This is a 5-day (13 page) printable packet titled "A Week of Giving", designed to help encourage generosity, appreciation and giving in our students during the holiday season. It is also a fun way to implement different writing skills and have fun disussions. Includes a color and B&W cover also, for printing options.
A Week of Gifts: Plans and Implementation
Day 1: The Gift of the Magi
Day 2: The Gift of Generosity
Day 3: The Gift of Giving
Day 4: The Gift of Appreciation
Day 5: The Gift of Kindness
Day 1: Read “The Gift of the Magi” and complete the page on “theme”, having students choose one of two themes and explain how that theme is shown in the story on the “Gift of the Magi” printable packet page.
Day 2: Read the definition of generosity together. Discuss what it means to be generous. Complete the "Gifts of Generosity" page.
Day 3: After discussion, have students answer the question on the “Gift of Giving” page: If you could GIVE anything to anyone you wanted....what would you give? To who? And why?
Day 4: Introduce the word “appreciation”. Talk about it, think of things they appreciate. Complete the "Gifts of Appreciation" page.
Day 5: This is a wonderful activity to have students be intentional in showing kindness to each other!