First, print the four templates below on paper of the color listed, or see the sample craft shown to the right.

Bell (yellow paper)
Holly (green paper)
Links for Chain (red paper)
Links for Chain (green paper)

For younger preschool children:
(1 to 3 years old)
   Before class, cut out the "Bell" and "Holly" pieces and glue them together.  Tape a sturdy loop of ribbon to the back of the "Bell."  Also, cut out the "Chain" and construct it with tape except for the top link (December 25).
   During class, have children add three or four red "dot" stickers for berries.  They may then decorate the "Bell" with Christmas stickers.  Finally, help them to attach the "Chain" to the "Bell" with the top link (December 25).

For older preschool children:
(4 and 5 years old)
   Before class, cut out the "Chain" and construct it with tape except for the top link (December 25).  Also, cut out the "Holly" pieces.
   During class, allow the children to cut out their own "Bell" with safety scissors.  Have them glue the "Holly" pieces to the "Bell."
   Next, allow the children to add three or four red "dot" stickers for berries.  They may then decorate the "Bell" with Christmas stickers.
   Finally, tape a sturdy loop of ribbon to the back of the "Bell." and help them to attach the "Chain" to the "Bell" with the top link (December 25).

For early grade school children:
(6 and 7 years old)
   During class, allow the children to cut out the "Bell" and "Holly" pieces and glue them together.  After cutting is complete, tape a sturdy loop of ribbon to the back of the "Bell."  Also, let them cut out the "Chain" and construct it with tape except for the top link (December 25).
   Have children add three or four red "dot" stickers for berries.  They may then decorate the "Bell" with Christmas stickers.  Finally, allow them to attach the "Chain" to the "Bell" with the top link (December 25).

   When parents come, ask them to help their children remove one link each day and read the Bible verse to them.  Explain that there are twelve links and that the first link is removed on December 14.
Christmas Advent Bell
Teaching Tips

Take your shoes off when teaching younger preschool children because little hands and feet are everywhere on the floor

Wear clothes that can tolerate  messes!

Be positive and look for the best in your children
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