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 Love On Christmas Day

 

 

written and presented by Sean Hunter

 

with 

the music of Country Music Hall of Fame

and

Hee Haw member

 

Charlie McCoy

 

Talk and Discover

for parents, families, teachers and children to share and enjoy

 

What makes a gift special?

What would be a special gift for you to give to someone?

What are some of your favorite memories of winter?

 

More Talk and Discover

 

How do you honor each other with love?

 

Learning With Art

 

Draw a picture of something you might wear ice skating.

Draw a picture of a gift you could make for someone.

Draw a picture of a Christmas tree.

 

Being A Good Listener

 

What game did Paul dream of playing?

What color were Paul’s first pair of ice skates?

What did Paul’s father tell him to remember about wearing 

his sisters ice skates?

 

A Special Question

 

How do you treat something as your friend?

and

How does it bring you much happiness? 

 

From The Kitchen

 

Ideas For Special Gifts

 

Bake some cookies.

Make a pie.

Bake cup cakes and brownies.

 

Knowing More About Paul

 

http://cfstorytime.com/sparky-mccloud-meets-an-nhl-referee

 

Other Stories 

For All To Enjoy

The Grinch That Stole Christmas
The Night Before Christmas

 

Some Other Ways To Enjoy The Holidays

 

Make a Ginger Bread House.

Sing some of the traditional Christmas songs 

with family and friends.

Write a Christmas poem.

 

Sharing The Holiday Spirit

Visit someone in a hospital, or that is sick at home.
Write a note or letter to someone that you haven’t seen for a while.
 Smile.

 

Text Of Story

 

Love

 On Christmas Day

 

by Sean Hunter

 

 

    When the sky begins to tell you that snow will soon be upon the ground.  It is easy to get that joyful feeling.  Christmas Day will soon be here.

 

    And what a special moment the memories of Christmas can be.

 

    The preparing to pick and decorate the tree.  The songs to be heard and sung.  The soft, warm glow of candles coming from the windows.  The cheerful greetings from neighbors and friends.  And all the delightful aromas that would soon be coming from the kitchen.  

 

    For Christmas is indeed special.  For it is a time of joy and honoring each other with love.

 

    And for Paul, all of that was true.

 

    When Paul was a young boy winter was also a time to go skating and dream of playing hockey.  Having fun gliding about the ice.  Enjoying the fresh air and the delights of the moment.  Wearing his sisters white figure skates.

 

    For those were the only skates Paul had.  

 

    And that’s how Paul grew up.  With hand me downs being common.  Wearing those skates each day with pride. 

 

    Remembering his father’s kindness and encouragement.  “That those are still a pair of skates.”  “Treat them as your friend and they’ll bring you much happiness.”

 

     And indeed the skates did.

 

    Then one day on his way to go skating Paul passed the local sporting goods store and stopped to look in the window.  The owner seeing Paul came out and asked Paul if he could help him for a moment.  That he had a nephew just about the same size as Paul, and would Paul please tell him what he thought about the comfort and fitting of a certain pair of skates. 

 

    So Paul tried on the skates and wow!  The skates were wonderful.  And yes!  Any hockey player would be happy to have those skates.

 

    Then off Paul went.  To have a good time skating.

 

    And each day as Paul skated Christmas became a little bit closer.

 

    On Christmas morning Paul and his family gathered.    For everyone was excited      And around their tree with all it’s decorations the family began to celebrate and open their gifts.  For Santa had left gifts for everyone. 

 

    And with delight and surprise.  Tucked away somewhere behind the tree there was one more gift, and it just happened to be for Paul.  And Paul began to wonder.  What could it be?

 

    And as Paul opened his gift his eyes widened with joy.  There was a pair of brand new skates.  Just like the ones he had helped the store owner with.

 

    It was now many years later.  The snow had begun to fall and Paul was thinking of his father and their memories of Christmas.

 

    Over the years Paul had often thought about his first pair of skates.  And each year those skates became even more special.  For there were other memories that were to become a part of Christmas that Paul now remembered and cherished.  Like his father’s sweaters having patches on the elbows, and how his mother was always clipping coupons.  And walking to and from the market, when the bus went right by their door. 

 

    And with each of those memories, Paul began to see the love in the many small sacrifices his parents had so willingly made.   And now realized the true love and joy of the gift of Christmas Day

 

© - Sean Hunter – 2018

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A Very Special Thanksgiving

 

written and presented 

by Sean Hunter

 

Talk and Discover

for parents, families, teachers and children to share and enjoy

 

 

What would you like everyone to know 

what you are thankful for?

