Letters to Santa
You are in charge of making a 1st or 2nd grader's month by making them a paper elf version of you and responding to a letter that they hand wrote to Santa himself as your elf character!
Step One: Create an elf character
The first step in this unit is to brainstorm and then create an elf character that represents you! Use the brainstorm sheet below to help you. When you are finished brainstorming you must get your teacher's approval on the project BEFORE you start creating your paper elf.
Step Two: Build your elf
Now, start building your elf character! He/she must be carefully made with lots of love, color and attention. We will be sending them to your students! Make them look like Christmas!
Step Three: Write your letter
Next, you'll receive a letter from a 1st or 2nd grader within our district. Read through it and then respond as your elf character (not as Santa himself). Remember, you cannot promise anything! However, you can tell them all about you and your North Pole job and hobbies. They'll love getting to know you! Make sure you are keeping the letters appropriate and kind as parents and teachers will likely also see these letters. Follow the letter writing rules below!
See the following example:
Here is a sample letter from a student last year and a response letter from one of our 8th graders. You'll need to add pictures and borders to make the letters look official too!
Step Four: Write your own letter to Santa
It is now your turn to write a letter to Santa, but this letter has a twist! It is called, "Dear Santa, I can explain..." For this activity, you will be writing a letter to Santa from the perspective of a famous villain from a children's book, movie, or TV show. This letter must explain to Santa what you (the villain) are known for, and why it is not your fault. Make this letter fun and silly, but be sure to keep it school appropriate! You will be sharing these with your classmates before break.