Christmas Songs

We think this holiday pretty much has the songs covered, but we do have a few fun tunes of our own to add.

Here’s one to keep your kids moving.

Christmas Hopping Song

Tune: Are You Sleeping?

Hopping candy canes, hopping candy canes,
Hop, hop, hop – hop, hop, hop.
Look at candy canes hopping,
Look at candy canes hopping.
Now they stop. Now they stop.
 
Add additional verses until your little one is tired out. This may take a while so here are some suggestions.
Hopping- ornaments, elves, reindeer, cookies, bells, stockings, snowflakes

Here’s a fun game to play with your Christmas cookies.

Gingerbread Man

Five little gingerbreads lying on a pan.
The first jumped up and away he ran.
Catch me, catch me, if you can.
You can’t catch me.
I’m the gingerbread man!
 
Count down until all the cookies are eaten/passed out. 

At Christmas time, trees of any size can be transformed into a twinkling wonder.

Pine Tree

Tune: I’m a Little Tea Pot

I’m a little pine tree as you can see.
All the other pine trees are bigger than me.
Maybe when I grow up, then I’ll be
A great big Merry Christmas tree!

Fall Session Songs

There are so many, but we'll be singing these catchy tunes quite a bit throughout the season!

The Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree,
Two little apples smiled at me.
I shook that tree as hard as I could.
Down came the apples and boy were they good!
 
Leaves in the Trees
The leaves in the trees turn red and orange, red and orange, red and orange.
The leaves in the trees turn red and orange, in … the … fall.
 
(additional verses: "turn brown and yellow," " fall to the ground," "blow in the wind")
(Tune: The Wheels on the Bus)
 
Leaves Falling Down
All the leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down.
All the leaves are falling down.... to ... the ... ground!
 
(Insert leaf colors: "red leaves are falling down")
(Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down)
 
Who Paints the Leaves?
Jackie Jack Frost climbs the trees.
Jackie Jack Frost paints the leaves.
Jackie Jack Frost has such fun, 
Painting fall leaves one by one!
Now I know just why I see,
Pretty colors in the trees. 
 
(Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle)
 
The Frisky Little Squirrel
Oh, the frisky little squirrel, he gathers nuts and seeds. 
He hides them for the winter months so he'll have all he needs.
Oh, up up up he goes, and down down down he comes.
He runs around, goes up and down, his work is never done!
 
(Try to move really fast with the song)
(Tune: The Grand Old Duke of York)
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Songs We're Singing

Everyday Classics

ABC's
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Row Row Row Your Boat
Wheels on the Bus
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Old McDonald

Circle Time Songs

Pickety pickety bumble bee, will you say your name for me? 
Name!
Name, name, that's her name.
 
Friends, friends 1, 2, 3 all my friends are at circle with me.
List names while clapping to "Name's my friend...")
 
Let's all clap for circle time,
Circle time, circle time.
Let's all clap for circle time.
We'll have fun today. 
 
Look who came to circle time,
Name, Name.
Look who came to circle time.
Name is here. 
 
Let's all tap together, together, together.
Let's all tap together, because it's fun to do. 
Let's all tap our knees, our knees, our knees
Let's all tap our knees, because it's fun to do. 
(continue with clap our hands, pat our heads, etc.)

Clean Up Song

Clean up, clean up, everybody everywhere.
Clean up, clean up, everybody do your share. 
 

Transition Songs

Friends, friends, one, two, three,
All my friends come play with me. (or insert specific activity)
 
Now it's time to go do art, go do art, go do art. (insert next activity)
Now it's time to go do art at the blue table. (insert location)
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