Category Archives: Seasons And Holidays

Free Letter To Santa Printables – Plus Santa’s Address

Free Letter To Santa Printable Plus Santa's Address - From TeacherHelpForParents.com

Practice your writing skills with these free letters to Santa printables.  Plus, keep reading to find out Santa’s address.

Below are letters to Santa printables for younger and older children. The first one is in a list format and is perfect for young writers.  The second is in a letter format and is perfect for older children.  Either way, Santa will be delighted to receive the letters.

Letter To Santa Template For Young Kids - Plus Santa's AddressLetter To Santa Template For Young Kids

Letter To Santa Template For Older Kids - Plus Santa's Address

Letter To Santa Template For Older Kids

After the letters are written, you can mail them to Santa’s address:

U.S.A. Address:

Canada Address:

Santa Claus
1 Reindeer Lane
North Pole, Alaska 99705
Santa Claus
North Pole
H0H 0H0  CANADA

Whichever address you choose to use, Santa will be sure to receive your letter.

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Thanksgiving Poetry – Writing Sensory Poems For Kids (Free Printables)

Thanksgiving Poetry - Sensory Poems - FREE PRINTABLES

It’s Thanksgiving and the perfect time for your children to express their thankfulness creatively through poetry. One of my favorite forms of poetry for Thanksgiving is a sensory poem. Here’s how to write one:

1. Brainstorm what you see, hear, smell, taste, and feel at Thanksgiving. I’ve included a brainstorming sheet below that you can use.

Brainstorming Sheet Print-Save

2. Choose one thing from each category and write it on the appropriate line on the paper below. Also include a final line for “I know that.” It can be any summarizing sentence to conclude the poem.

Rough Draft Print – Save

3. Ready for poetry magic? Cross out the typed words and presto! – instant poetry. See example below. Capitalize the first word of the new phrase and cross out the period at the end.

4. Write your poem on a piece of construction or decorative paper. Include an illustration too.


Enlarged Final Draft Example

5. Share your poem with the world (or at least Grandma and Grandpa). There are many sites that will publish children’s poems for free. Two such sites are Kid Lit and Poetry Zone.

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Pumpkin Decorating Party – Harvest Social / Halloween Party

Pumpkin Decorating Party - Harvest Social - Halloween Party

Are you in charge of events for a Halloween party or harvest social?  Here’s an idea for a pumpkin decorating activity that’s sure to be a hit.

Why not mix up all the yummy candy with some fruits and veggies?  Lay out different fruits and vegetables for students to sample and use to decorate a pumpkin.  They can decorate little individual pumpkins or work as partners or in teams to decorate large pumpkins.

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A variation on this idea is to have the children decorate pumpkins to resemble their favorite book characters.  They can use felt, construction paper, or paint to decorate their pumpkins.

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THFP Archive: Halloween Party Craft – Costume Frames

Are you the parent in charge of your child’s class party craft? This is one of my favorite craft ideas that a parent did in my classroom. It’s a Halloween costume picture frame.


First, parent volunteers take pictures of the students in their Halloween costumes. Then, a parent uploads the photos to a computer and sends them to a one hour processing store. The pictures are picked up after the hour and brought back to school. During the party, the kids assemble craft-stick picture frames (directions here). They can color or paint them and add embellishments. A magnet is added to the back so that it can be hung on the refrigerator. When the pictures return to the school, the children’s pictures are put in their frames to take home.

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Father’s Day Writing Activity: My Dad News

Father's Day Writing Activity-My Dad News


Writing can be used at all times of life including Father’s Day.  Why not have your children write about their dad for Father’s Day?  Use this “My Dad News” printable.  You can also create memorable handmade Father’s Day cards with ideas found here.  Have fun!

Father's Day Writing Activity - My Dad News Printable

My Dad News Printable

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THFP Archive: Handmade Father’s Day Card Ideas

Here are some card ideas for dad’s special day.

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Shirt Pocket Cards Instructions

I like the idea of tucking a gift card into one of these shirt card ideas. The link above takes to you a site that describes how to make both shirts and includes templates.

