Do you change up your homeschool work to do Christmas School or at least add in some fun, extra holiday activities in December? If not, you should! Experience the Music of Christmas in Your Homeschool this year, even if you have no time!
I know you homeschool moms are busy. How do I know? Because I am one, and I have 8 kids! Three are in elementary, two are in middle school, and three are in high school. We rarely do music appreciation in our home, and I want that to change.
I have written all my elementary online music courses to be short and sweet, click-and-go, 15-minute music lessons!
And, the new Music of Christmas course is no different.
What’s in the Music of Christmas Course?
There are three years’ worth of Christmas music lessons included in this one course!
- Year 1: Christmas Music Lessons (15 lessons)
- Year 2: Christmas Traditions From Around the World (12 lessons)
- Year 3: Traditional Lessons & Carols (9 lessons)
Each lesson will only take 15 minutes, because who has more time than that during the busy holiday season?
**Although there are some secular Christmas songs included in this course, the vast majority is focused on Christmas as a Christian holiday, celebrating the coming of the Savior Jesus into the world.
Year 1: Christmas Music Lessons:
- White Christmas
- The Nutcracker
- Joy to the World
- O Holy Night
- Silver Bells
- Sleigh Ride
- Mary, Did You Know?
- Frosty the Snowman
- In the Bleak Midwinter
- Handel and his “Messiah”
- Amahl and the Night Visitors
- Silent Night
- Carol of the Bells
- Santa Lucia
- Epiphany/Day of the Kings
Each lesson includes a text lesson, videos, at least one printable, and an online quiz.
See a free preview of “The Nutcracker” lesson here.
Year 2: Christmas Traditions From Around the World
- Christmas in Australia
- Christmas in China
- Christmas in Russia
- Christmas in Scotland
- Christmas in Germany
- Christmas in Italy
- Christmas in Spain
- Christmas in Sweden
- Christmas in Egypt
- Christmas in Israel
- Christmas in Brazil
- Christmas in Mexico
Each lesson includes Scripture to memorize, a lesson about the celebration of Christmas in the country being studied, picture book suggestions, and a craft or art project. (Doing the art or craft project will increase the music lesson time beyond 15 minutes.)
Christmas Traditions From Around the World was written by Kathy L. Gossen.
See a free preview of the “Christmas in Australia” lesson here.
Year 3: Traditional Lessons and Carols
The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was first celebrated at King’s College, Cambridge on Christmas Eve, 1918. The lessons included here in this course are an adaptation for kids that can be done in 15 minutes per lesson and include reading the “lesson” (from Scripture) and listening to and/or singing the Christmas songs and carols. Additionally, there is a piece of famous artwork included with every lesson related to the Scripture that can be used for Picture Study!
See a free preview of Lesson 1 here.
Head over and start getting in the Christmas spirit with the 15-minute music lessons in the Music of Christmas Course!
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