In this lesson, you will:

  • warm up with Jingle Bells rhythms – clap or play along
  • review #38 “Yesh li Yadiyim” song and movement
  • 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

Song Used: Jingle Bells

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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Song Used: Jingle Bells

2 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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Song Used: Jingle Bells

3 Play on the Cups with "Jingle Bells"

Play on the Cups with "Jingle Bells".

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Song Used: Jingle Bells

4 Watch the "Jingle Bells" Cup Game Under Black Lights

Watch the "Jingle Bells" Cup Game under Black Lights.

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Song Used: Yesh Li Yadiyim

5 Review #38 "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

Review #38 "Yesh Li Yadiyim".

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Song Used: Yesh Li Yadiyim

6 Review the Movement for #38 "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

Review the movement for #38 "Yesh Li Yadiyim".

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7 Learn About George Frideric Handel

Learn About George Frideric Handel.

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8 Listen to "Messiah" by Handel

Listen to "Messiah" by Handel.

To learn the song, pause the video and sing back what you've heard.

Sing part 1 (the top part).

Play the video again and sing along.

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Song Used: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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

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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Song Used: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

10 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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11 Watch a Black Light Performance of the Hand Clap Game

Watch a black light performance of the hand clap game.

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