Note to the parent or teacher: This 45- to 60-minute lesson plan covers the objectives “Learn of the blessings and benefits that God gives to those who give to Him and to others” and “Learn to identify ways in which one can show generosity to others.” (Character Building: Values and Virtues: Generosity-1b and e).
Watch “A Christmas Carol.”
Ask the children what the key points were that Scrooge learned.
Watch “God’s Special Gift: The Story of the First Christmas!” starting at 1:13 minutes and finishing at 8:16 minutes. (From 8:32 minutes through 11:08 minutes is an interesting class on the meanings of the names associated with Jesus.)
Talk about the instances of giving found in the Christmas story:
Memorize Isaiah 9:6.
A reading list of Christmas stories and articles about generosity and giving that can be read during the lead-up to Christmas Day: