Christmas Treat Bag

Christmas Treat Bag lesson plan

Show your favorite holiday event on a personalized gift bag. Decorate these handy bags for treats on any special occasion!

  • 1.

    Not only do individual countries have unique Christmas customs, but within regions families have created their own traditions. Share family and international Christmas traditions with your classmates. Then choose a holiday scene to decorate a gift bag.

  • 2.

    On paper, use Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils and your imagination to sketch and write about your favorite holiday traditions or memories.

  • 3.

    Illustrate your favorite observance on a slick, nonporous white paper gift bag with Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils. To accent your drawing, use the eraser. For example, draw and color a green tree. Erase areas where garlands and ornaments hang. Fill in spaces with bright colors.

  • 4.

    Highlight your gift bag with Crayola Glitter Glue. Air-dry your bag before you share holiday treats or fill it with gifts.


  • Students learn about ways Christmas is celebrated in countries around the world.
  • Students understand that family and religious beliefs influence traditions.
  • Students describe favorite traditions and depict one on a paper gift bag.


  • Demonstrate how to erase areas of these markers for highlights to students with special needs or any students unfamiliar with this technology. Experiment with the wonderful ways erasable markers can be used.
  • Decorate similar bags for any holiday.
  • Try a new book report format! Draw a scene from a favorite book on a bag. Add the title and author. Place the book in the bag to exchange.