Kids love this super fun Christmas Name Tracing Craft template. There are so many ways you could use it too. This Santa name craft is a great way to get students recognising their names, sounding out the letters in their names correctly and all the while working on fine motor skills.
I share lots and lot of more printable crafts and activities to promote social skills on this blog, be sure to check them out!
The best part about it, is that the craft is super simple to prep.
This craft combines name writing and printable names to trace along with a Santa topper craft for display.
Printable names to trace
This super fun printable is a great way to get kids working on their fine motor skills, name writing, letter formation and more.
Need some ideas to get students working on name recognition and letters in their name?
I’ve been making these printable cut and paste crafts to suit preschoolers and younger kids because they practically require minimal prep and kids generally know which piece goes where.
Not only do these printable crafts work on name recognition and letters in a name, but they also work on social and emotional learning skills.
How do we teach character education?
As a parent, it can be difficult to teach your child good character skills. However, there are ways to do it.
We should start by teaching our kids the difference between right and wrong.
We can also help them learn how to solve problems by asking them questions about what they could do and why they would do that.
We can also teach them how to be respectful as well as how to show empathy towards others.
In order to teach good character skills, we need to understand the meaning of character.
Character is defined as a person’s moral nature, their behavior and actions.
Character skills are important for every aspect of life – from school, to work, and even personal relationships.
They can help us make better decisions and be more successful in our future endeavors.
Kids learn best by imitation or by observing. We can help them learn good character skills by highlighting or hero-ing the traits that make us good.
What makes me special Rudolph SEL and name craft.
Like with this Christmas craft, we can highlight the activities or good deeds that they did that year or that month.
Focusing on the positives will always be a better and more rewarding option than opting for punishment.
Why are crafts important for kids?
Crafts are a great way to spend time with your child and teach them new skills. They are also great for helping kids express themselves creatively.
There is a wide range of crafts that can be done with kids from arts and crafts to cooking. They can be done at home or in the classroom and any age group can participate.
Some of the benefits of crafting for kids include:
Teaches practical skills
Teaches patience and concentration
It’s for this main reason I try to incorporate various themed crafts in our lesson planning.
Character Building Activities PDF
Character skills are the foundation for a child’s future. We need to teach them the skills that will make them successful in life.
A lot of parents and educators think that character building activities are all about teaching kids to be obedient and respectful, but this is not true.
Super fun and a hands-on social skills character education workbook.
The way you teach your children is by showing them what it means to be respectful and obedient, and not just telling them.
Character skills are the set of behaviours and attitudes that children need to learn and practise in order to be successful in life.
These skills are not just about what happens at school, but also include behaviours like being kind, generous, honest, polite and helpful.
These character skills can be taught through a variety of activities both inside and outside of school.
Santa Name Craft PDF
This super cute craft is an easy way to get kids involved in working on the letters in their name AND social skills.
If your students are younger, toddlers or preschoolers. You can totally get them drawing the things they did that were good throughout the year!
How to build this craft:
Firstly, print the Santa templates provided in the printable pack, have the kids color it in before cutting it out OR cut the pieces out and the children will color them in.
Then, be sure to have the letters of their name also written on the templates and cut them out for each student.
Have the kids write about what they did that was good throughout the year.
For instance, they can identify characteristics or specific things they did.
It is an open ended thing here, so don’t be tied down to just one thing.
Have them cut out the pieces then glue them onto cardstock or craft paper to make them sturdy.
More crafts you may like:
- Sharing Activities for Kids Cute Turkey Craft
- Ugly Christmas Sweater Craft Name Printable for Kids
- Fun Grinch Crafts to Make Free SEL Craft Templates
Character Building for Kids Craft
All you will need is:
- coloring crayons
- the printable template found below in my store
- black or white colored card stock
Then assist each child in completing the directions. Hang the finished Santa crafts on your bulletin board or the door to create a constant reminder of the positive things they can do to be good citizens.
Christmas Name Tracing Craft
This printable pack is available in my TPT store right below. Be sure to follow on for more SEL crafts coming up in the year.
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Santa Name + Character Education SEL Craft
Super fun and cute Santa name craft and a bulletin board option with a focus on good deeds and character education. Students will create their unique Santa and write about the ‘good deeds’ that they will do or did that month. You can choose to use this craft template as a bulletin board or as a simple name activity too.