December Literacy activities can be fun when children sing or chant these Christmas themed songs, poems and fingerplays. Fingerplays are GREAT for virtual teaching. Children are using their hands and words together. Whether sung or chanted- the rhythming poems can help your students make great strides in their literacy skills during December. PreK-First Grade activities.
Christmas songs and poems with writing and coloring activities. December Literacy activities can be fun when children sing or chant these Christmas themed songs, poems and fingerplays. Fingerplays are GREAT for virtual teaching. Children are using their hands and words together. Whether sung or chanted- the rhythming poems can help your students make great strides in their literacy skills during December.
22 Songs, Poems and Fingerplays.
All Songs sung to familiar tunes. If you don’t know the song, then you can easily use these as a chant or a poem. Rhyming activities are wonderful literacy boosters!
SONGS- COLOR AND BLACK AND WHITE -so students can color and create a songbook
WRITING ACTIVITIES- FIRST GRADE AND KINDER WRITING LINES
PUPPETS- COLOR AND BLACK AND WHITE- teacher can use the color puppets, students can color the black and white versions.
HAND ACTIONS TO THE SONGS
HOMESCHOOL TEACHING IDEAS:
Homeschoolers and Preschool teachers will love this resource because the activities can be done by one child, or can be used with small groups. Even preschoolers will love to choose the activity cards and put them in order on the floor or table-then move to the cards. Perfect for a small group setting.
Choose the songs and music that work well for your group. Have your children perform the songs in a fun holiday program or for family and friends.
Preschool, Homeschool, Elementary aged children love to sing these Holiday themed songs, sing or chant the songs, color the pages along with writing activities. Use in your stations, morning gathering time, or upload to your virtual classroom for students to download and work on independently.
PRESCHOOL: Children will love learning the songs and hand actions and coloring the pictures to present to families in a cute holiday program.
KINDER: some may be able to read without any help. Most will need help.
FIRST-SECOND-THIRD: should be able to read the songs/poems/chants without any help.
MUSIC CLASSES: Print the songs and have small groups of students sing, play and perform the songs. Easy to add some xylophone, shaker or drum parts the children can create on their own. (sheet music is NOT included)
LIST OF FAMILIAR TUNES:
She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain
I’m a Little Teapot
Three Blind Mice
Mary Had a Little Lamb
The Farmer in the Dell
If You’re Happy and You Know It
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
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