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Santa Letter Recognition Activity

Santa can’t wait to eat all of those Christmas cookies! And, your kids will love “feeding” him as they work on learning the ABC’s with this Santa Letter Recognition Activity!

Letter Recognition Activity


Santa Letter Recognition Activity:

This interactive activity is a fun way for pre-readers to practice identifying capital and lowercase letters.

Depending on your children’s letter knowledge, you can mix capital and lowercase letter Christmas cookies together and have them work on both. You can also have your preschoolers practice letter sounds. 

What Is Letter Recognition?

Letter recognition is the ability to recognize and name all of the lowercase and capital letters.

Children who can recognize the letters of the alphabet can distinguish between them too.

Using hands-on activities like this one is fun for kids who are learning to identify the letters of the alphabet!

Getting Ready To Use The Santa Letter Recognition Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • Santa To Feed
  • 26 Lowercase Letter Christmas Cookies
  • 26 Capital Letter Christmas Cookies

What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper 
  • Laminator and Laminating Pouches
  • Scissors 
  • Paper Bag or Cardboard Box
  • Glue

Christmas Activity for Kids


To prepare this letter recognition activity, click on the button below. Then, download and print Santa and the Christmas cookies on white card stock.

Next, laminate the printables so your kids can use them over and over. Then, cut the Santa and cookies out.

Finally, tape or glue Santa on a paper bag or cardboard box (such as a small tissue box) and cut out his mouth. 

How To Use The Santa Recognition Activity:

To begin this alphabet activity, your preschoolers will select a Christmas cookie and identify the capital or lowercase letter on it as they feed it to Santa.

Learning the ABC's

If your children are just starting to learn the names of the letters, start with just a few lowercase or capital letter cookies. You can then add a couple more every time they play.

When your kids know all of the letter names, they can say the sound that each letter makes as they feed Santa. It’s easy to differentiate this activity for your kids! 

This Santa Letter Recognition Activity is a fun, hands-on way for preschoolers to practice identifying capital and lowercase letters this holiday season!

Extend The Activity:

There are many other literacy activities that your kids can do this holiday. First, you can read Christmas books like these: 

Santa and the Goodnight Train by June Sobel

A World of Cookies for Santa by M.E. Furman

All the Things Santa Claus Will Never Do by Noe Carlain 

You can also pair this resource with more Santa-themed activities like these:

Sight Word Santa Claus Activity from Books and Giggles

Santa Graphing Worksheets from Homeschool Preschool

Pin It For Later:

Do you want to save this letter recognition resource for later? Pin this to your alphabet activities board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!

Letter Recognition Activity

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