December, 2007 -
Handprint Menorah - Trace around children’s fingers or have them dip them in paint and press them on the paper as shown. Add a candle to the middle.
Menorah Snack - Children will need a small banana, pretzel sticks, and a piece of red licorice to make this menorah. Peel the banana and insert a piece of red licorice in the middle. Insert 4 pretzel sticks (candles) on either side.
Deck the room with letters and sounds,
A for angels, /a/ /a/ /a/, (Invite children to make up
Note! I realize some of the sounds in the song are not the ones you usually teach. Use this as a “teachable moment” to explain different vowel sounds, blends, etc. Adapt the words for your school’s philosophy and the children’s cultures. It would be fun to let children suggest their own words to sing for each letter in this song.
School Program - This would be a great song for a holiday program at your school. Each child could take a letter and illustrate it. She could then hold up her picture as her letter is sung in the song.