Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell Printable

I created a free printable Christmas theme emergent reader based on the popular book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell by Lucille Colandro.

old lady who swallowed a bell printable
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Printable Christmas Emergent Reader

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell by Lucille Colandro is a fun book to read aloud in your preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten classroom.

This printable book offers repetitive text to support emergent readers. Younger children can use it to retell the story or practice book handling skills and concepts of print.

Click on the picture below to get your copy!

little old lady who swallowed a bell printable book

How to Assemble the Emergent Reader

To assemble this book make copies and arrange the pages in order. Next, staple the pages on the left and cut down the middle to create two books at once.

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The graphics in this printable book are licensed from Scrappin Doodles.

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About Vanessa Levin

Vanessa is the creator of Pre-K Pages and author of the book A Fabulous First Year and Beyond: A Practical Guide for Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers. She has more than two decades of teaching experience and enjoys helping kids and teachers through her professional development sessions. Follow Vanessa on Facebook, Google +, Twitter and Pinterest.


  1. Candice Evans says:

    Thank you so much for creating the free printable book for The Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bell! My students love making their own little books and reading them to each other. It is hard to find free holiday ones! Thanks again!

    • Thanks for stopping by Candice! I’m glad you can use the printable book with your class, enjoy!

    This was a wonderful surprise to a fun, long, hectic day!!
    Thank you for making my day!!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!!

    • Thanks for stopping by Lora, so glad you can use the book with your class. I hope tomorrow is less hectic :)

  3. We will truly enjoy the retelling and making of our own books… you have extended the story….thank you from the students in small Saskatchewan community.

    • Thanks for stopping by from Saskatchewan Jenny. It’s exciting to know these resources are being used all over the world! I hope your students like the book :)

  4. Katie Yeh says:

    These are AWESOME! i just found you pinterest, and am your newest follower :) I am a speech pathologist, mama and blogger and I host a linky party on Thursdays…to bring parents and educators together to share free or nearly free educational lessons and activities, I’d love for you to come check it out :) Link up if you’d like, or just browse the other great activity ideas!


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