Christmas Santa Claus and Rudolph the Reindeer Craft

Christmas Santa Claus and Rudolph the reindeer craft

Tis the season of joy and merriment, and what better way to embrace the holiday spirit than through this creative and educational Christmas Santa Claus and Rudolph the Reindeer craft!

In this blog post, we’ll dive into an ELA/ESL-friendly craft designed for kindergarten to 2nd-grade students that not only brings Santa Claus and Rudolph the reindeer to life but also reflects the magic of the season through a pair of special glasses.

This festive craft involves two delightful coloring pages, featuring the iconic Santa Claus and his trusty reindeer companion, Rudolph.

Additionally, each child will receive a pair of magical glasses adorned with enchanting Christmas images – a snowman, Christmas tree, wreath, gift, ornament, gingerbread man, snowflakes, and, of course, Santa Claus and a reindeer.

Christmas Santa Claus and Rudolph the Reindeer Craft Instructions

Christmas santa and Rudolph craft templates

Step 1: Coloring Fun

The first step invites students to unleash their creativity by coloring in Santa Claus, Rudolph, and the magical Christmas glasses. This not only engages their artistic skills but also reinforces color vocabulary.

Christmas Santa and Rudolph coloring craft

Step 2: Crafty Reflections

The magic unfolds as students cut out the special glasses and affix them to the faces of Santa and Rudolph. This step serves as a unique way to express the essence of the holiday season – through the lens of these enchanting characters.

Christmas Santa craft

Christmas Rudolph the reindeer craft

Lesson Ideas

Vocabulary Building

Before starting the craft, introduce and review relevant Christmas vocabulary with the students. Use flashcards or visual aids to help them associate words with images.

Colour Recognition

While colouring Santa Claus and Rudolph, encourage students to use specific colour names. You can ask questions like, “What colour is Santa’s hat?” or “Can you use the colour red for Rudolph’s nose?”

Descriptive Language

Have students describe the images on the glasses using adjectives. For example, “The snowman is round and white,” or “Santa Claus has a big, white beard.”

Sentence Formation

Ask students to create sentences related to Christmas using the vocabulary they’ve learned. This could be done individually or as part of a group activity.


Encourage students to create a short story or description using the characters and elements in their colouring pages. This can be a great way to promote creativity and language expression.


Once the craft is complete, consider a role-playing activity where students can pretend to be Santa Claus or Rudolph. This helps reinforce vocabulary and encourages speaking in a fun and interactive way.

Show and Tell

Give students an opportunity to share their completed crafts with the class. They can describe the colo0rs they used, talk about their favourite part of the craft, or explain the Christmas images on the glasses.

Remember to adapt these suggestions based on the language proficiency level of your students. The goal is to make the language learning experience enjoyable and relevant to the festive theme.

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Christmas colouring page

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