APPS&VIDEOGAMES, PLAY

Where is Santa Claus? GOOGLE SANTA TRACKER

With less than 2 days for Christmas Eve, the question on every little kid’s mind is, where is Santa Claus? For 12 years now, Google’s Santa Tracker has counted down the seconds until Santa Claus takes flight from the North Pole on December 24.

Google Santa Tracker is an annual Christmas-themed entertainment program by Google, Inc. that allows users to track Santa during Christmas Eve. Before the journey starts, it allows users to play, watch, and learn through little activities that are added daily from the start of this month.

 

 

This year’s Google Santa Village has been designed to look like an Advent calendar, with a new activity for each day of December.

Google Santa tracker has many features. In addition to the countdown clock, Google has also opened its Santa Village, offering a site for parents and educators with activities for K-12 students, a Santa Tracker app for Android and a Santa Tracker Chrome extension (in case you want to keep track of Santa’s “precise” location at all times).

For the first time, in 2016 GOOGLE has introduced an educator resource page that easily allow teachers to find educational games and corresponding lesson plans all in one place. From games that introduce basic concepts of coding to global holiday traditions, Google’s Santa Tracker encourages holiday learning experiences in a fun way.

Santa’s dashboard — featuring the latest and greatest in Google Maps technology and sleigh engineering — will allow you to follow his progress around the world, and also learn a little about some of his stops along the way.” Google Santa Village website

Each day, the village unlock a new game or experience, allowing visitors to have a bit of fun while picking up some skills, like basic coding and or a new language. But the best and most exciting action happens on Christmas Eve when the Tracker goes live.

Google isn’t the only one that regularly tracks Santa’s whereabouts, but It is the one that my little’s prefer.

It is great for them to “visualize” where Santa is currently located, helping calm their nerves while keeping them fun.

For 12 years now, an entire generation of excited kids have spent Christmas Eve with their eyes glued to the computer watching Santa Claus circle the globe.

+ info