It’s that time of year again. The time when jingle bells start ringing and kids are ready to write their letters to Santa. For beginning writers that isn’t always easy, so I’ve given them a little help with this letter to Santa printable with a traceable message.
Letter to Santa Printable with Traceable Letters for Beginning Writers
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Last year was the first year that Nick had any interest in actually writing a letter to Santa. I suppose that wasn’t much of a surprise since it was the first year that he did any type of writing work besides writing his name.
Nick has never developed a dominant hand, so writing has always been fairly difficult for him. In fact it’s now a year later and I’m just starting to be able to read his writing.
While Nick said that he wanted to write a letter to Santa I knew it wasn’t going to be an easy task for him. Knowing Nick I knew that if I handed him a blank piece of paper he would have quickly given up and asked me to write the letter for him.
I decided to make things easier for him so I created a mostly written letter that he could use that included traceable letters.
Nick’s Letter to Santa
The printable I made for Nick worked perfectly! The moment he saw the paper he couldn’t wait to start writing his letter to Santa. He sat right down and traced every letter and signed his name without as single complaint. The letter with traceable letters was a great way to get him to practice his handwriting at home.
What was really great is that it meant Nick’s letter to Santa could actually be read! Our town has a special Santa mailbox where kids can mail their letters to Santa. The letters that are put into that mailbox get “delivered” to Santa. Then the kids actually get a reply back, so having a legible letter was important.
Letter to Santa with Traceable Letters Download
While I made this letter for Santa for Nick to use I wanted to share it with all of you! Most kids writing to Santa can do it on their own, but for the younger ones that are around kindergarten age, it isn’t always easy. Those younger kids are always so proud when they are able to feel that they have done things on their own though.
As an added bonus of writing their own letters beginning writers get to practice their handwriting without realizing that they’re practicing. I’m all about adding school work in through fun and play. Oh yeah, I’m sneaky like that.
I spent a lot of time looking for a text that should be complimentary to most handwriting styles that kids use in school. Finding a good one isn’t as easy at you’d think. I have found over the last year or so when making things for Nick that certain letters like “g” are not made in type the way kids expect to see them. Nick often can get messed up with odd looking letters like that.
The letter is very generic so all kids will be able to use it. I also left an open space to be filled in with the gift your child is asking Santa for. This way you can either make dashed letters for your child to trace or you can simply fill that information in yourself for them.
For Nick’s letter I decided to fill the information in for him. This actually turned out to be a good idea because he asked for more than I was expecting! It would have taken more room than I had left to write it all in! In the end though tracing the the letters and signing his name was truly all that he was up for. Writing takes a lot more effort and energy from him than it does for most kids. I was so proud of him for what he did do!
You can download a copy of the letter to Santa here, or by clicking on the picture above. I hope your child loves it and finds it as helpful as Nick did!