We all know Christmas can be an expensive time and keeping children amused in the advent run up can be expensive as well. Pantomimes, visits to Santa and Christmas fayre’s can all be expensive. Here we have some free Christmas activities to try out in the run up to the big day.
Free Letter from Santa
All children love to write a letter to santa asking for their favourite toys or gifts for this year. Instead of sending them up a chimney or “losing” them you can send them to santa who will write back. You will need to hurry as he needs to get your letter before the 6th of December so he has time to send back a reply. Remember to include your address so he can write back to you.
You can read more here on the Royal Mail Website
Free Video Message from Santa
If you can’t get to see santa in his grotto then I suggest you try out the portable north pole website. There are paid options but you get a free message as well. In just a few simple steps, you can help Santa gather all the information he needs to create a unique, tailor-made video message that will surprise and delight your loved ones. Santa will say your child’s name and personalise the things they have been good or bad at this year . Would be perfect for under 10’s or even those who are struggling to believe !
Free Christmas Printables
There are a huge selection of printable designs here including cards, notepaper, signs, learn to draw and crafts. Why not print some out and have them on standby for when you need a minute to get yourself organised. I like the Christmas jigsaw you can print out and cut for your pre-schooler. There are also lots of colouring pages, puzzles and origami here to keep all ages occupied.
There are also loads more Christmas printable designs on this activity website – .
Mum in the madhouse also has a great advent activity list with lots of low-cost ideas for your children.
Norad has been tracking santa for 60 years now and is still going strong. The website has a new game every day for Christmas along with Christmas stories and a few movies. The best bit is from Christmas Eve when you can start to track Santa’s progress from Australia and his journey towards us in the UK. You can find out more on the site here – Norad Website