Winter Weather Storytime -- Kindergarten Library Lessons -- Grades PK-1


This library lesson is about winter weather. It includes cold weather idioms, dressing for cold temperatures, would you rathers, winter sports, and more! After storytime, students can complete the scavenger hunt. Editable.

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  • new PreK-Grade 1 elementary librarians
  • PreK-Grade 1 librarians on Specials rotation
  • secondary teachers who are now elementary librarians
  • busy parents who just don’t have time to create detailed storytime lessons

I have been all four of these at the same time! My storytimes are the lessons I would have wanted when I was a new, overwhelmed, and exhausted school librarian.


  • Recommended for: Grades PK-1
  • Lesson Duration: 1-2 library lessons (about 50 minutes total)
  • Formats: PPT, Google Slides, PDF
  • Editable: YES, all text is editable
  • easy to adapt for Southern Hemisphere countries

***Please note that this presentation is designed to complement a read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you! I cannot include a recorded read-aloud due to copyright restrictions.


  • 37-slide PPT + Google™ Slides
  • List of 15 recommended winter weather read-alouds (1 page PDF)
  • Scavenger Hunt Activity (1 page PDF)
  • Prep, set up, tips (7 pages, PDF)
  • Detailed, pre-filled, editable lesson plan; includes CC, TEKS, NGSS, and AASL Standards (2 pages, PDF and PPT)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)


  • Original, interactive storytime song lyrics
  • sign language links: snow and cold
  • three types of winter weather: snow, ice, rain
  • multiple slides about dressing warmly (includes cartoon image of blue/frostbitten toes). This one is dear to me because so many students come to school in inappropriate clothing for cold weather (e.g., flimsy shoes or shorts).
  • cold weather animals
  • mystery animal–students guess the animal based on clues
  • information about the polar bear plunge
  • two cold weather idioms (“bundle up” and “cold feet”)
  • counting practice 1-4 (for older students, you can change this slide to a simple hot chocolate recipe or “Like or dislike: Marshmallows in hot chocolate?”)
  • winter weather joke for kids
  • winter sports
  • word of the week: igloo
  • All slides are illustrated with real photos and colorful clipart for PK-1.

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