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

christmas-presents

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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