A Christmas Tree Themed Storytime

I have made a large felt tree ( 18 inches or 45cm high) which I use to tell / sing a group of rhymes and songs as we decorate the Christmas tree.

First the empty tree –  O Christmas Tree

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O Christmas Tree. O Christmas Tree,
However green your branches!

They’re green when summer days are bright.
They’re green when winter snow is white,

O Christmas Tree. O Christmas Tree,
However green your branches!

Then we add the star: Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star

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Tune: Twinkle, twinkle little star

Twinkle, twinkle Christmas star,

Way up high is where you are.

Shining bright for all to see,

On the top of the Christmas tree.

Twinkle, twinkle Christmas star.

Way up high is where you are!

Then the lights: Ten Little Christmas Lights

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One little, two little,

Three little Christmas lights

Four little, five little,

Six little Christmas lights,

Seven little, eight little, nine little Christmas lights

ten lights twinkling on the tree.

They shine bright for Christmas fun.

Sharing light with everyone.

Count them down from 10 to 1

Twinkling on the tree.

 Ten little, nine little,

Eight little Christmas lights.

Seven little, six little,

Five little Christmas lights,

Four little, three little

Two little Christmas lights,

One light twinkling on the tree.

Next the ornaments: Five Christmas Ornaments

Five Christmas Ornaments Felt Board Set

Tune: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Five Christmas ornaments hanging on the tree.
One fell off and broke in three
Mummy called Santa
And Santa said “No more ornaments falling off the tree”

Then: We add some presents

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See all the presents by the Christmas tree

Some for you

And some for me.

Long Ones.

Tall ones,

Short ones, too.

And here a round one

Wrapped in Blue.

Isn’t it fun to look and see,

All the presents by the Christmas tree?

Then Candy Canes: Five Candy Canes Hanging on the Tree

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Tune: Ten Green Bottles

Five little candy canes hanging on a tree

Mmmm, they are so  yummy

I hope there’s one for me

Along came my brother and snatched one off the tree

I guess that candy cane was not the one for me.

Four Little

Three Little

Two Little

One little candy cane hanging on a tree

Mmmm, they are so  yummy

I hope this one’s  for me

I ran and took the last one off the tree

Hurrah the last candy cane was just the one for me.

Adapted from Little Story Bug

More presents: Toys under the Christmas Tree

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Tune: This Old Man

This little drum under the tree

Santa put it there for me

With a boom-boom, rat-a-tat, rummy-tummy-tum

Christmas day is so much fun.

This little train under the tree

Santa put it there for me

With a chug-chug, choo-choo, rummy-tummy-tum

Christmas day is so much fun.

This little doll under the tree

Santa put it there for me

With a ma-ma, ma-ma, rummy-tummy-tum

Christmas day is so much fun.

This little bike under the tree

Santa put it there for me

With a peddle, peddle, go-go, rummy-tummy-tum

Christmas day is so much fun.

This little car under the tree

Santa put it there for me

With a brum-brum, drive-drive, rummy-tummy-tum

Christmas day is so much fun.

This spinning top under the tree

Santa put it there for me

With a spin-spin, up and down, rummy-tummy-tum

Christmas day is so much fun.

 

Then : Five Little Candles

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Five Little candles twinkling on the tree.

The first one said, “What do you see?”

The second one said, “I see Santa big and jolly.”

The third one said, “I see Christmas wreathes and holly.”

The fourth one said, “What do you hear?”

The fifth one said, “Children singing loud and clear,”

A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

And Lastly Birds, bells and more.

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(Tune : The Wheels on the Bus)

The lights on the tree go blink, blink, blink

Blink, blink, blink

Blink, blink, blink

The lights on the tree go blink, blink, blink

All Christmas day.

