Category Archives: Winter

Brrrr! Winter’s setting in – but if you’re looking for some printables to entertain you and the children as the nights draw in, our winter favourites are below:

Snowman Soup

What is snowman soup?

Basically, it’s hot chocolate with a little extra oomph! You make a normal cup of hot cocoa, then add extra chocolate and white marshmallows – which are what give it its name. Some people also add extra milk or cream and just for fun, the whole thing is stirred up with a candy cane. It’s also becoming increasingly common for the raw ingredients for snowman soup to be put together as a gift for people to take home. A snowman soup gift set usually consists of a sachet of hot chocolate; some extra chocolate to stir in, such as buttons or stars or kisses; some white marshmallows; and a candy cane to stir it all up.

If you want the snowman soup poem featured in the video above, click here.

If you want the snowman colouring page featured in the video above, click here.

 

Snowman Soup Printables:

We’ve written a couple of snowman soup poems, both of which are available for you below. We find parents like to print one, roll it up, tie with a ribbon and place it alongside a steaming cup of snowman soup or with a snowman soup gift set. (A snowman soup gift set usually consists of a sachet of hot chocolate, some extra chocolate to stir in such as buttons, stars or kisses, some white marshmallows, and a candy cane to stir it all up.)

 

Please note that the copyright for all our snowman soup poems belongs to Rooftop Post. They are only for your own personal use and may not be used commercially.

 

Christmas Party Printables

If you’re planning a Christmas party, you might like to browse our latest Christmas party printables.  You’ll find them below, along with a handful of old favourites.  They’re generally designed with children in mind, but there’s no reason they wouldn’t do for older gatherings as well.

Best of Bonfire Night

Although dwindling in popularity compared to Halloween, the 5th of November is still celebrated in many parts of the UK.  We’ve created a handful of printables with this in mind and whether it’s “Bonfire Night”, “Guy Fawkes Night” or “Fireworks Night” in your house, we hope you find them useful.

Our Top Picks for January

With Christmas over and the new year at the starting block, we thought we’d list a few of our favourite printables for January. Some are new and some are old favourites but our site is getting so big that we thought a little list might help make sure there’s no mid-winter magic you’ve missed.

1 Christmas Thank You Notes

Christmas Thank You Notes

2 Burns’ Night Printables

3  Tooth Fairy Notes

4 Blank Fairy Notepaper

Blank Fairy Notepaper

5 Spring Colouring

Printable spring colouring pages

Letters to Santa and Christmas Lists

Can you feel the Christmas magic yet?  No doubt the kids can and are getting ready to write that all-important letter to Santa and Christmas list!  With this in mind, we thought we’d put together a quick post to highlight all our free letter to Santa and Christmas list templates.  So, if your child is writing his or her Christmas correspondence to that magical man at the North pole this week, perhaps these will come in handy:

Need a Reply?

If your child has written a letter and/or Christmas list, or drawn a picture for Santa, you may be looking for a reply.  Obviously, we have to keep it general, but we’ve created the following resources to help you out:

Need a Reminder?

A note from Santa asking your child to write his or her Christmas List
Please write Your Christmas List!

If the Christmas clock is ticking and your little one is dragging his or her heels about getting that Christmas List written, this little reminder from Father Christmas may just do the trick. Good luck and have a very merry Christmas – ho, ho, ho! x

Santa Claus or Father Christmas?

Many of our letters to Santa Claus are also available as letters to Father Christmas. This is because we know that people in different families and places call him by different names. In the UK, we find the preference is for “Father Christmas”, in the USA it’s “Santa”. We’re sorry that we haven’t managed to provide two versions of absolutely every resource – we’ve had a lot to do and have been short on time. However, if there is an alternative version of any of our letters, you’ll be able to see a note and a link underneath it.

Five Free Early Christmas Printables

Halloween is over and it’s nearly that time a year again!

Child Looking Forward to ChristmasSure, it’s an inner groan from those of us who dread the Christmas shopping but on the children front, it’s hard not to smile when you think of the upcoming magic.  We’ve been doing this long enough to know that right this minute there are children out there wondering if they’ve been good enough (and if not trying to do better rather hurriedly!) for a certain someone to bring presents this year.

It’s a great time, therefore, to encourage your little ones to use their imaginations…  Far up in the North Pole the Christmas clock is ticking; the elves have started to wrap up their presents, the reindeer have begun getting into shape for the long journey on Christmas Eve, and the Nice List is sparkling into life.  Will your little one’s name magically appear on it?

