It’s December 1st! We have been busy getting ready for Christmas over here. We have most of our decorations up. I’ve been playing Christmas music every time we get in the car (I’m not sure my family always appreciates that). We are definitely enjoying the Christmas season!
I’m working on a playlist for this month, but in the meantime, I wanted to share a few of my Christmas posts from previous years. When I was teaching, Christmas was always one of my favorite times. There are so many fun activities to incorporate into a music classroom at Christmas!
Whether you are at home with little ones, homeschooling, teaching Sunday School, or have a daycare/preschool, here are some activities you can easily incorporate into your day:
Away in a Manger
This song is a perfect song to introduce to young children! I taught my boys last year at Christmas time (they were 1 and 3). Check out this post for more ideas:
The Nutcracker is a Christmas classic, and can be adapted for all ages! Lots of ideas you can use at a preschool or daycare center, as well!
Church Christmas Program (easy to put together!)
Are you in charge of putting together a Christmas program for your church, but aren’t sure where to start? Here are some practical ideas for you!
*Also, if you are in charge of a sing along at your church, Sunday school class, homeschool group, you might be interested in this Christmas sing along powerpoint I put together a few years ago. It has twelve traditional Christmas songs.
*Christmas lesson plans for preschool– here are two lesson plans from my preschool lesson plan set that you can download for free!
To hear some of the songs from these lessons, go to the preschool lessons page and look for lessons 14 and 15 (the two Christmas lessons at the bottom of the page). There are audio samples, as well as links to videos of some of the material in the lessons.
Hope this gives you some ideas for adding music to your Christmas season!