Robin which is one of the main winter birds in the UK.

Selection of classic and fun nursery rhymes and songs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers on the theme of winter and snow. Ideal for circle time, language development and singing together. Includes full words for all the songs.

The north wind doth blow and we will have snow,
and what will the poor Robin do then?
He’ll sit in a barn, and keep himself warm,
With his head hid under his wing, poor thing.

Although this is a classic nursery rhyme it’s much more often used as a poem, sharing poems with young children as well as stories is a great way to develop their early literacy skills Swing around the Sun is a fabulous collection of seasonal poetry that you can share together.

Looking for more classic rhymes to sing with babies, toddlers and preschooler discover more here on Rainy Day Mum

Five Little Snowmen

There are two different versions of Five Little Snowmen is ideal to sing with your fingers to represent the five little snowmen especially if you use our little snowmen finger puppets check out below for the second version which is more like the Five Little Pumpkins Song that we love for Halloween.

Selection of classic and fun nursery rhymes and songs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers on the theme of winter and snow. Ideal for circle time, language development and singing together. Includes full words for all the songs.

 

Five little Snowmen standing in a line,
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
So fine!
Melt in the sunshine with a sigh!
We’ll see you next year!
Bye Bye!

As the snowman melts put down your finger and repeat the verse with four, then three, then two and then one snowman, making sure that you count 1, 2, 3, 4 etc.. as well and not all the way to 5.

Once you have sung this and other Five Little Snowmen Nursery Rhyme why not leave out a felt board which goes with the Rhyme this is a cute one with melted snowmen available from an Etsy Seller, however, there are many others that you could buy if you like a different version.

I’m a little Snowman

Sung to the tune of I’m a Little Teapot, I’m a Little Snowman is a short and sweet rhyme ideal to use with actions as the snowmen gets ready to great the children.

Selection of classic and fun nursery rhymes and songs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers on the theme of winter and snow. Ideal for circle time, language development and singing together. Includes full words for all the songs.

I’m a little snowman, short and fat,
Here’s my scarf!
And here’s my hat!
When I see the snowflakes, hear me shout!
All you children, please come out!

My kids growing up always loved stacking toys and this wooden stacking snowman would be perfect to leave out around the playroom during Winter for your children to play with.

Discover more action rhymes that you and your tots can sing and dance along to.

Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush

Another classic British one Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush in the original version is a cold and frosty morning perfect for singing in Winter with your tots.

Selection of classic and fun nursery rhymes and songs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers on the theme of winter and snow. Ideal for circle time, language development and singing together. Includes full words for all the songs.

Here we go round the mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush.
Here we go round the mulberry bush,
On a cold and frosty morning!

You can then add your own “winter” themed verses to this just singing along to the same tune. So “This is the way we put on our mittens”, or scarf, shovel the snow, build a snowman the possibilities are up to your imagination, just make up some actions to go with as well.

Get the words for Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush for FREE when you join our Activities News Letter for Toddlers and Preschoolers.

Come Sing a Song of Winter

Sang to the tune “Did you Ever See a Lassie?” Come Sing a Song of Winter is a quick and short song ideal for singing with preschoolers and toddlers.

Selection of classic and fun nursery rhymes and songs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers on the theme of winter and snow. Ideal for circle time, language development and singing together. Includes full words for all the songs.

Come sing a song of winter, of winter, of winter!
Come sign a song of winter, the cold days are here!
With Winter winds blowing, and cold cheeks a glowing!
Come sing a song of winter, the cold days are here!

Snowflake Snowflake

Another fun action rhyme for your toddlers and you to sing and dance to Snowflake Snowflake is sung to the tune of Teddy Bear Teddy Bear

Selection of classic and fun nursery rhymes and songs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers on the theme of winter and snow. Ideal for circle time, language development and singing together. Includes full words for all the songs.

Snowflake, snowflake, dance around!
Snowflake, snowflake, touch the ground!
Snowflake, snowflake, soft and white!
Snowflake, snowflake, snowball fight!
Snowflake, snowflake, in the air!
Snowflake, snowflake, EVERYWHERE!

Make your own Snowflakes to Throw into the Air

Use a snowflake punch and some white tissue paper and create some biodegradable snowflakes which you can use for throwing into the air when you sing this song. So much more environmentally friendly than the foil and glitter snowflakes that you can buy.

Five Little Snowmen

This second version of Five Little Snowmen is like the classic Halloween Nursery Rhyme Five Little Pumpkins and is chanted in a similar way.

Selection of classic and fun nursery rhymes and songs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers on the theme of winter and snow. Ideal for circle time, language development and singing together. Includes full words for all the songs.

Five Little Snowmen on a snowy day,
The first one said, “Come on let’s play!”
The second one said, “Let’s stomp on the ground!”
The third one said, “Let’s roll it 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 up at the sky!
And the Five Little Snowmen waved a fond goodbye!

DIY Snowmen Puppets ideal for using when singing the Winter Nursery Rhyme Five Little Snowmen. Full step by step instructions to create puppets that toddlers and preschoolers can use for Winter Rhyme Time.

CREATE YOUR OWN FIVE LITTLE SNOWMEN TO USE WHEN YOU SING THIS SONG

Counting songs are a great way to help children learn some basic number skills discover our favourite counting rhymes to sing together.

Selection of classic and fun nursery rhymes and songs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers on the theme of winter and snow. Ideal for circle time, language development and singing together. Includes full words for all the songs.

If you would like copies of these Rhymes for us in your class you can purchase the full set of rhymes in our store. They are ideal printed out and put into a song time book for you to share or into posters to use in your playroom, setting or class.

More Winter Activities and Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Fun snowman-themed crafts, learning activities and recipes ideal for toddlers and preschoolers to do this winter or Christmas time.

Snowman themed Crafts and Activities

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Winter Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Selection of classic and fun nursery rhymes and songs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers on the theme of winter and snow. Ideal for circle time, language development and singing together. Includes full words for all the songs.

Don’t forget you can get the full words to Here we go Round the Mulberry Bush when you sign up for our Toddler and Preschool Newsletter or you can purchase the words for these fun Winter Rhymes in our Store.

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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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