If you’re looking for printable Christmas games for kids, this Santa Boot Camp freebie will be right up your alley! Print the cards today and try it in your classroom, therapy practice, or with your kids at home!
It is time for Santa to get in shape so he is strong and ready to deliver all of the goodies to the children of the world in just a few short weeks! His team of 8 has been going through their Reindeer Bootcamp since this summer so they are more than ready for their task ahead.
Let’s see if we can all practice the moves that keep Santa fit. He knows when we’ve been naughty or nice so I am pretty sure he can see us working out and will be inspired to get his bowl full of jelly moving too!
Printable Christmas Games for Kids: Santa Boot Camp
Place both hands on a flat surface (a chair, a mat, the floor, etc) and jump your feet side to side like a donkey kick. Try to increase the distance you jump each time. You never know how far away that sled will be!
Grab a few objects of varying sizes and weights and place them at one end of the room. Pretend you are Santa loading presents into his sleigh. Pick up an object, carry it to the opposite end of the room, lift it overhead and then back down onto the floor or table.
Start with your feet together, squat low and burst up as high as you can, reaching your arms overhead. You have to make yourself long and straight to fit down that chimney!
Tip Toe Walking
Walk across the room and back on your tip toes, quiet as a mouse! Don’t wake the sleeping children!
Run in place for 30 seconds to work off all of those milk and cookies. Get those knees high!
Side step along the length of the wall one direction then back the other. You may have to stick close to the walls in every house to avoid being seen!
Rooftop Slip and Slide
Slide across a tile or wood floor in your bare socks or put paper plates under your shoes. “Ski” across the floor 5x one direction and then 5x another. Those rooftops can get awfully slick and Santa needs to be able to stay on his feet!
Bend and Reach
Stand with your feet side by side. Reach down to your left for a “present” (could be a box or a book or a toy!), stand up and then squat low and reach down to your right to put that present under the tree. Santa needs to be limber and, for sure, needs to be able to cross that tubby midline!
For Virtual Sessions
Print the cards and pull them out of a container one by one, reading the instructions and having the child follow along with the movements as they train for Christmas Eve!
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