I wanted to share my FAVORITE Christmas story to read to children. Although this is a very old book, it is available on Amazon! WooHoo.
As the school librarian, I read this book every year to the younger students. I then give each student a “disappearing bag.” We then proceed to make body parts disappear and reappear ending with getting in the bag to completely disappear from the classroom teacher when she/he arrives to pick up the class. Since we have done this routine for so many years, the teacher plays along when I explain that I have lost the class.
Amid all of the snickers, laughter, and occasional body parts appearing, the children pop out of their disappearing bags yelling surprise as the teacher gets the Academy Award for “Best Surprise Performance by a Teacher.”
I even read the book to my college librarian classes!
Over the years, I have had teacher, students, parents, siblings, and grandparents tell me that Morris’s Disappearing Bag was the best book I ever read. I’ve had reports of pets, homework, siblings and a multitude of interesting objects disappear.
If you haven’t read Morris’s Disappearing Bag,” it is a MUST read for years to come.