Other Verses

The star on the tree goes twinkle, twinkle, twinkle…

The bells on the tree go ding, dong, ding …

The birds on the tree go tweet, tweet, tweet…

The tinsel on the tree goes sparkle, sparkle, sparkle

The presents under the tree go rattle, rattle, rattle…

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The patterns for all of the Christmas felt sets are included in

Celebrate Christmas: All Around the Christmas Tree

All Around the Christmas Tree Collage

 

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Five Christmas Ornaments

Five Christmas Ornaments Felt Board Set

Tune: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Five Christmas ornaments hanging on the tree.
One fell off and broke in three
Mummy called Santa
And Santa said “No more ornaments falling off the tree”

Four Christmas ornaments hanging on the tree…
Three Christmas ornaments hanging on the tree…
Two Christmas ornaments hanging on the tree…
One Christmas ornaments hanging on the tree…

The pattern for Five Christmas Ornaments is included in

Celebrate Christmas: All Around the Christmas Tree

All Around the Christmas Tree Collage

 

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Five Christmas Presents

First hide the presents behind the boxes, you’ll have to be a bit sneaky about this so the children have the fun of the reveal.

Five Christmas  presents underneath the tree
Five Christmas presents, could these all be for me?
I’ll unwrap the red present, the largest gift of course
Inside is a beautiful rocking horse!

Four Christmas presents underneath the tree
Four Christmas presents, could these all be for me?
I’ll unwrap the  blue present, I wonder what’s in there
Inside is an enormous fluffy teddy bear!

Three Christmas presents underneath the tree
Three Christmas presents, could these all be for me?
I’ll unwrap the yellow present, I ’m having so much fun
Inside is a very loud drum !

Two Christmas presents underneath the tree
Two Christmas presents, could these both be for me?
I’ll unwrap the  purple present, I can’t wait to take a look
Inside is a big picture book!

One Christmas present underneath the tree
One Christmas present, could this be for me?
I’ll unwrap the green present, the smallest  one of all
Inside is a little round  bouncing ball!

 

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Five Little Candy Canes

Five little candy canes

hanging on the door

Santa ate one

Then there were four.

Four little candy canes

hanging on the tree

Mrs Clause ate one

Then there were three.

Three little candy canes

Lying by a shoe

An elf  ate one

Then there were two.

Two little candy canes

Lying in the sun

A reindeer ate one

Then there was only one.

One little candy cane

Hanging by the chimney

Santa put it in his bag

And brought it here to me.

 

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Five Christmas Bells

One Christmas bell rings out loud and clear,

Calls for another so that more can hear.

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Two Christmas bells make a joyful noise,

Call for another to ring for girls and boys.

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Three Christmas bells ring out holiday cheer,

Call for another to be heard far and near.

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Four Christmas bells make a merry sound

Call for another to be heard all around.

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Five Christmas bells ring throughout the land

May there peace on earth and goodwill to all man.

 

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Five Little Stockings – Counting to Five at Christmas Time

Five little stockings hanging up so high
Ready for the evening when Santa stops by
The cat chased the mouse along the mantle top
And one little stocking fell …. ker-plop.

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Four little stockings hanging up so high
Ready for the evening when Santa stops by
The cat chased the mouse along the mantle top
And one little stocking fell …. ker-plop.

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Three little stockings hanging up so high

Two little stockings hanging up so high

One little stocking hanging up so high

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5 Felt Board Pattern eBooks Super Bundle Pack

 

Five eBooks – Patterns for 58 felt sets, 63 Rhymes, Songs, Stories and games.

