1 Clap or play rhythms to the Overture from the Nutcracker
Warmup by clapping or playing the rhythms to the Overture from the Nutcracker
In this lesson you will
Warm up with Overture from the Nutcracker rhythms – clap or play along
Watch the Nutcracker story and learn about the composer
Use hands, plates, circles to move to Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker
Request and Review:
Review #44 “Makin’ Christmas Cookies” and create movement
Review the cup game (no passing) with “Jingle Bells”
Review the hand clap pattern to go with “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
Review #39 “It’s a Holiday”
Play music games or do interactive activities
Move to Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker
If you have paper plates, use them.
If you don't have plates, you could cut out two circles and use them.
Or you could do the movements with your hands.
Explore Interactive Activities in Happy Holidays Unit
Activity 2: Holiday Solfa & Rhythm Interactives
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!
Optional: Sing solfa patterns to decorate Christmas cookies
You can find other interactive activities in the Happy Holidays Unit.
Optional: Review the 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.
Optional: 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
Optional: Try doing the hand clap game with the song, "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"