Santa Claus the movie
Film certificate U Suitable for children aged 5 - 12
This is the story of an incredible toy maker who creates the biggest and best new designs, and what better place for him to end up, than among Santa’s elves at the North Pole?
This is a wonderful film showing the importance of inventing and technology when it comes to making the toys that are delivered at Christmas.
One of the best scenes in the film is the moment in which the elves are all in the toy workshop. The closer you look, the more machines and tools you can see at work to create the different toys. For example, spinning wheels, pulleys, a giant see-saw, even a machine specifically made to sprinkle fairy dust.
The closer you look the more you can see!
Think about the mathematical skills behind the making of the toys, the elves must be super precise to ensure that all of the wooden parts fit together properly. Throughout this scene, you’ll see forces at work such as cogs, pulleys and levers swing into action to create a truly magical Christmas for children everywhere.
When you are watching, see if you can count how many machines there are in Santa’s workshop!