Cute Santa Claus Facts Just for Kids

Do you need to know some facts about Santa Claus?  Well, you’ve come to the right place.  Check out these Santa Claus Facts that are for Kids only

 

  • Santa Claus is also known as St. Nickolas, Father Christmas, Grandfather Frost and Kris Kringle.  Click here for a list of what children call Santa Claus in other languages/Countries.
  • Santa Claus was born in 270 AD.  That means he is over 1,000 years old.  It’s the magic of Christmas that keeps him alive and well.
  • According to the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” written by Clement Moore in 1823 Santa is described as a jolly old elf with cheeks like roses, his nose like a cherry and a little round belly that shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly.
  • Santa has a white beard, a red suit with white cuffs, a white collar and a black belt.  He also wears a red hat with white trim and wears black boots.
  • According to legend Santa Claus lives at the north pole with Mrs. Claus and his elves.
  • It is believed that Santa’s elves work all year long in Santa’s workshop making toys for children all over the world.
  • Santa Claus is believed to bring gifts to all the good boys and girls while they are sleeping on Christmas Eve (December 24th).
  • Throughout the year Santa Claus keeps 2 lists of girls and boys, a good list and a naughty list.
  • Children on the naughty list are believed to receive coal for Christmas.
  • So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night? Santa actually has almost two days to deliver the presents.  How? While in one part of the world it is day, in another part of the world it is night. For example when it is 12:30PM (daytime)  in New York it is 1:30AM (nighttime) in China.  Santa will travel through 3 different time zones on Christmas Eve.  This gives him more time to deliver presents.
  • Santa will visit over 90 million homes on Christmas Eve. So to deliver all the presents how fast does his sleigh have to go?
  •  Santa’s sleigh travels at the speed of light.  That is about 186,282.4 miles per second or 671 million miles per hour!
  • Santa has 8 reindeer Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. Click here for more facts about Reindeer.
  • Rudolph is considered Santa’s 9th reindeer.
  • Rudolph was added to Santa’s reindeer team on one Christmas Eve during a bad snowstorm.  Santa’s 8 reindeer could not see to fly through the storm.  Rudolph with his glowing red nose lit the way for Santa’s sleigh.
  • Did you know that before Rudolph lead the way for Santa’s sleigh he was made fun of by the other reindeer for being different?  Rudolph was the only reindeer with the glowing nose.
  • So do all reindeer fly? No, in fact only Santa’s reindeer fly.  Santa uses his Christmas Magic to make his reindeer fly.
  • Many children leave out milk and cookies or other treats for Santa on Christmas Eve because he gets hungry on his long journey of delivering presents but, did you know his reindeer get hungry too?  Click here for a recipe to make magic reindeer food for Santa’s reindeer.
  • Did you know that if you write a letter to Santa and address it to the Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole and bring it to the post office Santa’s Christmas Magic will pick it up and get it to him.
  • So what does Santa do when Christmas is over?  First he takes a short vacation with Mrs. Claus at the North Pole then he gets right back to work.  Preparing his good boys and girls list and his naughty girls and boys list.  He also starts getting toys ready for next Christmas.  So remember to always be good because you never know when Santa’s watching.
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Rainbow Facts for Kids

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  • Rainbows by definition is an arc of spectral colors that appears in the sky opposite the sun as a result of refractive dispersion of sunlight in drops of rain.
  • A rainbow occurs when it is raining in one part of the sky and sunny in another.
  • The colors of the rainbow are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.
  • An easy way to remember the colors of the rainbow is ROY G. BIV.
  • It is believed that rainbow got its name from its shape.  A rainbow’s arc looks similar to a bow for  shooting arrows.  People also noticed that this colorful arc would only form when it was raining so they called it a rainbow.
  • Scientist Isaac Newton explained how a rainbow forms.
  • Sunlight is really made up of the colors of the rainbow.  When those colors are all mixed together it is called white light. White light is the light we see everyday.
  •  When sunlight travels through the air in the same direction we see white light.  When the sunlight enters through a raindrop the colors separate causing us to see a rainbow.
  • Each raindrop makes its own rainbow but it takes millions of raindrops for us to see a rainbow.
  • A rainbow arch is a 42 degree angle starting from the direction opposite from the sun.
  • Sometimes sunlight is reflected twice inside a raindrop.  When this occurs we get a secondary rainbow or a double rainbow.
  • The colors of a secondary or double rainbow are in opposite order of the primary or first rainbow.  You will see violet on top of the secondary rainbow instead of red.
  • Moonbows or lunar rainbows occur when the moon’s light reflects through the raindrop.  This type of rainbow is rare because the moon’s light usually isn’t bright enough for a rainbow to form.
  • Did you know that no two people see the same rainbow, why?
  • A person standing next to you is standing in a slightly different spot and sees the rainbow in a slightly different place.  The rainbow may look the same but there a little different because the person next to you sees different raindrops.
  • When the sun is lower the rainbow will be higher in the sky.
  • When the sun is higher the rainbow will be lower in the sky.
  • On the ground we only see a semi-circle rainbow but from very high up such as on an airplane you can see a rainbow in a complete circle.
  • Did you know you can never get to the end of the rainbow. When you move the rainbow moves too.
  • You cannot touch a rainbow.
  • How you ever noticed that you don’t see many rainbows in the winter in cold climate.  This is because in the winter raindrops freeze into snowflakes so less raindrops fall.
  • You see more rainbows in tropical locations and by waterfalls.
  • Earth is the only planet in the solar system where rainbows are possible.
  • Upside down rainbows or cirumzenithal arcs can sometimes occur they are also known as sun smiles. They form when the sunlight reflects through ice crystals.
  • In ancient times many different civilizations had different beliefs about rainbows.
  • In Greek mythology Iris was believed to come with the rainbow as a bridge between the heavens and earth.
  • The ancient people of Serbia believed that the rainbow was the Storm God’s bow and that he used it to shoot arrows of lightening through the sky.
  • Ever try to make a rainbow at home?  Try standing with your back to the sun.  Take a water hose and spray it in front of you keeping the sun behind you.  Watch what happens. A rainbow should form.

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