I wanted to make this simple and easy so I made this cute handout, laminated it, and attached it permanently to the stocking and calling it good. This way no one has to be burdened with making copies like you do with boo-ing. You can buy stockings from the dollar store and put any simple treat inside.
Since I am starting this up in my neighborhood, we are using four stockings with poems instead of just one. That way the tradition will spread more quickly.
Click HERE to go to GoogleDocs and get this shorter version of the poem in color as a PDF file.
Click HERE to get this longer version of the poem in color as a PDF.
Click HERE to get a PDF file of this black and white version on Google Drive.
NOTE: Due to the popularity of this initial post, I created a few more versions of this "Christmas Socking" poem. Enjoy! By the way, there is a GoogleDrive link for each of the poems so that you can get PDF files to print. If that doesn't work for you or if you want a PowerPoint version to edit, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me what you'd like me to send to you. I wrote the poems so feel free to copy them without feeling guilty :)
For teachers to do at school (teachers and staff participating, not kids) - Note, I changed the turn-around time to 24 hours and also made it end the last day before holiday break. Click HERE to get the PDF file.
For a friend (who isn't necessarily a neighbor). Click HERE to get the PDF.
I received an email from a blog reader who requested a version that could be used for her friends who celebrate holidays other than Christmas. The whole "stocking" theme can't really be eliminated but I substituted out the word Christmas for Holidays instead so she could share the fun with friends of different religious backgrounds. Click HERE to get a PDF.
Some blog readers requested that I create a sign for people to put up after they've been "socked" so here ya go!
Click HERE to get a PDF file of these "We've Been Socked" signs (2 per page) on Google Drive.
Happy socking! Spread the tradition!