Monday, December 10, 2012

Countdown to Christmas - Day 11

Welcome to my 25 Days of Christmas Project! We're counting down the days til Christmas, sharing activities, ideas, and cheer with you!

Day 11 : Christmas Plays and Concerts

This week, we will be attending my daughter's choir concert for school. My other daughter is also preparing for a Christmas concert that will be performed at her school next week. She is super excited because she has a speaking part, announcing one of the songs they'll be singing!

If you do not have the opportunity to attend such a concert or play, why not put on a Christmas related play or concert with your children just for fun? You could organize and direct the production or participate in the performance with them! Plan practices, dress rehearsals, and set a date for friends and family to attend the performance at your house. What a fun evening!

If your children love to sing, a concert may be the way to go. You can choose 3 or 4 songs for them to sing or let them help you choose the songs. They will have fun practicing the songs and dressing up for the big night!

If you are creative and imaginative, you may be able to write your own play for your children to perform. Maybe they could invite friends to participate and fill character roles.

The children may also enjoy acting out skits from popular stories or songs they already know! Here are a few ideas : 

* A Christmas Carol
* Act out a Nativity scene and give each child a speaking part
* Gingerbread Man
* Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
* Silent Night
* Twas the Night Before Christmas
* 12 Days of Christmas
* Act out scenes from any Christmas story or song and ask the audience to guess who you are
* Frosty coming to life
 Have fun and encourage imagination. Mix stories together and do several scenes. Have fun making costumes or raiding closets and letting the kids play dress up. Decide if you'll be funny or serious. Do you want to encourage audience participation?

Maybe this could become a new family tradition! Enjoy :)  

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