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Activities

Birdhouse pdf

Fold a star like Henry’s – origami (.pdf)
Make a star like Henry’s - craft (.pdf)

Download a copy of the same New York Times front page that Henry uses to make his star and follow the instructions here.

Birdhouse pdf

Build a birdhouse (.pdf)
Practice your carpentry skills, just like Henry does in The Carpenter’s Gift.

Youth programas

Get involved
Find more games, activities and downloads, and learn how you can be a part of Habitat’s youth programs.

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Magic moment
Young Henry hangs his newspaper star on the tree.

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The most marvelous tree
Henry helps decorate the first Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

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A nice, warm house
New friends help Henry’s family build a better place to live.

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
The story of The Carpenter’s Gift celebrates the magic of an American icon.

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Turning the tree into lumber
Each year, the tree is milled into lumber that Habitat volunteers use to help build a home.

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Illustrations from The Carpenter's Gift by David Rubel, copyright ©2011 by Jim LaMarche. Reprinted by permission of Random House Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House Inc.

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