Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas is coming!

Christmas is fast approaching and we will be doing lots of holiday activities in the three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas......So I thought I would get a jump start and post some of the fun things we will be doing. I love all the gingerbread stories and we will be reading several and comparing them.






I will copy this onto chart paper or use on the Promethean Board.  Click here to get.


Flow map....The students will draw pictures to retell what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Click here to get.

Gingerbread Man sequencing.  This came from SparkleBox. Click here for the link.

(None of these songs are my original ideas....I have compiled them over the years and found them on many websites.)

Reindeer Poky
(sung to the tune of "The Hokey Poky")
You put your antlers in. You put your antlers out.
You put you antlers in and you shake them all about.
You do the Reindeer Poky and you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!
You put your hooves in....
You put your red nose in....
You put your fluffy tail in...
You put your reindeer body in...


Let's All Do a Little Clapping
(Sing to: We Wish You A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!)
Let's all do a little clapping, let's all do a little clapping, let's all do a
little clapping, & spread Christmas cheer.
You can change the clapping to
other activities.
2.Jumping
3.Twirling
4.Stretching
5.Bending


Where is Santa?
(Sung to the tune: Are you sleeping?)
Where is Santa? Where is Santa? (hands behind back)
Here I am! Here I am! (arms out in front making a belly shape!)
Merry, Merry Christmas! Merry, Merry, Christmas!
(keep arms up through the rest of the song!)
Ho! Ho! Ho!, Ho! Ho! Ho!


Must Be Santa
Who's got a beard that's long and white 
Santa's got a beard that's long and white 
Who comes around on a special night 
Santa comes around on a special night 
Special Night, beard that's white 
Must be Santa, Must be Santa, Must be Santa, Santa Clause 
Who wears boots and a suit of red 
Santa wears boots and a suit of red 
Who wears a long cap on his head 
Santa wears a long cap on his head 
Cap on head, suit that's red 
Special night, beard that's white 
Must be Santa, Must be Santa, Must be Santa, Santa Clause 
Who's got a big red cherry nose 
Santa's got a big red cherry nose 
Who laughs this way HO HO HO 
Santa laughs this way HO HO HO 
HO HO HO, cherry nose 
Cap on head, suit that's red 
Special night, beard that's white
Must be Santa, Must be Santa, Must be Santa, Santa Clause 
Who very soon will come our way 
Santa very soon will come our way 
Eight little reindeer pull his sleigh 
Santa's little reindeer pull his sleigh 
Reindeer sleigh, come our way 
HO HO HO, cherry nose 
Cap on head, suit that's red 
Special night, beard that's white 
Must be Santa, Must be Santa, Must be Santa, Santa Clause 
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen 
Reindeer sleigh, come our way 
HO HO HO, cherry nose 
Cap on head, suit that's red 
Special night, beard that's white 
Must be Santa, Must be Santa, Must be Santa, Santa Clause

S-A-N-T-A
Sung to: "BINGO"
I know a man with a long white bears
And Santa is his name-o
S-A-N-T-A
S-A-N-T-A
S-A-N-T-A
And Santa is his name-o
He slides down the chimney with a pack on his back
And Santa is his name-o
S-A-N-T-A
S-A-N-T-A
S-A-N-T-A
And Santa is his name-o
Eight little reindeer pull his sleigh
And Santa is his name-o
S-A-N-T-A
S-A-N-T-A
S-A-N-T-A
And Santa is his name-o 

Gingerbread Boy / Girl
I'm a little gingerbread boy. (Boys bow.)
I'm a little gingerbread girl. (Girls bow.)
I can jump, (All jump.)
And I can twirl. (All turn around.)
I have raisins (Point to eyes.)
For my eyes,
And bright red buttons (Point to buttons down chest.)
Just this size.
I have a mouth,
It looks like this. (Point to smiling mouth.)
I can even
Blow a kiss. (Blow a kiss.)
I'm warm and tasty,
But don't eat me. (Shake head.)
Hang me on
Your Christmas tree! (Put hands over head.)







2 comments:

Annie Moffatt said...

How cute is your blog!!! I love all the great ideas and fun learning activities you have!

Ms. McBee said...

Thanks so much for the kind comment. It means a lot since I have been following your blog and just love your ideas!