16.12.12

Christmas Songs


Children's favorite period of the year is around the corner and I usually teach simple songs to cheer the classes up.

This modified version of 'We Wish you a Merry Christmas' is perfect for the very young ones, because they can move a little while they're singing it. 

Picture by Emma Reilly
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
and a Happy New Year!
Let's all do a little clapping,
Let's all do a little clapping,
Let's all do a little clapping,
for Christmas is near!
Refrain...
Let's all do a little jumping,
Let's all do a little jumping,
Let's all do a little jumping,
for Christmas is near!
Refrain...
Let's all do a little twirling,
Let's all do a little twirling,

Let's all do a little twirling,
for Christmas is near!
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
and a Happy New Year!
For the older ones, aged 6-7, I chose these two songs:
I'm showing these videos and trying to teach them the lyrics during the last 15 minutes of class. It's a process that requires repetition, but, as seeing the same words several times is also the best way to learn to read, I'm sure they'll make the most of it.