Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Jingle Bells

I have two grandsons who are easily entertained when I sing to them. They're the only audience I ever have who truly appreciate my talent!

And I do enjoy singing to them. I frequently work my way through a repertoire that includes nursery rhymes such as Do You know the Muffin Man? and Sing a Song of Sixpence, to show and movie tunes like Zip-a-Dee-Do-Dah, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - or Dociousaliexpiousdicfragicalifupus - backward, of course!

But I digress.

Christmas is a season that allows me to offer them new musical delights: Up on the Housetop, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Silent Night, Deck the Halls, White Christmas and of course, Jingle Bells

To make the music interactive, I made a ring of bells that can be worn on the wrist, or just shaken. I raided my craft bin for several sizes of bells, and carefully hand-sewed them to a small circle made of 1/4"-wide knit elastic. 
The bells have been a hit. Small children have even be known to break out in spontaneous dancing!

Sometimes us Nanas can be pretty talented.


  1. You are so smart! I'll have to try this with my little girls tomorrow!

  2. I love how having grandchildren can give us the excuse to be children ourselves! The little ones must love your jingle bells. Great idea!

  3. You hold them captive because of the love in your voice, and you are singing great children's songs! Your jingle bell ringers are something we had made for our Kindergarten class, they love the musical interaction, and it helps to teach rhythm, although most kids love to move to the music, don't they?
    How sweet, my Word Verification is "ablessed"
    Happy post, and Merry Christmas! :-}pokey


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