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More fun with Santa Claus!
Visit the Santa Claus
theme lesson plan 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
Activity 1: Santa Claus Easy Shapes Craft - Ages
The craft for this activity is a Santa Claus face composed entirely
of basic shapes (4 ovals, 2 circles, 1 triangle, 1 rectangle -
total 8 pieces) . The black & white templates
will help children everywhere to adapt the craft to their special St.
Nicholas version. Review learning activities below before
Printing and assembly options:
Option 1: Print color template version, cut out,
conduct learning activities of your choice and assemble (add other
decorations as desired review other decoration ideas below). Discuss
colors on the templates. Some of the learning
activities should be conducted prior to assembly.
Option 2: Print black & white templates. Children can
color or paint, cut out and proceed
Craft Assembly Procedure (after pieces are colored in and cut out)
Show the small image of the
finished craft briefly
(featured in the template) to help the children see how the finished
craft looks and to aid them in positioning the pieces. Make
a quick demonstration of the sequence and allow the children to
assemble by memory, provide assistance when needed.
1. Color pieces that apply on the black & white template
(hat triangle, eyes, nose, and face oval). Conduct
shape/number/pre-math activities of your choice below.
2. Assemble hat: Glue hat trim and circle tip to triangle.
2. Paste medium oval in horizontal
position over large oval above the smile about 3/4" of
4. Glue the assembled hat.
5. Glue eyes close to the edge of the hat and then glue nose
where beard and face meet.
1. After the craft is assembled,
glue divided cotton balls to the beard, hat trim &
circle tip (one standard
cotton ball can be divided into two to three portions. Glue a
piece of dark yarn to form the smile over the cotton balls. Tip: For the hat
- take one cotton ball and stretch slowly and measure over the
templates . The children can now glue these on their own.
2. Add wiggly eyes on top of blue oval eyes.
3. Tape the craft to a craft stick (Popsicle stick) to make a
4. Christmas tree ornament: Tape or glue a piece of ribbon/yarn (6 to 8 inches long fold
in half to form a loop and attach to the back of the hat tip) to hang as an ornament
on the Christmas tree.
5. Use the craft to decorate plain gift bags, or as a large gift
tag for a large gift.
6. For older children: Print black & white version
templates, cut out, and trace templates over fun foam sheets or clean
white Styrofoam trays. Assemble and draw in smile with permanent
marker (adult) or glue a dark color pipe cleaner.
Learning Activities: Conduct your choice of learning
activities outlined below. Some activities need to be conducted
prior to craft assembly.
**Idea: Listen to related holiday music while doing the craft see Santa
Learning Activity 1: Shapes &
Before craft assembly:
1. Identify the shapes for all template pieces.
Discuss the colors, on the template or the colors chosen by the
children to color the pieces. Some children like to discuss the
colors as they choose them while coloring or painting the templates.
Learning Activity 2: Numbers/Pre-Math
To conduct these activities template pieces should be colored and cut
1. Sorting/Sizing/Categorizing: Have the children sort
the template shapes by size. Have the children arrange the
sorted shape piles from smallest to largest.
2. Counting: Count how many of each are in each pile/size.
You may want to write the numbers as you count on the blank side of
the template to acquaint the children with printed numbers.