Caitie is sharing tips for using the preschool song “Jingle Bells” in the classroom and at home for lots of fun learning with little ones. She has lots of great ideas! And she’ll lead us through the song using gestures – an excellent way to introduce a song to children. “Jingle Bells” is a classic Christmas song all about going on a sleigh ride! It’s filled with the sound of jingle bells and good cheer, making it a perfect song to celebrate the holidays.
Try these ideas in the classroom or at home!
- Shake bells along to the song! If you don’t have bells, use shakers or drums to get into the spirit!
- If you are using bells to play along, you can also try singing the Super Simple Song Jingle Jingle Little Bell for more practice!
- Try singing this song acapella, that means without the music, and each time you sing, try going faster and faster! You can pretend you are in a one-horse open sleigh and tell the horse to giddy up between each verse to go faster!
- Have your students skip around the room pretending to be a horse while playing the song in the background. Turn it into a fun holiday freeze game by stopping and starting the song – when the song stops, all the horses have to freeze until the song comes back on again.
- This is a great song to play in the background while making Christmas crafts!
- You can also pair this song with a weather theme and use this song to explore snow! You can sing other songs about weather like How’s The Weather? and Over The Deep Blue Sea.