Learning With Jingle Bells — Learn & Link With Linky

 

 

I was going through some craft goodies the other day in my closet and found a bunch of different size jingle bells. Instead of putting them back in the box I decided to use them as a learning tool for my three year old son.

 

jinglebell button

 

Materials:

Different size jingle bells

Spoons or tongs

Tray with holes (the tray I used is a tray a set of the bells came in)

Large bowl with dividers

Pipe cleaners

Containers with tops

Other containers

jingle bell transfer

 There are so many things you can do:

Transfer the bells into different containers

Separate the bells by size

Separate by sound

Separate by color

Match the bells

Put out flash cards and have the child match the amount of bells to the number

Make musical instruments with the bells

Toothpicks

Play-Doh

jingle bell musicWith the medium sized jingle bells threaded through pipe cleaners he shook them and made his own music. Plus he put them in a container and closed the lid and shook them and sang jingle bells. 

jingle bell thread

 Finally I molded Play-doh in a line and stuck toothpicks in it and he balanced the bells on the toothpicks.

I thought the jingle bells would be a fun way to learn and yet play – sure enough he liked it!

 

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Comments

  1. These are some great activities for the Christmas season that kids can do with jingle bells! Of course, I think mom will need a ton of patience for the noise level:)

  2. I love this. My 3 year old would get such a kick out of playing these learning games.

  3. So cute! I love all the different things you can do with these jingle bells!

  4. That is such a creative idea! I’ll be sure to pass it along to my friends with little ones at home! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Wow! That’s such a cool idea! We need to do something like that.

  6. Great way to keep the kddos entertained.

  7. This looks like a great sensory project. I’ve been hearing a lot about doing things like these with autistic kids to help them with sensory problems. How fun!

  8. Love those ideas! Wish I had some bells to bring out for my girls, I know that they would love all those activities ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I had my Tot do a sorting activity with jingle bells, too! Love your other activities!

  10. I love all those ideas to use the bells with a young one. Anything sensory based is great for those ages.

  11. Way to get really creative and find ways to expand the kids imaginations and increase motor skills.

  12. Great lesson.
    I have a 3 year old too.
    He loves sorting and counting!

  13. What a great way to keep in tune with the holidays LOL and to have your son practice sorting and sizing–he just thought it was fun and it was but he was also learning in the process-thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Thanks for all the great ways to play with bells.

  15. What great learning ideas. These would be great for my daycare kids and my 4 year old.

  16. What a cute way to keep a child entertained! My kids always loved anything that made noise!

  17. How fun is this?! I bet my nieces and nephews would love this! Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Holidays! xo xo

  18. Love the idea! So cute! Will be using this idea with my younger nephews! they will love it!

  19. Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I
    to find It really useful & it helped me out a lot. I’m hoping
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    as you helped me.

  20. Saving this thread!
    With December just around the corner these activities will come in handy ๐Ÿ™‚

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