Christmas activities for kids: 21 ways to get them in the holiday spirit!

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Looking for easy, fun, and (somewhat) educational Christmas activities for kids to keep your little ones entertained during the holidays? Look no further! We’ve rounded up 21 games, activities, and crafts, as well as a few printables we absolutely adore to get them in the holiday spirit and keep them from climbing the walls on bad weather days.

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.

And we all know how much I love Pinterest!

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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Looking for easy, fun, and (somewhat) educational Christmas activities for kids to keep your little ones entertained during the holidays? Look no further! We’ve rounded up 21 games, activities, and crafts, as well as a few printables we absolutely adore to get them in the holiday spirit and keep them from climbing the walls on bad weather days.

And if you’re looking for more ways to have fun with your kids, please follow our Fun with Kids board where we share all kinds of great ideas!



Gwen
Gwen
Gwen is a 40-something freelance writer and social media consultant who has an unhealthy love for makeup, hair, and fashion. She lives with her husband and 8-year-old daughter in Toronto, Canada and hopes to move to a warmer climate someday. Preferably tomorrow.