|Kids Play Bell Set|
|Pipe Chimes with Color-Coded Ribbon|
I understand that Hobby Lobby has a bell set; however, they are color-coded differently than the Kids Play version. My bell charts are color-coded for Kids Play bells.
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At the bottom of the chart is a key for which bells are used in the song and the number below each color is how many times that bell is played in the song. You could give the older kids two of the bells that only play once or twice so they get to play a little more, e.g. give "D" and "Hi D" to a child and "E" and "Hi C" together to another child. I used the bottom key line of notes to let the kids each play their bell in turn to "warm up". The JR won't always play the song correctly, but, you know what, that is okay; it is a fun learning opportunity for them and they enjoy it. The SR can follow the chart better and sometimes can surprise you on how they sound. At the end of the song, I always let the children ring their bells together several times for extra added fun.
If you are able to get your hands on some bells or pipe chimes, take the opportunity to use them in your Primary. It is a fun activity for the children and gives them exposure to musical instruments.