Are your kids writing letters to Santa Claus to let him know what they’d like for Christmas? Perhaps they’re making their case to be on the nice list?
If you have younger kiddos, you may be the one doing the writing as they dictate the letter, but they’ll want to sign their own name at the end! If they’re learning how to spell their name, this Santa name craft will be a perfect way to practice!
It’s a fun and festive activity that not only works on kids’ fine motor skills but also helps them identify the letters in their names. Plus, once they’re finished, it’s a great Christmas decoration!
This would also be a fun craft to do in a classroom setting and decorate a bulletin board full of Santas with the students’ names displayed.
Download the template to get to some fun holiday crafting with your kids.
We’ve loaded up the sleigh with lots more Santa activities for kids to do over the holiday season. These ideas are fun and festive, plus they’ll keep the kids busy creating! Be sure to check them out, and save the ones you’ll want to make later.
Christmas Name Craft
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- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Santa template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the Santa template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the face above the mouth, onto the beard/hair piece.
Place the nose in the middle of the face, near the bottom.
Take the eyes and glue them on both sides of the nose.
Next, glue the eyebrows above both of the eyes.
Create the hat by gluing the fluff to the bottom of Santa’s hat. Glue the pom to the tip of the hat.
Glue the completed Santa hat to the top of the face.
Arrange the letters in the middle of Santa’s beard to spell the child’s name, then glue them in place.
Your kids will have so much fun making their own crafts. Check out our other Christmas craft ideas that your kids will love making as well!
Looking for some more fun Christmas activities to keep the kids busy? We’ve got you covered with this Christmas printables bundle! There are color by numbers, pattern block mats, do a dot printables, letters from Santa and so much more. No more hours of screen time – these activities will keep them engaged and happy!
Christmas Ideas For Kids
We love this time of year, and it’s so magical for the kids. We have lots of Christmas crafts and activities to help the kids enjoy the holiday while also learning.
Read on below for some festive ideas that are sure to be a hit with your kids this Christmas.
Christmas Books For Kids
Reading to your kids this Christmas season is good for them because it will help them get into the holiday spirit! Not only that but reading festive stories aloud will also help your children develop their reading and comprehension skills.
And what could be more magical than snuggling up with your little ones to read holiday classics? So make some hot cocoa, grab your coziest blanket, and get ready to enjoy some quality time with your kids – and a few good books!
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!
Christmas Crafts For Kids
There are so many important skills kids can learn through crafting such as fine motor skills, scissor skills, problem-solving, and being creative.
Crafting is always so fun this time of year and is a great way to build memories with your child. Check out some of our favorite Christmas crafts below to inspire your kids to get crafting this holiday season!
Paper Plate Grinch Craft – Boost your kids’ creativity and bring the grumpy Grinch to life with an everyday paper plate and a few basic craft supplies. Kids of all ages will love creating this one! While the kids are crafting, ask them the funniest thing the Grinch does in the movie!
Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer Craft – Use up all those empty toilet paper rolls and have the kids make their own reindeer craft. If you’ve been saving them for a while, they may even have enough to make each reindeer (including Rudolph) that pulls Santa’s sleigh!
DIY Elf Headband Craft – The kids can pretend to be Santa’s helpers when they make this fun headband! Your little elves will have a blast customizing their hats, and dressing up like cute Christmas elves. It’s a great project to do at home or in the classroom to inspire some holiday spirit!
Santa Headband Craft – The kids are excited that Santa is coming soon! They’ll love to make this fun and easy headband featuring the big guy in red! There are two versions of the template to use; a craft version to make out of colored paper or a black and white one for the kids to color in!
Christmas Activities For Kids
Grab the dot markers and these Christmas do a dot printables to engage the kids with fun holiday-themed pages for hours. They’re educational and entertaining, plus they’re super simple to prepare since all you have to do is print!
Santa’s little helpers dropped off some fun elf worksheets for the kids to do this holiday season. The elves said they would be a great way for kids to practice their handwriting, letter recognition since E is for an elf of course, and scissor skills!
One of our favorite activities is coloring! Make it festive and fun with these free Santa coloring pages. In these four pages, Santa is checking his list, doing some decorating, and spreading Christmas cheer! Grab the crayons and Christmas cookies for a memorable coloring session.
Christmas is a time full of fun for kids, so add in this printable roll a Santa game for some festive learning, too. While the kids are having fun, they’re also working on counting, colors, taking turns, and fine motor skills. All you need to get started is this free printable, some dice, and pom poms to fill Santa in with.
- Grab this custom Santa sack to stuff your kids’ presents in for Christmas!
- This felt Christmas tree will keep the kids busy rearranging their tree instead of yours!
- Get one of these personalized gingerbread man ornaments for each of your kids.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Download the Santa template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the face above the mouth, onto the beard/hair piece.
- Place the nose in the middle of the face, near the bottom.
- Take the eyes and glue them on both sides of the nose.
- Next, glue the eyebrows above both of the eyes.
- Create the hat by gluing the fluff to the bottom of Santa's hat. Glue the pom to the tip of the hat.
- Glue the completed Santa hat to the top of the face.
- Arrange the letters in the middle of Santa's beard to spell the child's name, then glue them in place.