The Night Before Christmas by: Clement C. Moore
'Twas the night before Christmas,
when all through the house
not a creature was stirring,
not even a mouse.
…is perhaps the best-known line of holiday poetry ever written. The beloved Christmas poem, abridged, that features stockings hung by the chimney with care, a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer, and St. Nick himself -- all depicted inside a bright red, house-shaped ornament. The shadow box scenes show Santa with a bag of toys on one side and Santa's sleigh flying into the night on the other.
There are enough activities in this lesson plan to keep children busy all week long!