Jingle Bells Christmas Song Worksheet (ESL)

ESL Level: Intermediate

Time Required: 10-15 minutes

Worksheet Downloadjingle-bells-worksheet-esl.docx

Activity Description: Students match pictures with phrases from the Christmas song Jingle Bells.


Activity Execution

  • Explain to students that you are going to sing a Christmas carol. You don’t need to tell them which song it is.
  • Show them the worksheet. Direct their attention to the phrases at the top. Tell them to read a phrase and then write it down to the right of the picture it describes.

I did this with my students yesterday. It worked well. After some time, they realized it was Jingle Bells. Since the pictures are in order of the first stanza of the song, they started singing it from memory to be sure their answers were correct.

Note: The ‘Bells on bobtails ring’ picture is a big dark, but it was the best one I could find online.

Activity Follow-up

Of course, follow this up by giving your students the full lyrics to the song Jingle Bells. Then play the song for them and sing it together.

Worksheet Preview

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Jingle Bell Lyrics

Dashing through the snow,
In a one horse open sleigh
Over the fields we go
Laughing all the way.
bells on bob tail ring
making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing

A sleighing song tonight.

Oh jingle bells jingle bells
jingle all the way!
Oh what fun
it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh, Hey!
Jingle bells jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

A day or two ago
I thought I’d took a ride
And soon Miss Fannie Bright
Seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Miss fortuned seemed his lot
He got into a drifted bank
And we all got upset

Oh jingle bells jingle bells
jingle all the way!
Oh what fun
it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh, Hey!
Jingle bells jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

A day of two ago
The story I must tell
I went out on the snow
And on my back I fell;
A gent was riding by
In a one-horse open sleigh
He laughed a there I sprawling lie
But quickly drove away

Oh jingle bells jingle bells
jingle all the way!
Oh what fun
it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh, Hey!
Jingle bells jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

Jingle all the way.

– Matthew Barton of Englishcurrent.com

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