Looking for cute Christmas songs

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  1. LvToyFoxTerrier

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    I am thinking ahead and would like to find a couple of cute Christmas songs my preschoolers can sing for the school's Christmas program.
    Mine is a private Christian school so we can not have songs with Santa in them. I also really like songs with hand motions that go with them as they look so cute doing them! :hugs:
     
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  3. Dzenna

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    Check out cathysmusic.com. She creates Christian musicals. You can listen to them before you buy.

    I purchased 2 Christmas musicals for my Pre-K class. I especially love "Christmas All Around". It has 6 songs, each one has motions. The children love them. We perform the play, but you can have your class perform just the songs. We practiced with the CD with the vocals, then I purchased the CD with the music only. The children sing along with that one for the performance.
     
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    "The World Is A Rainbow"
    You'd like this song and the audience would love it!
    Rebel1
     
  5. LvToyFoxTerrier

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    Thank you both for the suggestions! I especially really like The World Is A Rainbow! Very cute :) Now I just need to find the CD and I'll be set.
     
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    I have several music recommendations on my Holiday page, perhaps there's a song there you could use.
     
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    Vannapk,
    Love your website! :hugs:
     
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    This is a poem:

    A Long Time Ago
    On a Starry Night
    A Baby Boy was born
    WOW!! what a sight!
    There were angels
    and shepherd...
    Even wisemen came!
    Who was this Baby Boy????
    JESUS IS HIS NAME!
     
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    Last year I had the 3 year olds. We did

    the poem above (which I wrote just for the concert) and

    Mary Had a Baby, Oh Lord

    C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S (as a poem)

    This year I have the 4s and we are doing:

    Silent Night (first verse only) but doing it 3 x, first time just singing, 2nd time just sign language and 3rd time both

    Little Drummer Boy

    Holly Jolly Christmas


    I love The World Is A Rainbow, but if it's the same song I'm thinking of, I don't quite get the Christmas connection
     
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    The parents love it when their children sign songs.
     
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    This song/poem is short and has hand/body movements:

    The Candy Cane

    "I have a friend named Candy Cane (children are holding a candy cane) and we go dancing down Sugar Plum Lane" ( kids do a little foot dance that you can make up). "When we do the Peppermint Twist (kids do the twist) we throw each other a great big kiss" (kids pretend to throw a kiss).
     
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    This is a winter song vs a Christmas song, but my 3's absolutely LOVED singing it in our program a few years ago...

    Tune is Take Me Out to the Ballgame

    It's the first snowball of the season
    The first snowball of the year
    And i with some kids in the neighborhood
    rolled it and packed it and pounded it good
    I brought it over to pre-school
    The teachers think i'm a whiz!
    It's the First snow ball of the seaon
    and here it is!

    We gave the kids a "snowball" (the little white styrofoam balls) to hide behind theri back as they sang, then they threw them into the audience at the last line.

    Here's a snowball poem they also recited:

    I made myself a snowball just as perfect as could be
    It thought i'd keep it as a pet and let it sleep with me
    I gave it some pajamas and a pillow for his head
    Then last night it ran away
    but first it wet the bed!
     
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    Love the snowball song and poem! Thanks! :hugs:
     
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    My Peppermint Stick
    (to the tune of Brownie Smile)

    Oh, I took a lick of my peppermint stick,
    and I thought it tasted yummy.
    It used to be on my Christmas tree,
    but I like it better in my tummy.

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    The Reindeer Pokey
    (to the tune of 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...
    You put your reindeer body in…

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    Where is My Gingerbread Man?
    (to the tune of "Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?")

    Oh where, oh where is my Gingerbread Man?
    Oh where, oh where can he be?
    He popped out of the oven and ran out the door.
    Oh where, oh where can he be?

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    Gingerbread Song
    (to the tune of "The Muffin Man")

    Oh, do you know the Gingerbread Man,
    The Gingerbread Man, the Gingerbread Man?
    Oh, do you know the Gingerbread Man,
    Who ran and ran and ran?

    He said, "Catch me if you can,
    If you can, if you can."
    He said, "Catch me if you can,
    Then ran and ran and ran.

    I can run like the Gingerbread Man.
    The Gingerbread Man, the Gingerbread Man.
    I can run like the Gingerbread Man.
    Now catch me if you can.

