Each Christmas, I purchase a book or small gift for each of my students. Rather than just passing them out, I like to use this poem to make it more fun and build anticipation.
•I have my students choose a wrapped present and sit in a large circle. I read this poem and as I read they pass their presents to either the LEFT or RIGHT depending on the poem. At the end of the poem, they open the present they are holding. Since each student receives the same gift, it does not matter which package they end with.
•I hope your students enjoy this! Please leave me a comment in the ratings of how it goes with your students!