A Child’s Prayer – Handbells

If you are looking for another way to review A Child’s Prayer, I created a handbell chart using the guitar chords.  It will provide a fun challenge to have the primary split into 2 groups singing the different verses all while having a bell choir play!  Make sure to check out my lesson plan for teaching this song HERE.
**A few notes about the 1st page – this is the introduction ONLY and is not to be played once the song repeats for the next verses.  In the first box (B flat) you come in on count 1 and hold for 4 counts, same with the 2nd box (E flat).  Then for the 3rd box (F) you hold for 8 counts (2 measures).  Clear as Mud?
The word prompts are in each box for the 1st / 2nd verses.  I hope it makes sense.  I always print mine on white card stock and place in sheet protectors.  If you find any mistakes, PLEASE let me know!

Check out a demonstration video using these charts here (although I have to admit, I got off on the introduction – sorry about that!):

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If you are knew to using handbells, check out my Using Handbells in Primary post HERE.  If there’s one prop I would suggest you use in primary, it would be these!!  These are so fun especially to use at Christmas time – which is right around the corner!!

I also have a post for making your own handbell chart HERE or making your own handbell charts using chords HERE (which is what I’ve done on this song).  I also go into detail about how to use the chord charts at this post.
Make sure to check out all of my handbell charts by scrolling through all my posts HERE.

Check out this quick tutorial video for accessing the Resource Library:

These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > A Child’s Prayer.


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2 thoughts on “A Child’s Prayer – Handbells”

  1. Hi Camille, im in NZ and i just love love love your hand bell demonstrations. However, i brought mine off amazon as the ones that you suggested to get, apparently we cannot get here at the moment as it does not ship to NZ. Anyways, my question is with a childs prayer, can i use the orange hand bell to be played for the light orange hand bell as i only have the orange one?

    Again thank you so much for all the lesson plans for music and also for sharing your talent, you do not know how much this has helped me in my calling which i just got called to.

    1. Hi Luisa!

      The light orange handbell is a sharp note (#) so you can’t play the regular orange bell when the light orange bell should be played. It won’t sound right if you do that. So I’d suggest you just omit all the sharp notes entirely on this chart, or see if you can get the 5-note extension bell set that has all the sharp notes. There are a lot of sharps (all the notes with the # sign) in this chart. You’d be omitting a lot of notes if you don’t have the 5-note extension set. I hope that clarifies.


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