While I enjoyed the simplicity of Christmas when my daughter was a baby and I could do all of my shopping and wrapping right in front of her beautiful blue eyes, holidays have taken on a completely new meaning now that she’s a perpetual motion machine who doesn’t stop talking. So many of the little things I once took for granted leading up to the holidays – first snow fall, decorating the tree, the sound of Christmas carols playing in the grocery store, advent calendars, holiday movies, and that silly Pillsbury Christmas Tree Shape Cookie Dough my daughter always insists I buy – have suddenly taken on new meanings to me, and I find I’m forever trying to find the perfect Christmas activities for kids to keep my little one and her friends in the holiday spirit while we wait for St. Nick to arrive.
I’ve bought heaps of great books filled with kids activities over the years – my current faves are 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever!, The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments, and 150 Screen-Free Activities for Kids – any while they are filled with great boredom busters, they don’t have any holiday-specific ideas per se, so I often find myself turning to Pinterest for inspiration.
I’ve rounded up 21 Christmas activities to keep your kids entertained this season – arts and crafts, games, printables, you name it! – and hope you and yours have a happy and healthy holiday season!
1. How To Make Snow Using 2 Ingredients (PlayTivities)
2. Pom Poms and Pinecones Christmas Ornaments (One Little Project)
3. Call Santa Clause with This Phone Number (Money Saving Sisters)
4. Candy Cane Slime (Little Bins For Little Hands)
5. Jingle Bell Toss (Playground Parkbench)
6. Melted Snowman Biscuits (Be A Fun Mum)
7. Paper Plate Christmas Elf Craft (I Heart Crafty Things)
8. Silver Bells Memory Game (I Can Teach My Child)
9. Christmas Tree Play Dough Kit (Mustard Seed Family)
10. Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees (One Little Project)
11. Wooden Sled Ornament (Fireflies and Mud Pies)
12. Winter Sugar Painting (Kids Craft Room)
13. Candy Santa Hat Sleighs (Life With My Littles)
14. Christmas Scavenger Hunt (Stuffed Suitcase)
15. Printable Christmas Bingo (The Creative Girl)
16. Christmas Marble Maze LEGO STEM Activity (Little Bins For Little Hands)
17. Children’s Advent Calendar Printable (Add A Pinch)
18. Magnetic Christmas Tree Busy Bag (I Heart Crafty Things)
19.Snowman Slam (Play Learn Grow)
20. Candy Cane Hunt (Dirt & Boogers)
21. How To Make Crystal Stars (One Little Project)
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