The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

The giving tree is book that could be read to classes from kindergarten to 2nd grade. I think it would be appropriate to read around Christmas and discuss the heart of giving. It is important to teach children that giving is more important than receiving, and for the activity the children could draw names and each make something special that they will give to that person. This will inspire children to be more giving during this holiday season and it could be a change from the regular holiday party to something special they will cherish.