Christmas Patterns: Use Christmas stickers with different Christmas images on them (e.g. star, bell, tree) and a small brown lunch bag. Place the bag sideways with the flap facing you. Place stickers along upper edge of the bag in a pattern (e.g. bell, star, tree,) and a "What's next?" box. Put a second pattern along the bottom edge (tree, star, bell). Place answer stickers under the bag flap. Place several stickers of potential answers on an index card and cut them out. The children look at the pattern and choose one of the index card stickers and place it on top of the flap to complete the pattern. They can lift the flap to see if they put the right sticker on the flap. For other ideas see BAGS, page 42.