There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell Printables

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When my kids are little (preschool to prek age) they love having book companion worksheets to go along with the stories we read. It helps to keep them engaged and helps with reading comprehension.

If you are on the hunt for There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell printables to go long with this favorite Christmas story, you have come to the right place. This is a great pack to add to your December lesson plan!

This free Christmas themed book companion pack has three pages.

  • B is for Bell- find and color all of the letter Bs
  • Cotton Swab Painting- use a Qtip to paint the reindeer
  • Big and Small- circle the biggest and mark out the smallest

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What is Q Tip Painting?

It is a very easy way for kids to paint and is a fine motor building activity. It is a great alternative to do a dot painting.

You simply take a Q Tip or cotton swab and dip it into water based paint and dot the paint onto paper to create a picture. Generally there are little circles for you to out your dot. This is also great for sensory skill development.

Cotton swab, or Q Tip painting, is great for building focus and patience as well.

This reindeer cotton swab painting is the perfect activity to accompany the book.

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Listen to There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell Story

If you do not have a copy of this book or you’re not able to read the book, here is a video version of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell by Lucille Colandro. This is the perfect way to enjoy this story as a read aloud.

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Letter Recognition Activity for Preschoolers

B is for Bell is a fun page. Let your preschooler choose their favorite colors and color in al of the letter Bs they can find on the page.

They can use crayons, markers and map pencils.

This is excellent for letter recognition and for fine motor development.

Once you are done reading the story, you can also ask your young learner retell the story and talk about how the bell was used in the storyline.

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Why is Comparing Important to Preschoolers


Learning the difference between big and small is an important skill children should learn. This printable page pulls in some of the story elements from the book and focuses on this skill.

It is important for children to know the concept of size and the differences in sizes. This ties into learning measurements which fosters mathematic concepts.



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