  1. Classic Felt Board Songs
  2. Discover the Weather
  3. Apple Harvest
  4. Celebrate Christmas: Counting to Five at Christmas Time
  5. Celebrate Christmas: All Around the Christmas Tree

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All Around the Christmas Tree Collage

Counting to Five at Christmas Time

Patterns included for:

  1. BINGO
  2. Five Cheeky Monkeys
  3. Five Currant Buns in a Baker’s Shop
  4. Five Fat Sausages Sizzling in a Pan
  5. Five in the Bed
  6. Five Little Ducks
  7. Five Little Fish Swimming in the Sea
  8. Five Little Speckled Frogs
  9. Incy Wincy Spider
  10. Five Grey Elephants Balancing Step by Step on a Piece of String
  11. Ten Green Bottles
  12. Three Jelly Fish
  13. Two Little Black Birds
  14. What’s the Weather?
  15. Sing a song of sunshine
  16. Bright Sun Shining Down
  17. Five Little Kites – Counting Up
  18. Five Little Kites – Counting Down
  19. Counting and Colour Matching Kites
  20. Five Little Leaves
  21. Five Little Clouds
  22. Five Little Raindrops – Counting Up
  23. Five Little Raindrops – Counting Down
  24. Five Little Raindrops Dancing on the Walk
  25. Rainy was the Weather
  26. Cloud and Raindrop Counting
  27. Five Little Umbrellas Waiting for Rain to Pour
  28. Five Coloured Umbrellas
  29. It’s a Rainbow
  30. Five Little Snowflakes – Counting Up
  31. Five Little Snowflakes – Counting Down
  32. Five Little Snowmen
  33. Build a Snowman
  34. Way Up High in the Apple Tree
  35. Little Worm Hide and Seek
  36. Farmer Brown has Five Red Apples
  37. A P P L E – like BINGO
  38. Five Apples in a Basket
  39. Ten Red Apples – Adding and Subtracting
  40. Apple Counting Baskets
  41. Apple Seed Counting
  42. 10 Apples Up on Top Dr Seuss
  43. A is for Apple
  44. Apple Colour Sorting
  45. Five Little Christmas Trees
  46. Five Christmas Bells
  47. Five Little Stockings
  48. Five Little Gingerbread Men
  49. Five Little Candy Canes
  50. Five Little Reindeer
  51. Five Christmas Presents
  52. Five Christmas Cookies
  53. Five Christmas Candles
  54. Five Little Elves
  55. O Christmas Tree
  56. Twinkle, twinkle Christmas Star
  57. Ten Little Christmas Lights
  58. Five Christmas Ornaments
  59. Christmas Presents
  60. Five Little Candy Canes Handing on the Tree
  61. The Toys under the Christmas Tree
  62. Five Little Candles
  63. The Lights on the Tree
Each Pattern includes:
  • A complete list of felt and supplies required
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  • Detailed step-by-step instructions
  • A song/rhyme/activity card template ready to print, laminate and use
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Five Rubber Ducks

Five rubber ducks came out to play,

Battling the waves in the tub today.

Along came the splash that sent one to shore,

And then he couldn’t play anymore.

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4 rubber ducks…

3 rubber ducks…

2 rubber ducks…

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1 rubber duck came out to play,

battling the waves in the tub today.

Along came the splash that sent him to shore,

Now no rubber ducks can play anymore.

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No more ducks came out to play!

But how many splashes are there today ?

1-2-3-4-5.

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 After each “splash” replace a duck with a felt splash mark.

 

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Five Christmas Cookies

Five Christmas Cookies

Five little Christmas Cookies

With frosting galore

One was eaten and then there were four.

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Four little Christmas cookies

Two and two you see

One was eaten and then there were three.

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Three little Christmas cookies

But before I knew

One was eaten and then there were two.

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Two little Christmas cookies ,

Oh what fun!

One was eaten and then there was one.

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One little Christmas cookie

Watch me run!

I ate the last one

And then there were none!

Free  Pattern for Five Christmas Cookies

 

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Five Little Teeth

There were five little teeth in my teeny tiny mouth.

I pulled and I twisted and one popped out.

Now there are four  little teeth in my teeny tiny mouth

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There were four little teeth in my teeny tiny mouth…

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There were three little teeth in my teeny tiny mouth…

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There were two little teeth in my teeny tiny mouth…

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There were one little tooth in my teeny tiny mouth…

 

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