Writing to Santa in March

Slice of Life Day 9: 

I am participating in the twowritingteacher.org Slice of Life Challenge where I write each day for the month of March. This year my three-year old daughter and I are writing collaboratively. Feel free to follow along our month-long writing journey!

Kids come up with the most creative and random games, how do we preserve that creativity into adulthood?

 

Marlowe: “I have an idea let’s play a new game!”

Me: ” Sure, what game do you want to play?”

Marlowe: “Let’s play the beard game!”

Me: “How do you play?”

Marlowe: ” You put on a beard and pretend to be Santa.”

 

While Marlowe held bubble wrap to her chin to create her Santa beard, the writing teacher alarm bells started ringing. There is a writing opportunity here!

 

As Marlowe was pretending to be Santa, I wrote a letter to Santa to bring to his house when I “visited.”

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I was hoping that she would want to do the same when it was my turn to be Santa.

It worked!

Look at these cute letters!

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“Santa

Toys

Marlowe”

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In this letter, she started off strong with Santa and then started to make random lines and shapes because it was clear she was getting tired. This was a sign that the nudging opportunities were closed for the day.

I love just love how you can literally sneak a connection to writing in everything kids do!

2 thoughts on “Writing to Santa in March

  1. Fabulous. The letter leaves no doubt what Santa should bring. Please make sure you forward the letter to Santa. I find the initial writing of kids fascinating. It’s one of the reasons I like visiting pre-school class, the scribbles mixed with some recognisable letters and it all makes sense when a child reads it out loud.

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