On Christmas Eve, many families leave cookies and treats for Santa and the reindeer. Have you ever imagined what might happen if Santa ate too many cookies and treats? Santa’s Stuck by Rhonda Gowler Greene does just that. Here are a few free activities you can pair with this story.
About Santa’s Stuck
This playful picture book answers the age-old question: Just how does Santa shimmy up and down chimneys? Not very easily sometimes! When the rotund fellow with a sweet tooth overdoes it on the snacks, he gets stuck inside a chimney. The reindeer on the roof try pulling him out, to no avail. A dog, a cat, and some kittens try pushing from below, with no luck. It takes a tiny, ingenious mouse to come up with the way to POP! Santa out so that Christmas can go on. Good show—ho, ho, ho!
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Santa’s Stuck Freebies
After reading the story, students can practice sequencing and rhyming with these free activities.
Santa’s Stuck Writing Craft
I just couldn’t resist creating a craft to pair with this story. Students will piece together a fireplace with Santa’s legs dangling inside, just like the story. This can stand alone, or be paired with a piece of writing. The finished craft is about a half-page in size.
Good news! These activities have a printable and digital option. When you download the printable, you’ll also find a Google Slides link inside. Would you like to try these activities in your own classroom? Sign up below!
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