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Writing to Santa is great for improving reading skills

It's that time of the year. It's time to think about writing to Santa, what a great learning opportunity!


Writing to Santa is magical. Each year, children look forward to writing their letter. Even if this activity is repeated annually, they learn a little more about reading and writing skills every time.


Here are a few different ways to write to Santa:


Children can accompany their letter with pictures of toys they found in catalogues or flyers. Remember to give parents a copy of their child's letter so they know what their child has their heart set on this year. Older children may enjoy writing parts of their letter with your help or signing their name at the bottom of their letter. Children can also draw what they would like to receive from Santa and have you write a short note at the bottom explaining their drawing.


You may also organize an elf workshop and present a full day of activities around writing their letter to Santa.


Here's how:

  • Fill a container with items that can be used to recreate an elf costume (toques, shoes, skirts, etc.).
  • Make special stationery using stamps, paint, crayons, etc.
  • Provide catalogues and flyers, crayons, glue, and scissors.
  • Make your own unique stamps out of fruits, vegetables, modeling dough, or sponges.
  • Make your own special envelopes.
  • Go for a walk and let each child drop his/her letter to Santa in the mailbox.
  • Take pictures of your group hard at work.

Keep in mind that writing to Santa is a great introduction to reading and writing for little ones.


I hope these ideas have inspired you to keep this tradition alive!

Marie-Josée Thibert is not responsible for the content of this article. The information mentioned in this article is the responsibility of the author. shall not be held responsible for any litigation or issues resulting from this article.


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