While rummaging around, looking for Christmas songs using the half note (for 2nd grade) I found, duh, "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas".
As usual, I created a Power Point.
First, the students read the lyrics.
Then, we add the rhythms, showing the quarter notes tied together.
Then, I present the half note.
Lastly, the students will add jingle bells to the half note. We also practice "skating" or "gliding" around while doing this.
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas