Use the lesson below to show upper elementary and middle school students how creative word phrasing and holiday selling are linked together. Build vocabulary and increase verbal skills and logical thinking with these unique puzzles.
‘Tis the Season to be Selling
By Alan Stillson, Copyright © 2011
One method of boosting sales during the holiday season is with letter play. You change one letter in a well-known holiday season phrase and it plugs your business.
Here’s an example:
You own a wedding chapel. You change “We wish you a merry Christmas” to “We wish you a marry Christmas.”
Try to find a letter change in the bold word to plug each of these businesses:
BUSINESS HOLIDAY SEASON PHRASE
Boxing arena ‘Twas the night before Christmas
Florist Had a very shiny nose
Health food store Joy to the world
Sporting goods It came upon a midnight clear
Tanning salon The twelve days of Christmas
Optometrist The eight days of Hanukkah
Plumber The values of Kwanzaa
Transmission shop A partridge in a pear tree
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Happy puzzling and Seasons Greetings,