Phoebe’s Green Christmas Kit in collaboration with Embracing Arts & Christmas For Kids


We have teamed up with Embracing Arts and Christmas for Kids to create this kit to help you prepare your child for the digital sensory show Phoebe’s Green Christmas.

During the performance, you can use the TomTag system in this kit to create personalised visual timelines and communication prompts to help your child communicate and express their needs and choices.

With pantomimes and Christmas shows coming up, you can use his versatile kit to help your child understand and manage their sensory and emotional needs and to remind them how to find calm in times of fear, worry or frustration.

Key benefits

  • Creating a structure and routine about the performance eases your child’s worries about the unknown and reassures them in advance about changes to their normal routine.
  • Familiarising your child with the show characters and activities means your child knows what to expect on the day and gives them time to ask questions or share any worries.
  • Encouraging your child to make simple choices of things that matter to them, such as a preferred instrument, item or activity, strengthens their communication skills.
  • Giving your child a nonverbal way to show you how they are feeling helps reduce their distress, which can often lead to meltdowns.
  • Helping your child manage any sensory overload with personalised reminders of what they can do to make themselves feel better reduces meltdowns.
  • Portable, discrete and durable compared with paper and board alternatives, you can take them with you in different settings to reassure your child as needed.

Kit contents

  • 6 TomTag Button Holders
  • 40 blank buttons to give you the flexibility to create multiple timelines and prompts
  • 1 lanyard  to wear your TomTag so it’s easily to hand
  • Easy to follow instruction sheet to assemble your TomTag
  • Phoebe’s Green Christmas sticker pack, which contains
    • 96 different symbol stickers for:
  • Characters & Show activities: Phoebe, Bow, Harry, Elf, Benson, Maurice, Phoebe’s Green Christmas, Phoebe’s house, holly, music, decorate, baking, rainbow, present. Feather, stars, red, orange, blue, green, yellow, purple
  • Show time: Phoebes Green Christmas, show, singing, dancing, clap, decorate, baking, make a bird, rainbow, weaving, blanket, audience, characters, fun, triangle, shaker, bell, drum, song, laughter, presents, massage, tickle
  • I think: Can’t see, too loud, too quiet, don’t understand, don’t know, ask, repeat, yes, no
  • I feel: good feeling, bad feeling, happy, sad, worried, cross, tired, excited, calm, upset, thirsty, hungry, uncomfy
  • I need: I want, I need, choose, ear defenders, quiet place, stretch, move (wheelchair), move, blow, deep breathe, leave me alone, sensory toy, fidget toy
  • Rules & behaviour: sit down (chair), sit down (floor), watch screen, look & listen, again, join in, start, finish, star, first, next, then, now, home time, lunch, snack
    • 12 blank round stickers for personalisation
    • 8 blank rectangular stickers to label your TomTag Button Holders


  • TomTag Button Holder:18cm x 3cm
  • Buttons: 2cm diameter

WARNING: Please note – TomTag is not a toy. Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.

Symbol images produced under licence from Widgit Symbols (C) Widgit Software 2002-2023

All other images Embracing Arts (C) Phoebe’s Green Christmas 2023


The TomTag I Know What To Expect Range 

The TomTag I Know What To Expect range was originally designed by a mum to help her autistic son, Tom. With this range, it’s quick and easy to make personalised visual timelines, schedules and reminders, which can be used anywhere in the home, at school, in care settings or when out and about.

TomTag visual supports can provide structure and guidance to the day or week ahead, helping to lessen anxieties and manage expectations about what is going to happen. This can lead to improvements in behaviour and communication and encourage personal responsibility and independence. 

These are truly versatile visual supports.  Use the tags singly to highlight sections of the day or particular events. Work towards using just one tag to cover a whole routine or time of day. 

TomTag is easy to clean and keep hygienic. TomTag’s plastic button holders and blank buttons can be washed in warm water and a little hand soap should they become dirty and dried with a soft cloth. The stickers are highly water resistant. Simply wipe over with a wet cloth or anti-bacterial wipe.

How does TomTag work?

TomTag uses symbols to show a series of separate tasks or steps involved in a task that are part of a routine, a sequence of events in a timeline or they can be used as a list to teach a new skill by breaking down a single activity into smaller steps.

Many children with autism and other additional needs have strong visual skills. They are more likely to remember and understand what they have seen rather than what they hear. Using a visual support like TomTag to present information visually and in a step-by-step manner allows visual thinkers and learners to take in information at their own pace. Visuals can also act as a reminder when children forget what’s been said or become distracted. TomTag helps to bring their attention back to the task or current situation.

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