images, holiday traditions and his name vary from place to place, and has a long
history. Saint Nicholas, a 4th century saint and Greek
bishop is the basis for Santa Claus. The name Santa Claus is
derived from the Dutch Sinterklaas.
Information and resources in Wikipedia.org:
> a winter traditional Winter holiday in the Low Countries, and in
the territories of the former Dutch Empire. Sinterklaas is the
most popular holiday in The Netherlands, Holland. Celebrated on
the eve of St. Nicholas Day (Dec. 5) or on the morning of Dec. 6th.
Activity: Santa Claus Crafts
Select a Santa Claus theme craft. During the assembly children
will learn and practice various skills: scissor cutting,
counting, sizing, identifying colors, shapes, problem solving,
following instructions and more.
Activity: Letter S is for Santa
Claus lesson plan
Visit the alphabet lesson plan and printable activities for S is for
Claus theme educational printable activities
Cut and paste, shapes, colors, mazes, and more.
Activity: Music > Santa Claus Songs
Don't miss the opportunity to play some music while making the craft
or make a special time to sing a Santa
songs as a separate activity when the craft is completed.
& Music here. Song 1
Activity > Coloring and Painting
Claus, Elves & Reindeers coloring pages to choose from.
Children can read the online story again or other related Santa book
and have fun with coloring activities that can become large greeting
cards, or the image can be cut out to make an ornament or
Activity: Online Activities
and stories at Northpole.com
Read your favorite Santa story or visit northpole.com a fun and educational
site filled with holiday stories and activities for preschoolers to
third grade level.
Educators/Parents: For a refreshing look and perspective of St.
Nicholas / the tradition of Santa Claus please visit these
Tribute to Santa Claus at DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Santa Claus printable craft
Letter S Santa
Claus educational printable activities