I will have slips of paper under the bells with names of the songs we will be singing.
It doesn't matter what props you use, just as long as the children have one way to choose songs, and another way to choose how they are sung.
How to play:
Choose a class to come up to the front with their teacher. Ask one child from the class to choose a song for their class to sing by picking a song under a bell, and ask another child to choose how they will sing the song by choosing a snowflake. Then have the class "perform" the song that was chosen the way that is written on the snowflake, for the other Primary classes. After the class is finished with their song, move on to the next class until each class has had a turn to perform.
My List of Songs:
- Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus p. 36
- Away in a Manger p. 42
- Once There Was a Snowman p. 249
- Silent Night, Hymns 204
- Scripture Power
- When Joseph Went to Bethlehem p. 38
Ways to sing:
- Pantomime actions
- Sing and Ring (I have enough bells for one class to ring them together)
- Clap-Clap (Clap knees twice, then clap hands once or twice depending on the time signature)
- Live Nativity (Choose class members to be Nativity members while they perform the song.)
- Orchestra (Use bells, chimes, washboard, pan lids, recorders, maracas, rattles, etc. to combines sounds while they sing.)
- Chain (Have the class link elbows and sway back and forth to the music as they sing.)
Do you have any ideas for ways to sing songs reverently? Please comment!