Jingle Bell Sorting

Jingle Bell Sorting 500x333 Jingle Bell Sorting


Big Brother woke up with a fever, so we stayed in our PJ’s all day, read lots of books, and watched entirely too much TV (which is what you’re supposed to do on “sick days”, right?!?!).  Although I don’t like seeing my babies sick, having a day at home and having nothing we had to do was a welcome relief to our busy week.  It also proved to be a great day to do a few simple yet fun activities!

We had lots of fun with the bag of jingle bells, sent to us compliments of CraftProjectIdeas.com.  This is a great activity for a variety of reasons–first of all, it encourages cognitive development through the process of sorting the colors of bells.  Secondly, we used tongs and tweezers to pick up the bells which was definitely an exercise in fine motor control.

Here’s what you’ll need:  jingle bells, tongs or tweezers, and an empty egg carton (or other divided container).  

IMG 7152 500x333 Jingle Bell Sorting

1.  Put your bells into a shallow dish and your egg carton to the side of it.


IMG 7154 500x333 Jingle Bell Sorting

2.  Give your child the tweezers/tongs and let him get started sorting the bells by color by picking them up and placing them in the egg carton.



IMG 7160 500x333 Jingle Bell Sorting




IMG 7159 500x333 Jingle Bell Sorting

Notice the placement of his fingers…this is a great pre-writing exercise to help build those little muscles in the hands!   


IMG 7157 500x333 Jingle Bell Sorting



IMG 7163 500x333 Jingle Bell Sorting

Little Brother wanted to get in on the action as well.


IMG 7164 500x333 Jingle Bell Sorting

Little Sneak…he apparently abandoned the tweezers and began using his fingers (which I didn’t realize until I was looking at this picture)!

What is your favorite thing to do with jingle bells?  Stay tuned…Monday I’ll be sharing a fun and simple craft using jingle bells!  

*Please note:  This activity is not for children under three.  These small bells are a choking hazard.  If you have older siblings and children under three in your house, use caution when doing this activity with the older children and be sure that there are no loose bells lying on the ground.


  1. says

    This week must have been national TV week. Yesterday I let the kids watch TV for hours so I could get my Christmas calendars finished and ordered (finally done, hooray!). Anyway, cute idea for my 3-y-o when we get back to normal. (Hopefully soon. I think all our brains are a bit mushy.) :)

  2. Kristina says

    We love jingle bells! We painted with them and played a game with them last week! Love your simple and fun sorting activity. Those are always a hit!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>