For many of our storytime attendees, rain and snow are relatively unfamiliar sights. A storytime focusing on these two weather events is a great way to incorporate some simple science into our storytimes. For a project, make a simple rain gauge, or make these paper snowflakes to use with the finger play Five Little Snowflakes.
Aardema, Verna. BRINGING THE RAIN TO KAPITI PLAIN. In this cumulative tale, a boy in Africa brings rain to the drought-stricken area.
Ashman, Linda. RAIN! In this very brief story, a grumpy old man doesn’t like the rain but a little boy loves playing in the puddles.
Bluemle, Elizabeth. TAP TAP BOOM BOOM. When it begins to rain, everyone runs down to the subway station for shelter.
Gibson, Amy. SPLIT! SPLAT! A little girl plays and sings in the rain.
Gravett, Emily. BEAR & HARE SNOW! Friends Bear and Hare play out in the snow.
Keats, Ezra Jack. THE SNOWY DAY. Peter plays out in the snow in this classic story set in the city.
London, Jonathan. FROGGY GETS DRESSED. Because frogs hibernate, Froggy is excited when he wakes up and sees snow and wants to play in it.
McCarty, Peter. FIRST SNOW. Pedro visits his cousins (all dogs wearing coats and hats) and experiences his first snow storm.
Taft, Jean. WORM WEATHER. Two kids splash and play in the rain.
Yoon, Salina. STORMY NIGHT. Bear is afraid during a storm, so he sings to his toy rabbit.
Also see the previous Rain and Snow storytime ideas pages from December 2004.