Kindergarten Celebrations Lessons 1-5

Each lesson is 30 minutes long.


Lesson 1

  • Five Little Pumpkins chant
    • Each student gets a turn holding a pumpkin.
    • Chant poem (talking voice) – I point to each student as we say each number
    • Another student turn off light
    • At end, 5 pumpkins go hide
  • Dreidel Song – we practice singing to prepare for All-School Winter Sing-Along
    • Hands behind back for verses (to prepare for drum playing next time)
    • For refrain, clap pattern

Lesson 2

  • Hello Song & Hickety Pickety Bumblebee
  • Celebrations Intro PowerPoint again
  • Celebrations – listen to sounds of each special occasion – see if they can guess which sound belongs to which picture
  • Dreidel Song – add gathering drum
    • Ask, “What holiday is this song celebrating?” (Hanukkah)
  • Five Fat Turkeys – Ask, “What holiday is this song referring to?”
    • Choose a few students each time – in bubbles, acting out different moods while all students sing expressively
      • Sing softly – in case the cook is still looking for the turkeys (more loud/soft ideas)
      • Sing loudly – as if the turkeys are bragging about having escaped the cook
      • Sing slowly – as if the turkeys are tired because they didn’t sleep very well

Lesson 3

  • Hello Song & Hickety Pickety Bumblebee
  • Review Celebrations PowerPoint with sound effects – students guess which picture is which sound
  • Five Fat Turkeys
    • Pick 5 students to walk in different ways:
      • loud and proud
      • soft and scared
      • slow and tired
  • Dreidel Song + drum, students take turns

Lesson 4

  • Hello Song & Hickety Pickety Bumblebee
  • Dreidel Song
  • PowerPoint – explain the upcoming quiz – practice it with them
  • Must Be Santa
  • Sing extra holiday songs

Lesson 5

  • Hello Song & Hickety Pickety Bumblebee
  • Celebrations Quiz
  • Must Be Santa
  • Extra songs
  • Disney Sing-Along Songs

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2 thoughts on “Kindergarten Celebrations Lessons 1-5”

    1. Hi Kasandra!

      The Celebrations unit was born out of a Kindergarten Social Studies unit. It means holidays and special days. We try to name all of the holidays we can, and we mention how music is often a part of such special days.

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