This collection of Color Chord-inated holiday songs arranged for bells includes these titles:
Over the River and Through the Wood (chord accompaniment)
Jingle Bells (chord accompaniment)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (chord accompaniment)
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas (chord accompaniment and melody on staff)
Up on the House Top (chord accompaniment and melody on staff).
This set is designed for the most common color system for hand bells and resonator bells, but if your bells/chimes are not color coded (or colored differently), you can simply print out the included labels and attach them to your bells. The color system is as follows: C = red, D = orange, E = yellow, F = green, G = turquoise, A = royal/dark blue, and B = magenta. Detailed instructions and Color Chord-inated staff and chord charts are also included. These slides may be projected or color printed. The large-note pages can be printed to create posters, and the condensed pages are great for individual copies or smooth performance using a projector.
The chordal arrangements are designed to enable students to sing while accompanying themselves. The melodies on the staff are simple and may be played as an instrumental stand-alone piece or as an instrumental interlude combined with singing and chords. Melodies can also be played by one group (on bells or recorders) while another group plays the chords.
Give one bell to each student and explore the chords, helping them identify which chords their notes belong to and when they should and should not play. Practice individual chords to a steady beat; then practice chord changes and add singing. If you have resonator bells (individual tone bells) that are not color coded, you can apply colored stickers to the resonator boxes.
You might also be interested in these similar materials:
Color Chord-inated CHRISTMAS CAROLS for Bells or Boomwhackers
Rhymes and Chimes for Christmas Time
Jolly Old St. Nicholas Musi-Kit
Up on the Housetop Musi-Kit
Jingle Bells Musi-Kit for Bells/Boomwhacker, Recorder, and or Uke