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
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.
School ProgramThis 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 BookWrite 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 LanguageMake the manual signs for the letters as you sing this song.
PhonerciseUse letters and holiday symbols as you exercise. Hands in the air and say a letter. Hands on shoulders and make the sound. Hands on toes and say a holiday word that starts with that sound.
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