December, 2007 -
Sleigh Riding - Have children sit on the floor facing the same direction. Demonstrate how to hold the person’s waist in front of you. As you sing the song sway forwards and backwards to the beat as if riding a sleigh.
Jingle Bells - Let children thread several jingle bells on a pipe cleaner. Twist the ends together to make a bracelet children can shake as you sing.
Jingle Bell Painting - You will need an empty cheese ball container or similar cylinder shape with a lid. Cut a piece of paper so you can roll it and put it in the cylinder. Take two jingle bells. Drop one in red paint and the other in green paint. Use a spoon to transfer the bells to the can. Put on the lid and then shake the can as you sing “Jingle Bells.” Take out the paper and you’ll have a jingle bell painting!
S A N T A
There is a jolly bearded man (Put arms out in front of you
He lives at the North Pole… (Clap instead of saying “S.”)