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A short Christmas activity on the song “Up On The Housetop”

Subject:

Music  

Grades:

K, 1  

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
St. Nick.

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
each word)

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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