6 Musical Holiday Activities for Children and Families

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No matter what you celebrate, this time of year can come with a lot of stress – what food to cook, who will be coming over and when, what presents to buy, etc. With so many things to focus on, it can be easy to lose sight of the things that really matter, like spending time with your loved ones. For fun ways to spend time with your children this holiday season and to have fun with music, check out these great musical holiday activities that you can do together!

  1. Jingle Bell Craft

Jingle all the way with this fun craft using pipe cleaners and bells!

  1. Holiday Handbells for the whole family!

Making music together is a wonderful way for families to enjoy each other’s company during the holidays. This web page includes links to free holiday music for handbells or boomwackers.

  1. Music Star Ornaments

These fun ornaments require just a handful of materials and are fun to make! Personalize with names or drawings so everyone in the family can have their own ornament on the tree.

  1. Read and listen to The Nutcracker

This book comes with either a CD or an mp3 recording of the London Philharmonic Orchestra performing the music to Tchaikovsky’s classic, along with narration of the story. Maestro Classics has a range of other pieces of music/stories including Peter and the Wolf, The Story of Swan Lake, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and more! Your children will love the vibrant pictures in the book as well as the beautiful music.

  1. Homemade Microphone for Singalongs!

Use this classic craft for holiday song singalongs with the family. Here are a couple websites with printable lyrics and music for everyone to sing along with – Christmas Songs & Hanukkah Songs.

  1. Create your own musical traditions! Whether that means singing holiday songs together or attending a holiday show, when you create your own musical holiday traditions, they become the most special activities this time of year.
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