I’m a little late in getting this posted, but here’s a quick summary of our ‘Songs with Santa’ family program. It ended up being a very cold, rainy/icy night and I considered cancelling the program, but despite the weather about 25 people showed up. First we sang Christmas carols, with “Here Comes Santa Claus” welcoming Santa into the room. (I learned from last year that songs sheets with the words to the carols were a must! Here’s our handout.) Then everyone decorated sugar cookies with icing and sprinkles, while children took turns sitting on Santa’s lap. Santa had a gift for each child (a snowman notepad and a Christmas stamp), and there was plenty of opportunity for parents and caregivers to take pictures of their children with Santa.
Here’s my supply list for this program:
- Song sheets with words to the carols
- Santa’s gifts (from Oriental trading)
- Red tablecloths
- Christmas napkins and plates
- Holiday sprinkles
- Red and green icing
- Sugar cookies
- Plastic knives
- and Santa Claus!