Place a large bed sheet in front of a real or artificial tree. Have a bright light on and placed behind the tree to make a silhouette for the audience. NARRATOR: The final touch to any Christmas tree is the sparkling tinsel draped from branch to branch. The story of how tinsel came about is this:
Along time ago a poor woman was making all her preparations for Christmas. Although she had very little money. she was determined that her children would have the best Christmas that she could give them. The last thing that she had to do was decorate the tree. She tied on a few things that she had, but the tree still looked bare. When she had done all she could, she went to bed tired and sad that despite all her efforts Christmas would not be all that she could have wished. (She is seen making he last efforts on the tree and then exits.)
Overnight the spiders that lived in the house came out of their hiding places and explored the tree. As they did so they spun their webs from branch to branch. (The Cubs are seen moving about the tree.)
The Christ child, seeing what had happened to the tree and knowing that the work that has gone into its decorations, turned the webs into sparkling strands of silver.
Imagine the children's surprise and delight on this wonderful evening as we begin our meeting with a beautiful tree. (The sheet is lowered to show the Christmas tree of the Pack.)