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    Gingerbread
    (to the tune of "Frere Jacques")
    Gingerbread,
    Gingerbread,
    Yum, Yum, Yum,
    Yum, Yum, Yum,
    I like gingerbread
    I like gingerbread
    In my tum!
    In my tum!

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    Gingerkids
    (to the tune of "10 Little Indians")

    One little, two little, three little gingerkids.
    Four little, five little, six little gingerkids.
    Seven little, eight little, nine little gingerkids.
    Ten littl gingerbread kids.

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    The Gingerbread Man
    (to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus"

    The Gingerbread Man goes through the town,
    Through the town, through the town.
    The Gingerbread Man goes through the town,
    Singing, "Catch me if you can!"

    He ran away from a cow,
    From a cow, from a cow.
    He ran away from a cow,
    Singing, "Catch me if you can!"

    --continue song by replacing "cow" with
    man, cow, horse, sheep, dog, etc.

    Then he came to a fox,
    To a fox, to a fox.
    Then he came to a fox,
    And the fox said, "You can trust me."

    Then he ate him up!
    Yes sir-ee!

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    My Gingerbread Man
    by B. Sarah Froehlich
    (to the tune of "Beautiful Dreamer")

    My gingerbread man
    Where have you gone?
    Out of the oven
    Before you were done.
    With two little legs you
    ran and you ran.
    Please come back to me
    little gingerbread man.

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    Five Little Gingerbread Men

    Five little gingerbread men lying on a tray,
    One jumped up and ran away.
    Shouting, "Catch me, catch me, catch me if you can...
    I'm really quick, I'm a gingerbread man!"

    --count down the numbers reapeating the stanza above--

    No more gingerbread men lying on a tray,
    They all jumped up and ran away.
    Oh, how I wish they had stayed with me to play.
    Next time I'll eat them before they run away.

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    I'm the Gingerbread Man
    (tune of "Skip to My Lou")

    Chorus: Run, run as fast as you can!
    Run, run as fast as you can!
    Run, run as fast as you can!
    You can't catch me,
    I'm the Gingerbread Man!

    I ran from the woman, yes I did.
    I ran from the woman, yes I did.
    I ran from the woman, yes I did.
    Cause I'm the Gingerbread Man!

    Chorus

    --continue song by replacing "cow" with
    man, cow, horse, sheep, dog, etc.

    I ran from everyone, yes I did.
    I ran from everyone, yes I did.
    I ran from everyone, yes I did.
    But I couldn't run from the fox...
    CHOMP!

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    Gingerbread Boy
    (to the tune of "Muffin Man")

    Oh will you bake a gingerbread boy,
    A gingerbread boy,
    A gingerbread boy,
    Oh will you bake a gingerbread boy,
    Then put him in the oven.

    Oh will you eat the gingerbread boy,
    The gingerbread boy,
    The gingerbread boy,
    Oh will you eat the gingerbread boy,
    Then take him out right now.

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    The Gingerbread Man Song
    (to the tune of "Jimmy Crack Corn")

    A baker took some gingerbread dough
    And shaped a man from head to toe.
    When it was baked, the cookie fled.
    Here is what the cookie said:

    Chorus: Run! Run! As fast as you can!
    You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!
    I'm the gingerbread man!
    Run! Run! As fast as you can!
    I'm the gingerbread man!

    The cooke man ran past a cow
    Who said, "I want to eat you now!"
    The cookie man just laughed and fled.
    Here is what the cookie said:

    Chorus

    A farmer saw the man go by.
    He chased him low, he chased him high
    The cookie man just shook his head.
    Here is what the cookie said:>/p>

    Chorus

    He finally reached the river wide,
    A fox asked, "Would you like a ride?"
    The cooke sat on the fox's head,
    Here is what the sly fox said:
    "You can't run! That's my plan!
    I'm going to eat you, gingerbread man!
     
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    Nov 3, 2009

    The Mitten: for Jan Brett's The Mitten
    (to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell")

    The mitten on the ground.
    The mitten on the ground.
    Heigh-ho! It's cold outside.
    The mitten on the ground.
    The (mole) snuggles in.
    The (mole) snuggles in.
    Heigh-ho! It's cold outside.
    The (mole) snuggles in.
    (After the last animal, all pretend to sneeze and fall out of the mitten.)
     
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    One of my team teachers in CA, used poster boards to make different outfits for a lot of the different countries. The children wore them.:)
    It was a hit!
    Rebel1
     

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