You’ve Been Jingled!
At Busy Bee, we’ve had tremendous interest in the Halloween tradition of “Booing” and many, many visitors have come to our site in search of a “booing” poem and gift suggestions! This has been so exciting for us that we decided to create Busy Bee’s very own Christmas version of “You’ve Been Booed!” Since this is truly our own innovation, you will definitely be the first on your block to extend the fun and fellowship of “booing” to the Christmas season!
How it Works
“You’ve Been Jingled” works the same way as its Halloween counterpart – you and your children will need to choose two neighborhood families as recipients of a secret treat. Each of the two gift bags will need a copy of a “Jingling” poem and an “I’ve Been Jingled” sign for the front door or window. Once again, watching the “jingling” spread across your town will be half of the fun!
For your “jingling” poem, we’d love you to use our latest new brain storm, A Jingling Poem. A short set of instructions is listed after the poem. As for the “I’ve Been Jingled” sign, a cute printable outline of a bell can be found on these Christmas Coloring Pages. Print it out on colored paper and have your children cut it out and decorate it with crayons and stickers.
The Treat Bags
Filling the treat bags at this fun time of year will be a breeze! Use red or green gift bags and add specialty items like hot cocoa mix, candy canes, a classic Christmas DVD, stickers or other cute dollar store finds! You can really promote the “jingling” theme by attaching a bell to the handles of the bag with a ribbon! A fun way to do this is if you are using a small paper bag without handles is to fold about 1 inch of the top of the bag over, punch two holes through both layers, and tie the ribbon holding the bells through the holes. This will attach the bells and hold the bag closed.
Give Jingling a Try!
We hope that this bright new idea will spark a spirit of sharing and surprise in your neighborhood this season! Will you “jingle” someone this December? We’d love to know!
Please share your “Jingling” stories with us!