Christmas Links, Resources & Activities
Links verified 11/1/2016
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- Have you been naughty or nice? Go Ask Santa for an instant report of what he has written about you on his Naughty or Nice List. Warning: very young children might not understand that this is just for fun.
- Send an Email message to Santa . Select the toy you would like the most for Christmas or write a special message to Santa. Check with your parents first, to make sure it's OK.
- Go to Santa's Toy Workshop to see the world's most advanced Toy making machine,the Magnetic Kinetic Toy Hulla-Ballu. Warning: this site makes it hard to use the Back button.
- Adopt an Elf Buddy. You can have as many as you like. And you can even print out their pictures. Warning: this site makes it hard to use the Back button. Tip: right-click the back button.
- Where is Santa? NORAD tracks Santa . [The radar site opens in a new window. Close the window to get back to this list of Christmas links.]
- Go to Mrs. Claus's kitchen. She has the most creative recipes this side of the Big Dipper.
- Welcome to Santa Claus Elf School . Santa invites you to become an Honorary Elf and earn your very own Honorary Elf Diplomas with your name on them! You can get an Honorary Elf Diploma for each of the 12 games in Elf School. Also, check out the Elves' Game Chest
- Christmas Coloring Pages - 35 unique coloring pages that both kids and adults can enjoy;winter scenes filled with penguins, snowmen, cute gingerbread men, Christmas trees, and more
- Santa's Crosswords . Choose from seven different crossword puzzles.
- Christmas Games - Primary games has two pages of interactive Christmas games
- Christmas Puzzles - Enjoy the christmas puzzles of Digipuzzle.net. Have fun and a merry christmas!
- Christmas Activities at Activity Village - hundreds of free Christmas activities for kids
- Christmas Party Games at Activity Village - party for children only, or ideas for a mixed-age family gathering
- 10 Sensory Christmas Activities for Children who are Blind - There are so many ways to engage all kids, including those with visual impairments or other disabilities
- Get daily updates on Santa Claus and Village news during December! You can keep up with all the fun each day from December 1st to Christmas day by clicking on number for that day's date.
- Find out about Christmas celebrations and customs in other parts of the world.
- 30 Awesome Christmas Games for Kids - Whether you’re hosting your child’s classroom party, having your family over for the holidays or just looking for some winter boredom busters, you and your family will love these games for kids of all ages
- Easy Christmas Crafts and Activities for Kids - from the Parenting site
- Christmas Games and Activities - an index of 13 interactive games
- Read the poem, The Night Before Christmas - A Visit from St. Nicholas, by Clement Clarke Moore.
- " Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus. " From the editorial page of the New York Sun, 1897.
- Holiday Crafts - Make holiday cards, ornaments, stickers and more
- Christmas Winter Crafts and Children's Activities - From DLTK's Crafts for Kids - Starting December 1 the site has a countdown to Christmas with holiday crafts, activities and gift ideas
- Holiday Pictures to Color - Print and color pictures of Santa, reindeer, snowflakes and more.
- Play Cheery Checkers with Santa ! Santa against the elves. Build a Snowman ! Use your mouse to drag the pieces onto the snowman. See how many different kinds of snowmen you can make! Decorate a Christmas Tree . Then, after you get it just the way you want it to look, turn the tree on and watch what happens!
- Oh no! It is time to mail those Christmas cards or packages and you don't know Grandma Suzie's zip code! No problem, just ask the U S Postal Service on-line zip code locator . [The USPS site opens in a new window. Close the window to get back to this list of Christmas links.]
- Recipes, recipes, and more recipes. Santaland has an index to other recipe sites on the Internet . Some of their links do not work, but you should be able to find anything you are looking for here.
- When was the first Christmas card sent? Find out that and more at Santaland's Christmas traditions page.
- "Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire," is only one of the songs I found at Santaland's holiday music site. Click on the song title above to hear it, or click on the holly to the left to find all of the songs.
- Play the computer in another Christmas Tic Tac Toe game . Instead of "X" and "O", they're playing with Santa and a Christmas tree. You get to choose whether you would like to go first or whether the computer goes first. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
- Explore Santaland's Kid's Corner . You will find some fascinating sites for Kids!
- Why Christmas? - "Information includes how Christmas traditions and customs came into being, how Christmas is celebrated in different countries around the world and most importantly why Christmas exists"