Christmas Songs and Music for Kids Invite Play

Christmas songs and music for kids are full of fun and action, much like children themselves. The music and the words inspire many different ways to play, like singing, dancing, and making music.

Christmas songs music for kids

As adults, we groan when stores begin playing Christmas music because we have heard the popular songs over and over gazillions of times but that’s not the same for kids. They may remember from the year before but not only are these songs fun to hear, but fun to sing too. Even wee little ones love the Hey in Jingle Bells and add it whenever there is a pause. The songs Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer have inspired whole movies and television shows.

Besides these three favorites, we can use other children’s songs with different words for Christmas. To the tune of Hokey-Pokey, kids can put in their hands and sing:

You put your front hooves in, you put your front hooves out.
You put your front hooves in and shake off all the snow.
You do the Reindeer-Pokey and you dash all around.
That’s what it’s all about.

To put in back hooves, that is feet, would be tricky to do at the same time, so put in the left hoof (foot) and the right one separately. Use antlers, tails, and noses too. For noses (red noses optional):

You put your red-nose in, you put your red-nose out
You put your red-nose in and you blink it on and off.
You do the Reindeer-Pokey and you dash all around.
That’s what it’s all about.

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Christmas music doesn’t need words. Put on some of your favorite music and let kids dance around. Kids will make up their own moves to the rhythm. We can dance with them and enjoy the brief time together. Frosty the Snowman uses dancing right in the words. Are there some other Christmas songs and music for kids you can suggest?

Bells and drums are strongly connected to Christmas. Kids, from little ones to big ones, can make drums with anything. Bells come in a variety of sizes from small ones that jingle softly to much larger ones that drive parents crazy. Metal pans and a wooden spoon make a noise, er sound, that is like a drum and a bell. Play a few songs and let kids tap or ring along.Christmas music and songs for kids

Christmas songs and music are more than notes and words. They come combined with memories. Voices echo to us despite the years. Do not let worry about your voice not being good enough stop you from singing with your kids and family. Are any of the voices you hear in your memory ones you would love to hear again no matter how flat or off-key? When we listen to someone we love singing, we listen with our hearts not just our ears.

Christmas songs and music for kids inspire a variety of play and when it’s time to say goodnight, do they also encourage sleep?

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