Vacation for Santa



Children loves stories in which a familiar character does something unusual. Today, you will write a children’s story about Santa’s vacation. Just consider the possibilities!


  • Title: (Choose your own title)
  • Audience: children, ages 4-8
  • Character(s): Santa Claus (Mrs. Claus, elves, reindeer, etc.)
  • Problem: Santa Claus is tired of the cold weather at the North Pole.
  • Solution: Santa Claus goes on vacation.
  • Considerations: Where does Santa Claus go and what does he do? Does he bring anyone with him? How does he feel before and after the vacation? Does he have any challenges? Do people recognize him or does he go incognito (in disguise)?


  1. Write a story for children about Santa’s vacation.
  2. Choose from the activities above or come up with a new idea.
  3. Write with a clear beginning, middle, and end.
  4. Consider the age of your audience.
  5. Write a catchy title and dedicate the story to a child you know.
  6. Illustrate your story and give it to the child named in the dedication.


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7 thoughts on “Vacation for Santa

  1. My name is Chloe. I am 9. My story is about Santa accepting location. He will learn that the North Pole is a better setting for him than Florida is.
    By the way, this is my favorite day of summer camp so far!

  2. Hi I’m Mina, and I’m 12. My story has an elf named Treacletart suggest that Santa and Mrs. Clause take a holiday. They go to Australia, where its hot. They snorkel, see Uluru and do a heap of fun stuff.

    P.S. And I was wondering, how do you read other peoples stories? Like I would like to read Chloe’s story above ^, but I don’t know how.

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