Help children think of services they could provide for others. At home, they might dry the dishes each night for a week, dust, or help sort the laundry. Children can present these "gifts" in the form of coupons to family members or neighbors. See our sampling of winter holiday gift coupons that students can use to give gifts of caring.
Share a Song, Too
After teaching students an age-appropriate holiday song (s), invite them to go caroling. You might take children to a community nursing home or to visit others in your school such as your principal, reading specialist, or school nurse.
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