7 Christmas Activities for the Music Classroom
by Mandy Lining | Dec 9, 2018
1. DIY Music Ornament
Take some of the sheet music you’re no longer using and turn it into a Christmas ornament! Check out Take Time for Style for the step-by-step instructions!
2. Music Note Christmas Tree
What can you do with 25 toilet paper rolls? You can make an awesome Music Note Christmas Tree!
Wrap green tissue paper around the ends of the toilet paper rolls. Secure with either rubberbands or glue.
Next, glue all the rolls together like the below example to form a tree. Print out some music note symbols and cut out each symbol individually.
Once they are cut out, place one musical symbol inside the toilet paper roll through the back end of the roll (the end without tissue paper).
Once all music symbols are inside, you can attach to a Christmas themed background.
The objective of the game is for students to poke a hole through the tissue paper to grab a musical symbol.
Then, they have to tell what the symbol is and what it means! Here’s a great example of a toilet paper roll Christmas tree from My Kid Craft!
3. Prodigies Christmas Tree
Make this Prodigies Christmas Tree using our printable! Give your students some blank circle labels. Have them color the labels the solfege colors and then place them on the tree. Once it’s decorated, use it as a teaching tool to review solfege names, note names, hand signs, etc!
4. Nutcracker Unit Study
The Nutcracker is an awesome ballet for a music unit study! Mrs. King’s Music Class has a great stash of activities you can use. You’ll definitely want to check out Rhythm Basketball: Nutcracker Edition and the Nutcracker MEGA bundle!
5. Color-by-Music Symbol
Color-by-music symbol pages are such a hit with children! Check out these 26 color-by-music pages offered through Teachers Pay Teachers!
6. Christmas Music Station
Mrs. King’s Classroom has so many neat ideas that I couldn’t decide on just one or two! Head on over to her website and spend some time browsing through all her Christmas music workstations. My favorites are Cool Composition and Ornament Puzzlers!
7. Sleigh Ride Song
One of my favorite Christmas songs is the Sleigh Ride Song! It is such a fun song for a unit study! From sleigh bells to whips to the clip-clopping of the horses’ hooves, there are so many neat sound effects.
BONUS: Twelve Days of Holiday
And of course, don’t forget to check out the 12 Days of Holiday Prodigies for free songs, lessons and videos to celebrate the month of December!