Egg Cup Bells: Cut out the egg cups from cardboard egg cartons. Place newspapers on a table and give each child several egg cups, some tempera paint, and a paint brush. Let the children paint their egg cups, first on the inside and then on the outside. When the paint has dried, poke pipe cleaners through the centers of the cups. Make a hook out of the top half of each pipe cleaner and roll the bottom half up inside the cup to make a bell clapper. (Variataion: Before inserting the pipe cleaners, have the children dip the rims of their painted egg cups into glue, then into silver glitter.)
Count the Rings: Number ten index cards from 1 to 10. Give each child a bell. Let the children practice ringing their bells. Then hold up one of the numbered cards. Ask the children to identify the number on the card and have them count as they ring their bells that many times.
Ring the Bells: (Sung to: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat")
Ring, ring, ring the bells,
Ring them all around.
Ring them loud
Then ring them soft.
Now don't make a sound.