Storytime: Wolves and Snow

Did you miss storytime? Perhaps it is just one of those days when you need a boost with your little ones. Fret not. We have gathered some storytime resources for you at home. Follow our steps below or mix-and-match for the ultimate storytime experience. 

Today’s Theme: Wolves and Snow

1. Counting and Singing

Start with this fun rhyme Five Little Wolf Pups. Count each wolf in the image above after you finish each line. For more fun, print out the image and cut out each wolf and play with them, removing each wolf as you count down.

Five little wolf pups were playing in the sun.
The first one saw a rabbit, and he began to run.
The second one saw a butterfly, and he began to race.
The third one saw a squirrel, and he began to chase.
The fourth one tried to catch his tail, and he went round and round.
The fifth one was so quiet, that he never made a sound.

2. Activity: Make Footprints in the Snow/Dirt

Take the kids outside to look for some animal prints. Have them pretend to be a baby wolf crawling in the snow (don't forget the mittens). Make a straight line and then a circle with footprints. 

Next, use your grown-up feet to make big prints and see if your child can hop to each of your footprints. 

Spend some time playing in the snow or outdoors in the chilly air and then head back inside your cozy home—just like wolves retreat to their dens. Wolf down a snack, cuddle under a warm blanket and read a picture book together. 

3. Read a Book About Wolves

Check out one of these adorable books about wolves. 

Brenda Is a Sheep

Footprints in the Snow /Mei Matsuoka

Big Wolf & Little Wolf

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Wolf Camp

Wolfie the Bunny

Looking for more? Ask a librarian to suggest more titles for your family. 

4. Sing a Goodbye Song

See you next time! Wrap up your storytime and sing along with our librarians to "Skinnamarink".