Posted on November 14, 2016
Holidays and Special Days
By Grace Nash and Janice Rapley
135 holidays songs, rhymes and movement activities for each month of the school year. Some songs include parts for Orff instruments. Each month is divided into activities for primary grades (K-1-2), middle grades (3-4) and upper grades (5-6). Focus and teaching ideas are included. The teaching ideas are based on principles drawn primarily from the Orff-Schulwerk, Kodaly choral system and Laban science of movement, as well as other recognized teaching techniques.
For K to grade 6.
Primary Grade Activities: Back to School, What Is Halloween, Halloween, Tricks & Treats, Tonight Is Halloween, Put On Your Mask, Pumpkin Patch, Halloween Pumpkins' Dance, Harvest Time, N-O-V-E-M-B-E-R, Turkey Time, Christmas Clock, How Many Days 'Til Christmas, My Christmas List, Christmas Train Is Coming, Making a Snowman, Good As Can Be, Riddle Ree the Christmas Tree, My Stocking, Which Toy Are You, New Year Rhyme, Valentine Valentine, Heel Toe 1-2-3, 1-2-3, Michael Michael Finnegan, Seasons, Spring Is Coming, Seeds In the Ground, Easter Basket, Little Chick, Happy Birthday, Mother's Day/Father's Day, Stars & Stripes, Firecracker Firecracker.
Middle Grade Activities: October, Halloween Is In October, It's Halloween Tonight, Haunted House, Halloween Is Coming Soon, Thanksgiving, Season to Behold, Thanksgiving Is Near, Turkey Trot Blues, Pumpkin Pie, November, Plum Pudding, Christmas Rhyme Rondo, What I Want for Christmas, Bells Are Ringing, Sinter Klaus Kapoontcha, Christmas Bells Are Ringing, Carol of the Bells, The Friendly Beasts, At the Gate of Heaven, Child of God, What Is a Star, Star of Peace, The First Snowball, What Is Christmas, Christmas Time, Light a Little Candle, Sing Noel, Colors of Christmas, Christmas Prologue, December Brings, New Year's Resolutions, January, Tony Chestnut, Martin Luther King, Olive Trees Are Standing, Valentines Day, Valentine in Space, 2 Partner Valentine Action Games, Question/Answer Partner Game, My Irish Eyes Are Smiling, Irish Blessing, On St. Patrick's Day, Song for April One, April Fool, In the Spring, Celebrate Your Birthday, Flag Day, 50 States United.
Upper Grade Activities: In 1492, Columbus, Halloween Will Soon Be Here, Goblins & Ghosts, Those Halloween Blues, Witches & Wizards, Halloween Creatures, Hinx Minx, I've Got Those Halloween Blues, The Sukkah How Beautiful, Hear My Thanks Today, Give Thanks, On Thanksgiving Day, Vine & Fig Tree, Joy Triumphant, Still Still Still, A Blessed Tiny Baby, Hanukkah Song, Holiday Recipe, Let Us Keep Christmas, Christmas, We'll Keep Christmas, Christmas to 12th Night, A Child Was Born in Bethlehem, African Noel, Christmas Chopsticks, Christmas Child, A Christmas Round, Home For the Holidays, A Riddle, 12th Night, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Groundhog Day, February, That's What Abe Lincoln Said, George Washington's Notebook,Valentine Blues, The 17th of March, Soon Is St. Patrick's Day, Sing a Joyful Song, When Jesus Wept, Wake Ev'ry Breath, Bells of Easter Morn, Apples Peaches Pears Plums, Strawberry Shortcake, Independence Day, The British Grenadier, This Land, We the People, Let Freedom Ring.
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