Orff for Everyone: Happenin’ Holidays



by Donna Dirksing.

Here’s a collection of seasonal songs and arrangements that embraces the Orff approach and presents it for everyone, from the novice Orff teacher to the most experienced. A suggested grade level, list of objectives, and a suggested process are provided for all 14 arrangements, as is a list of the National Standard(s) for Music Education that they fulfill. Serving a range of grades, many of these songs and arrangements are suitable for performance and may be combined with other music to create a unique Orff concert.

Grades K-6.

Songs include:

  • What Did You Do This Summer?
  • Improvise With The Seasons
  • Autumn
  • Trick Or Treat!
  • Home Sweet Home
  • The First Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Is Coming
  • Happy Holidays
  • Kwanzaa
  • I Love Winter
  • Love Somebody
  • 100th Day Of School
  • Tiny Little Leprechaun
  • A Canon For Spring
  • Green Beats


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