Use this unit with any books about Santa.
Kids just love the concept of DRESSING SANTA FOR CHRISTMAS! I have used this with Froggy Gets Dressed and it goes really well with that book.
Letter Recognition, Beginning Sounds Work, Word Work, Numbers 1-10, Fine Motor, Games and Center Activities.
Details for each page of the unit below.
Page 1 Cover
Pages 2-5 Clothes for Santa Gets Dressed and Clothing Word Cards
Use these for matching, text to picture.
You can pass out the cards with the pictures on them and then give a clue about each item of clothing and see if the children can guess what you are talking about. Then that person can come and put the picture on the pocket chart. If you have the word cards on the pocket chart, they can try to find the correct word to place it next to.
Pages 6-12 Hang Santa’s Coats in ABC order …
Set up a clothesline in your classroom, and put out a bin of clothespins. Let the children hang the ABC coats in order on the clothesline. They love this! It’s a great activity for literacy and also super for strengthening fine motor!
Pages 12-18 Lower Case Letters (on Santa Hats)
Pages 19-25 Beginning Sound Pictures (on Santa Boots)
Use these sets alongside one another, matching lower case letters to capital letters, or letters to beginning sound pictures. They can even try to match all three (Santa’s Coat with Capital A-Santa’s Hat with Lower Case a and then Santa’s boot with the alligator)!
Page 26-36 Santa Gets Dressed Book
Color, Cut and Glue Santa’s Clothes to the correct page in the book.
Page 37-47 Fill In Santa’s Beard
Use cotton balls and tweezers and children fill in Santa’s Beard with the number on each mat.
I laminate these for reuse. I put a bowl with cotton balls and tweezers by each chair at this center.
Page 48-52 Santa Gets Dressed Read and Clip Cards….clues to read and then the children choose between the two pictures and clip the answer with a clothespin.
Page 53-55 Santa ABC Draw a Card and Stamp or Draw a Card and Color
*Use the santa capital letter cards and set them in a pile in the center of the table. Children draw a card, and then color or stamp (bingo dobber) the matching letter.
Three Levels of difficulty:
Level 1: Capital to Capital Letter Match
Level 2: Lower Case to Capital Letter Match
Level 3: Beginning Sound picture to Capital Letter Match
Page 56-60 Beginning Sounds Letter Tile or Letter Magnet Center activity
Laminate and cut these cards out and then let the children fill in the blank circle with the letter at the beginning of each word. Then they can record their answers on the recording sheet.
Page 61 Recording Sheet for letter tile activity
Page 62-70 I HAVE WHO HAS CARDS ---18 cards included
Page 71-72 S A N T A cards for spelling out Santa’s name
Page 73 Roll and Color to dress Santa
Page 74-75 Details and Ideas
Page 76 Credits