Who do you know that has served their country?

What are two ways to let someone know you are thankful?

 

More Talk and Discover

 

How does being thankful help everyone?

Who do you know that always says “thank you?”

What are you thankful for today?

 

Being A Good Listener

In the story

 

What foods might be coming from the gardens?

What might be simmering on the stove?

What might be waiting in the oven?

 

Honoring Our Veterans

 

What are some of the sacrifices that someone makes 

when they serve their country?

What are some of the sacrifices a family makes 

when someone is serving their country?

How do our Veterans serve us every day?

 

Remembering History

 

What do you know about Paul Revere?

What do you know about George Washington?

What do you know about the siege of Yorktown?

 

Remembering Their Bravery

 

Why did the Marines have to fight the Barbary pirates?

What is “Old Ironsides” official name?

When was the Star Spangled Banner first officially recognized?

 

Remembering Their Courage

 

What are some of the ways woman 

have served their country?

Who was the first women to win the Medal of Honor?

What would you ask Reba Whittle if you were to meet her?

 

Remembering Those That Continued To Serve

 

In what two ways did Wild Bill Donovan serve his country?

In what two ways did Ted Williams serve his country?

In what two ways did John Glenn serve his country? 

 

Proudly They Served For Freedom

Share in class the history of the below athletes

and how they served their country.

 

NHL

Sam LoPresti

The “Kitchener Kids” 

(Milt Schmidt, Woody Dumart, Bobby Bauer)

Hobey Baker

 

MLB

Jackie Robinson

Yogi Bera

Bob Feller

 

NBA

David Robinson

Bernard James

Mark Silliman

 

NFL

Rocky Bieler

“Concrete Charlie” Bednarik

Chad Hennings

 

US Olympians

 

Louis Zamperini

Mal Whitfield

Willis A. Lee

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Story Notes and Extras  

The Ghost That Got Lost In A Pumpkin

 

written and presented by Sean Hunter

 

Talk and Discover

 

Do you think the ghost knew that they might get stuck 

in the little tiny, weenie pumpkin?

Do you think the ghost likes to sing?

How do you think the ghost will get back from the moon?

 

Being A Good Listener

 

Name two places the ghost liked to find Jack – O – Lanterns?

 

What did the ghost say when he first saw 

the little tiny, winnie Jack – O – Lantern? 

 

What did the dog, the cat and mice say

when they found the mystery ghost?

 

Learning With Art

 

Draw a picture of a Jack – O – Lantern.

Draw a picture of a cat and a dog

dressed up for Halloween.

Draw a picture of a balloon that can go to the moon.

 

More Talk and Discover

 

How long do you think the ghost will be on the moon?

What do you think the ghost will do on the moon?

What do you like about Halloween?

 

Extra Credit

 

What is your favorite day?

 

Bonus Question

 

Do you think anyone besides the dog, cat and the mice

knew that the ghost had disappeared?

 

Extra, Extra Credit

 

Why might they someday

celebrate Halloween on the moon?

 

And Now A Question For Everyone

 

What would be a good name for a ghost

that had been to the moon?

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Bear

Story Notes and Extras 

 

The Snoring Bear Café

 

written and presented by Sean Hunter

 

Talk and Discover

 

Why do you think the bear was snoring?

How do you think the bear knew 

where the lucky spots were to go fishing?

Who do you think caught the bigger fish,

Hayden or the bear?

 

More Talk and Discover

 

What kind of fish do you think Hayden liked to catch?

What do you think is the secret of finding a good place to fish?

What do you think the bear was dreaming about 

while he was snoring?

 

Learning With Art

 

Draw a picture of a bear.

Draw a picture of a fish.

Draw a picture of a bear’s footprints.

 

Being A Good Listener

 

Where did Hayden hear the bear snoring?

How many fish did Hayden and his father catch?

What did people ask when they got to the café?

What else did the people say?

 

Extra Credit

 

Where would you like to go fishing?

 

Extra, Extra Credit

 

What would you like to catch?

Where near your home could you go fishing?

 

Bonus Question

 

What would be a good name for the bear?

 

And now,

2 Questions For Everyone

 

Why is it fun to go fishing?

 

 

What are three safety rules about fishing,

besides to always wear something 

that will properly protect your eyes? 

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Story Notes and Extras

 

 

And The Fish Went Away Laughing

 

written and presented 

by Sean Hunter

 

Talk and Discover

 

Why do you think fishing is fun?

Where would you like to go fishing?

What kind of fish would you like to catch?

