I wanted to share my Top 5 Favorite Holiday Kids Websites for the Holidays. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
#5 Yes Virginia,There is a Santa Clause!
#4 Starfall Gingerbread Man and the Snowman.
Starfall is an incredible educational website that is available all year long. It has great games and online activities that encourage reading skills. What I love about this site is that the kids can click on each word in the directions to have them read aloud. This site is wonderful for emergent readers.
One of my daughters favorites is the Gingerbread Man that allows kids to decorate it anyway they want. It’s a great way to review or learn shapes for the little ones. The bigger kids seem to like it just for fun!
I also like the Snowman activity here, it is a cute little Matching decked out in Holiday themes.
#3 Elf Yourself
If you’ve never seen this (It’s been around for years!) you will get a giggle and so will your family. The kids think this is hilarious and watch it over and over again. Simply place pictures of your family members on the elves and watch them do a jig. You may wish it would get old, but it just doesn’t!
This is site is a good time. It has a nice countdown to Christmas and lots of little excerpts to read and loads of games all Santa’s Village. You can visit Mrs. Clause’s kitchen, write Santa a letter, fill out a check list to find out if you are on the Nice or Naughty list, and so much more. There are cute stories to read and color. You can sign up to save your progress, but you don’t have too.
If your little ones don’t read yet then they will need a little help from you. It’s a great way to spend some time getting into the Holiday spirit with your child.
#1 is a tye! My Two Favorite Sites are Norad Tracks Santa. and Portable North Pole!
#1 Norad Tracks Santa.
This is a close second for my favorite holiday site. Really, it is a stalemate with Portable North Pole! They have lots of fun games for the kids to play, even I got stuck playing a tetras like game the other night. The best thing is that starting Christmas Eve, they “track” Santa’s flight around the world with cute little cartoon type videos, so your child can see where Santa is before they go to bed. It’s lots of fun and the kids get a kick out of it. It has become tradition in our family to see Santa over London where Nana and Papa are before we go to bed. It looks like they have updated it this year, so I am looking forward to seeing what they have in store for us!
#1 Portable North Pole!
This is the most fun free thing you will do this year!! They have changed it a bit over the last few years, so you don’t get to put in so much information as you used to for the free version. I am tempted to go ahead and get the paid version, considering that we have been using it every year and have always loved it. You go to the website, answer a few questions about your child’s name and age and what they want for Christmas and upload pictures if you want.
Then Santa sends you a personalized video message for your child Santa checks his file and shows pictures of your child and everything. The first year my daughter went nuts when Santa showed a photo of her and her cousin on vacation (you don’t get this anymore with the free version) and mentioned how lucky she was to have gone on vacation this year. She started yelling “Santa! That is my cousin Santa!” It was so wonderful! Literally brought tears to my eyes! We do it every year!
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