We read The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett, then brainstorm all the ABC things a gingerbread baby can do. Each child then illustrates a page and writes a sentence, such as, "The gingerbread baby can bounce" for the B page.
I then bind the pages and the kids have a really cute classroom book.
Click either pic to grab a copy. Please let me know if you like it :)
AND, I'm sure you already have a template for your letter to Santa Claus but here's another one, just in case you'd like a new look. You know the drill: Click the pic :)