Here is a way to engage the children with the song “Stand for the Right.”
Hold up a handbell. Explain the rules and boundaries of the handbells briefly. Have the adults in the room help you pass out some handbells. (You won’t need all of them, and you will need two different black handled bells which are the sharps and flats.) Test each color (Only the oranges play. Only the light blues play. Only the black with green play. And so forth.) in both playing and being quiet.
Start to sing the song, and point to the chord (three or four notes playing together at the same time) as you sing.
After the children have played through the song successfully, have them give their bell to someone who has not had a chance to play a bell, or switch colors with someone else. The children really enjoy this activity because it’s fun!
Note: To make these posters, I looked at the guitar chords and cut out a circle in the corresponding bell color for each note used in the different chords.