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
- I can sing and move to music.
- I can read rhythm and melody patterns.
- I can create movement to music.
1 Warmup by Clapping or Playing the Rhythms with "Jingle Bells"
Warmup by clapping or playing the rhythms with "Jingle Bells."
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!
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.
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.
6 Play on the Cups with "Jingle Bells"
Play on the cups with "Jingle Bells."
7 Watch the "Jingle Bells" Cup Game under Black Lights
Watch the "Jingle Bells" Cup Game under black lights.
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.
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."
10 Watch a Black Light Performance of the Hand Clap Game
Watch a black light performance of the Hand Clap Game.
11 Review Song #39 "It's a Holiday"
Review song #39 "It's a Holiday."
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