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Get the quick and easy music class holiday activity ideas in this blog post from Music Class Teaching Tips by Sing Play Create.

QUICK AND EASY MUSIC CLASS NUTCRACKER ACTIVITIES

Todays post is going to give you some quick and easy music class Nutcracker activities you can use throughout the month of December.

The activities include a Nutcracker scarf and a rhythm activity as well as a movement game.

#1 TREPAK BODY PERCUSSION

I put together some body percussion and rhythm patterns for TREPAK from the NUTCRACKER.

The presentation has the note values and the body percussion actions.

This is a quick and easy music class Nutcracker activity that you can use in more than one class time.

Free Nutcracker Music Activities

#2 TREPAK SCARF MOVEMENT

The patterns for the scarf activity are also included in the free resource.

I made a bell/scarf prop for my students to use for this activity!

I just tied a scarf on a bell- and my students loved it!

Nutcracker activities by Sing Play Create

Click on the image to purchase the Nutcracker scarf movement activity.

Nutcracker Scarf Movement Activity Posters Cards

Check out my NUTCRACKER SCARF ACTIVITY IN THE TPT STORE!

#3 MOVEMENT GAME

You can use this game with any holiday music.

First, pick your favorite holiday characters.

Write them on the board.

Or, if you want to do some prep, choose 4 characters, and print a picture of them.

SANTA – BIG BELLY

RUDOLF- BIG FLOPPY EARS

ELF- FOLD ARMS (As if they have too much work to do)

SNOWMAN-HANDS ON HIPS

Next, create a movement for each character.

SANTA – BIG BELLY -JUMP

RUDOLF- BIG FLOPPY EARS- TIP TOE

ELF- FOLD ARMS KICK OUT

SNOWMAN-HANDS ON HIPS -STEP SIDE TO SIDE

It’s time to practice.

Play the music and practice showing the character action.

Students need to remember what move to do.

I’ll show Santa like this by putting my arms out like a big belly.

But I won’t jump- they need to remember to jump.

Let the music play.

Change the actions after every 10-20 seconds.

Now the students can lead the game.

I’m hoping that these quick and easy music class Nutcracker activities make your December music classes effective and fun!

READ THIS POST FOR MORE HOLIDAY MUSIC ACTIVITIES:

Steady Beat and Rhythm Activities for December

Let’s Move and Learn with Music!

Sandra from Sing Play Create
Todays post is going to give you some quick and easy music class Nutcracker activities you can use throughout the month of December.

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Meet Sandra

Hi there!  I’m Sandra, one of the authors behind Sing Play Create.  My goal is to provide teachers with interactive resources and activities to improve the effectiveness of their teaching and enhance student learning.

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