Here are three adorable musical activities for the Holiday weeks that will challenge your students while still capturing the fun of the Christmas season. Each stand-alone activity has 10-12 activity pages. There are built in features that let the students know if they answered correctly or incorrectly. Although these activities are fun, they are not just fluff. They are ready-to-go lessons perfect for filling your pre-Christmas days with fun and learning.
Tune In Snowman Listening
In this cute activity, students touch the snowman to hear part of a holiday song. Something is missing from the Snowman and the students must touch each object and decide which one has the sound that completes the musical phrase and the Snowman. Students are listening for question and answer phrases. If the correct item is chosen and moved to the Snowman, it spins. If an incorrect item is chosen, it bounces back in place. There are 12 different Holiday songs used during this activity.
Topsy Turvy Weigh the Gifts
Oopsi - daisy! Gifts were being weighed at the Post Office when they fell off the scale. Students look at the scale on each page and move the gifts back to the scale to fix the problem. Music and math combine perfectly in this greater than, less than or equal activity. Sometimes there is more than one correct answer. Correct packages spin in celebration while incorrect packages bounce back in place. This activity is great for mental math and music! What's greater than a dotted half note? What's less than a quarter rest?
Christmas Tongue Twisters
In this activity, students must put in correct order: dynamic markings, note values, line notes, space notes, the musical alphabet, rests, etc. The reward for correctly ordering the musical symbols is a Christmas tongue twister that they must say as quickly as they can. Boys and girls absolutely love this activity on every level.
These lessons have been kid-tested! I love that my students always want more, more, more of these challenging activities. These are perfect for subs to use during the holidays.