Type that Christmas Tune

One of the fun activities that grades 4-8 do in Computers just before Christmas break is called Type that Christmas Tune. It's a great way to practice keyboarding skills and have some fun at the same time. We listen to instrumental versions of various Christmas songs, and the students have to type the name of the song. I use some of the more recognizable songs for the lower grades and use some of the more difficult songs with the older students. After I play 10 different tracks, we go through each one again and name the tune. The student(s) with the most titles correct wins a little prize. I usually get candy cane pens from the local Walgreens for a reasonable price. This activity could really be done with any kind of music at any time of the year.


  1. Great idea!!!!

    And I'm a follower-yippee!

    Also, my mother in-law's family are the Shurrs with two r's and no c. When people ask my Grandfather if he will tell them his last name, he always says Shurr and then the people just wait. He thinks it is so funny to do still at 95 years old.

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  2. Thanks for the follow Tamara. Yes, the last name is entertaining...unless you are my teenage daughters! :)