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So I started my TPT shop in September. So when it came to Christmas, I said, “I’m only going to make one or two Christmas products.” Then I made five.
Three of them are from my classroom, so it’s not as bad as it sounds.
Then I said, I’m not going to make any more Christmas products.
And then I made Arre Mi Burrito. And no more products.
Annnnd….. then I made this.
My Children’s Church is having a Christmas party, and I wanted to a “Christmas tree hunt” and Christmas music charades.
And then I thought…. I should combine them.
And here we are.
You can get my version here, or you can make your own.
If you are interested in more Christmas lessons, I have one about Oh Christmas Tree (with a free product in my resource library!), one about the 12 Days of Christmas, and you can check out all my Christmas products on TPT here.
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Christmas Tree Hunt and Christmas Music Charades
- Print or cut out some Christmas tree shapes. Write the names of Christmas songs on each tree. You can get already made ones in my TPT shop!
- Next, hide them around the room.
- Have students find the Christmas trees– it helps if there is a timer!
- Put up a list of all of the Christmas music included in your trees. If you buy my product, it comes with one. This is optional, but it is helpful for some of the more obscure Christmas songs.
- Once they have found the trees, play Christmas music charades. If you are not familiar with charades, you break the class into two groups. Have one person come up and act out the name of one of the songs on the cards (I have them use the cards they found). Their team (team A) has to guess the name within a certain amount of time. If they guess, they get a point. If not, the other team (team B) has a chance to guess that one. If they guess it, then they will get a point. Then it is team B’s turn. After each turn, play a little bit of the Christmas music so that the students can hear it.
- If the teams are too much, then you can just have the whole class try to guess.
Another option: You can play Pictionary. This has basically the same format, but one person from each team draws a picture of the the title of the song at the same time, and whichever team guesses first wins. I like to use white boards or chart paper.
So there you go– it’s not anything crazy or magical, but it was super fun. I paired it with the song Oh Christmas Tree (because why not?), but it would be super fun with any Christmas song, like the 12 Days of Christmas. Both of those two links take you to blog posts that are both games based off of those songs. The Oh Christmas Tree post comes with a free download of the lyric sheet, so make sure you check that out.
Don’t forget to pick up the Christmas trees in my TPT shop here!
And of course, if you need a few more things to do this holiday season, you can head over to my TPT shop and check out the Christmas in the Music Room bundle, which has all of the Christmas lessons I currently have.
If you want my Christmas tree song name cards, you can get them here.
What are your favorite Christmas lessons? Do you prefer Christmas music charades or pictionary? Let me know in the comments!