Folded Shirt Card Instructions

Martha Stewart has this idea for a folded shirt card. Follow the link above to see step-by-step instructions for how to make this card.

Father's Day Writing Activity - My Dad News Printable

You can also made a Father’s Day newspaper with this free printable.

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THFP Archive: Handmade Mother’s Day Card Ideas


Here are some creative ideas for Mother’s Day cards.

Bouquet Mother’s Day Card

This is a fun fold-open bouquet card.

Tulip Mother’s Day Card

This creative tulip card idea includes a template.

Teapot Mother’s Day Card

This clever card includes a message and packet of tea.

Handprint Mother’s Day Card

This is a new twist on the classic handprint card complete with poem and photo.

Guess How Much I Love You Book

I like the idea of giving this book as a Mother’s Day card. Your children could write special messages to mom on the inside cover. It could become a great bedtime story too for mom to read.

This Handprint Valentine could easily be used as a Mother’s Day card.

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Mother’s Day Poem Heart Card

Mother's Day Poem Heart Card


I like the idea of combining creative writing and art to make a Mother’s Day card.

To begin, use the brainstorming sheet below to come up with special attributes of your mother.

Mother's Day Poem Heart Card Brainstorming SheetPrintable Mother’s Day Poem Heart Card Brainstorming Sheet

Next, cross out the typed lines that were given on the paper as seen below.  The words that you wrote become your poem.

Mother's Day Poem Heart Card Brainstorming Sheet 2

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Cut out a heart from your mother’s favorite color of construction paper.  Use a ruler to draw lines across the middle of the heart.  Write your poem on these lines.

Mother's Day Poem Heart Card 1

Cut your mother’s favorite color of tissue paper into squares.  Wrap one square at a time around the end of a pencil, dip it into glue, and place it on your heart to create a border.

Mother's Day Poem Heart Card 2

 After your tissue paper border is complete, allow the heart to dry.

Mother's Day Poem Heart Card 7

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THFP Archive: Writing – St. Patrick’s Day Limericks

Writing St. Patrick's Day Limericks With Free Printable

St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to write limericks. Limericks will reinforce writing skills, syllables, and rhyming for your child.

Here is an example of a famous limerick by an anonymous author:
There was an old man from Peru,
Who dreamed he was eating his shoe.
He awoke in the night
With a terrible fright,
And found it was perfectly true.

Here is how to write a limerick:
Limericks are funny poems that contain five lines. The rhyming pattern is AABBA. The first, second, and fifth lines rhyme and have seven to ten syllables. The third and fourth lines rhyme and have five to seven syllables. An easy way to get started is to start with
“There once was a boy/girl named_________”
“Who_________________”

Write your limerick on the publishing paper below, decorate, and hang up in a special place.

Limerick Paper

Limerick Publishing Paper

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THFP Archive: St. Patrick’s Day Activity – Leprechaun Traps

Leprechaun Traps and a Free Letter From a Leprechaun

Leprechaun Traps & a Free Letter From a Leprechaun

Leprechaun Trap Idea Picture

Those silly leprechauns. They love to cause mischief especially on St. Patrick’s Day. Some people have awoken to find green footprints spread around their house, confetti strewn everywhere, and their breakfast turned green! If only we could figure out a way to catch them.

It will take some reasoning skills to do it, but I think it can be done. We can build leprechaun traps. Leprechauns love shiny objects, gold, silver, rainbows, coins (real, paper, or chocolate), four leaf clovers, and riddles. It’s best to camouflage the trap so the leprechauns can’t see it. You can use a cardboard box, net, or old cans. Whatever you use, your imagination is the most important element in catching a leprechaun.

Parents, here is a fun letter from a leprechaun that you can leave by the trap in the morning for your child to find.

Leprechaun Traps Letter From A LeprechaunView Printable Leprechaun Letter

Thank you to my friend Wendy for the picture of the leprechaun trap.

I would be happy to post a picture of your child’s leprechaun trap.  Please send the picture to contact @ teacherhelpforparents . com

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