Dinnertime Storytelling Prompts #32-35

Updated: Nov 19, 2020

By Jennifer L. Davidson

10 days until Christmas! Santa, are you ready?

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#32 - It's Christmas Eve and Mrs. Claus isn't feeling well. Santa wants to stay home to take care of her but he can't let down all the wonderful boys and girls. What does Santa do instead?

  • A) Send his best elf to look after her

  • B) Fetch a doctor from a nearby village

  • C) Ask the Bumble for help

Which answer makes for a more exciting story? Does Santa's choice work out, and does Mrs. Claus appreciate the help?

#33 - So many of the boys and girls are asking for kittens this year that Santa has a real problem on his hands. First, his elves don't make kittens. Second, the hundreds of kittens he received from animal shelters don't behave well when put into his sack. How does Santa solve his problem? Do all the kittens get delivered?

#34 - It's 10 days before Christmas and the head elf, Jerry, is disappointed with this year's toy production. He orders the elves to work harder and longer than ever before. All but one elf, Matilda, is excited about the decision because she'd rather lay in bed and watch Netflix all day and night. What does Jerry say or do to get Matilda to see the worth in what she and the other elves do?

#35 - The Bumble doesn't know what to get Santa for Christmas. He usually sends him a perfectly-crafted snowball, but this year he thought he'd do something extra special. What ideas does he come up with? Does he ask someone for help? Is Santa surprised by the gift?