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Prompt: holiday helper
Audience: 12 and under
Word count: 235 (250 max)
I Can Help with Christmas
I can help with Christmas! I can’t wait to decorate!
I’ll help with all the things you do that make each Christmas great.
I’ll toss the tinsel on the tree and string the twinkly lights.
I might hang all the ornaments at tiptoe-reaching heights.
I’ll write and color cards to send to people far away.
I might misspell a word or two or not know what to say.
I’ll sing some merry melodies to fill our house with cheer.
I might switch up the lyrics or hum loudly in your ear.
I’ll pick out favorite treats to make. I’ll measure, pour, and mix.
I might add extra to the bowl or take some tasty licks.
I’ll build a house of gingerbread and add an icing door.
I might drop bits of candy in my mouth and on the floor.
I’ll shop with you for everyone so no one’s gift gets missed.
I might spy toys I like and want them added to my list.
I’ll help wrap gifts with ribbons, paper, boxes, bows, and bags.
I might use all the tape or switch which presents get which tags.
I’ll keep good secrets so you’ll be surprised on Christmas day.
I might get too excited, though, and give some clues away.
I’ll find a way to help with every Christmas thing we do.
My help might not be perfect, but I’ll do it all with you.