THIS GIVEAWAY HAS OFFICIALLY ENDED! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR ENTERING! RESULTS WILL BE POSTED SOON!! WINNERS WERE ANNOUNCED HERE.
I’m SO excited to be introducing Merry Bells to the singing time community! I’ve recently teamed up with Brad, the owner of a new Utah-based handbell company, to help bring his product to you!
While we’re on the subject of resources for singing time, make sure you’ve checked out my Music Bag that I’m selling! Next to the bells, it will be your favorite go-to item in your primary closet!! Details are HERE.
If you know me, you know how much my primary and I LOVE the bells! I think they provide great movement and repetition when learning and reviewing songs. Not to mention that the kids absolutely love to play them! I have TONS of posts HERE if you want to see how I use them in primary.
Merry Bells has taken handbell playing to an entirely new level! Brad’s created 4 DVD’s that contain TONS of songs including Patriotic, Children’s, Christmas and NOW Primary! All you have to do is hit “play” as the DVD does all the work! The kids follow along with the DVD to play the songs. Easy!!
The best part is there is only 1 set of bells to buy! Merry Bells were created so all the songs on the DVD’s can be played with ONE basic set, so no sharps needed! Don’t worry if you already own a Kidsplay brand of bells – Merry Bells match up almost perfectly with them. (The difference is a white handbell on the Merry Bells set which is not on the Kidsplay brand. The white handbell is simply the other red C octave handbell. So if you don’t have a white handbell, the white note on the DVD’s can be played by the red bell- an easy solution!). Going forward, my handbell charts will now have the white note as the octave C because I prefer the 2 notes be different colors.
If you do eventually want to get the additional sets of handbells (including the sharps and octaves), Merry Bells are perfect as your basic set, then you can add on with the Kidsplay brand. Which is what I would recommend!
My family has been enjoying Merry Bells handbells and DVD’s on our TV and I’ve been enjoying not having to be the one leading them!! I actually get to play along now too! Merry Bells are not only great for primary, but you can use them for large gatherings, reunions, play groups, school, the sky’s the limit! Also, with the primary program quickly approaching, these would make for the PERFECT after-the-program singing time activity!
The Merry Bells quality equals, if not exceeds that of the Kidsplay brand (just compare the box they come in for starters!) so these are not a low-quality handbell – all for the same price as the other brand. Not to mention, you are supporting a local member of the church instead of Amazon ;).
You can check out Merry Bells website and shop HERE. But before you shop, you might be interested in my giveaway! Merry Bells is giving Camille’s Primary Ideas readers a chance to win the following items:
The grand prize winner will receive a set of handbells, including all 4 DVD’s (a Christmas DVD comes with each set of handbells!).
Another winner will receive a set of handbells which includes the Christmas DVD.
Another winner will receive the 4 DVD’s including Children’s, Christmas, Primary & Patriotic songs!
Then a winner will receive a Christmas Songs DVD:
Another winner will receive the Children’s Songs DVD:
Another winner will receive the Patriotic Songs DVD:
And lastly, another winner will receive the Primary Songs DVD:
LOTS of chances to win!!
To enter, all you have to do is head over to my YouTube channel HERE, subscribe, then come back here, leave a comment with your name, email address and tell me your favorite lesson plan you’ve taught. Simple enough?
Giveaway starts now and ends Monday morning as soon as I get around to ending it ;)! Winners will be chosen at random. After the giveaway, even if you don’t win, I’ll have a discount coupon code available for all Camille’s Primary Ideas readers!
A HUGE thanks to Merry Bells!!
**If you win and live outside the Continental United States, you will be asked to pay for shipping via PayPal before your item ships. If you decide you don’t want to pay shipping, another entry will be given the opportunity to win!!
DISCLAIMER: I receive a small commission for sales I refer to Merry Bells. All opinions expressed are my own but I cannot recommend them enough!