Provide each child with a small box (jewelry size). Help each child wrap the box in a colorful floral print. Tie a matching ribbon around the box and attach this little rhyme:
My gift to you is in this box.
It's a gift you cannot see.
Although you can't unwrap it
You'll know that it's from me.
Always keep it close to you
And keep the ribbon tied.
Smile when you look at it.
It has my love inside.
(Child's name goes here.)
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