 

More Talk And Discover

 

Why would you like to go fishing?

Who would you like to go fishing with?

What are some colors fish can be?

 

Being A Good Listener

 

What did the little fish say as he went away laughing?

What is something all the fishermen knew about little fish?

What did the fishermen whisper?

 

Fishy Wishy Fun

04

What game did the fish like to play with the fishermen?

What are some other games the fish could play?

 

Just A Thought

 

What do fish have to be thankful for?

 

Extra Credit

 

Name three fish you would find in the ocean.

Name three fish you would find in a river.

Name three fish you would find in a lake.

 

The Surprise Question

 

What do you think fish like to dream about

when they are not looking for squiggly, wiggly worms?

 

Learning With Art

 

Draw a picture of a mystery fish.

Draw picture of a happy fisherman.

Draw a picture of a house a fish might live in.

 

Bonus Question

 

In what waters would you find a dogfish?

 

Extra, Extra Question

 

Where would you find a catfish?

 

Double Bonus Question

 

Where would find a blue fish and a red fish?

 

Little Fish Tales

(for all to enjoy)

 

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

The Little Mermaid

 

Big Fish Stories

 

Moby Dick

The Old Man and the Sea

The River Runs Through It

Jaws

 

Fishing Safety

 

Always wear glasses to protect your eyes when fishing,

and 

when near someone fishing.

 

When in a boat or fishing in the water, wear a proper life jacket.

 

Respect the weather – and go immediately 

to safety at the first signs of possible lighting.

 

Fishing Etiquette and Laws

 

Know the local rules and regulations before you start fishing.

 

The water is not a trash can –

Do nothing to endanger or pollute the waters.

 

Take all debris and used fish line with you.

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Story Notes and Extras

The Milk Run Brothers

and

The Milk Run Song

 

written and presented by Sean Hunter

 

Talk and Discover

(for parents, family, teachers and children)

 

Who do you think the judges picked as the Milk Run champion?

Which song would you chose to sing?

In what way did the songs in the contest have a “touch of imagination?”

 

Learning With Art

 

Draw a picture of a cowbell.

Draw a picture of a bird singing.

Draw a picture of one of the Russellville brothers.

 

More Talk and Discover

 

What are some of the contest held in the winter when the snow begins to fall?

What do you think is the prize for being the “Milk Run” champion?

Why do you think the farmers had the “milk run” event?

 

Being A Good Listener

 

What are one of the rules of the Milk Run contest?

When was the Milk Run contest held?

When the Russellville brothers were performing their song,

how were they moving about?

 

Extra Credit

 

Name three countries where it snows that might have a milk run contest?

 

Bonus Question

 

Name two songbirds you might see some day?

 

Extra Extra Credit

 

What two color you might see on a songbird?

(and which songbirds they might be)

 

Double Bonus Question

 

When do songbirds like to sing?

 

Double Extra Credit

 

Write a song someone could sing in the “milk run” contest

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Story Notes and Extras

 

 Sparky McCloud Goes To An Art Show

 

by Sean Hunter

 

Talk and Discover

for parents, children, teachers and friends to enjoy

 

What are some of your favorite colors?

What would you like to see at an art show?

Why do you think Sparky likes paintings?

 

More Talk and Discover

 

What in a painting do you like to see?

What is something you would like to paint?

What is one of your favorite paintings?

 

More Talk, Talk and Discover

 

Why is using your imagination important?

When does an artist use their imagination?

Besides art, what is something that you can use your imagination for?

 

Being a Good Listener

 

What was the first painting that Sparky saw?

Where can art take you?

How was Sparky going to take the paintings home?

 

Learning With Art

 

What is something art can teach you?

 

One Of Sparky’s Favorite Questions

 

Who is someone famous you might see in a painting?

 

The Art of Imagination

 

Draw a car that doesn’t need tires.

Draw a house for a duck.

Draw a picture of a happy moon.

 

The Art of History

 

Draw a picture of a President.

Draw a picture of the flag that Betsy Ross made.

Draw a picture of a covered wagon.

 

The Art of Nature

 

Draw a picture of a flower. 

Draw something that grows on trees.

Draw something that lives in the forest or jungle.

 

 

The Art of Geography

 

Draw something you would see in a foreign country.

Draw something you would see on a river.

Draw something you would see at a National Park.

 

The Art of Fun

 

Where and when will there be there an art show near you?

What are three famous museums you could visit?

What are some other types of art besides paintings?

 

Extra Credit

 

Ask your mother, father, family, friends and teachers who are the artist that they like.