The Ultimate List of Christmas Activities for Kids
With Christmas just around the corner, you’ve probably already started stressing about how you are going to keep your little ones engaged more than her chores can while you make preparations for the big day. If this is the dilemma you currently have, you have come to the right place. Here you will find a list of some of the best Christmas activities for kids that will keep them busy for hours.
You’ll especially love the fact that all these kid-friendly activities are easy to make, easy to play, and easy to add your own twists to and make them truly your own! Plus, adults can also join in and turn them into fun Christmas activities for the entire family.
Let’s dive right in, shall we?
- Make a Holiday Card Display
This is a fun and useful craft project that you can do with your kids. To create it, all you have to do is cut three pieces of garland to whatever length you like, then wrap the top of each garland around a wooden hanger. Secure it with hot glue, then hang it up on the wall. You can now use clothespins to hang your holiday cards on them.
- Brighten Up Your Walls with Lights
This is a great way to keep your kiddos busy for hours. All you have to do is give them some Christmas lights, show them how to attach them to the wall and let them go to town. They’ll come up with fun ideas that will brighten up all your walls and hallways!
- Decorate Your Windows
Let your kids flex their creative muscles by decorating all the windows. Let them go to town with festive stickers, starts, and beautiful colors. You will be amazed at how they can take a boring window and transform it into something magical!
- Make Christmas-Themed Pancakes
This is a great activity that also doubles up as an amazing way to bond with your kids. Under your supervision, allow them to get creative and make whatever shapes they like for their pancakes. They can also decorate them in fun festive ways or make shapes of Christmas characters. You can do this with waffles, too! Just remember to be careful about any food allergies if your kiddos have them!
- Making a Christmas Tree Out of Random Everyday Objects
Let your kids have the time of their lives throwing together random everyday objects to create a whimsical tree. From toilet paper rolls to glass ornaments and everything in between, this is a great way to keep your kiddos busy for hours!
- Go to See Christmas Lights
Have your kids dress in their warmest clothes, then bundle them up in the car and take them to see Christmas lights displays around your town. If you live in a place that decorates for the season, you can also take a walk around at night to see the magical transformation that has happened.
- Make Paper Snowflakes
This is a fun craft activity that every child will love. It is also super simple because all you need is a pair of scissors and a piece of paper. Cut out the snowflakes and hang them around your home. It is a great way for them to add a touch of magic to their home!
- Donating Old Toys
Christmas is not just about receiving gifts. It’s about giving as well, and this activity is a great way to teach your kids this valuable lesson. Also, if you think your kids’ toys need some decluttering, this is a great way to do it. Have them collect all the toys that no longer capture their attention and donate them. Tell them how this helps other kids in need while also making room for new toys!
- Read Christmas Stories Together
Most Christmas tales have beautiful and strong messages of the value of family, empathy, redemption, generosity, and more. Classics like a Christmas Carol would make a great introduction to the spirit of Christmas for your kids. Read it by the fire while sipping some hot cocoa and this will become one of your children’s core memories.
- Pick Out a Christmas Tree Together
Bundle your kids in the car and head out to the Christmas tree lot so they can help you pick out the tree. You can also chop it down yourselves at your local tree farm. This is a great way to see the entire journey that their Christmas tree has been on before finally ending up in their living room.
- Go Ice Skating
With winter comes chilling cold, sure. But you also get ice skating! This is a great way to have fun as a family. It is also an exhausting activity for the kids to take part in, and they’ll be beat by the end of the day. Which means they’ll go down easily at bedtime!
- Write Letters to Santa
Take time to write letters to Santa. Have the kids decorate them however they like. Then send them out together!
- Donate to a Food Bank
The Christmas holidays are a great time to teach your kids the value of helping others. Let them accompany you as you go to donate food to your local homeless shelter or food bank so they can see firsthand the joy that they are bringing to other people.
- Watch a Family Christmas Movie Together
With so many family holiday movies to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice! Your kids will appreciate any movie as long as it is fun and cracks them up. However, it doesn’t really matter in the end because the most important thing is that you get to spend some quality time with them! Nothing beats cozying up with fuzzy socks while sipping on some hot cocoa as you watch Elf with your kids!
- Get a Model Train
Model trains are enchanting. They have some magic about them that transports you into their tiny world. You can buy and build your own model train exhibit and watch it sip around your home. Your kids will love it!
That concludes our list of some of the most fun activities you can do with your kids this Christmas. Games, crafts, and simple trips are super fun during the holidays, and they become even more fun when the whole family is involved. We hope that this list was able to inspire you enough to try some of these activities for yourself! Merry Christmas!