These printable Hand Bell songs are the perfect companion to your Hand Bell sets. Large, color-coded notes will make playing the hand bells easy for all ages!
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Classic Hand Bell Songs
A few years ago, my friend brought some hand bells and music sheets to our 3rd Advent Talent Night. (Don’t know what advent night is? It’s one of our all time favorite Christmas traditions because it helps us slow down and focus on what’s important!) Our memorable Advent Night ended with our entire group singing Christmas songs while playing hand bells. It was spiritual, fun, and definitely brought the Christmas spirit.
And that’s when we became hooked with hand bells! You see, I’m not one with great musical talent. But hand bells, that I can do!
Anyone can play the hand bells, unless you are color blind, I suppose.
I talked all about our Christmas Hand Bells songs here , but so many of you requested Hand Bell songs for year-round play! I’m happy to report that a Classic songs version is now available!
First, Let’s Talk Inexpensive Hand Bell Sets
When I started looking into hand bell sets, I was surprised to see so many options out there.
You can go with a full spectrum of notes such as one like this:
or a slightly-smaller version such as this one:
I knew that for our purposes of playing Hand bells at Christmas time and sometimes throughout the year, a simple 8-note hand bell set would work just fine. As in, we weren’t going to become famous Hand Bell choirs any time soon.
So I found this inexpensive hand bell set on Amazon and after a few years of use, I’m still very satisfied with our investment:
Why I liked this set:
- The hand bells are metal
- There are no repeat colors used. Some sets have 2 different reds instead of white, and I thought that would be too confusing!
- It’s very inexpensive- only around $25!
Where to Get Hand Bell Music
Once I got our colored Hand Bell set the next step was to create posters with all the songs we would want to play.
Our first Advent Night, my husband and I were hand coloring circles on large posters literally minutes before our Sing-a-long started. And then we ran out of space and we messed up on colors, so that first night didn’t go as smooth.
I knew there had to be a better way!
So I started searching for Christmas Hand Bell music online and couldn’t find any song sheets that were already made, simple to read and follow, or that matched with the colors used on my hand bells. And the few options I did find were expensive to invest in.
So I created our own Hand Bell Song Sheets.
I’m so excited to be able to share them with you who are in my same predicament or looking for some easy-to-follow hand bells song sheets.
Here’s what they look like!
Unlike other song sheets out there, these Hand Bell Songs include:
- Color-coded notes above each word/syllable.
- The note is also listed in case your hand bell set uses different colors or you want to play along on a different instrument.
- The text is large! And the lyrics are included.
- The printables can be printed in poster size (24 x 36) or letter size (8.5 x 11), depending on what you need them for.
- There is a color key in the corner to let you know which notes are needed at a quick glance!
Hand Bell Fun
Hand Bells are fun for so many occasions like:
- Family parties
- Music Time at Church
- Singing at rest homes or hospitals
- Preschool groups
- School choirs/programs
Classic Hand Bell Songs Printables
If you’re looking for hand bell music, I’ve got you covered!
You can grab an inexpensive PDF Classics Hand Bell Music Book from my Etsy shop here. There are 6 songs, easy enough for beginners.
- Happy Birthday
- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
- Row Row Row Your Boat
- Old McDonald Had a Farm
- The Muffin Man
- Mary Had a Little Lamb