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'Dear Santa' Trio of FREE Resources

Updated: Dec 14, 2023

Enjoy a multisensory Christmas with three 'Dear Santa' FREE resources. Join Johnny as he writes his letter to Santa with this fully resourced, step-by-step multisensory story. Watch the workshop recording for a story walk-through, adapt the story into a play/performance.

Dear Santa A Multisensory Letter to Santa Teaching Resource (1)
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'Dear Santa' Multisensory Story

Table of Contents

  • How to Tell a Multisensory Story

  • 'Dear Santa' fully resourced step-by-step Poem

  • Christmas Listening Game

  • Christmas Sensory Bag Exploration

  • 40 Festive Activities

  • Guided Relaxation Overview

  • 'The Sleigh Ride' - A Guided Relaxation Adventure

Watch the video of the 'Dear Santa' workshop for a story walk-through.

'Dear Santa' Adapting the Poem into a mini play/performance

Dear Santa Adapting to a Play
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Dear Santa

I am writing my letter early this year

As you get lots of mail from children I hear

I've tried really hard everyday to be good

To share and be kind...just as you should!

Here's a few ideas of things I would like

Some Play-Doh, bubbles and a shiny red trike

A toy car, a boat and a jet plane

Some track for my station, a very fast train

A whistle, tambourine and a very loud drum

A Tuff Tray and slime, now that will be fun!

I would like a new physio ball, my old one's gone flat

And for my new trike, a shiny hard hat

You can bring me some chocolate and toffees to chew

An orange, some nuts, well just a few

A Koosh, a torch and some lights for my tent

I will make good use, it will be money we spent

And one more thing I forgot to tell

For my red trike, a shiny new bell

Mum says I must write for my sister who's two

Bring her a doll - any type will do

I will look for you Santa, high in the sky

And leave you some milk and a tasty mince pie

I must go now as it's getting quite late

Thank you Dear Santa

Johnny Aged 8

Dedicated to my Dear Dad who wrote the original poem this is based on

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Resources & Teaching Packs

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Just Released!

This comprehensive teaching pack is aimed at providing opportunities for learners to explore the month of January 2024 through the senses.

It includes a fully resourced, step-by-step multisensory story, mini sensory stories, and sensory activity ideas to celebrate the month's festivals and celebrations, awareness days, this day in history, January Facts, and more!

The perfect resource for SEN & Mainstream Teachers, Early Years Practitioners, HLTA’s, TA's, SLA’s, Speech Therapists, Play Therapists, Support Workers, Activity Coordinators, Parents, Guardians, Childminders, Carers, Librarians and anyone with an interest in exploring storytelling through the senses.

Table of Contents

How to tell a Multisensory Story

Using Sound Effects in a Multisensory Story

‘January’ - A Fully Resourced, Step-by-Step, Multisensory Story

January Facts - Janus Art Activity

Quote of the Month

January Birthstone

January Nature

January on the Farm

The Sensory Garden

January Star Signs

‘Capricorn the Goat’ Multisensory Story

Aquarius The Water Bearer Activity

Scents of the Month

Tastes of the Month


New Year Lucky Foods

National Whipped Cream Month

National Bean Month

National Milk Day

Brew Monday

National Popcorn Day

National Cheese Lovers Day

National Chocolate Cake Day

National Croissant Day

National Hot Chocolate Day

The New Moon

Festivals and Celebrations


Orthodox Christmas Day

Distaff Day

The Straw Bear Festival


Wassailing Day Multisensory Story


St Agnes Eve Multisensory Story

Burns Night

Tu BiShvat

St Dwynwen’s Day

Awareness Days

World Self-care Day

World Introvert Day

World Braille Day

Big Schools Birdwatch

Thesaurus Day

World Snow Day

National Handwriting Day

Australia Day

International Holocaust Memorial Day

National Lego Day

Jan National Puzzle Day

This Day in History

The launch of rocket Luna

 Birthdate of Sir Isaac Newton.

 Birthdate of Welsh painter Augustus John.

 German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen demonstrated his invention the x-ray.

The opening of a transatlantic telephone line between London and New York.

Galileo Galilei announces his discovery of four moons circling Jupiter.

The Introduction of the Penny Post.

Opening of the London Underground.

