Friday, December 2, 2011


Holiday Alphabet
(Tune:  “Deck the Halls”)

Deck the room with letters and sounds,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la.                           (Arms out like an opera singer.)
Read and use them all year round,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la.                           (Arms out.)
Listen up and then you’ll know,              (Hold up index finger and shake.)
How the letters and sounds do go.
Start with A and end with Z.
Happy holidays for you and me!

A for angels, /a/ /a/ /a/,                        (Invite children to make up        
B for bells, /b/ /b/ /b/ /b/ /b/ /b/         motions for each word.)
C for candles /c/ /c/ /c/                          
D for dreidel                                            
E for elves                                            
F for fun                                            
G for goodies                                            
H for Hanukah                                            
I for icicles
J for jingle
K for Kwanzaa
L for lights
M for menorah
N is for Noel
O for ornaments
P for presents
Q for quiet
R for Rudolph
S for Santa
T for toys
U for unity
V for vests
W for winter
X for X-mas
Y for yuletide
Z for z end

Want to download a PowerPoint or book to go with the song?
Note!  I realize some of the sounds in the song are not the ones you usually teach.  Use this as a “teachable moment” to explain different vowel sounds, blends, etc.  If you don’t like some of the words, then you can change them to meet your needs.  Disk Two of my “Happy Everything” CD has the instrumental versions of many songs to enable you to do this.

School Program – This would be a great song if you put on a holiday program at your school.  Each child could take a letter and step forward as it is sung. 

Holiday ABC Book – Write letters on paper ahead of time.  Let each child choose a letter and illustrate it.  They could use the words in the song or make up their own verse.  Make a cover, bind, and you’ll have a book children will want to read the rest of the school year.

Sign Language – Make the manual signs for the letters as you sing this song.