The M and M Nativity
As you hold these candies in your hand
and turn them,
you will see
the M becomes a W, an E and a 3.
They tell the Christmas story,
it's one I'm sure you know,
It took place in a stable,
a long, long time ago.
The E is for the East where the star shines so bright.
The M is for the Manger
where baby Jesus slept that night.
The 3 is for the wise men bearing gifts,
with haste they came.
W is for Worship, angels sang praise to His name.
So as you eat these candies
or share them with a friend,
Remember the true spirit of Christmas
and never let it end!
This poem could be attached to a small snack packet of M and M's or a large bag of M and M's to give to a neighbor. We saw this at a craft boutique with the poem and small bag of M and M's packaged in a small clear bag tied with a ribbon. There are several versions of this poem all with the same basic message. Elementary age children really like the symbolism in this poem.