Five Little Bells
Five little bells hanging in a row.
The first one said, "Ring me slow."
The second one said, "Ring me fast."
The third one said, "Ring me last."
The fourth one said, "I'm a chime."
The fifth one said, "Ring me at Christmas time."
The sixth one said, "Ring me with the others."
The seventh one said, "Ring me for the mothers."
The eighth one said, "Ring me with a song."
The ninth one said, "Ring me all day long."




5 Little Christmas Trees
5 little Christmas Trees
Standing all alone
Their heart were very sad
'Cause they hadn't found a home.
Then chop went the ax
And down fell the tree
And off they went with a happy family!
(continue from 4 to 1 Christmas Trees)
No little Christmas Trees
Standing all alone
Their hearts were very happy
'Cause they all found a home!!!

S
anta Claus
Sung to: "Are You Sleeping?"

Santa Claus, Santa Claus,
Ho, ho, ho.
Ho, ho, ho.
Where is Santa?
Where is Santa?
I don't know.
Do you know?

Santa's Workshop
Here is a great big Christmas tree Trimmed with lights and balls.
(Put tips of fingers of both hands together, palms apart)
Here are Santa's little elves.
They run when Santa calls.
(Hold up ten fingers and wiggle them)
This is Santa's workshop,
Filled with gifts and toys
(Use both hands to form a house)
The elves and helpers fill the sleigh,
For all good girls and boys.

Here Is The Chimney
Here is the chimney
(Make fist, enclose thumb)
Here is the top.
(Palm of hand on top of fist)
Open the lid.
(Remove hand quickly)
And out Santa will pop.
(Pop up thumb)

Here's a Little Candle
Sung to: "I'm a Little Teapot"


Here's a little candle dressed in white,
Wearing a hat of yellow light.
When the night is dark, then you will see
Just how bright this light can be.
Here's a little candle straight and tall,
Shining it's light upon us all.
When the night is dark, then you will see
Just how bright this light can be.
Here's a little candle burning bright.
Keeping us safe all through the night.
When the night is dark, then you will see
Just how bright this light can be!



Ten Bells
Sung to: "Ten Little Indians"

One bell, two bells, three Christmas bells.
Four bells, five bells, six Christmas bells.
Seven bells, eight bells, nine Christmas bells.
Ten Christmas bells to ring.



Five Little Candles
Five little candles twinkling on the tree.
The first one said, "What do you see?"
The second one said, "I see Santa big and jolly."
The third one said, "I see Christmas wreathes or holly."
The fourth one said, "What do you hear?"
The fifth one said, "Children singing loud and clear,"
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year."

Santa Claus
Sung to: "London Bridge"

See him walking all around,
All around, all around.
See him walking all around,
Jolly Santa Claus
Hear the ho, ho, ho, ho, ho,
Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho,
Hear the ho, ho, ho, ho, ho,
Jolly Santa Claus.

I'm A Little Pine Tree
Sung to: "I'm A Little Teapot"

I'm a little pine tree- as you can see,
All the other pine trees are bigger than me.
Maybe when I grow up-then I'll be
A great big merry Christmas tree!

Reindeer Pokey
Sung to: "The Hokey Pokey"

You put your antlers in. You put your antlers out.
You put you antlers in and you shake them all about.
You do the Reindeer Pokey and you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!
You put your hooves in....
You put your red nose in....
You put your fluffy tail in...
You put your reindeer body in...

Where Is Santa
Sung to: "Where is Thumbkin"

Where is Santa? Where is Santa?
Here I am! Here I am!
Merry, merry Christmas
Merry, merry Christmas
Ho Ho Ho! Ho Ho Ho!

Christmas Bells
Sung to: "The Muffin Man"

Oh, do you hear the Christmas bells,
The Christmas bells, the Christmas bells?
Oh, do you hear the Christmas bells
That ring out loud & clear?
Oh, can you see our Christmas tree,
Our Christmas tree, our Christmas tree?
Oh, can you see our Christmas tree?
It fills the room with cheer.
Oh, do you smell the gingerbread,
The gingerbread, the gingerbread?
Oh, do you smell the gingerbread?
I'm glad Christmas is here.

Let's All
Sung to: "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"

Let's all do a little clapping,
Let's all do a little clapping,
Let's all do a little clapping,
& spread Christmas cheer.
You can change the clapping to other activities.
2.Jumping
3.Twirling
4.Stretching
5.Bending Ask the kids for other ideas.

