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By Jean EvansEarly Years consultant and author

Compose letters and share gifts with your children using these fun festive activities that will encourage them to think about giving and thanking others for their kindness

Little girl with a sack of gifts

Activities in this article:

  1. Letters to Santa
  2. Thank you very much
  3. Santa’s workshop

1. Letters to Santa

Send Santa a letter or email to let him know your chosen gift



Development matters: Distinguish between the different marks they make (22–36 months); Use writing as a means of recording and communicating (40–60+ months).

Early learning goal: They write simple sentences which can be rad by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Group size: Small groups.

What you need

Mark-making materials; envelopes; large envelope; stamp; access to email.

What to do

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