Hi there! Are you looking for a no-prep music lesson plan for Hannukah that you can use in your preschool classes? Or are you hoping to add to your bag of Holiday musical resources?
This is a great time of year to incorporate music from various traditions into your preschool music classes. Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza are just a few of the examples of religious and cultural holidays that are celebrated this season.
I have developed a fun movement-based music class lesson plan to introduce music and themes of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights. This lesson plan uses music to acknowledge and teach about an important festival for many people.
This done-for-you music lesson plan was designed for PreK and Kindergarten-aged kids, but lower elementary kids love these activities too!
Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Jewish people over foreign rulers. People use an eight-branched candle called the Menorah to mark each of the eight nights of Hanukkah. In addition to lighting candles, gifts are exchanged and children play traditional games such as Dreidel.
The festival lasts for 8 days and 8 nights. The first day of Hanukkah can come as early as November 28 or as late as December 27. Hanukkah 2022 will begin on the evening of Sunday, December 18 and ends on the evening of Monday, December 26
This lesson plan was designed for group, movement-based preschool music classes.
My goal is to make music lesson plans that are simple so that teachers with any amount of music background can lead a class with confidence. The lessons are easy to adapt to your own needs and situation.
You can buy the full lesson plan on Teachers Pay Teachers, but here are the highlights:
- Easy sing-along songs featuring a Hanukkah theme.
- Sheet music and lyrics for those songs
- Fun Hanukkah music to add to your playlist that will appeal to young kids
- A list of Hanukkah-themed storybook recommendations
- Specific instructions on how to use all of the songs and activities with kids ages 0-5
- Carefully ordered activities to keep your students engaged and to help your class flow smoothly
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