5 Holiday Singing Stories

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HOLIDAY PLANS
• "Holiday Plans" is a fun song about day-dreaming in class about the up-coming holidays.
• You can sing the whole story, or sing the chorus and just speak the verses. With younger students this can be used to reinforce “singing” and “speaking” voices.
• The illustrations are bright and engaging.
• This song is in mixed metre - 4/4 and 6/8.
• As a singing story, this song is suited for younger students.
• The rhythms and mixed metre make it a useful song for older students.

THE EASTER BUNNY’S WORKING HOLIDAY
• "The Easter Bunny's Working Holiday Singing Story" is a fun song for Easter that has illustrations available enabling this song to be sung as a 'singing story'.
• Children will love to find the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg in the illustration for each verse. The Easter Eggs say 'Happy Easter' in the language of the place the Easter Bunny is visiting.
• 5 different place around the world are mentioned, providing opportunity to do a little geography if desired! A complimentary world map is included at the end of the singing story.
• The interval of a perfect 5th (do-so) is used repeatedly throughout the song to reinforce the idea of the Bunny hopping.
• Using only d-r-m-s-l this song is easy to learn.

BLACK CATS’ BALL
• "Black Cats' Ball Singing Story" is a fun song for Halloween with illustrations.
• There are 7 'cat clocks' with different times helping support the reading of time.
• Students love the 'swung' rhythm of this song.
• This song is based in a minor key making it useful for students to become familiar with this tonality.
• This song mentions the music terms "louder", "faster" and "higher".

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS TOYS
• "The 12 Days of Christmas Toys" is a variation on the traditional "12 days of Christmas" where “my true friend” gives 12 different types of toys.
• Students find this new version more relevant and entertaining.
• The illustrations are colourful and engaging.
• Try using it as a memory or counting game!
• With repeated use of the melodic element "fi" (sharpened "fa") in a recurring melodic sequence ("la - fi - so") this song is useful for preparing and practising "fi".

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS – TRADITIONAL
• This is the traditional version with illustrations
• On each "day of Christmas" the illustration for that day shows one less present under the Christmas tree and one more bauble on the tree. This can be used as a counting activity.
• With repeated use of the melodic element "fi" (sharpened "fa") in a recurring melodic sequence ("la - fi - so") this song is useful for preparing and practising "fi".
• To test breath control you can challenge your students to try to sing the twelfth day through to the first day in 1 breath!!! This can be quite hilarious!
• The music for the song is included in 3 different keys – D Major, Eb Major and F Major.
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5 Holiday Singing Stories
5 Holiday Singing Stories
5 Holiday Singing Stories