No Ordinary Day.

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of Santa Claus would look like? With that question I approached a classroom full of first graders this week and had them take Santa on all kinds of adventures through is old day.

From surfboarding to other universes. I’ve seen and heard it all.

Curious or excited to start your own? Dive into this post!

Using a storyboard will help your learners structure their thoughts for this activity.

Kurt Klynen

The Steps.

Here is my story:

Open Clips and tap on the box in the upper left hand corner.

After that, tap on the plus sign to start a new project.

The first step for our recording is an introduction. For this tap on Poster and select a graphic that resonates with you.

Once you have found something you love, double tap on the text to write a personal message.

When you are done, it’s time to record this. I usually record for about three to four seconds. Learn more about shooting video with the Everyone Can Create Video guide. You can find this at the bottom of this post.

Now go ahead and tap on the big red button to record.

For the next part of the activity we are adding our video.

Tap on Camera and shoot the video that you need. Use the red button. No worries if your clips are not in the correct order, we can change this afterwards by rearranging the video blocks below in the timeline.

TIP: While recording swipe up on the red button to keep recording without having to press the button.

I turned my video into more of a comic.  Tap on the video and then on the Effects button.

In the Filters section select the effect you like.You are almost here!

For the final part record some poster sections with text in it.

TIP: To speed this process up, have the learners write a storyboard first. You can find some templates here.

Then reorganize your video clips if necessary.

Before exporting you might want to add some music to it. To do this, tap on the music note at the upper right hand corner.

Select a song and apply it.

Preview your video.

TIP: Do a final check on the audio by tapping on all the clips and making sure that they are muted.

When you are satisfied with the end result, tap on the share button at the bottom right corner and select Save Video.

Going Further.

You can take your video even further by importing it in iMovie and adding all kinds of titles, effects, and more.

If you are inspired to try this yourself, have a look at the resources I used:


Everyone Can Create: Video

Everyone Can Create: Teacher Guide

Short Film in Clips


Have fun!