If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you know Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love the lights, the decorations, and the cheerfulness that seems to fill the air. I will be honest though, it took me quite a few years to get that joy back after some rough years.
I am thankful that I was able to find my way back to enjoy the holidays with my family. All the chaos of the day may stress me out at times, but I love seeing my kids and family smile.
Some of you may remember me talking about our choice not the “do Santa” with our children. It was and is a personal decision that we made for our own family. We do not condone anyone else for their choice. In fact, we’re the only ones in our extended family that chooses not to include this tradition.
That being said, my kids still love all the “santa” movies. In fact, The Santa Clause trilogy is among their absolute must-watch favorites every year! And whether or not you “do” santa, you and your kids can still enjoy this movie study together!
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I don’t know about your kids, but something happens to mine after Thanksgiving. It’s like the flood gates were opened and their brains have left the premises. They quite literally “check out” and it seems that school work can often take three-times as long to complete!
That’s one reason this movie study is perfect! During the Christmas season, they are going to watch movies, so why not give them a little learning in the process! So here’s what I’ve included in this pack.
I always include discussion questions, because they are a great way to help kids work on their comprehension skills. Children should watch the movie first for fun and try to answer the questions. If they have trouble, have them re-watch the movie, but this time really paying attention and listening for the answers!
The discussion questions are also perfect for kids of all ages. You can ask them in a group format or give each child a copy of the questions and have them write out their answers on their own paper . Giving them their own paper sneaks in a little handwriting and spelling practice too!
History of Santa
NOTE: If your kids still believe in Santa, PLEASE read through this page before you give it to them. I believe this could be a fun history of the name itself and you could easily avoid the “conversation,” but I will leave that up to you.
That being said, this is a fun page that gives a brief history of not only the man, but his names from around the world. The following page accompanies the history of Santa page, so use them together (and cautiously).
Want a more comprehensive History of Santa study? Check out our Saint Nicholas Unit Study!
Write a Letter
This section is perfect for kids who still believe and those who don’t! Students are encouraged to draw their own picture of the Santa from the movie and then write him a letter! This is a great place for kids to practice their handwriting and spelling skills, as well as work on letter form.
Throw a Watch Party
My kids are already begging to watch these movies, which means we will probably plan a weekend marathon! That calls for some simple, yet delicious treats to serve! I mean, why not go all out, right?! I have scoured the interwebs for some fun, delicious and simple Santa themed treats. Here are a few of my favorites!
Glued to My Crafts | Santa stuck in the Chimney Pudding Snack
The Baking ChocolaTess | Santa’s Reindeer Chow
The Girl Who Ate Everything | Santa Claus Cookies
Spice Up Your Life with a Taste of Japan | Santa Pancakes
Cakegirls | Easy Santa Cupcakes
Hostess with the Mostess | Santa Claus dessert table
Hungry Happenings | Edible Santa Suit Candy Cups
Southern Couture | Frosted Milk
Two Sisters | Santa Claus Rice Krispie Treats
Frugal Mom eh! | Santa Hat Cupcakes
Cooking Classy | Santa Hat Cheesecake Bites
Holi Coffee | Cranberry Santa Macarons
Endlessly Inspired | Santa Hat OREO Cookie Balls
Everyday Dishes | No-Bake Mini Santa Desserts
Sugar and Charm | Roly-Poly Santa Cookies
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We absolutely love the Santa Clause movie trilogy with Tim Allen. Enjoy the movies together as a family and then have the kids work through this fun movie study!
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