December is such a busy month for me and it’s “go go go” all day every day. I thought I’d design some Christmas activities and redecorate my girls’ play area, since they loved the ice cream shop dramatic play set so much. So hopefully they’ll be happy to play independently for a bit, while I get things done. You know, work at home mum life…
I designed this Letters to Santa printable play set with a Christmas themed dramatic play scene and lots of activities to keep the little ones busy through the festivities.
This play set includes a few Christmas themed signs in different sizes, like this “Letters to Santa” sign to fit the top panel on the back of our Ikea play kitchen. A standard A4 size sign is also included if you don’t have this kitchen. I just liked the idea of setting this up as a little station for the girls to ‘write’ their letters to Santa and post them into the mailbox I placed on the counter.
It’s just a cardboard box that I painted red and attached the “Santa Mail” sign to. Posting the letters was my youngest’s favourite part!
The 3 year old loved ‘writing’ a letter to Santa. In fact she actually ‘wrote’ a few of them and has been requesting more. Anything with pens and paper is always a winner!
The printables in the Letters to Santa play set include:
- Christmas Stamps
- Theme Labels
- Letters to Santa Instructions sign
- Theme Signs – “Letters to Santa”, “Dear Santa”, “Santa Mail”, “Gift Wrapping”
- Create your own signs (with editable text)
- Letter to Santa
- Christmas gift tags
- 3 playdough mats
- 3 colouring pages
- Christmas present mix and match activity
- Christmas bauble matching game
It’s a PDF with over 20 pages of fun activities for the Christmas season! Some pages have editable text, so you can create your own signs and labels to suit your play space and props.
I used the Christmas present mix and match activity as part of the decoration on our Ikea play kitchen, stucking them with blu tak. They can be a challenging color matching activity, as they are different shades of the same colours, or simply mix and match for a fun simple activity for younger children.
The colouring pages and play dough mats will be the perfect pre-dinner distractions throughout this month. I like to set up simple activities for the kids when they start getting ‘hangry’ while I get dinner sorted.
We’ll be having lots of Christmas fun around here this month!
This Letters to Santa printable play set is now available in the shop here.
I would love to see what you do with these printables! If you’re on Instagram please tag @mypartydesign so I can share them!