Grade 3 Lesson 14

In this lesson you will:

  • warm up with “Jingle Bells” rhythms – clap or play along
  • #44 “Makin’ Christmas Cookies” – learn and create movement
  • decorate Christmas cookies by singing m sl patterns
  • learn a cup game (no passing) with “Jingle Bells”
  • learn a hand clap pattern to go with “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
  • #39 “It’s a Holiday” – review

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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