Christmas is a time loaded with fun for kids, but you can always add in a few more activities, right?
This printable roll a Santa game is an easy Christmas activity to add to your holiday fun.
It’s so easy to prepare too! Simply download the printable, print it out, and gather your dice and pom poms.
Your kids will have lots of fun, plus this game can help them learn to take turns, count, match colors, and work on fine motor skills!
It’s a perfect activity for preschoolers, pre k, and kindergarten children.
Also, be sure to browse through all of our Santa activities for kids for more ideas!
Roll A Santa Printable
- Pom pom or other small, colorful markers
- Laminator (if planning to reuse)
- Laminating sheets
- Santa printable (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Print the Santa game on white cardstock. Laminate if you’re planning to reuse or you’re using it in a classroom/library setting.
Playing the game is simple. The first player to fill up all the spots on their Santa wins.
Let a child roll the die and fill in one open spot that corresponds to the number they rolled. Once they fill in one spot, it’s the next child’s turn.
Continue taking turns filling in Santa Claus until one child has filled in all of his or her spots.
If a child rolls a number and that color spot is full, their turn ends and they have to try again on their next turn.
That’s it! It’s so simple, yet fun and educational too!
Put on some cheery Christmas music in the background and the kids are bound to have fun!
Christmas Ideas To Add
Do you want to keep going with all the Christmas fun and learning? If so, keep reading below to see all of our favorite ideas.
We always suggest starting a new unit by reading aloud to your children or students. Reading to kids can help them become more curious about the world around them and improve their imagination too!
Below are some of the top Christmas books to read to your kids!
Dasher: This wonderfully illustrated Christmas book for kids gives you the back story on one of Santa’s favorite reindeer, Dasher! Girls will especially love to read this since Dasher is a girl.
Construction Site On Christmas Night: Fans of the fun characters of the construction site books have to add this Christmas-themed story to their collection. See how the trucks get ready for Christmas!
How To Catch An Elf: Kids everywhere love the silliness of this Christmas story. The rhymes and the illustrations will draw the kids in as well. This is a Christmas book kids will want to read every year!
We also love to add lots of crafts, especially during Christmastime! Crafting is a great activity for kids because it helps them develop patience, fine motor skills, and teaches them to follow directions. It also helps develop confidence and can provide family memories.
Below are some great ideas to add to your Christmas activities:
- Reindeer Photo Craft
- Elf on the Shelf Paper Bag Puppet Craft
- Gingerbread Man Paper Bag Pppet Craft
- Toilet Roll Santa Craft For Kids
- Reindeer Headband Craft
These elf worksheets are great to help your child learn about the letter E, handwriting, and scissor skills! They’re a perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit and learn before the big day arrives.
This Christmas playdough kit is perfect for kids to explore with their senses. The holiday season brings a lot of anticipation, so this activity will help them express their creativity! Kids can make shapes or take turns rolling the dough into reindeer or other Christmas figures.
Your child will love these free printable Santa coloring pages. They can help them improve their handwriting and motor skills, as well as have fun during Christmas time!
Kids will love these Christmas pattern block mats. They’re a great way to work on fine motor skills and shape recognition as well as color recognition! This is one of our favorite STEM activities around the holidays. It’s so easy, too!
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