November 29, 2015

Free preschool lesson unit: Five senses of Christmas part 2

This is part 2 of 3 for a free preschool lesson unit on the fives senses of Christmas. 
Part 1 can be found here. Here is the link to Part 3

To begin our day for I can taste candy canes,  we read the book Katie the Candy Cane Fairy by Make Believe Ideas.

This is story is about Katie a fairy who performs a Christmas show with her fairy sisters each year. They depend on candy canes to make their show magical but then one day their candy canes disappear. They decide to go on a search to find new ones and figure out a way if they can still perform a magical show without depending on their candy canes.

Activities that go with the book
Disappearing candy candy stripes science experiment from Play dough to Plato

Go on a Candy cane hunt and then danced and sing with your candy canes to any Christmas song. 

Other activities
Paper clip candy canes
There are 4 sets with 12 total patterns. 
You can DOWNLOAD the candy cane patterns HERE.

Edible Peppermint ornaments from Hello Homebody

Candy cane play dough from Growing a Jeweled Rose

We begin with reading  the book Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton 
This book is about the pigs, chickens, cows, rhinos, and other animals who come to celebrate Christmas in a loudly way. 

Jingle bell toss: Grab your jingle bells, stand behind a line, and starting tossing the bells into a bucket, bowl, or whatever container you would like.

Counting Jingle bells 1-12
Click HERE to download this free bell printable with numbers 1-12.

Jingle Jingle Little Bell Lyrics and Action
Free printable can be DOWNLOAD HERE

Christmas bell countdown
Christmas bell template with poem can be DOWNLOADED HERE

Musical bell or pip chime music
My son was having a hard time with remembering numbers so I added a piece of paper with a color to the each chime. It is much easier for him to play.

I then took two Christmas songs and created pipe chime music sheet with colors rather than numbers. The two songs I choose were Rudolph the Red nose Reindeer and Away in a Manger.  Musical Pipes is a website I like to use get free pipe chime music.

This pipe chime music is 3 pages.

This pipe chime music is 1 page.

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer pipe chime music
Away in a Manger pipe chime music

The next post will be part 3 and the last of this lesson unit. It will be I CAN TOUCH PRESENTS AND BOWS AND I CAN SMELL GINGERBREAD COOKIES.


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