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Five Little Trees
The Pocket Book
David Cooper & Lynn Taylor
Five little trees, sitting on a hill,
The first one said, "I think I feel a chill!"
The second one said, "There's a man in town."
The third one said, "He's going to chop us down!"
The fourth one said, "Then we'll shine and shine!"
The fifth one said, "'Cuz it's Christmas time!"
Then, "Ahhhhh...," went the people
As on went the lights,
And the five little trees
Were all shining bright!
(Tune: 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?
I'm a Little Reindeer
(Tune: I'm a little teapot)
I'm a little reindeer, ready to fly.
I'll pull Santa's sleigh up in the sky.
Christmas is here; we can't be late.
All the children just cannot wait!
What do I see
Under the tree?
Boxes with paper and bows!
Some are big,
Some are small,
Some are for me, I suppose!
by Debra Lindahl
Sung to: "Old McDonald Had a Farm"
Who laughs this way--"HO-ho-ho?"
Who drives the sleigh through sleet or snow?
His hair is white, his suit is red,
He wears a hat to cover his head.
Who brings fun for girls and boys?
A B C D E F G
Santa's reindeer laughed at me.
H I J K L M N
Santa's reindeer laughed again.
P Q R S T U
V W X and Y and Z
Santa's reindeer should be home in bed!
Isn't it the strangest thing,
That Santa is so shy? (hide face with hands)
We can never, never catch him, (make finders 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)
Santa Claus is big and fat
He wears black boots
And a bright red hat.
His nose is red
Just like a rose
And he "ho ho ho's"
From his head to his toes!
Was A Man
There was a man in a big red suit
And Santa was his name-o.
And Santa was his name-o!
2. He has a big white fluffy beard.
3. He rides a sleigh of 8 reindeer.
4. He has a sack all filled with toys.
5. He brings the toys for girls and boys.
6. He'll come again another year.
HO! HO! HO!
Little Green Tree
(tune: I'm a Little Teapot)
I'm a little green tree in the house,
Here is my trunk,
Here are my boughs.
Decorate me now with lights so fine,
The plug me in and watch me shine!
a Little Pine Tree
(tune: 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!
~ Author Unknown
and Feet Reindeer
Brown & tan construction paper
white paper or wiggly eyes
black or red pom-pom
glue or tape
crayon or marker
Trace 2 hands on tan construction paper. Trace one foot (with shoe on) on the brown construction paper
Cut out the shapes, and arrange as illustrated - with the two hand shapes making the antlers on the deer, glue or tape into place.
Glue on wiggle eyes, and a pom-pom for a nose.
Reindeer Paper Bag Puppet
These ornaments are also made to hang on our classroom Christmas tree.
3 Popsicle sticks
red glitter pom pom
green construction paper for holly leaves
red glitter for holly berry
yarn for hanging the ornament
Handprint Snowman Ornament
I painted the child's palm and fingers white. I set the blue ball in their hand and they grabbed hold of it to create the five snowmen. We used permanent markers to make hats, faces, and scarves. Attach a tag with this poem:
These aren't just five snowmen
As anyone can see.
I made them with my hand
Which is a part of me.
Now each year when you trim the tree
You'll look back and recall
Christmas of 2004
When my hand was just this small!