The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Barbara Robinson

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! was one of the funniest books that I read as a child.  Follow the adventures of the Herdman family as they navigate the Christmas season.  The Herdmans are children who lie, cheat, and steal.  They are the least likely children to be cast as the lead in the church Christmas play.  Students will love this as a read aloud during December.  A fun project to do would be to break up in groups, pick a scene from the book, and create a complete puppet show.  Students would be responsible for creating the bag puppets, writing the skits, and performing for the class.  This would be appropriate for grades 3-5.