1 Clap or play the rhythms along with "Jingle Bells"
Clap or play the rhythms along with "Jingle Bells"
In this lesson you will
Clap or play rhythms with Jingle Bells
Learn song #42 “Santa Claus is Coming” and create a B section with word rhythms
Improvise rhythms with song #39 “It’s a Holiday”
Learn about steel drums
Look ahead in the song list for other songs for holiday concerts: #44 “Makin’ Christmas Cookies” #45 “Christmas Spice” #46 “Noche Buena”
Look in the Online Learning Modules for additional holiday concert or lesson ideas: Nutcracker Performance Ideas, Christmas Dances, Christmas Boomwhacker Performances, Christmas Bucket Drumming, Holiday Concert Ideas – rhythm band, black light, cup games
Find something to use for shakers and sticks.
For shakers, fill small containers with rice, macaroni or any other small objects.
For sticks, you could use two wooden spoons.
Listen to song #39 "It's a Holiday" and improvise rhythms.
Use one instrument for the chorus and another instrument for the verses.
Play the video again, and sing along.
Learn to sing #42 "Santa Claus is Coming"
Teach the song by rote.
Sing a phrase and have the students echo.
Play the video, and pause at the end of the line, and have the students echo.