We are preparing to sing in sacrament meeting Easter Sunday. We will be learning the primary song Hosanna
this week in singing time using handbells. You can find more information on where I purchased my handbells and how I use them HERE
Download and print my chart at my Resource Library. Instructions for accessing it is at the bottom of this post. I printed mine on white card stock. Note that this is NOT the melody!
The bells will occupy most of the time. I will do a quick (like 5 minutes) to learn the song using information from A Children’s Songbook Companion before I pull out the bells:
I’ll write on the chalkboard the word “Hosanna” and we’ll define it (I defined it HERE
when we learned Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus
). Then I’ll have the words posted (find words to this song and others HERE
) and have everyone listen as the teachers and I sing the song. I’ll ask them to tell me how many times we sing “Hosanna” . Then we’ll sing it again and the kids will only sing the word “Hosanna.”
We’ll then listen for 4 “-ing” words [RING, KING, SING, BRING] and write them on the chalkboard under “Hosanna.” Then we’ll sing the song together.
After it’s been quickly learned, I’ll pass out bells and hopefully everyone will be able to get a few turns.
As for performing it in Sacrament meeting, I will assign a few kids to ring bells. I usually pick from Sr. Primary and I’ll try to pick those that haven’t performed yet.
I’ve also created a YouTube video of me using this chart. Play along on the handbells or simply learn how my chart works! You can check it out here: