Category Archives: Seasons

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

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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.

Five Fun Printables for Summer

Well here we are in the midst of summer once more and with the school holidays all but upon us, we thought we’d post up a list of five of our most popular summer printables.  Some are brand new and some are old favourites.  Hope you enjoy them. 

 

sample-viking-runes1. Viking Runes Bunting

Ok, not strictly a summer resource but these are proving pretty popular for anyone having a Viking birthday party for the kids. Spelling out the birthday boy or girl’s name in real Viking runes and hanging them along the wall adds a great bit of fun to the festivities. (Now all we need is the 3D printer technology to hurry up and become commonplace so we can design you a Viking helmet and a longboat too!)

Summer Party Bags2. Summer Party Bags

Great for summer parties of all kinds and a cool way of getting the kids to “help” you.  Just print them out, stick the flaps down and fill with goodies for your party guests.

Father-Christmas-summer-note3. Summer Santa Note

This one is for the end of the summer holidays.  In it, Father Christmas thanks your child for being good over the summer and says he hopes he/she will keep it up until Christmas.  In our house, a word from Santa brings a smile amid that back to school gloom!

summer-santa-certificate4. Summer Santa Certificate

Give the summer holidays a couple of weeks to kick in and then encourage further good behaviour with this summer certificate from Santa.  Christmas may seem like a long way off but it’s never a bad thing to let your child know that the elves have their eyes out all year.

summer-party-invitations5. Party Invitations

Finally, if you browse our party invitations, you’ll find a few that could come in handy for the summer, such as the barbeque, picnic invitation and summer garden party invitation.

Paper Dolls and Party Bags

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Fairy Paper Dolls

For those of you who like to check out our latest printables, we’ve just added party bags to colour in and fairy paper dolls to cut out and craft.  We hope you enjoy them. 

 

As with all our resources, anything which proves particularly popular will go straight to the top of our “add more list”.  The best way to let us know if you like something is to share it on Facebook, Twitter etc.  We can tell how many shares and/or likes each of our pages receives and every month we have a quick look at the printables people like best and focus our efforts there. 


 

 

For anyone wondering what other visitors to this site are interested in right now, this week our most popular resources are:

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Don’t forget, this is the page that will keep you up to date with all our latest stuff.  Regular users might want to bookmark it. 

 

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How to Make 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.

 

Witchy Wall Spells!

witch-balancing-on-her-broomstickThis is just a quick post for all of you who like to keep an eye out for our latest printable resources.  Once upon a time when our website was young, witches weren’t particularly popular, but since the advent of Harry Potter, we’ve seen demand for them go up and up.  We’ve long had requests to extend our witch-themed printables, but it’s not always easy to know what to make.

Witchy wall spell hoping you live happy ever after.
Witchy Wall Spell

However, this February, one of our illustrators put together a couple of witchy rhymes to print out for children’s bedroom walls.  We’re calling them Witchy Wall Spells, the idea being that you can pop them on a bedroom or playroom wall for a bit of decorative fun.  They’re affectionate, gentle and will hopefully bring a smile to any child.  So far, we’ve got a witchy wall spell for a boy and a witchy wall spell for a girl, but we hope to add more before the end of this month.

As with all our resources, our witch-themed printables have no religious content in them whatsoever and are intended only for entertainment purposes.

Don’t forget… if you scroll down to the bottom of our newest resources, you can usually find a “Download as PDF” button to make printing easier.