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Visit the Santa Claus theme lesson plan printable activities for various activities to incorporate with this craft activity: alphabet letter S is for Santa, fun with colors and shapes, Santa songs, online stories and more.
Activity > Santa Claus Craft
Printing and assembly options:
Option 1: Print color template version and choose blank beard or calendar template version, cut out, and assemble (add other decorations -cotton balls, etc.). Discuss colors on the templates.
Option 2: Print coloring verion templates. Children can color or paint, cut out and proceed as above.
Craft Assembly Procedure
(after pieces are colored in and cut out)
Show the small image of the craft (featured in the template) to help the children see how the finished craft looks and to aid them in positioning the pieces.
1. Color pieces that apply in template #1b.
2. Assemble and glue the hat templates
3. Paste hat on the head
4. Glue eyes close to the edge of the hat.
5. Glue circle nose very close to eyes.
6. Proceed to assemble the beard and mustache pieces. Glue mouth (oval in horizontal position) as indicated on the beard template
7. Glue mustache with about half of mouth showing.
8. Glue this assembled piece on the face under the nose.
Paste divided cotton balls to the beard, mustache, (one standard cotton ball can be divided into two to three portions) - approximate total cotton balls needed: 10 to 14. Tip: For mustache, take one cotton ball and stretch it slowly and measure over the templates and paste. Tape an envelope next to the craft with cotton ball portions and a glue stick ready for each day.
Assemble the craft and children can paste a cotton ball on each day as Christmas approaches.
Below are some examples of 2-3 word activities that can be written in the calendar version.
bake cookies, call Grandma/pa, wrap presents, skating or skiing day, snowman fun, make paper snowflakes, sing Xmas songs, play group day, show & tell day, Xmas video night, read ___(Title of a book), Bible passage information, etc.
Use the St. Nicholas calendar to keep a winter learning / reading log. Write the title of a holiday or winter themed book read and discussed, online story/activity, poems, songs, recipe (fun in the kitchen). Suggested themes: religious or traditional holiday stories, winter theme (weather conditions- snow, snowflakes).
Read a Biblical passage and activity every day leading to Christmas Day, and combine with the activity of an Advent Wreath.
Other crafty ideas:
1. Use the craft to decorate plain gift bags, or as a large gift tag for a large gift.
2. Instead of gluing cotton balls place a Post-it Note pad or photograph on the beard for a note holder or photo frame.
|Santa Claus Craft
Print 1C, 2
Print 1B, 2
Calendar 1-25 days
Print 1C, 2CL
Print 1B, 2CL
Print 1C, 2AD
Print 1B, 2AD
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