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Ding Dong Ding Dong Christmas Bells

by on Dec 17th, 2010

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Ding dong, ding dong…. Can you hear the Christmas bells? We’ve had so many activities lined up for the holidays that we no longer knew what do to first and how to make each activity a unique experience for the kids. First, we thought of using cups for the bells and decided to let them paint the cups and decorate them with sequins or craft punch. However, we recently did this in our Christmas tree making activity. So we had to think of something else. We did just that!

What you will need

  • Papercups
  • Glue and water
  • Paint brush
  • Glitter powder or sand
  • Bell
  • Yarn

Teacher’s Preparation:

Tie the small bell to the yarn and insert the other end of the yarn into the bottom of the cup. You can also do this AFTER the kids sprinkle the glitter but it will be a lot more difficult and messy. So better do it before.

Prepare the glue and water mixture. There doesn’t have to be too much glue because the glitter can easily stick. 3/4 water and 1/4 glue is enough.

Kids’ Turn

Step 1: Paint the cup with the glue and water mixture. Some kids will need your help in doing this.

Step 2: Sprinkle glitter powder all over the cup

Step 3: Let it dry and do the Jingle Bell Rock! We added ribbons using colored paper to label their names.

We hung them outside our classroom, along the corridors! Aren’t they lovely? :)


Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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