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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
by Barbara Robinson
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1.Why did the teachers keep sending the Herdmans to the next grade every year when they never learned anything?
 
2.What lessons did the Herdmans learn from the fire?
 
3.There are two fires in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Would you know what to do if your home or school caught on fire? What number do you dial?
 
4.Would you volunteer for a big role in a Christmas Pageant or other play? Why or why not?
 
5.Do you know these words from the book? Audience, disaster, frankincense, inn, manger, myrrh, pageant, potluck, pussywillow, swaddling, volunteer, rehearsal.
 
6.Why did the Herdmans start coming to Sunday school in the first place?
 
7.What was Imogene Herdman really good at?
 
8.During the Christmas pageant in the play, the angel choir many songs. What were some of these songs? What are other Christmas Carols that you like to sing?
 
9.Have you ever been to a Christmas Pageant? Have you ever been in one? What was it like?
 
10.Do you know people who are like the Herdmans? Without naming names, discuss how you treat them. Are you afraid of them, like the children in the story, or are they your friends? If you dont treat them nicely, has this book changed your mind about how to treat them?
 
11.What did the Herdman Wise Men bring baby Jesus? The Herdmans gave the baby Jesus in the pageant a ham. What gift would you give in the nativity scene? Why would you give this gift?
 
12.Why did Imogene Herdman cry at the end of the pageant?
 
13.Which person in this story would you like to be? Why?
 
14.Do you think the Herdmans lives have been changed because they acted in the Christmas pageant?
 
Author Website:
http://usawrites4kids.drury.edu/authors/robinson/
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