In this lesson you will

Warm up by clapping or playing rhythms with Overture

Choose between Interactive holiday activities OR review December songs and activities.

Interactive Option:

  • Sing solfa patterns to decorate the house
  • Clap rhythms to decorate the tree
  • Compare and Contrast two performances of Sugar Plum Fairy
  • Review and Request Option:

  • Review #38 “Yesh li Yadiyim” song and movement
  • Review the Jingle Bells cup game
  • Review the hand clap pattern to go with “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
  • Review “Hallelujah Chorus”  – if you have the DVD “Handel’s Last Chance” this would be a great time to watch it.
  • 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 "Overture from the Nutcracker"

    Warmup by clapping or playing the rhythms with "Overture from the Nutcracker"

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    2 Interactive Option: Sing solfa patterns to decorate the house

    Interactive Option: Sing solfa patterns to decorate the house

    3 Interactive Option: Clap or say rhythm patterns to decorate the tree

    Interactive Option: Clap or say rhythm patterns to decorate the tree

    4 Interactive Option: Compare and Contrast two performances of Sugar Plum Fairy

    Interactive Option: Compare and Contrast two performances of Sugar Plum Fairy

    5 Review the cup pattern with "Jingle Bells" (instructions)

    Review the cup pattern with "Jingle Bells" (instructions)

    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 Review the cup play along with "Jingle Bells"

    Review the cup play along 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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    Song Used: Yesh Li Yadiyim

    8 Review #38 "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

    Review #38 "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

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    Song Used: Yesh Li Yadiyim

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

    Review the movement for #38 "Yesh Li Yadiyim"

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    10 Review the George Frideric Handel video

    Review the George Frideric Handel video

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    11 Sing along with "Messiah" by Handel

    Sing along with "Messiah" by Handel

    If you

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    12 Review the hand clap pattern to go with "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" - Instructions

    Review the hand clap pattern to go with "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

    Review the 3 patterns, then do the Hand Clap Game.

    Here's Pattern 1-2-3

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    13 Do the hand clap game with the song, "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

    Do the clap game with the song, "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

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    14 Watch a black light performance of the hand clap game

    Watch a black light performance of the hand clap game

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