Deck the Hall or Deck the Halls?
Actually it can be both. The alteration of the first line to “Deck the halls” (plural) is found as early as the 1930s: both “hall” and “halls” are found today. (ref Wikipedia)
Both children and adults love our upbeat version – the super catchy introduction immediately hooks listeners in to the song. Millions of listeners tune into childrenlovetosing and littleactionkids YouTube channels.
Deck the Halls childrenlovetosing video version has sing along lyrics only, great for schools and choirs. Deck the Hall by Little Action Kids video version is a choreographed, stage production 3D animation; perfect for kids to learn the moves of the song enabling them to perform the song at a concert or at home!
Here are some great learning activities for kids:
- Listen to the song, can children find a repeated rhythm pattern in the song?
- Play the song again, children sing along and clap the rhythm pattern “Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la”
- Challenge: Sing along to the instrumental version – great for performances, school concerts and choirs.
- View the video version of the song.
- Make your own Christmas card or Christmas decoration.
- Create dance moves to go with the song.
- Watch the Little Action Kids video version and compare moves?
- Sing and read along to the YouTube song to achieve multi-sensory learning “Do it, see it and hear it!”
Print out the song PDF
- Read the song lyrics – ask children a variety of questions.
- Re-read the song lyrics and ask children to join in.
- Recognise and use a variety of punctuation when reading. ” ” ! ? . ,
- Look at print and conventions (bold, italics).
- Talk about interesting/challenging words and discuss what they mean.
- Word study – phonic knowledge, compound words, rhyming word, contractions etc.