In this lesson you will

Warm up with “Jingle Bells” rhythms – clap or play along

Learn #44 “Makin’ Christmas Cookies” and create movement

Decorate Christmas cookies by singing ls m patterns

Learn a cup game (no passing) with “Jingle Bells”

Learn a hand clap pattern to go with “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”

Review #39 “It’s a Holiday”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can read rhythm and melody patterns
  • I can create movement to music

Teaching Procedure

1 Warmup by clapping or playing the rhythms with "Jingle Bells"

Warmup by clapping or playing the rhythms with "Jingle Bells"

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2 Learn song #44 "Makin' Christmas Cookies"

Learn song #44 "Makin' Christmas Cookies"

Listen to a line of the song, then pause and sing it back.

Play the video again, and sing along!

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3 Make up movements to song #44 "Makin' Christmas Cookies"

Make up your own movements to song #44 "Makin' Christmas Cookies"

If you would like some ideas, watch the kids in the video.

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4 Sing solfa patterns to decorate Christmas cookies

Sing solfa patterns to decorate Christmas cookies

You can find other interactive activities in the Happy Holidays Unit.

5 Learn to play a cup pattern with "Jingle Bells"

Learn to play a cup pattern with "Jingle Bells"

If you don't have a cup, you could use a water bottle or any small object that you can pick up.

During the pandemic, we won't pass the cup - we'll just do the pattern.

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6 Play on the Cups with "Jingle Bells"

Play on the Cups with "Jingle Bells"

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7 Watch the Jingle Bells Cup Game under Black Lights

Watch the "Jingle Bells" Cup Game under Black Lights

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8 Learn a Hand Clap Game to "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" - Instructions

Learn a Hand Clap Game to "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"

The cup game to "Jingle Bells" was fun!

Here's a challenge for you - learn 3 patterns, then do a Hand Clap Game.

Here's Pattern 1-2-3

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9 Try doing the hand clap game with the song, "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

Try doing the hand clap game with the song, "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

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10 Watch a black light performance of the hand clap game

Watch a black light performance of the hand clap game

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11 Review song #39 "It's a Holiday"

Review song #39 "It's a Holiday"

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