We’re counting down the days until the jolly ‘ol elf arrives and Google has made a special Santa doodle to keep the kids entertained with an animated surprise each day.
Explore Santa’s village at santatracker.google.com. Click on each station to find a movie, play a game, or learn about the holidays.
You can sky dive with Santa to catch packages, learn to code a snowflake card then share it, and learn to say holiday messages in different languages. Each stop in the village is entertaining and there is a great mix of engaging educational options, too.
My favorite is the “Learn Code Lab” that starts of with basic logic steps for building reindeer and other holiday symbols. Levels 10 – 14 teaches the basics of coding by navigating Santa through the snow to find his Christmas packages. It is fun for all ages whether or not you are interested in programming. It is more like a fun logic puzzle.
Click on the smaller scenes throughout the map to find other little surprises. To skydive with Santa, look at the top of the page and watch for him to appear. He might be falling from the sky in his red and white striped parachute or standing on the ground. He’s not always there, so you have to watch for him.
Play on your computer or download the Android version of the app to play on your mobile device.
The Google Santa Tracker unveils a new treat each day of December. Today’s new treat is the Santa Selfie. Visit the village on the 24th to help track Santa all through night. It is fun for both big and little kids.
- Website: santatracker.google.com
- Android: Google Santa Tracker App
- iOS: Not Available
- Chrome: Google Santa Tracker Browser Extension