I absolutely love Christmas music. I would play it year round if my family would let me. Our oldest shares my affection for Christmas music and so this year I will be using that to my advantage in our musical studies!!
Since most people, including kids, enjoy Christmas music – now is a great time to get them really interested in studying music. Hopefully that will spark an interest in them that will encourage them to continue studying music and composers throughout the year.
But, how can you use Christmas music in your homeschool?
Well, first you need to plan ahead. There are so many great songs out there to listen to and utilize, that you need to start planning now so you won’t be overwhelmed.
Next, pick out a few songs to listen to and analyze. You can analyze the lyrics, the rhythm, the composer, the lyricist – there is so much you can do with just one song! Here are a few of my favorites you can start with:
Auld Lang Syne (we sing this at New Year’s, but it would work)
You could also learn about songs from a certain era of time.
Or songs from a region or country! There are many great Christmas songs from other countries.
Have your kids learn and “perform” this play, Christmas Around the World, to learn more about Christmas in other countries.
Or do an extensive, in-depth study on one composer or singer and his songs.
There are so many options and combinations you can use to study music and notebooking pages are a great way to get started! So, here’s a fun pack for you today! I created these fun Composer and Christmas Song Study Notebooking Pages for you! There are 18 different pages in several different styles in manuscript lines and plain lines.
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