Have more fun together with these easy crafts and food activities to do together. These easy Christmas Activities for Kids—and the free Countdown Calendar!—are a simple way to have a little burst of festiveness in your daily life as we inch closer to the holidays.
Christmas Activities for Kids
We’ll be spending a lot of time at home this December, which isn’t unlike the rest of this year BUT I do think it’s a great time to get a little more festive with our activities. To help my own outlook as we countdown to the holidays and have fun with the kids, I have a list of doable Christmas activities—including easy recipes to make together and fun craft projects.
TIP: Don’t worry, none of these projects are all that involved! I am 100% realistic when it comes to making things with little kids! Download the printable calendar below.
Christmas Crafts for Kids
This list includes some of my very favorite easy Christmas Crafts for Kids. They’re perfect to do together in the days leading up to Christmas and are appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers who love to be hands on. You don’t need anything special for these projects and you probably have the majority in your house already!
Christmas Activities for Preschoolers
As I know with my four year old, preschoolers are getting to be more aware of time and traditions, so it’s a fun age to start new family traditions like these activities. We look forward to using these ideas to fill our Advent calendar and doing one a day in the days leading up to Christmas.
TIP: I don’t actually have an activity to do on Christmas day since I assume the kids will be playing with their presents but you can of course repeat any that you particularly enjoyed.
Free Christmas Countdown Calendar
You can download your free printable countdown calendar below. Just put in your email and it will come straight to you!
Easy Christmas Activities
And here’s a rundown of all of the activities if you want to try them with the kids!
- Write wish list
- Listen to holiday music
- Make cotton ball igloo
- Have Hot Cocoa
- Bake Sugar Cookies
- Go look at holiday lights
- Read holiday storybook
- Make handprint reindeer
- Have Vanilla Snow Milk
- Make Salt Dough ornaments
- Watch holiday movie
- Donate food
- Make paper snowflakes (We like to use coffee filters so they’re already round! Just fold in half twice, then cut little shapes on the folds.)
- Zoom with Santa
- Make Graham Cracker Houses
- Make coffee filter stars (Cut stars out of coffee filters and paint with watercolors. Let dry and hang in the windows.)
- Listen to holiday podcast
- Make fingerprint light garland
- Make holiday toast (Use holiday cookie cutters to cut out shapes, then add jam or butter!)
- Bake Gingerbread Cookies
- Make Strawberry Santa hats
- Read holiday storybook
- Chop carrots for reindeer
- Bake cookies for Santa
- Merry merry!