Call Rudolph
Eight little reindeer pulling Santa's sled
One fell down and bumped his head.
The elves called Santa and Santa said,
"Can seven little reindeer pull my sled?"
Seven little reindeer...
Six little reindeer...
Five little reindeer...
Four little reindeer...
Three little reindeer...
Two little reindeer...
One little reindeer pulling Santa's sled;
He fell down and bumped his head.
The elves called Santa and Santa said,
"Call Rudolph!"

Christmas Presents
See all the presents by the Christmas tree. (Hands in sweeping motion.)
Some for you (Point to children.)
And some for me. (Point to self.)
Long ones, (Hands spread wide apart.)
Tall ones, (Measure from the floor.)
Short ones, too. (Hands close together.)
And here is a round one (Make circle with arms.)
Wrapped in blue.
Isn't it fun to look and see
All the presents by the Christmas tree? (Nod.)


Christmas time is here
Sung to: "Farmer in the Dell"

Christmas time is near.
Christmas time is near.
Merry Christmas everyone.
Christmas time is near.
itís time to trim the tree.
Itís time to trim the tree.
Merry Christmas everyone.
Itís time to trim the tree.
Itís time to wrap the gifts.
Itís time to wrap the gifts.
Merry Christmas Everyone.
Itís time to wrap the gifts.
Itís time to hang the stocking.
Itís time to hang the stocking.
Merry Christmas everyone.
Itís time to hang the stocking.
Santa will soon be here.
Santa will soon be here.
Merry Christmas everyone.
Santa will soon be here.

Santa's Coming
Sung to: "Frere Jacques"

Santaís Coming,
Santaís Coming,
Sleigh bells ring,
Sleigh bells ring,
It is Christmas eve,
It is Christmas eve,
Ding Ding, Dong,
Ding, Ding, Dong.

S-A-N-T-A
Sung to: "BINGO"

I know a man with a long white bears
And Santa is his name-o
S-A-N-T-A
S-A-N-T-A
S-A-N-T-A
And Santa is his name-o
He slides down the chimney with a pack on his back
And Santa is his name-o
S-A-N-T-A
S-A-N-T-A
S-A-N-T-A
And Santa is his name-o
Eight little reindeer pull his sleigh
And Santa is his name-o
S-A-N-T-A
S-A-N-T-A
S-A-N-T-A
And Santa is his name-o

Ring the Bells
Sung to: "Row, row, row your boat"

Ring, ring, ring the bells,
Ring them loud and clear
To say to people everywhere
That Christmas time is here.

Old St. Nicholas
Sung to: "Old McDonald Had a Farm"

Old St. Nicholas had a tree (form tree with arms)
Ho, ho ho ho ho!
And on that tree he had some horns (blow horns)
Ho ho ho ho ho
With a toot toot here and a toot toot there
Here a toot There a toot
Every where a toot toot
continue....
lights-------flash flash
candy canes-------yum-yum
drums-------boom-boom
bells---------ring ring
birds------peep peep
stars------twinkle twinkle
snowflakes-------flutter flutter

We'll Decorate The Tree
Sung to: "The Farmer in the Dell"

We'll decorate the tree,
We'll decorate the tree.
Heigh-ho, it's Christmas time,
We'll decorate the tree.

The presents we will wrap,
The presents we will wrap.
Heigh-ho, it's Christmas time,
The presents we will wrap.

Carols we will sing,
Carols we will sing.
Heigh-ho, it's Christmas time,
Carols we will sing.

Christmas Colors
Sung to: "Three Blind Mice"

Red, green, white; red, green, white,
Christmas colors, Christmas colors.
Red is the color on holly wreaths,
Green is the color of Christmas trees,
White is the color from stars so bright.
Red, green, white; red, green, white.

There's A Little Elf
Sung to: "If You're Happy & You Know It"

There's a little elf that's sitting on my nose,
There's a little elf that's sitting on my nose.
He is sitting on my nose,
Then off away he goes.
Now there's no little elf on my nose.

There's a little elf that's sitting on my knee,
There's a little elf that's sitting on my knee.
He is sitting on my knee,
Just watch and he will flee.
Now there's no little elf on my knee.

There's a little elf that's sitting on my head,
There's a little elf that's sitting on my head.
He is sitting on my head,
Then away he goes to bed.
Now there's no little elf on my head.

Sing a Song of Christmas
Sung to: "Sing a Song of Sixpence"

Sing a song of winter,
Frost is in the air.
Sing a song of winter,
Snowflakes everywhere.
Sing a song of winter,
Hear the sleigh bells chime.
Can you think of anything,
As nice as Christmas time?

Ring the Bells
Sung to: "London Bridges"

Ring the bells it's Christmas time,
Christmas time,
Christmas time.
Ring the bells it's Christmas time,
Merry Christmas time!
Addition Verse
*Play the drums it's Christmas time
*Tap the sticks it's Christmas time
*Clap your hands it's Christmas time

Here's Our Little Pine Tree
Sung to: "I'm a Little Teapot"

Here's our little pine tree,
Tall and straight.
Let's find the things
So we can decorate.
First we want to put
A star on top!
Then we must be careful
The balls don't drop.
Hang on all the tinsel
Shiny and bright
Put on the canes
And hook them just right.
Finally put some presents
For you and for me.
And we'll be ready
With our Christmas tree.

Santa
Sung to: "She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain"

He'll be driving eight brown reindeer when he comes,
He'll be driving eight brown reindeer when he comes.
He'll be driving eight brown reindeer,
He'll be driving eight brown reindeer,
He'll be driving eight brown reindeer when he comes.
He'll be piled up with toys when he comes,
He'll be piled up with toys when he comes,
He'll be piled up with toys,
For all the girls and boys.
He'll be piled up with toys when he comes.
He'll be dressed all in red when he comes,
He'll be dressed all in red when he comes.
He'll be dressed all in red,
From his toes up to his head,
He'll be dressed all in red when he comes!

Advent Song
Sung to: "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"

Advent is a time to wait
Not quite time to celebrate
Light the candles one by one
Till the advent time is done
Christmas day will soon be here
Time for joy and time for cheer.

Santa lives up North
Sung to: "Farmer in the Dell"

Santa lives up North
Santa lives up North
Ho, Ho, did you know? Santa lives up North
Santa picks his elf
Santa picks his elf
Ho ho did you...
They went on to pick
presents
a tree
and a star at the end , we finished with
the star sits on top the star sits on top

Christmas
Sung to: "Jingle Bells"

C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S is here
That's how we spell Christmas
It's the best time of the year!

C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S is here
Oh what fun we'll have today
With all our friends so near!

Rudolph
Rudolph, the red nosed...... (hands up like antlers)
Had a very shiny....(point to nose)
And if you ever saw it...(wooo, wooo!)
You would even say it....(hands out around face "glowing")
All of the other...(hands up like antlers)
Used to laugh and call him...(make "raspberries" with mouth)
They never let poor Rudolph...(boo, hoo...use hands to wipe tears while saying it)
Join in any reindeer games...(slap legs, clap, hands out, clap)
Then one foggy Christmas eve,
Santa came to say: (we use deep voices now)
Rudolph with your nose so bright, Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?
Then all the ...(hands up for antlers) loved him
As they shouted out with...(rah-rah, ziss-boom-bah!)
Rudolph the red nosed (hands up for antlers)
You'll go down in history!

Ring Those Bells
Sung to: "She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain"

(Loudly)
We will ring those Christmas bells so loud and clear.
We will ring those Christmas bells so loud and clear.
We will hear the dingle, dingle
When they jingle, jingle, jingle.
Yes, we'll ring those Christmas bells so loud and clear.

(Softly)
We will ring those Christmas bells so quietly.
We will ring those Christmas bells so quietly.
We will hear the dingle, dingle
When they jingle, jingle, jingle.
Yes, we'll ring those Christmas bells so quietly.

(loud and deliberate)
We will ring those Christmas bells so fast and loud.
We will ring those Christmas bells so fast and loud.
We will hear the dingle, dingle
When they jingle, jingle, jingle.
Yes, we'll ring those Christmas bells so fast and loud.

5 Little Stockings
5 Little stocking hanging by the fire
the first one said "I'm getting tired"
the second one said "But Santa's in the air"
The third one said "Yeah and we care"
The Fourth one said "oh FUN FUN FUN"
The Fifth one said "Christmas time is fun"
Ding went the clock and out went the fire
And 5 little stockings were filled by Santa that night

Gingerbread Man
Stir a bowl of gingerbread (stir as in bowl)
Smooth and spicy brown

Roll it with a rolling pin
up and up and down (Pretend to roll)

With a cookie cutter, ( pretend to cut out)
make some little men.

