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Christmas Presents Writing Prompt

Tell the story of the night before Christmas from the perspective of the presents under the tree. What do they see and hear? Are they excited to be opened, and what kind of homes do they hope to go to?

Warm-Up Discussion Questions

What might the presents be feeling as they wait under the tree on Christmas Eve?

What sounds of the season might the gifts hear from their spot under the tree?

Can you imagine how a gift might feel about the wrapping paper and ribbons it’s adorned with?

What kind of person do you think each present is hoping to belong to, and why?

How might the presents feel about the other gifts they are surrounded by under the tree?

What special touches, like scents or placement, might make the presents’ experience under the tree unique?

If the presents could have one Christmas wish, what do you think it would be?

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