December 3, 2013

Christmas Activities for Kids

Over 50 Christmas Activities for Kids

Over 50 incredible ideas for making the Christmas season more magical!  Sensory play, arts and crafts, teaching giving and much more!
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The only thing I don't love about the Christmas season is that there is never enough time to accomplish everything I want to do.  Every year I am overflowing with ideas to do with my kids, and every year I run out of time.  We do our best to cram in as many Christmas activities as we can throughout the month of December.  I've pinned so many crafts and activities to my Christmastime board, and I thought it would be fun to share my favorite ideas from around the web and many of my own.  It was hard to narrow it down since there are so many amazing ideas out there.

Here are my favorite Christmas activities for kids:

Christmas Arts and Crafts
Cardboard Tube and Paper Wreath Craft from Reading Confetti
Christmas Confetti Paint

Angel Craft from Nurture Store
Tissue Paper Candy Canes from Happy Hooligans
Glitter Christmas Tree Craft from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Candy Cane Puffy Paint Recipe

Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Trees from Reading Confetti
Two Ingredient Baby and Toddler Safe Paint
Homemade Gift Wrap with Scented Paint from Nurture Store
Christmas Candle Holder from Mess for Less
Simple Manger Craft

Christmas Sensory Play

Candy Cane Cloud Dough
The Best Gingerbread Glue from Kids Activities Blog
Gingerbread Oobleck from My Nearest and Dearest
Christmas Playdough Recipe

Christmas Sparkle Cloud Dough from Hands on as We Grow
Peppermint Oats
Candy Cane Goo-Bleck from Sow Sprout Play
Orange Spice Christmas Playdough Recipe from Nurture Store
Playdough Christmas Trees

Invitation to make playdough Christmas trees - Simple sensory activity to build fine motor skills and engage in imaginative play

Candy Cane Goop from Science Sparks
Christmas Bubbles from In Lieu of Preschool
Candy Cane Slime from Fireflies and Mudpies
Sugar Cookie Rice from FSPDT
Candy Cane Rice

Snow Play Dough from Sow Sprout Play
Candy Cane Foam Dough from Fun at Home with Kids
Christmas Sensory Bin and Playdough Christmas Tree from Counting Coconuts
Sugar Cookie Playdough Recipe from FSPDT
Peppermint Shaving Cream

Homemade Ornaments

Handprint Ornament Keepsake from Mama. Papa. Bubba.
Beaded Christmas Ornament from Housing a Forest

Old Fashioned Candy Cane Salt Dough Ornaments from Fun at home with Kids
Beaded Wreath Ornaments from Sow Sprout Play
Gluten Free Spice Dough Ornaments from Fun at Home with Kids
Rainbow Marbled Salt Dough Ornaments from Twodaloo

Christmas Activities

Christmas Fine Motor Activity from Sow Sprout Play
Life Size Cardboard Gingerbread House from Inner Child Fun
Magnetic Christmas Trees from Blog Me Mom
Life Size Sticky Christmas Tree from Fun at Home with Kids

Itty Bitty Building Set - Homemade Christmas Gift from 3 Boys and a Dog

Christmas Giving with Kids

Teaching Young Children about Giving from Fun at Home with Kids
24 Random Acts of Christmas Kindness from Coffee Cups and Crayons
Kindness Elves:  An Alternative to Elf on the Shelf from The Imagination Tree
The Sparkle Box from 1+1+1=1

Christmas Gift Ideas

Stocking Stuffers for Boys

Gift Ideas for Babies
Homemade Gifts for Kids from Fun at Home with Kids
Gift Ideas for Toddlers
Battery Free Toys for Babies and Toddlers from Twodaloo
Gift Ideas for Preschool Boys
Gifts that Encourage Family Time from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Gift Ideas for Boys Ages 5-8

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50+ incredible Christmas activities for kids including art, sensory play, crafts, gift ideas & many more ways to make the season magical!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for including me on this awesome list! I want to do them all! And the kids would probably like them too. :)


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