After a few welcome and hello songs, Jackie, the class leader, sang several classics accompanied on her guitar, including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Holy Night. Ju has been learning Christmas songs at nursery in preparation for the Christmas party next Wednesday, so he already knew a lot of the words, but enjoyed the session even more for it. There was a rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star as Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star, and a great finger rhyme about Christmas trees being all alone in the forest, then getting chopped and going to happy families.
There were lots of movement games as well, to allow the children to express their creativity. Ju and Lilo both enjoyed balancing bean bags on different body parts, swaying and twirling colourful scarves to make them into graceful snowflakes,as well as jumping and stomping their feet.
|Lilo balances a bean bag on his head|
|Maracas, Sound blocks and Tamburins|
Bells were jingled and claves (two wooden sticks) were banged together in time with the Sleigh Ride by Ferrante & Teicher.