Inside: 40+ best Christmas activities for kids – These festive ideas aa are broken down into three categories, which are DIY ornaments, indoor Christmas activities, and Christmas playdough fun!
Ever wonder which Christmas activities you can do with your family?
I know I have.
Santa’s done the searching for Best Toys for the Holidays, and now I am ready to make some keepsake DIY holiday ornaments and indoor Christmassy activities with the kids.
Only one catch.
There are SO many Christmas activities for kids to choose from!
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How will I ever find the best holiday ideas for kids?
So I got smart and phoned some friends to compile this list of holiday favorites. To make a list easy to navigate, I continued to break it into three festive categories:
10 DIY Ornaments for Kids
25+ Indoor Christmas Activities
9 Christmas Playdough Ideas
Cheers to taking a step back this holiday season and making some family memories!
BONUS: I organized each activity list with an image so you know exactly where you are headed before clicking!
What can you do on Christmas Day at home?
As I pull the holiday ornaments from the storage bin, it hits me!
Inside was years worth of beautiful memories. My childhood girl scout DIY ornament was stored right next to my son’s first Christmas.
It’s time to make some more memories for the tree!
But first, be sure to check out our LATEST Christmas activities that we added!
- Fingerprint Christmas Painting
- Tissue Paper Ornament Poster
- Christmas Lights Fine Motor Play
- Train Tracks at the Tree Farm
- Jingle Bell STEM Challenge
- Cardboard Box Christmas Tree
DIY Ornaments for Kids:
- Frozen Sun Catcher Ornament – Take them Outside
- Handprint Dove Plates – Pink Stripey Socks
- Beaded Christmas Ornament – Toddler Approved
- Paper Plates Christmas Trees – Pink Stripey Socks
- Homemade Crystal Ornaments – Team Cartwright
- DIY Snowman Ornament – Rhythms of Play
- Handprint Grinch Card – Non-Toy Gifts
- Easy Wood Bead Ornament – Muddy Boots and Diamonds
- Christmas Stars – Picklebums
Additional Christmas ornament ideas:
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25+ Indoor Christmas Activities
Many of us spend countless amount of days inside during the winter. Let’s heat things up with indoor Christmas activities for kids!
- Ginger Bread Sticker Match – Days with Grey
- Scoop the Ornaments – Toddler Approved
- Snowflake Art – Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
- Jingle Bell Painting – Happily Ever Mom
- Dot the Lights – Days with Grey
- Christmas Tree Dot Stickers – Busy Toddler
- Christmas Bears – Days with Grey
- Dissolving Ginger Bread Cookies – Little Bins Little Hands
- Melting Snowman – Little Bins Little Hands
- Holiday Sticker Cups – Days with Grey
- Painter’s Tape Christmas Tree – How Wee Learn
- Graphing Gift Bows – And Next Comes L
- Sticker Trees Counting – Busy Toddler
- Snowman Sensory Bottles – Little Bins Little Hands
- Magna Tiles and Jingle Bells – And Next Comes L
- How to Make Fake Snow – Little Bins Little Hands
- Snow Pups – Busy Toddler
- Peppermint Water Play – Fantastic Fun and Learning
- Little Blue Trucks Christmas Count Up – Days with Grey
- Pom Pom Painted Snowman – Fantastic Fun and Learning
- Pom Pom Christmas Tree Craft – Fantastic Fun and Learning
- Christmas Sensory Bin – Fun with Mama
- Painting on Snow – Mama Papa Bubba
- Polar Bear Walk – Growing Book by Book
- Paper Roll Gingerbread Man – Meaningful Mama
- Bear Stays Up Late for Christmas Movement Game – Rainy Day Mum
- Fluffy Snow Slime – Natural Beach Living
Additional indoor Christmas activities:
Snowman Marshmallow Dispenser – Meaningful Mama
Paper Strip Tree Craft – Non-Toy Gifts
Christmas Cutting Box – Teaching Mama
Cranberry Scoop – Days with Grey
Grow Snow on a Tree – What’s up Fagans?
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Christmas Playdough and Oobleck Ideas
Nothing screams Christmas sensory play like playdough and Oobleck. Here are some of my favorite links for exploring texture.
- Christmas Playdough – Non-Toy Gifts
- Christmas Tree Playdough Kit – Mama Papa Bubba
- Gingerbread Playdough – Natural Beach Living
- Christmas Tree Playdough – The Ladybirds’ Adventure
- Chocolate Reindeer Playdough Play – Fantastic Fun and Learning
- No-Cook Gingerbread Playdough – Danya Banya
- Simple Winter Playdough Tray – Living Montessori Now
- Playdough Christmas Tree Crafts – The Educators Spin on It
- Gingerbread Oobleck – My Bored Toddler