Put them in the oven ( place in oven)
till half past ten!

The Lights on the Tree
Sung to: "The Wheels on the Bus"

The lights on the tree go blink, blink, blink,
Blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink.
The lights on the tree go blink, blink, blink
All Christmas Day.

Other Verses:
The presents at the house go rattle, rattle, rattle, etc.
The mom at the house goes bake, bake, bake, etc.
The dad at the house goes snore, snore, snore, etc.
The grandma at the house goes hug, hug, hug, etc.
The grandpa at the house goes kiss, kiss, kiss, etc.

I'm a Little Santa
Sung to: "I'm a Little Teapot"

I'm a little Santa short and fat,
Here is my beard and here is my sack,
On Christmas Eve I hop in my sleigh,
With a "Ho ho ho" I'm on my way.

Gingerbread Boy / Girl
I'm a little gingerbread boy. (Boys bow.)
I'm a little gingerbread girl. (Girls bow.)
I can jump, (All jump.)
And I can twirl. (All turn around.)
I have raisins (Point to eyes.)
For my eyes,
And bright red buttons (Point to buttons down chest.)
Just this size.
I have a mouth,
It looks like this. (Point to smiling mouth.)
I can even
Blow a kiss. (Blow a kiss.)
I'm warm and tasty,
But don't eat me. (Shake head.)
Hang me on
Your Christmas tree! (Put hands over head.)

A Shy Santa
Isn't it the strangest thing,
That Santa is so shy? (hide face with hands)
We can never, never catch him, (make fingers run)
No matter how we try.
It isn't any use to watch, (hold hand to eyes and look)
Because my parents said,
"Santa Claus will only come
When children are in bed!" (shake finger)

Christmas Fingerplay
I am a Christmas tree growing up tall, (stretch)
But when I first started, I was this small. (crouch)
Then I grew bigger and had branches this wide, (stand slowly, arms out)
And I made pine cones with seeds hiding inside. (hands for pine cone)
The wind shakes my branches, (shake arms)
And down those seeds fall, (flutter fingers downward)
To make new little pine trees for tinsel and balls. (point hands together for tree, opening slowly to form ball shape)

Two Little Candy Canes
Way up high on the Christmas tree
Two little candy canes winked at me
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
And down came the candy canes
Hmm, Hmm, Good!!

Santa's Coming
Sung To: "Are You Sleeping"

Santa's coming Santa's coming
Yes he is yes he is
Hear his bells a ringing hear his bells a ringing
Ding ding dong ding ding dong
Santa's coming Santa's coming
Hear him laughing Hear him laughing
Ho ho ho ho ho ho


Sung to: "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
Guess whose beard is long and white?
Long and white? Long and white?
Guess whose beard is long and white?
It's Dear old Santa.
Guess whose suit is red and white?
Red and white? Red and white?
Guess whose Suit is red and white?
it's Dear old San-ta!
Guess who comes on Christmas Eve?
Christmas Eve? Christmas Eve?
Guess who comes on Christmas Eve?
It's Dear old San-ta!

Twinkle Christmas Star
Sung to: "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"

Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star
How I wonder what you are.
Shining high up in the sky
Show the Shepherds where Christ lies.
Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star.
How I wonder what you are.


Hear his bells
Sung to: "Are You Sleeping?"

Are you sleeping?
No more peeking,
Or I'll tell, or I'll tell.
Santa Claus is coming.
Santa Claus is cowing.
Hear his bells.
Hear his bells.


Toys on the Christmas Tree
Sung to: "This Old Man

This little drum--on the tree
Santa put it there for me
With a boom-boom, rat-a-tat
Rummy-tummy-tum
Christmas Day is so much fun!
This little train--on the tree
Santa put it there for me
With a chug-chug, choo-choo
Rummy-tummy-tum
Christmas Day is so much fun!
This little doll--on the tree
Santa put it there for me
With a Ma-ma, Ma-ma
Rummy-tummy-tum
Christmas Day is so much fun!
A Holiday Collection of Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays



~Collected from my Internet Teacher Friends~
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