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Kinetic Christmas Day 12

Day 12

Santa Says

FROM JUMPING TO SKIPPING (Approximately 3+ years)

I just couldn't do this series without including one of my all time favorite classroom holiday traditions.

Of course, you can do this at home. And with a little interpretation, you can apply this to any special occasion.

Anyway, here's my Christmas take on the classic Simon Says.

Have fun!

SANTA SAYS

The object of the game is to listen carefully to the instructions and only respond when "Santa Says." Of course, feel free to add your own merry moves or adapt these ideas to the maturity and abilities of your child/ren. 

So let's listen close see what Santa Says...

RING THE BELL

Lift your arm up and down.

STIR THE COCOA

Make a stirring motion with your hand.

TWIST LIKE A CANDY CANE

Plant your feet and twist your torso back and forth.

MAKE A SNOWBALL

Pretend to pack snow with your hands.

THROW THE SNOWBALL

Pretend to throw your snowball.

TURN ON RUDOLPH'S NOSE

Touch your nose.

FLY LIKE A REINDEER

Twirl around.

FLY THE SLEIGH

Hold the reins in front of you and bob up and down. For older kids, sit on the floor, lift your feet and rock.

CLIMB DOWN THE CHIMNEY

Crouch down slowly.

CLIMB UP THE CHIMNEY

Stand back up slowly.

STUFF THE STOCKING

Push down with your hands.

TWINKLE LIKE A CHRISTMAS TREE

Shake your hands in the air.

LAUGH LIKE SANTA

Hold your belly and Ho! Ho! Ho!

LEAP LIKE A REINDEER

Jump or leap in the air.


Wishing you a happy, healthy, and active holiday season!