Holiday Concert Traditions

  • One of the reasons Music Box has been created is so I can share answers to some of the questions I have been answering for years and years. One of those is “What can I do for my preschool/kindergarten holiday concert?I’ll also hear, “and it can’t be Christmas or Hanukah”.There are wonderful winter songs and even year round songs that can be done in a festive way for the holiday show.For example, Stars are Twinkling, from Kids make Music, Babies Make Music Too! has been a favorite in Music Rhapsody classes since the 1980s.   But for our holiday open house, we make stars out of construction paper, add some glitter, add a craft stick and you have a beautiful prop to move to the melody direction of the song.Of course, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star has to follow.I will list more ideas on the Music Box Forum under Holiday Concert ideas and teacher’s can add their own successes too.

  • Lynn Kleiner
    Lynn Kleiner I had so much fun yesterday with my pre-K class doing Angel Band with Orff instruments! We did the lesson plan for an A, B and C section, as you see in Music Box under songs, free to members. This holiday activity is in F pentatonic and includes singi...  more
    December 8, 2010
  • William Rustrum
    William Rustrum Angel Band is a great lesson plan, and a very fun song. First, putting together the garland for the Halos is well worth it. At the MR Holiday Open House, I could literally hear dozens of parents all saying "awwwwwww....." They loved Angel Band and the chi...  more
    December 10, 2010
  • Lynn Kleiner
    Lynn Kleiner In addition to the star medly for the preschoolers and Kindergarteners, the bell medley is also one of our popular holiday performances. All chilren have the bells (so glad my bells are on pretty green straps!) and we sing Bell Horses (the same form in...  more
    December 16, 2010
  • Lynn Kleiner
    Lynn Kleiner Holiday Music Lesson plans will be fun and festive when you add activities from the book and CD Kids Can Listen, Kids Can Move such as the selections from the Nutcracker and Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride and Forgotten Dreams (see Snowy Day in Downloads Sto...  more
    November 19, 2011