The following is a program I did for a large multi-age group of children. There were about 60 kids ranging in age from first through fifth grade.
Read: Snoring Beauty by Bruce Hale, illustrated by Howard Fine
Act Out: Using volunteers and a minimal amount of props, act out the story of "This Too Shall Pass"
Extra book if needed: One Grain of Rice by Demi
Craft: Decorate a paper towel tube bracelet