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.”




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!






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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