Christmas Music for Family Fun
There’s nothing quite like Christmas music. It sends us into that Christmas place like nothing else can. It draws people together. It also gives opportunities to practice reading skills. There may be challenging words but since the lyrics are familiar, they are less threatening. Consider trying some of these ideas:
Family Sing Along
Brainstorm carols (religious) and songs (non-religious) that you know and enjoy.
Look up the words to the carols and songs.
Print them up or display them on your computer screen.
Sing with or without a CD to back you up. Don’t have any Christmas CDs? Try your library’s music section.
Choose a carols or song – either individually or as duos.
Choose a judge.
The judge chooses the best performances.
Same as above but with no judge.
Consider singing for a neighbor or relatives.
Do you have a video camera? Tape your performances to appreciate next Christmas.
Christmas Music Websites
Christmas Songs from DLTK (scroll down to the songs)
Provides words for several songs and carols, with music for some.
Christmas Songs and Music from Apples 4 the Teacher
Provides words for several songs and carols.
Christian Christmas Songs for Children from The Holiday Zone
Includes new religious songs that are set to common tunes.
Christmas Songs for Children (Non-Religious) from The Holiday Zone
Includes non-religious songs that are set to common tunes.
I hope this Christmas is a musical one for you. Everyone sounds good when singing Christmas music!