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8 Christmas Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Fun Holiday Activities for your Child

Christmas time is here and that means it’s time to keep those tiny toddler hands busy with some fun crafts and activities. When it comes to Christmas activities, there are so many different things to do, from arts and crafts to games and more, your child will certainly not be bored!

If you’re not sure where to start the activity train, check out these 8 ideas for Christmas activities for toddlers and preschoolers this holiday season that we found.

Crafty Christmas Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

DIY Beaded Wreath Craft

This craft is not only fun for kids to do, but it also makes a keepsake for parents, grandparents, or just about anyone. The best thing is that you don’t need many materials to get this craft going. 

You’ll need:

  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Red & green pony beads
  • Letter beads
  • Red ribbon
  • Glue gun (optional)

Follow the simple step-by-step instructions here and you’ll have a cute wreath ornament to hang on your tree this holiday season. Besides being a fun craft, this activity also helps kids with color recognition, motor skills, and more.

Snowman Fingerprint Ornament

We all know kids love to stick their hands in paint, so why not make a craft out of it? This Snowman Fingerprint Ornament craft only requires a few materials:

  • Semi-rounded plastic ornament
  • White acrylic paint
  • Permanent Markers (in several colors)
  • Pretend snow

With some easy fingerprint skills and some fake snow, your child can make a cute ornament for your tree or to give as a gift. Check out the simple instructions here.

Jingle Bell Bracelet

It’s not Christmas without some jingle bells! Let your child make their own jingle bell bracelet to ring in the holiday season. You’ll need:

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Bells
  • Ribbon

String the bells along the pipe cleaners and follow these instructions for a fun and easy Christmas activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

Christmas Santa Beard

If you have a paper plate, some cotton balls, and glue, you have everything you need to make a Christmas Santa Beard. The instructions are easy and the result is fun as your child now has the perfect prop to play Santa. 

Educational Christmas Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Fizzy Candy Canes

If you want to throw in some scientific learning into your Christmas activities, making fuzzy candy canes is a perfect idea. Kids will love to see what happens when you combine candy canes, baking soda, vinegar, and food coloring. This little experiment is easy to do, but it can get a little messy with the little ones, so be prepared! But, the mess is well worth the result. Check out the easy instructions here.

Grow Your Own Christmas Tree Sponge

Let your child experience the fun of gardening with this grow-your-own Christmas tree sponge activity. This teaches fine motor skills and is fun for the kids to watch their little trees grow. 

All you need is:

  • A sponge cut into the shape of a Christmas tree
  • A water bottle
  • A small container of grass seeds or fast-sprouting seeds

This craft requires kids to take care of their sponge and water it daily to get the best results. If you’re looking for Christmas activities for toddlers and preschoolers that go the distance, this would be one of them. By following these simple instructions, your child should have their very own Christmas tree by the time Christmas rolls around (if you start early).

Christmas Five Senses Book

What does Christmas smell like? What does it sound like? Your toddler can answer these questions in their Christmas Five Senses Book.

Just grab some construction paper, markers, and any material you want to use to decorate your book, and you’re good to go. Follow this guide and your child will have a holiday keepsake to remember.

Printable Christmas Puzzles

Printable Christmas puzzles are free and provide a great learning tool for kids. As we know, puzzles help to develop memory skills as well as the ability to solve problems. 

Because we’re in the holiday season, why not make your puzzle-solving time festive with fun printable Christmas puzzles? They’re easy, educational, and will keep your toddler busy. It’s a win-win no matter which way you look at it!

These 8 crafty and educational Christmas activities for toddlers and preschoolers are a great way to keep your kids busy and entertained throughout the holiday season.

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