I’m teaching a Christmas lesson in Pre-K/Kindergarten tomorrow morning. I like to bring in some of my favorite German Christmas things. This year I’m keeping it simple. So I’ll bring in just a few things:
- der Nussknacker (nutcracker)
- der Hampelmann (jumping jack)
- das Lebkuchenherz (gingerbread heart)
- der Räuchermann (smoker)
- das Adventskalender (advent calendar)
Last year we received a musical advent calendar from our Swiss au pair’s family. You open a little door and press the button and get a song! And there is a switch on the back, so you can choose between German and English carols. It’s called Der klingende Adventskalender.
I’m going to read a sweet book about being together to celebrate. It’s called Frohe Weihnachten, kleiner Elch by
Then I’m going to teach them the song “Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling”. I thought I would teach them just that much to begin. We’ll see if they can catch on to the rest!
We’ll craft some jingle bells, because you can’t sing that song without some jingle bells!
You can find the simple instructions in this post.
I’ll send them home with a coloring page that has the words to the song.
You can download the PDF here: Kling Glöckchen coloring page GitA