OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together


SONG: Let’s All do a Little Clapping
Tune: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Let’s all do a little clapping,
Let’s all do a little clapping,
Let’s all do a little clapping,
& spread Christmas cheer.
2. Jumping
3. Twirling
4. Sitting

BOOK 1: Merry Christmas Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood

ACTION SONG: Rudolph! Rudolph! Turn Around
Put your hands on your head to make Rudolph’s antlers.  Now, keep them there during the whole rhyme!

Rudolph, Rudolph, turn around.
Rudolph, Rudolph, touch the ground,
Rudolph, Rudolph, touch your nose,
Rudolph, Rudolph, touch your toes;

Rudolph, Rudolph, jump up high.
Rudolph, Rudolph, touch the sky.
Rudolph, Rudolph, touch your knees,
Rudolph, Rudolph, sit down please!

FLANNEL RHYME: Rudolph, Rudolph, What Will You Do?

This flannel board and rhyme came from the Library Quine as part of the Flannel Friday Holiday Extravaganza! Get the awesome PDF templates to make Rudolph (as well as the complete words to the rhyme) at Loons and Quines @ Librarytime.  The kids enjoyed this one – especially yelling out the different colors of Rudolph’s nose.

Rudolph, Rudolph, what will you do?
You can’t guide Santa’s sleigh if your nose is BLUE

The rhyme continues through many different colors, until finally….

Rudolph, Rudolph, the children are in bed
And now we can get on our way because your nose is RED.

BOOK 2: If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff

COLOR GAME: Color Ornaments

Rhyme and PDF clipart file are from Mel’s Desk.  Hand out paper ornaments to the children, then have the children bring them up to you as you say this rhyme:

Way up high on the Christmas tree
A colorful ornament I did see
Shiny and round and pretty as could be
Bring all the red ornaments up to me

SONG: Jingle Bells
MP3: from the Fisher-Price Christmas Sing-Along album
I always love to use bell instruments while we sing jingle bells.  However, the night before storytime, I searched high and low, but I couldn’t find our bells anywhere.  I went home that night expecting to cut this song from the storytime line-up.  When I came in the next morning, there was a whole bag full of jingle bells sitting on my desk!  My amazing staff members had found small bells and strung them onto chenille sticks to use as jingle bell instrumentsIt was a little bit of Christmas magic.

ACTIVITY/SONG: Reindeer Pokey
Tune: “The Hokey Pokey”

You put your antlers in. You put your antlers out.
You put you antlers in and you shake them all about.
You do the Reindeer Pokey and you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!
You put your hooves in….
You put your red nose in….
You put your fluffy tail in…


BOOK 2: Dream Snow by Eric Carle


CRAFT:  A simple wreath craft that can be used as an ornament, or can be hung on a door or wall for decoration.
Here is my printable wreath pattern/template.

You could make these out of either paper or craft foam.  We used stickers to decorate our wreaths, but these also look nice decorated with cut-out holly leaves and berries (see photo below), buttons, ribbon, glitter, or any odds and ends that you may have lying around!

CLOSING SONG: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


6 thoughts on “Christmas

  1. Great ideas,you are very creative! Thank you for the template. I put it together at nap-time and will try it out at circle tomorrow. Keep up the great work!


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