Winter Rhymes for Road Trip Times! – Daniel Boone Regional Library

Winter Rhymes for Road Trip Times!

Photo of snowmenWhen it comes to road trips, summer may be number one, but winter is a close second. It seems like everyone is either driving to the snow or driving away from it! But while you may be thinking, “Getting there is half the fun!” your kids may not agree. Car seats and wiggles go together about as well as fire and ice. Those initial giggles of excitement all too rapidly evaporate into, “Are we there yet?!”

While modern technology offers a plethora of entertainments, from video games to movies, there’s something to be said for “old-fashioned” options that many of us remember when we were knee-high to grasshoppers. A favorite of mine was when my mother would sing silly rhymes with us while Dad tried to navigate with little more than an atlas and a prayer.

To help make your winter journeys a bit less stressful, so everyone can truly enjoy the ride, here are a few sing-songs to add to your repertoire.

Chubby Little Snowman

The chubby little snowman had a carrot nose.
Along came a bunny and what do you suppose?
That hungry little bunny looking for some lunch,
Ate the carrot nose…nibble, nibble CRUNCH!

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.
Source: Shel Silverstein

I’m a Little Penguin (To the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot.”)
I’m a little penguin in the snow.
I slide on my tummy to and fro.
I eat the fish from the deep blue sea.
I’m black and white as you can see.

The Mitten (To the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell.”)
Based on the book, “The Mitten” by Jan Brett
The mitten’s on the ground.
The mitten’s on the ground.
Hi-ho! It’s cold outside.
The mitten’s on the ground.
The mole burrows in.
The mole burrows in.
Hi-ho! It’s cold outside.
The mole burrows in.

Continue the fun with: Rabbit hops, hedgehog snuffles, owl swoops, badger climbs, fox trots, bear lumbers)

Snowflakes, Snowflakes
Snowflakes, snowflakes dance around.
Snowflakes, snowflakes touch the ground.
Snowflakes, snowflakes in the air.
Snowflakes, snowflakes everywhere!