Christmas Teaching Tools
What makes Christmas such a special time of year? There is magic in the air! It is a time filled with possibility, wonder and excitement. No matter where you look, there is something special. Decorations, twinkling lights, falling snow…and music is everywhere.
Using music in the classroom is a powerful teaching tool. Songs stay with us. Sometimes for years, or even an entire lifetime. Some of the most classic songs are those associated with the holiday season. Young children and emerging speakers may struggle with some of the more complicated lyrics and concepts in these traditional tunes and hymns. We wanted to make something special, just for them. Songs that they can understand and sing along to. Songs that are fun, playful and active. Songs that make them laugh and smile.
Christmas is also a great time to introduce a variety of other topics. In addition to traditional holiday themes, it’s easy to practice and review other basic language like counting, action verbs, clothing, weather, parts of the body, prepositions of place, and more.
We have a big collection of classroom and at-home activities to share. See our Christmas Pages for holiday songs, videos, games, lesson plans, party ideas, worksheets, and picture cards, all made super simple for emerging speakers. Watch the blog for more teaching tips. And check out the Super Simple Songs – Christmas enhanced CD for even more resources like printable lyric sheets and additional worksheets.
Be sure to send us your ideas and videos this holiday season! And have yourself a Super Simple Christmas!