We shared with the children a ‘wrapped box’ and told them that it could not be opened until a whole minute has passed. The children had to sit and wait. After a minute had passed the children made suggestions as to what they thought was in the parcel. We asked the children how they felt whilst they were waiting for the parcel to be opened. When we opened the parcel we found some Advent calendars and some chocolate coins! We then talked about times in our lives when it is necessary to wait and how we have used that time.