Tag Archive for: Preschool Christmas

Santa’s on His Way

Here is a fun song that I use as a zipper song. A zipper song is a song where you leave blanks for the children to fill in. Here I ask the children what they want for Christmas and sing the song, “Dear Santa, want you bring me a ____” and I fill in the blank with what the child tells me he or she wants for Christmas. Children absolutely love zipper songs. They feel totally empowered when they fill in the blanks of a song you sing with the entire  class.  They also love telling you what they want for Christmas.

This song can be sung with or without an instrument. If you use an instrument the chords are G, C, D, G in verses repeated and chorus has these chords, C, G, D, G, (D, G) repeat.

One thing that I do when I sing my Christmas songs is to bring a Santa for the children to see. In my image here you can see that I  have added a sleigh.

If you don’t want to do the activity, the children will still very much enjoy the song on the CD as it talks about Santa and toys.

One More Night ’til Christmas

Here is a song with all of Santa’s reindeer named.  This song is written and designed to teach young children the names of Santa’s reindeer.

Here’s what I recommend doing.  Assign nine different children a reindeer either in stuffed animal form or felt form or have nine children wear antlers and represent one of the nine different reindeer. Have a designated place for each child to go or to put their stuffed animal or felt reindeer as they hear the reindeer being named in the song. If you are concerned about including every child you could have a few double up per reindeer.

This activity works best for children who understand how to read or differentiate between each reindeer given to them. For year old children, kindergarten children and maybe older ones will understand it best.