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Holiday Bells
(Following Directions)


At Circle Time, play a holiday song as children pass around a bell. Stop the music at intervals and ask the child holding the bell to follow your directions. "Ring the bell three times" or "Hold the bell over your head" or... As students become more proficient, try offering some two-step directions such as "Walk to the wall and ring the bell one time." Reinforce with students how important it is to have the sense of hearing.


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