TEACHING RESOURCE FOR CHRISTMAS – “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” – $25
FROM THE AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN’S MUSIC FOUNDATION (ACMF)
This resource was developed after a number of primary teachers approached us for help with a song for Christmas performances. ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ was popular with many teachers we spoke to, as it’s easy to sing, has no religious overtones and is very versatile. The download pack contains 2 MP3 files of the song, one with vocals and the other without, and a pdf with teaching notes, lyrics, and other Christmas activities. All activities are linked to the particular National Curriculum items that the activities address.
Some schools do not have many percussion instruments, so the resource has ideas about how to make a number of different instruments using household items. Some of these ideas are better suited to older children, all of them can be decorated and personalised, and all of them make great sounds.
This resource is intended as a guide for teachers – hopefully you will be inspired to create some new teaching ideas of your own from this resource!