With this in mind and for all those who just can’t wait, here are our five favourite free early Christmas printables.  In our house, we use them to build excitement early on, so that by the time Christmas rolls around, our children can almost hear the sleigh bells.  We hope you and yours enjoy them too.

1 Nice List Certificate

You're on the Nice List
You’re on the Nice List

If your child has been good, it’s never too early to let them know they’re on the nice list! As well as being a printable image you can write on, this one also comes as an editable PDF, which means you can just hit the appropriate button (underneath the main image) and type straight onto the certificate.

 

2 A letter from Santa to Read Before Christmas

free-letter-from-Father-Christmas-and-the-Christmas-Tree-by-Leone-Annabella-BettsOur before Christmas letters have long been popular with anyone who wants to find out what magical things have been going on at the North Pole.  Father Christmas and the Christmas Tree is one of our favourites and it’s completely free to print from this site.  Oh – and if you’re folding/rolling up your letter and want the back to look pretty, you can always print one of our Christmassy letter-back designs on the other side.

3 Santa’s Magic Mirror Note

Letter from Santa “Santa's Magic Mirror Writing”
Santa Letter: Santa’s Magic Mirror Writing

This is a great note for anyone who wants to let their children know that a couple of Santa’s elves are popping by (in secret of course) to see if they’re being good.  Use it as early as you like to encourage good behaviour and for extra effect, print and fold a little envelope from Santa to put it in.

Your child will need a mirror to read this top-secret message – but that’s all part of the magic.

4 November Niceness Certificate

Certificate of November Niceness
November Niceness

Another certificate from Santa – but this time one’s just for November.

5 Elf Award for Good Behaviour All year

Free printable certificate from the elves saying well done for being good all year
Elf Certificate: Good Behaviour All Year
(Ready to personalise with name)

This cute certificate is a great reward for a child wh has been good all year.  It’s such a great feeling to know the elves have noticed!

You can either print this certificate and add your child’s name or personalise it by downloading it as an editable PDF.  If you’re in a rush and would rather not bother with a name at all, there’s a version without one here.

 

P. S. If any of you are thinking of buying personalised Santa letters from us this year, our Christmas letter shop is now open.  x

 

Burns Night Decorations

 

Robert BurnsThe 25th of January is just around the corner.  Are you getting ready to celebrate one of Scotland’s favourite sons, that wondrous poet and lyricist, Robert Burns? 

Then why not hang a few of the bard’s words around your home?

We hope you’ll find our Burns bunting and other printable Burns Night decorations useful – and that you have a great time.

 

If you have children who want to help decorate for Burns night, you might also like this colouring page of a loch monster.

Bits and Bobs for Thanksgiving

ThanksgivingAlthough we are based in the UK, we know we have many American visitors, so we occasionally add resources for Thanksgiving.  Here are they are, in no particular order.

  • Thanksgiving Notes – Little notes to print and/or write on, saying what you give thanks for.

Our Favourites:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Print & Craft a Santa Letter

This video is for anyone interested in getting the best out of our free printable letters from Father Christmas this year. It shows you how to present your letter tied with a ribbon, a name tag and with a sprinkling of fairy dust. We hope you enjoy making letters for your little ones and that you have lots of fun at this magical time of year. x

Here are links to the printables that go with this video:

Printable Father Christmas Letters | Letter Backs | Name Tags

New Letter from Santa to Read Before Christmas

free-letter-from-Father-Christmas-and-the-Christmas-Tree-by-Leone-Annabella-Betts
A Letter from Father Christmas:
“Father Christmas and the Christmas Tree”

Ah, September!  The summer holidays roll to a close and with the start of the new term comes our latest new Father Christmas lettercompletely free for you to print out.

This one is called “Father Christmas and the Christmas Tree” and it can be read any time before Christmas.  Thanks to writer/illustrator Leone Annabella Betts, it’s packed with the beautiful illustrations we’ve come to expect and nicely written in Father Christmas’ gentle, jovial storytelling style.

If you’re looking for ways to get your child excited about Christmas early, not to mention a little reminder about how important it is to be good, then this letter is well worth a look.  We’ve been told by many parents that they like to read our Santa letters as bedtime stories and we think this one is a particularly nice choice for that, as thoughts of friendly talking Christmas trees are nice to drift off to.  It’s a letter suitable for boys and girls and we hope they enjoy it.

For further Father Christmas story-letters, don’t forget to keep an eye on our “New” page, we’ve a couple more on the way.