Elves Needed - Apply Here!

Christmas Writing Kindergarten Lesson Plan
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This adorable Christmas writing activity comes from Mrs. Carroll of The First Grade Parade - we're certain your kiddos will love it! Start by sharing Stephen Krensky's creative Christmas tale, How Santa Got His Job, a story that follows a young Santa on his quest for the perfect job. He answers lots of classified ads, but doesn't find the right fit until he meets a group of friendly elves who have an idea of how to use his special talents.

Just like Santa in the story and adults in the workplace, have your students fill out a job application - to be part of Santa's team of elves! Mrs. Carroll provides an adorable application printable at her blog inviting students to answer important "elf" questions...

  • Have you ever played with toys?
  • Do you like toys?
  • Are you naughty or nice?
  • And many more!

Have your kiddos sign their finished applications and add their thumbprints at the bottom {for background checks, of course!}.

For further practice, provide students with an envelope to address:

RE: Job Applications Processing Santa Claus 1 Reindeer Lane North Pole, 99705

Add a return address, a fun Christmas sticker "stamp", and seal the envelopes to send to the North Pole!

Be sure to head over to The First Grade Parade to download and print applications for your kiddos! And take time to browse - there are tons of great ideas to use this holiday season!!