My Heavenly Father Loves Me – Hand Bells

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

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

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My Heavenly Father Loves Me
Hand Bells

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

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.

I use this 8-piece Hand Bell set. It was affordable (the name brand ones are double the price!!) and they have worked great! While it doesn’t include the sharps/flats, it’s a great set that works for a lot of songs!

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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 hand bell 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!

My Heavenly Father Loves Me
Hand Bells 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 hand bell charts are now lost!

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I have since created my own Hand Bell Music Note Cards that make it easy to make Hand Bell 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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