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Santa's On His Way

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Language Focus Other songs about: Christmas, toys

"What do you want...?" "I want..." Toys (ball, yo-yo, bike, jump rope).

Santa's On His Way Lyrics and Actions

Key Gestures
Christmas tree - Make the shape of a Christmas tree with your hands.
Santa - Pat your big, round tummy.

♫ What do you want for Christmas? Christmas? Christmas? [Shrug your shoulders to indicate a question. Christmas tree gesture.]
What do you want for Christmas?
Santa's on his way. [Santa gesture.]
I want a ball. [Draw the shape of a ball with both hands.]
I want a ball.
I want a ball to bounce. [Pretend to bounce the ball.]
Bounce? Bounce!

[Move around the room pretending to bounce a ball.]

What do you want for Christmas? Christmas? Christmas?
What do you want for Christmas? Santa's on his way.
I want a yo-yo. [Pretend to play with a yo-yo.]
I want a yo-yo.
I want a yo-yo to spin.
Spin? Spin!

[Pretend to put the yo-yo string around your finger and then spin the yo-yo up and down.]

What do you want for Christmas? Christmas? Christmas?
What do you want for Christmas? Santa's on his way.
I want a bike. [Pretend to hold the handle bars of a bicycle.]
I want a bike.
I want a bike to ride. [Pretend to ride a bike, moving your feet as if pedaling.]
Ride? Ride!

[Pretend to ride a bicycle around the room. Don't forget to ring the bell!]

What do you want for Christmas? Christmas? Christmas?
What do you want for Christmas? Santa's on his way.
I want a jump rope. [Pretend to jump rope.]
I want a jump rope.
I want a jump rope to jump.
Jump? Jump!

[Pretend to jump rope. Count to ten.]

What do you want for Christmas? Christmas? Christmas?
What do you want for Christmas? Santa's on his way.
Santa's on his way! ♫

Classroom Benefits

This song allows for a lot of creative movement, with extended musical breaks between each verse for children to pretend to play with each of the toys introduced in the song.

This song is a follow up to “What Do You Want For Christmas?” found on Super Simple Songs 1, which discusses four additional toys. Both songs allow for a lot of creative movement, with extended musical breaks between each verse for children to pretend to play with each of the toys introduced in the songs.

Activity Ideas

Sing-Along
What other toys do you want for Christmas? Think of some presents people might want for Christmas and make gestures for them. 1

Dear Santa
Write a simple letter to Santa Claus. Before writing the letter, talk with the child about giving, receiving, and sharing. Next, say, "Let's write a letter to Santa Claus!" You can print out worksheet 4-10 from the Super Simple Songs - Christmas CD or use blank paper to write your letter. Draw a picture of the Christmas wish and send your letter off to Santa! 2

I Want A Teddy Bear!
The teacher thinks of a toy she wants for Christmas. The class calls to the teacher, "What do you want for Christmas?" The teacher says, "I want this for Christmas," and gestures her toy. The class tries to guess by calling out, "Do you want a (teddy bear)?" The teacher answers, "Yes" or "No." After the class correctly guesses, the teacher chooses a student to whisper his wish in the teacher's ear. Then, encourage him to gesture it to the class. The other students have to guess what he wants. When the class has correctly guessed, the student can choose the next student to whisper to the teacher. Repeat until all the students have had a chance. 3

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Flashcards

Talk about toys and Christmas gift giving with these free flashcards from the Super Simple Learning Resource Center.

Worksheets

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