Letter to Santa Template

December 12, 2023

Letter to Santa – Christmas Craft – Christmas Writing Prompts

Letter to Santa - Christmas Craft - Christmas Writing Prompts

Writing is a lifetime skill that requires regular practice to develop proficiency. As educators, we are faced with the challenge of presenting the writing curriculum in a fun and engaging way, so that our students remain motivated and active participants in the writing process.

Writing a letter to Santa is not only fun, but an effective and engaging writing way to provide students with a balance of creativity and structure.

Writing letters to Santa, Elf, Rudolf or any character is an ideal opportunity to not only teach letter structure, but integrate sentence structure, provide adjective examples, punctuation and grammar in the context of letter writing.

Letter to Santa - Christmas Craft - Christmas Writing Prompts

Crafting a letter to Santa requires students to sequence writing ideas, develop a beginning, middle and end text structure. Furthermore, students love the opportunity to engage with Santa and express their personal wishes, which in turn, promotes emotive writing skills.

Then there’s the element of thematic writing, which always helps students stay engaged in the writing process. Adding a theme of festivity to writing, definitely adds excitement and motivates students to want to actively participate in the writing process.

Letter to Santa - Christmas Craft - Christmas Writing Prompts

What I particularly like about letter writing is that it provides an immediate differentiation element to cater for varying learning abilities. Educators can tailor the complexity of the task to suit the developmental writing stage.

Letter to Santa – Christmas Craft – Christmas Writing Prompts

Letter to Santa - Christmas Craft - Christmas Writing Prompts

It’s countdown to Christmas and how to keep students engaged before winter break? These no prep Christmas activities will ensure your kids stay focused as they write a letter to Santa and other fun Christmas craft writing prompts. This print and go Christmas Craft Activities includes both English and Spanish versions which is great for Christmas around the world! Your Christmas bulletin boards, December writing centers, 12 days to Christmas activities, early finishers, morning work, emergency sub plans are now sorted!


What educators are saying:

I love the packet, I used it with my students and they were very engaged. This is such adorable writing paper!! Thank you! – Wendy

I enjoyed using this resource with my students. It is a great resource! Beatriz A


Suitable for:

  • Kindergarten
  • First Grade
  • Second Grade
  • Third Grade (extra lined templates for differentiation)


This Christmas Writing Activity Pack consists of the following craftivities with step by step directions:

  • Dear Santa
  • Extra-lined writing paper for differentiation
  • Make A Wish List!
  • How to Decorate a Beautiful Christmas Tree
  • Describe Christmas Weather
  • Your Favorite Christmas Drink
  • What Does Christmas Mean to You?
  • Penguins Are…
  • Write A Christmas Poem

Letter to Santa - Christmas Craft - Christmas Writing Prompts


Also included is a Spanish version – great for Christmas around the world! Includes the following:

  • Querido Papa` Noel (Santa Craft)
  • Querido Papa` Noel (Writing Template)
  • Extra-lined writing paper for differentiation (Spanish Version)
  • Mi Lista De Navidad
  • Como Decorar Un Arbol De Navidad
  • Mi Parte Favorita De La Navidad
  • Mi Lista De Deseos
  • Describir El Clima Navideno
  • Che Significa La Navidad Para Ti?
  • Mi Poema
  • Describe Tu Bebida Navidena Favorita!
  • Los Pinguinos Son…

Letter to Santa - Christmas Craft - Christmas Writing Prompts


How to use this resource:

  • Print all contents of this pack
  • Each writing prompt has a double side, so students have the option of writing extra if desired
  • After writing, students color in and decorate picture
  • Once colored in, both sides are glued together
  • Then students cut around the picture outline
  • Display on Christmas Bulletin Board or hang on display wire!


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