Teaching the instrument separately from the bow can be tricky since beginners are often dying to use their bow right away. Play games and allow students to earn their "bowing license." This editable document features four bowing licenses for cello on one page. You can edit the name of the school to be your own. You can copy and laminate to pass out to students. In my school students must make 100 perfect pencil bow holds before earning their bowing license.