Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Music Time – Printable Christmas Song Pages!

I am making an effort to bring more music into our days. Several months ago I made a songbook for M using a simple 3-ring binder:blog pics 002
I found clipart to represent each song, which I put at the top of each page. I printed out about 25 songs to start with and since then I’ve added many more.


M has a small stash of instruments:blog pics 007
Some are homemade… we don’t claim to be very fancy here. :) He has a harmonica, jingle bells, tambourine, a shaker I made for him from a soda bottle with beads and buttons etc., a triangle, and a metal bowl with a wooden spoon that he uses for a drum. You can just imagine the music we make. ;) He loves to sit with the song book in front of him and hand out the instruments. He has become very good at knowing which song goes with which picture.
We sit around and play “music” (I use that word very, very loosely) and sing our songs every once in a while. However, it’s usually put away and we really don’t think of it very often. Of course when the songbook was brand new it was a different story, but now… well, it’s been neglected of late.

Christmas seems like the perfect time to bring it back out and make sure our home is music-filled! I’ve typed up some of our favorite Christmas carols, and will have the song book along with the instruments set out on M’s activity shelves for the rest of Advent and the Christmas season. They may well stay there permanently. :)

Click on the image below to download our Christmas pages and make your own song book!
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Have a beautiful day! :)

8 comments:

  1. This is great, Nicole! I like your music set and, more importantly, dedication to making music. This is hard for me, since I didn't learn any popular English songs in my childhood. The lyrics to a few I can actually half-sing will come in handy. Thank you.

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  2. Aw, i bet this is so fun for M!

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  3. What a lovely idea, and thanks for the printable!

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  4. Great idea! Thanks for sharing your music! I like the snow on your blog. I added it to mine the day I saw it on Shabby Blogs. I love opening my page to see it...there is just something so peaceful about snow falling!

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  5. What a fun website! I came here from "Shhhh...I'm thinking". We're having a musical Christmas at our house with a tambourine for my 5 yo and a little guitar for the 3.5 yo. Oh, and some of those water flutes (from Rainbow Resource ;) )

    I feel like I walked into a treasure-trove of a website...definitely will be back!
    Amy

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  6. Love this idea! I want to do something similar with "fingerplay" type songs/rhymes, because my son really enjoys them, but I only know a few.

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