50 Christmas Activities for Kids

It’s that Christmassy time of year again! The Christmas songs are playing on the radio or iPod, the house is full of good smells, the lights are twinkling on the Christmas Tree. Here are 50 Christmas activities for kids:

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#1. Make pine cone decorations

Collect pine cones, dry them out and then decorate with either glue & glitter, white paint with glitter mixed in, spray paints.

#2. Make a mantelpiece Christmas Advent decoration

You will need 4 white church style candles, candle holders, then assorted holly or other greenery, ivy leaves are nice too, set up the 4 candles along the mantelpiece and wrap the greenery around the candles. Decorate with bits of tinsel or glitter to make them sparkle. Light a new candle on the 4 Sundays before Christmas.

#3. Make delicious things for Christmas presents

Here are some fun food gifts to try. Of course you’ll need to make a few batches to practice and test before you do the real ones!

santa ornament#4. Make Santa Ornaments

Perfect to dress up your Christmas tree. This cute lolly-pop stick Santa ornament is made out of only a few items (8 miniature lollypop sticks, red, while and flesh coloured paint, cardboard, and some string), but the result is absolutely amazing.

#5. Make Christmas Trees as gifts

Use paint, lolly pop sticks, and a few decorations to make this lovely Christmas ornament craft to give as a gift to family and friends! This is a great project for a winters’ day.

#6. Paint a Hand-Print Snowflake

Paint 6 handprints in a circle but not overlapping. With your finger draw 3 white lines to connect the opposite prints and make a star shape.

You might also like – 20 Homemade Christmas Decorations for Kids to Make & 15 Christmas Craft Ideas

#7. Christmas Tree Walk

Wrap up well and go for an evening walk to look at all the neighbours’ Christmas decorations, lights and trees.

#8. Make mulled drinks

Why not mix up some mulled wine for adults and some spiced apple juice for kids.  This will really get the house smelling delicious! Here’s a lovely recipe for non-alcoholic Hot Mulled Cider.

#9. Wrap Presents

Take it in turns with each child to wrap the other child’s present (or if only 1 child get them to help wrap Nana and Grandad’s presents).

We like these free printable holiday gift tags to make your own tags to go with the presents.

10. See the Christmas Lights

Go see the Christmas Lights in your nearby village or town or city.  Or if you know of nearby householders that decorate their house and garden with fancy Christmas lights, take a drive by to “ooh and aah” at them.

Be sure to check out our Christmas Fun section for lots more festive ideas.

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  1. Bmfarrell says:

    Will definitely be doing a lot of these in the next few weeks. Until you see the ideas in front of you you forget half the things you could be doing with the Children. Thanks.

  2. Jill Holtz says:

    Hi B, you’re welcome, hope you fun trying some of them out and let us know whether they enjoyed the activities!