Educating Children About Gift Giving

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Dec 10, 2014 8:50:26 AM

Teaching Kids About Making Gift Lists,

Creating Handmade Gifts,

Giving Gifts To Others,

And Donating Gifts To The Needy

Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 12.52.24 PMKids and teens can practice their writing skills by makings lists, and writing cards and stories. They can also create a plan to help charities and others during the holiday season.

Create Lists

This text picture was taken from List-O-Mania by Harriet Ziefert.

Students can make a list of their holiday wishes.

Writing Ideas List

  • List of holiday wishes
  • Gift giving list
  • List of things that we can do for others
  • Recipe lists
  • Shopping list (use this to save money)
  • Gratitude list

 

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List-O-Mania
by Harriet Ziefert (author), Simms Taback (illustrator) © 2011
ISBN: 9781609052232
What kid wouldn’t be interested in a book that’s all about everything they like, wish for, think about, do, dream, fear, aspire to, etc. Less demanding and more fun than a journal, this is a catalyst for self-discovery, a means of expanding writing proficiency and a terrific gift. Discover, explore, comment, rate, remember, wish, plan – and make lists!

Families Can Create Handmade Gifts

Making gifts by hand saves money and inspires creativity! Families can spend precious bonding time together creating projects that can be given for presents. These crafty titles help to turn trash into treasure.

thumbCool Paper Projects: Creative Ways to Upcycle Your Trash into Treasure
by Pam Scheunemann (author) © 2013
ISBN: 9781614802518
Get crafty and help save the planet too! With easy step-by-step instructions Cool Paper Projects offers kids a chance to get creative by turning their trash into handmade treasures. All projects feature common everyday paper items to reuse in a fun new way. From woven paper bookmarks to scrap paper curtains, kids will love making useful crafts and helping the environment.

thumb-1Cool Odds and Ends Projects: Creative Ways to Upcycle Your Trash into Treasure
by Pam Scheunemann (author) © 2013
ISBN: 9781614802501
Get crafty and help save the planet too! With easy step-by-step instructions Cool Odds and Ends Projects offers kids a chance to get creative by turning their trash into handmade treasures. All projects feature common everyday items to reuse in a fun new way. From swirly CD art to game piece jewelry, kids will love making useful crafts and helping the environment.

thumb-2Cool Fabric Projects: Creative Ways to Upcycle Your Trash into Treasure
by Pam Scheunemann (author) © 2013
ISBN: 9781614802471
Get crafty and help save the planet too! With easy step-by-step instructions Cool Fabric Projects offers kids a chance to get creative by turning their trash into handmade treasures. All projects feature common everyday fabric items to reuse in a fun new way. From earbud wire covers to cool coiled baskets, kids will love making useful crafts and helping the environment.

Books That Teach About Giving And Inspire Gratitude

Readers have the opportunity to enjoy these titles about stories of giving and gratitude. These books offer a great opportunity to build student’s moral values as well as enrich student’s vocabulary and content knowledge. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these delightful and engaging texts at www.biguniverse.com

thumb-4Priceless Gifts
by Martha Hamilton (author), Mitch Weiss (author), John Kanzler (illustrator) © 2007
ISBN: 9780874837889
A humorous retelling of an Italian tale in which a Genoese merchant, richly rewarded for solving an irritating problem for the king of the Spice Islands, causes a greedy rival to try and gain a fortune in the same way.Connecting To The Common Core State Standards

freeclipart appleThe Common Core State Standards clearly outline what is expected of students at each grade level, for students in the United States. The Common Core State Standards can be found at www.corestandards.org/

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.7
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.Key Ideas and Details:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.1

Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.3
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

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