It’s December. The preschoolers are excited. Like, really, really excited. Bouncing-off-the-walls excited. Too-excited-to-sit-for-circle-time excited. What’s a preschool teacher to do? Don’t worry. Print this easy, free circle time Santa song. It’s chock full of learning and will have the class erupting into a chorus of giggles!
Academically, this song is great for letter recognition and for practicing one-to-one matching. Many 4-year-olds and even some 3-year-olds will be able to spell “Santa” orally after singing this song. Amazing!
To Make the Santa Song:
- Print the song lyrics and letters for the Santa Song.
- Cut the letters and Santa pictures apart.
- Attach the letters to an easel or place in a pocket chart. Be sure the words of the song are nearby.
- Sing the verse (to the tune of Bingo) a number of times. (Note that there are 3 options for the verse in the printable set. Just choose the one that you like best.)
Now the fun begins! Cover up one letter at a time with a Santa picture. Instead of clapping, replace the letter with a “Ho!” The first verse would be sung: “Ho! A – N – T – A!”
Add another Santa picture.
Sing: “Ho! Ho! N – T – A”:
Continue on and on until the final verse: “Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!” Preschoolers will think this is hysterical and will beg to sing the whole thing again. Repeat as many times as their little hearts desire!
More Christmas Circle Time Activities
Looking for daily Circle Time activities to keep your preschoolers engaged and learning about Christmas? Use this Christmas Circle Time unit. It has daily objectives, printable lessons, as well as a variety of literacy and math center activities for children ages 3-5. Additional centers and counting mats are also available to go with this theme.
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