The snow is falling, Santa's preparing his sleigh, and now it is time to bring the magic of the season to your elementary music classroom.
This thorough resources includes everything below (with more added weekly from now until mid-January):
Songs and Lessons
Klonkdie (a mi and so song about a polar bear with movement ideas, instrumentation, and printables)
Penguin Songs (mi so la favorites)
Winter's Here (a mi so la original song with instrumentation)
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas (rhythm slides for introducing the half note)
Frosty Weather (a new take on the do pentatonic classic with fun movement and instrumentation)
Morning Bells (a high do song with instrumentation)
Go Tell It on the Mountain (challenge your older kiddos with this extended do pentatonic song)
Carol of the Bells (an orff activity)
Games and Printables
Gingerbread Matching (match the gingerbread men to their correct houses - includes all four orchestral instrument families and dynamic, tempo, and articulation terms)
Winter Rhythm Folder Games - younger students will love matching the icons to ta/titi patterns - includes 5 folder games
Snowman Melodic Activity - students will build a snowman by starting with the lyrics, adding the rhythm, then adding the melody - printables for a game and instrumentation are included - do mi so la and do re mi so la version available
Santa's Sleigh Melodic Game - match Santa to his sleigh - includes mi/so, mi/so/la, do/mi/so/la, do/re/mi, do/re/mi/so, do/re/mi/so/la, b/a/g recorder, b/a/g/e recorder, and treble clef spelling
Holiday-Themed Treble-Clef Spelling Game: This matching game (with 40 pairs) is a colorful and fun way for older students to review the absolute pitches on the Treble Clef.
Don't forget to check back weekly for more updates!
Check out my blog at www.thesweetestmelodymusic.blogspot.com for more Winter activities