“He’s making a list and he’s checking it twice. He’s going to find out who’s been naughty or nice. Santa Claus is coming to town!”
It’s that time of year again and writing a letter to Father Christmas is one of the most exciting things to do at Christmas for children. It keeps the magic alive within the family and gives them a chance to share what they would like for Christmas.
The Royal Mail have posted a message from the man himself on their website, reminding little ones to get their letters in by Friday 8th of December, so he has plenty of time to write back.
In preparation, here are some tips on how to help your child write their letter to Father Christmas.
Encourage creativity, maybe suggest a picture to go along with the list.
Ask your child to write down four good things they have done, to let Father Christmas know how good they’ve been. This promotes good behaviour and reminds them why their actions are so important.
Get your child to write a list of five things they really want for Christmas, they don’t have to be material.
Take this opportunity to introduce your child to letter writing and how to address a letter properly.
Make sure you include a return address
Let them finish the task from start to finish – posting the letter in the letterbox themselves adds to the magic!
Father Christmas, Santa’s Grotto, Reindeerland, XM4 5HQ
Then enjoy the wonder and excitement on your little ones face when they receive a letter back from Mr Claus through the post!
For more ideas on holiday activities for kids, check out the next blog post.