Santa Claus Theme Day

Are you trying to find a way to keep your students engaged and learning with all of the holiday excitement? Themed days may be just for you. During Santa Claus Theme Day, you can read your choice of suggested Santa stories and complete the reading comprehension activities included. There is a letter to send home, a banner, craft activities, a STEM activity, a how-to-wrap-a-present book, and more. You could run centers for the day or complete the activities together. The choices are endless. There is a Santa craft, a mystery present craft, writing activities, an original poem with extensions, math games, math task cards, phonics scoot, and loads of word work extensions.  With all that is included, this could be used for more than one day!


Read all about Santa Theme Day in my blog post about Christmas classroom activities!


  • Santa Claus Day Banner
  • Santa Letter

Poetry Activities

  • Santa Poem
  • Rhyming
  • Illustrate
  • Fill in the Blank
  • Sequence
  • Questioning

How to Wrap a Present Mini Book

  • Mini book 2 per page (6 pages)
  • Cut and glue retelling
  • Sequencing Activity

Literature Extensions: You pick the book

  • Character Analysis
  • Sequencing
  • Features of Fiction
  • Main Idea and Details
  • Fiction or Non-Fiction
  • Characters& Setting
  • Check for Understanding
  • Retelling


  • Santa Bags Game Board Up and Back
  • Santa’s Tree Game Board Doubles
  • Roll 2 and Add Bingo
  • Count by 5’s
  • Adding Ten Frames
  • Place Value Puzzles (color)

Word Work

  • Real vs. Nonsense digraphs Scoot (color)
  • CVCC Scoot (color)
  • Syllables
  • ABC Order
  • Word Search
  • Unscramble
  • Punctuation (. or ?)
  • Making Words (Santa Claus Day)

Santa’s New Cookies

  • Class book (color)
  • Insert page (2 options)

Writing/Activity Extensions

  • How to Catch a Santa Writing (2 options)
  • Santa Post Card
  • Make a List
  • Questions for Santa
  • Letter to Santa
  • Things I need to tell Santa

Build a Sleigh for Santa Stem

  • Supplies
  • Recording Sheet
  • Writing

Santa Craft

  • Craft patterns
  • Banner “Ho Ho Ho”

Mystery Presents Craft

  • Craft patterns
  • Clues (2 options)
  • Banner (Mystery Presents

Center Signs 1-12 Full Page/Fourth Page color

Center Checklists options for 5-12


©Megan Mitchell