My Heavenly Father Loves Me Handbells

My Primary group absolutely loves it when I bring in any type of instruments or manipulative – but their favorite just might be handbells!

That might be because I bring handbells in as a special treat just a couple of times a year, or maybe it’s just because handbells are so fun! Either way, we’ll be using handbells to teach My Heavenly Father Loves Me!

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My Heavenly Father Loves Me Handells

The kids love every opportunity to use handbells. This is such a pretty song, that it lends really well to using the handbells.

Have 8 kids come up and each will ring on their specific color. Look for great singers to come up next! This is a great way to work through the song 3-4 times until all (or most) of the kids have had a turn.

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Grab this 8-piece Handell set from Merry Bells. Take 10% off your order with the coupon code PrimarySinging. They are really nice quality they have worked great! While it doesn’t include the sharps/flats, it’s a great set that works for a lot of songs! In fact, they have bell charts for 60 different Primary songs!

If your Primary has mastered ringing the bells on time – you can create a popcorn affect by assigning each row in the Primary room to a different color!

Have them sing only the words that match their handbell color (along with a representative from their row). It can be hard to catch all your words, but it’s a fun challenge they always enjoy trying!

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Handbells Printable Chart

I originally got this hand bell charts from the Handbell Heaven blog — this post! However, that site seems to have completely removed that post as well as removed a lot of their files from the linked Google Drive.

Since that file is now archived, I’ll share the copy I have of it here, below. It’s a shame so many of the handbell charts are now lost!

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I have since created my own Handbell Music Note Cards that make it easy to make Handbell Charts on the fly! Bonus points if you can name that tune!! (Hint: It’s from the Hymn book and we have a iconic ring based on this song!)

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Head over next to see how we’re using a simple scarf pattern to review My Heavenly Father Loves Me!

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