Santa is On His Way! NORAD'S Tracker & 10 Other Fun Ways to get Ready for His ArrivalBrooke McLay
Tracking Santa is Easy When You Know a couple of things about him. First, you’ve got to be able to watch where he is. Thankfully, NORAD has got that covered. You can see where Santa is throughout the day by checking their high-tech Santa tracking device at NoradSanta.org. Second, you’ve got to get your house ready. You want to make sure Santa can find your house, find his way inside your house, and find a few of his favorite treats while he’s there, right? If so, we’ve got a checklist that will help you make sure your house is Santa ready. Here are the top 10 things you’ve got to do to get everything in place before Santa stops by tonight.
NUMBER 1. Make reindeer food. The best & quickest way to call Santa to your neck of the woods is to toss out some of this sweet smelling Magical Reindeer food. It’s easy to make, and works like a charm on Rudolph and all his pals!
NUMBER 2. Lay out the stockings. Whether you hang them by your chimney, put them by the tree, or snuggle them on the post of your bed, don’t forget to put your stocking in it’s proper place. We wouldn’t want Santa missing that stocking!
NUMBER 3. Check Your Chimney. Go outside and look up. Are there any birds sitting on top of your chimney? Is there any snow there? If there is, you’ve got to do the Santa Shake. Wiggle your shoulders three times, jump up and down twice, then yell, “Clear that chimney for Santa!” That should do it!
NUMBER 4. Don’t have a chimney? Then, you’ll need to make a Christmas Key. Just take a piece of paper and cut a fancy key out of it. Set it under your doormat. When Santa kisses the key, it will turn real (but only on Christmas eve!) and he’ll be able to sneak inside and lay presents under the tree.
NUMBER 5. Make Santa’s Favorite Snack. Feed Santa’s craving for frosting-covered cookies with this recipe for Santa’s Favorite Sugar Cookies. We called the North Pole and got the real recipe for Santa’s very favorite treat. He’s going to smell those cookies baking all the way in Austrailia and want to turn the sleigh right to your house!
NUMBER 6. Write a Note. Once your plate of cookies is prepared, don’t forget to write Santa a nice letter. Everyone likes to hear words of appreciation and Santa is no different. So, grab a piece of paper, some of your favorite markers (hint: Santa LOVES red and green markers!) and tell Santa thank you!
NUMBER 7. Light Your Tree. Santa won’t be able to find your house unless it’s shining brightly! Make sure your tree is twinkly. Check every ornament and make sure Santa will be able to see all of your favorites. If you’re not staying at home this year, or don’t have a Christmas tree, Santa really loves you to leave the bathroom light on. (Shhh! He’s kind of scared of the dark, too!)
NUMBER 8. Read a Story. You know how Santa sees everything? Well he can hear everything, too! You can entertain him on his sleigh by reading a story. He’ll be able to hear it, even as he’s flying in the air through his Santa radio.
NUMBER 9. Brush your teeth. Sometimes, when Santa stops by, he peeks into your room to see if your fast asleep. He might even leave an extra treat to children with sparkly smiles. So, take some extra time tonight to brush those pearly whites! Try humming your favorite Christmas song while you brush. That will help you brush extra long, and keep those teeth extra twinkly!
NUMBER 10. Get ready for bed! This is a hard one, right? Who wants to go to bed on the most exciting night of the year? Well, you will when you have a taste of Santa’s favorite Melted Ice Cream Cocoa. It’s warm and milky and will bring you lots of sweet dreams, just in time for Santa’s arrival!