Happy New Year Circle

Happy New Year!
(1st circle back after Christmas Break)

Intro: (tune: Where is Thumbkin?)

“Stand up Carmen, Stand up Sally, Stand up Jeremy, Stand up Fred. Reach up really high now, reach and touch the sky now and tell me what you did this Christmas….”

Theme: A New Year

Poster with the New Year: 2012.
Have a calendar for the children to look at. Emphasizing that this is the start of a brand new year.

People celebrate a new year by staying up until midnight, having a party, and thinking about all the things they want to do that year. Some people blow horns or bang pots together to make lots of noise to celebrate the New Year.

Question/ Discussion: Did anyone celebrate the New Year? How?

Song: The People on New Years (tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

(with felt story)

Oh, the people on New Years wear party hats,
party hats, party hats.
Oh, the people on New Years wear party hats, 
All through the town.

Oh, the people on New Years are blowing horns, 
blowing horns, blowing horns.
Oh the people on New Years are blowing horns, 
All through the town.

Oh, the people on New Years say, “Happy New Year”, 
“Happy New Year”, “Happy New Year”.
Oh, the people on New Years say, “Happy New Year”,
All through the town..

Game: Hide Your Eyes No Peeking (with party hats. Felt or Real)
Have 10 different coloured party hats. Hide a sticker under one of the hats and have the children guess which one it is under.

Shape of the Month: Circle

Word of the Day: Circle

Dismissal: “Dance away John, dance away Sue, dance away Maggie. Dance away my friends, dance, dance, dance.”

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