12 Days of Christmas Freebie

The 12 Days of Christmas is a popular carol, but what does it all mean? Why would anyone gift someone a partridge in a pear tree? Or Leaping Lords and swimming swans? It’s just begging to be updated. ┬áSo why not give your child the opportunity to write their own version? This is a fun creative writing project!

(Note – this is a version of a project found in the Jan Brett Christmas Unit Study).

When my daughter was younger, she wrote a Harry Potter version:10843_1278443077042_3239078_a

On the first day of Wizard Christmas I gave to Harry,
A car in a Whomping Willow tree.

On the second day of Wizard Christmas I gave to Harry,
Two remembralls,

On the third day of Wizard Christmas I gave to Harry,
Three pints of Butterbeer,

On the fourth day of Wizard Christmas I gave to Harry,
Four fake wands,

On the fifth day of Wizard Christmas I gave to Harry,
Five bags of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans!

On the sixth day of Wizard Christmas I gave to Harry,
Six Quidditch posters,

On the seventh day of Wizard Christmas I gave to Harry,
Seven Quidditch players,

On the eighth day of Wizard Christmas I gave to Harry,
Eight Firebolt brooms,

On the ninth day of Wizard Christmas I gave to Harry,
Nine Chocolate frogs,

On the tenth day of Wizard Christmas I gave to Harry,
Ten socks for Dobby,

On the eleventh day of Wizard Christmas I gave to Harry,
Eleven boggarts in a wardrobe,

On the twelfth day of Wizard Christmas I gave to Harry,
Twelve pots of polyjuice potion,

 

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A while back, I wrote this Middle Earth version:

On the first day of Middle Earth Christmas, my hobbit gave to me,
One ring to rule them all.

On the second day of Middle Earth Christmas, my hobbit gave to me,
Two wizards dueling,

On the third day of Middle Earth Christmas, my hobbit gave to me,
Three stone trolls,

On the fourth day of Middle Earth Christmas, my hobbit gave to me,
Four riddles in the dark,

On the fifth day of Middle Earth Christmas, my hobbit gave to me,
Five Lembas cakes!

On the sixth day of Middle Earth Christmas, my hobbit gave to me,
Six Palantirs,

On the seventh day of Middle Earth Christmas, my hobbit gave to me,
Seven pipes of pipeweed,

On the eighth day of Middle Earth Christmas, my hobbit gave to me,
Eight horses of Rohan,

On the ninth day of Middle Earth Christmas, my hobbit gave to me,
Nine members of the Fellowship,

On the tenth day of Middle Earth Christmas, my hobbit gave to me,
Ten Ents a’walking,

On the eleventh day of Middle Earth Christmas, my hobbit gave to me,
Eleven elves a’singing,

On the twelfth day of Middle Earth Christmas, my hobbit gave to me,
Twelve bouquets of Elanor,

So here is your chance to let your child’s creative juices flow! It can be anything they want – a Channukah version, or Kwanza or whatever winter holiday you celebrate. Or maybe a favorite tv show or fairy tales – let your imaginations run wild!

Download your 12_Days_of_Christmas_Song_Sheet here

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