Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Holiday Jingles: Poetry, Songs, and Musical Activities for December

Welcome back for the 9th day of Christmas. This is Brandi, from The Research Based Classroom, and today we are hosting ideas for bringing poetry, songs, and musical activities into the classroom this month.

A few years ago my school started having a whole school holiday carol singing time. We went with a very easy format, but it is so much fun. We do it on the last school day before the holiday break. We gather in the auditorium and sit on the floor. Each grade picks one or two holiday songs and leads the entire school in singing it. We put the words up on the big screen so everyone can sing along. 800 people all singing holiday songs together will totally put you in the holiday spirt. Here are some of the songs we have used:

  • Jingle Bells
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • The 12 Days of Christmas
  • All I Want for Christmas
  • Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Jolly Old St. Nicholas
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Up on the Housetop
  • Must Be Santa
  • Deck the Halls
  • Frosty the Snowman
It's an easy, fun school-wide event and it helps all of us make it through that last crazy day before the break.

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