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A short Christmas activity on the song “Up On The Housetop”
Title – Up On The Housetop
By – Pat
Subject – Music, Christmas
Grade Level – K-1
1. Class sings the song “Up On the Housetop”
2. Class discusses the term “refrain”. Class reviews the refrain of the song: Ho, Ho, Ho…Who wouldn’t go?
Ho, Ho, Ho…Who wouldn’t go?
Up on the housetop, click, click, click.
Down through the chimney with a good
3. Class is divided into three sections (jingle bells, wood blocks, xylophones).
4. Each section is given a part in the refrain to play:
Ho, Ho, Ho, who wouldn’t go (jingle bells)
Up on the housetop (xylophones – played with mallets
“skimming” up and down the keyboard of the xylophone)
Click, click, click (woodblocks hit three times on
Down through the chimney (xylophones)
with a GOOD ST. NICK (everyone plays their instruments three times on GOOD ST. NICK)
Time: 30 minutes
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