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
I’m new in the calling and have a great big primary!
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.
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.
I need help making a melody map for If I were a Shepard. I’m new at this and have never made one. Not sure I get how to make one.