Ideas to teach Christmas Songs for Primary Children

Christmas

The Shepherd’s Carol

Shepherd’s Carol: Older Children – two ideas to teach the song

Shepherd’s Carol: Younger Children – two ideas to teach the song

Picture a Christmas

Picture a Christmas:  Older Children – two ideas to teach the song

Picture a Christmas: Younger Children – two ideas to teach the song

Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus

Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus: Older Children – two ideas to teach the song

Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus: Younger Children – two ideas to teach the song

Ideas using Handbells for Traditional Carols

Away in a Manger with handbells.  The chorus is a duet.

The First Noel with handbells

Angels We Have Heard on High

3 Responses

    • Sharla Dance

      Dear Colleen,
      When I only had 8 bells, my friend had bought another set, so we had 16 in all. I would have 16 children come up and the others were the choir or the drummers. Those 16 children then handed the bells to 16 more, and we would sing it again. By the time we had sung and played it 3 times, 48 children had a chance to play. You might have more children than that, but perhaps it is one idea you might try.

  1. Bonnie Sharp

    Sharla! Thank you so much for sharing all of your ideas. I have used almost all of them this past year and they have been so helpful. We had our primary program a couple weeks ago and they did so well. I had many comments about how good they sounded. I have very little music knowledge and was terrified when I was called to do this calling, but with your help I have found it to be so fun and rewarding.

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