I love Santa crafts and activities, although I don’t use many in my preschool classroom. But I still do a lot of Santa activities at home with my big kids leading up to every Christmas. These are 10 of my favorite Santa crafts and activities for home and school. What I love so much about these Santa activities for kids is that they are all teaching something but because they include Santa kids dive right in, even during winter break. Don’t miss the link to Santa picture books after the activities, and there are so many excellent books to get excited about the big guy this holiday season.
Santa Christmas Crafts for Kids
Roll & Cover Santa Game – We love this game, we still play, and my kids are way past the preschool stage!
Easy Elf Houses – have fun making these houses without breaking your already tight December budget.
Printable Activities with Santa Mini Erasers – if you have a kindergartener at home, these are great quiet activities.
Christmas Terrariums – these make great neighbor gifts. When children get involved in making gifts, it makes giving them to others even more meaningful.
This Santa dress-up activity from Melissa and Doug is a classroom favorite! Use this affiliate link to buy one for your class too! —> Santa Dress Up
Santa Song! <– click here for the free printable lyric sheet. Of all these activities, this one is the one I will be using in my classroom, my students love to sing, and they will adore this song. The song is sung to the tune of Bingo and trust me, and children love it!
Santa’s Workshop Pretend Play When my children were small, this simple activity would consume them for days, it was a great way to keep them busy when I was trying to get last-minute holiday things done.
Paper Plate Santa An old craft that kiddos love!
North Pole Play Mat ( a holiday favorite around here! )
Santa Picture Books
Click on this image to check out our list of great Santa picture books for home and preschool.