Birthdate of Charles Perrault author of 'Little Red Riding Hood’

The London Co-operative society opens Britain’s first self-service supermarket in London.

Birthdate of Michael Bond creator of Paddington Bear.

Disney’s first full-length colour cartoon ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ is released.

The Crowning of Queen Elizabeth I.

The Introduction of Decimal Currency in the UK.

Martin Luther King Day.

Birthdate of Benjamin Franklin.

Birthdate of AA Milne.

Birthdate of American astronaut and second man on the moon Edwin Buzz Aldrin.

Scientists discover the fossil of the oldest known land creature.

Birthdate of Lewis Carroll.

Dr Livingstone is found in Africa by Sir Henry Morton Stanley.

Birthdate of Jackson Pollock.

January Arts and Crafts

Recycling Christmas Cards

Subscribe to the Members Library to gain unlimited access to all resources to view online, download and/or print out, training videos and free mini workshops held throughout the year

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Fully resourced, step-by-step multisensory stories linking individuals to literature, culture, history & topic through the senses.

Each resource includes themed, sensory activities aimed at promoting communication skills, independence and areas of learning.


The Seasons Collection





The Weather (Free resource)


Dear Santa (Free resource)

Dear Santa Adapting into a Play (Free resource)

Culture & Celebrations Collection

A Train Ride Through India

Burns Night

Chinese New Year



St Patricks Day


The King's Coronation

The Queen's Jubilee (Free resource)

The Romans

Life Skills

Jobs and Work Experience


Shapes - A Multisensory Exploration (includes 130 shape themed, sensory activities)


Listen - An A-Z of Sensory Inspiration to Stimulate the Auditory System

Sensory Resources for Sensory Learners (800+ ideas)


The Dentist (Free resource)

Washing Hands (Free resource)


Journey into Space



The Beach

The Farm

The Rainforest

Traditional Tales Collection

The Gingerbread Man


Jack & the Beanstalk

Little Red Riding Hood

The Three Little Pigs

Coming soon...'January 2024 Teaching Alamanac for Sensory Learners'

A comprehensive guide to January through the senses.

Includes activities and teaching ideas to mark awareness days, festivals and celebrations, this day in history and more!

 Visit the Story Library for your FREE resources

To gain unlimited access to all resources to view online, download and/or print out PLUS free mini training sessions throughout the year

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'Multisensory Storytelling & Engagement Through Sensory Activities' Workshop



Whole Setting


The workshop covers all aspects of multisensory storytelling from sourcing story props to adapting existing texts into multisensory stories plus we will explore lots of sensory ideas, activities, and inspiration plus an in-depth look at a multisensory story.

Held via Zoom

Run time 2 hours


Public Group Workshop


Held on several dates each month

Digital certificate of completion

Course notes (pdf)

Set focus story

1-1 Workshop


Includes 3 free resources of your choice

Digital certificate of completion

Course notes (pdf)

Focus story of your choice from the latest catalogue

Private Group Workshop


 Includes 5 free resources of your choice

Digital certificate of completion

Course notes (pdf)

Focus story of your choice from the latest catalogue

Whole school/setting INSET


Includes a free 6-month subscription to the Members Library

Digital certificate of completion

Course notes (pdf)

Focus story of your choice from the latest catalogue

Workshop Content

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Health & Safety Advice & Disclaimer

Please Read Before Engaging in any of the Activities

  • ​The author has used their best efforts in preparing the information on this website and makes no representation or warranties with respect to the accuracy, applicability, fitness or completeness to the contents.

  • The information is for pleasure purposes only.

  • If you wish to apply any ideas and activities contained in this blog, on the website or in any of the multisensory stories or resources, you are wholly responsible and take full responsibility for your actions.

  • ​The activities are designed to be led and supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

​​A Note on Allergies/Intolerances

  • ​If you have any doubts regarding any activity or prop used, then seek advice before starting.​

  • ​Be aware of potential choking hazards.

  • Check the ingredients in any items you may be using for any potential food or skin allergies or respiratory reactions. If you see any signs of redness, swelling or other symptoms of a suspected reaction seek immediate medical advice.

  • The interactions should be led by the sensory explorer who should be allowed to participate without expectation.

  • ​Never force stimuli and stop the activity if the story explorer shows signs that they are not enjoying the session.

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