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Santa advent calendar (Free printable)

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Are you looking for a printable advent calendar to help your kids countdown the days until Christmas? If so, this printable Santa advent calendar craft is perfect for you.

Use cotton balls and my free Santa beard craft to countdown the 25 days to Christmas this December.

santa advent calendar

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Free Santa Beard Advent Calendar

Christmas is almost here! Have fun counting down the days until this joyous winter holiday with an adorable Santa craft for kids.

Plus, it’s a fun way to incorporate my Christmas activities for more added fun this Winter!

How to make a printable advent calendar of Santa

What supplies do you need to make this easy Santa beard craft? If you’re wanting to make Santa craft for kids you’ll need to gather the following supplies:

Supplies for making a Santa countdown calendar

You’ll love that the supplies for this Christmas countdown calendar for kids can be found around your house or classroom. Plus, you’ll be teaching your preschoolers how to count with this easy Christmas craft for kids.

How to make a Santa Beard Countdown Calendar

You may be wondering how do you make a Santa beard countdown calendar. My low prep, free Santa template takes all the guess work out for you.

Before you know it, you will be counting down the days til Christmas in building upon your students fine motor skills. Here’s the step by step guide to creating a calendar for Christmas day countdown.

Step One: Print

Click the link below to grab the free Christmas day countdown craft for a low prep cut and paste Christmas craft for preschoolers and toddlers. Print the free Santa craft on colored construction paper or use crayons to color it yourself.

We used traditional red and white for Santa’s suit, but feel free to get creative and use whatever color you want. As for skin color, I find that this set of construction paper has plenty of options on different shades for your Santa craft.

Step Two: Cut

When you’re done printing, grab your scissors because it’s now time to practice scissor skills. Cutting is such an important skill for this young age group, so try to let them do this part themselves, if possible.

It helps to strengthen their fine motor skills and helps to make each winter holiday craft look unique.

Step Three: assemble

You’ll love that this Santa beard craft is not just festive, it’s another learning opportunity to teach numbers this Winter. As you identify each number 1-25, simply cover it up with a dab of glue and a cotton ball.

Want to practice even more fine motor work with this St. Nick craft? Use tweezers to pick up and place each cotton ball onto Santa’s beard.

STEP FOUR: Countdown the days until Christmas

As you countdown the 25 days til Christmas, your Santa beard craft will start to fill up more and more with cotton balls.

Once you’re done, hang this around the room for the cutest DIY Christmas decorations or Christmas bulletin board.

santa advent calendar for kids

Isn’t this the cutest winter craft for kids?

More Cut and paste Christmas Crafts

I hope you loved my free Santa beard craft. Check out more Christmas crafts for kids below.

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Christmas activities for preschoolers

If you loved my Christmas craft ideas, I know you will really enjoy my hands on Christmas printables, perfect for preschool and kindergarten students. I have tons of Christmas printables to use this December as you teach all about snow, reindeer, gingerbread men, and candy canes.

Check out my favorites below:

winter color by number pages
ugly Christmas sweater Christmas activity for counting
Christmas science experiment with candy canes

I hope you’re as excited about all these hands on learning Christmas activities and Christmas printables for preschoolers as I am.

What activities are you most excited to share with your preschoolers this December? Tell me all about it in the comments.

I can’t wait to read your great ideas! To see what is included in my two weeks worth of holiday themes, check out week 1 and week 2 of my Kindergarten and preschool Christmas activities, I have in my shop.

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  1. Good morning
    You it be possible to send me the printable of Santa event calendar
    My kids will really enjoy the activity
    Thank you and have a great day

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