Thursday, December 19, 2013

Jingle Bells...lyrics, music, a game and some crafts

JINGLE BELLS

 The song that we now know as Jingle Bells was originally titled "One Horse Open Sleigh". It was written in 1857 by James Lord Pierpont. 
The chorus and the first verse are the most sung and best known part of the song.

Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob tails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh





The song has also inspired many illustrators. You can find an illustrated version of Jingle Bells that calls to you and your child. 















 Related Activites:

Make Jingle Bells.....


These simple bells made of egg cartons, pipe cleaners and jingle bells were found at Fantastic Fun and Learning.com check here for full directions












 For a fancy wearable Jingle Bell Bracelet, use almost the same materials minus the egg carton and add a few fancy pipe cleaners. Spoonful .com has directions for three versions including the one below:


Play Bell Horses a fun musical game (Click here to see earlier post)



 Here are a couple of versions of Jingle Bells. The first version is very simple for kids to learn.







The kids will enjoy color this music sheet:
found at thegraphicsfairy.com

2 comments:

Jeba Qpt said...

I like this song.Thank you. Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh

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