Activity time: 10 minutes
Materials for Activity
- A copy of the story, Passing the Gift Along
- Optional: "The Gift of Giving" coloring sheet, and crayons
Preparation for Activity
- Read the story and prepare to read or tell it to the group.
- Optional: Print the coloring sheet and copy for all participants. Place coloring sheets and crayons where children can use them when invited but will not be distracted beforehand.
Description of Activity
Gather the children in a comfortable circle and read or tell the story.
Offer children the opportunity to color the illustration provided for “The Gift of Giving” to engage different learning styles and to help children focus on or relate to the story. A coloring activity can be a "preview" of a story. It can work as a quiet activity to help children physically settle. You might use it afterward to help the group recall and respond to the story.