To help the children realize that just as Jesus was a special gift to Mary, they are special gifts to their parents
The children will recognize a baby as a special gift of God and will be thankful to their families for their special care.
Plan ahead and have the children ask their parents for a baby picture of themselves they can bring to class. Tell them to make sure their names are on the back of the pictures and assure them they will get them back.
Caution the children to respect each other's pictures.