Teach email & letter writing and blow the kids minds! Here’s a little email hack that can be used for an engaging, modern take on the old “write a letter to Santa” activity. Ideal for Grades F-2.
Step 1: In your school’s Google Admin (or however you create email accounts), create a user santa@yourschooldomain
Step 2: Sign in as the ‘Santa’ account and go to GMail settings. Change the picture to a Santa image.
Step 3: Turn on ‘Vacation Responder’ and pen an auto-reply that all students will receive back to their own email. I included an image but a GIF would be even better.
Step 4: Students draft a letter to Santa and then compose an email. Watch the excitement on their faces as they receive an email reply from Santa!