JINGLE BELLSThe 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.
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:
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:
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