Christmas Activities for Kids

christmas activities for kids

Here’s a round-up of all the Christmas art, Christmas crafts, and Christmas activities for kids from us here at In Lieu of Preschool! Hope your holiday season is merry and bright! Christmas Activities for Kids from In Lieu of Preschool Click the picture to go to the corresponding post for full directions and tutorials!

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Reindeer Footprint Art Christmas Keepsake on Canvas

reindeer footprint art

Two years ago the kids and I crafted a few Christmas keepsake art projects and those keepsakes have been my absolute favorite holiday decorations to unpack each Christmas since! The first were our handprint Christmas trees, and the other, which I never shared here on the blog before, were our Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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Flubber Slime Recipe – Messy Play

flubber slime

It’s slime! It’s silly putty! It’s flubber! To be honest, I don’t really know what it is! I have always tiptoed on the edge of messy play, but feeling brave this week and wanting to try something new with the kids, we tried our hand at adapting a sensory play slime recipe from Growing

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Snowman Hush Bottles – DIY Calm Down Glitter Jars for Kids and Adults!

snowman hush bottles

About a year and a half ago — was it really that long? — we shared our perfect hush bottles with you. Those calm down glitter bottle / mind jars / sensory bottles were a big hit in our family AND with our readers. After much use, I finally had to toss ours several

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Extreme Glitter Christmas Ornaments

extreme glitter

After the fun the kids and I had making Paint Swirl Christmas Ornaments, the idea struck me that we should try to make some more baubles using our new bottle of Extreme Glitter Mod Podge! Does the name “Extreme Glitter Mod Podge” get you as excited as it does me? Ok, probably not, but

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Paint Swirl Christmas Ornaments – An All Ages Holiday Craft

paint swirl ornaments

When I taught 5th grade many moons ago, my co-teacher introduced me to a super simple way to paint Christmas ornaments that turns out very professional looking, fancy, and beautiful. The kids loved the craft project, but I have to admit I was just as enthralled with making the baubles as the kids were.

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Holiday Printables: Journals for Kids

Just yesterday I came across two very cute holiday printables for kids from a fellow blogger at Upside Down Homeschooling. The first is a Thanksgiving journal entitled My Book of Thanks: a 25 Day Gratitude Journal for Kids. You can choose either a Pre-K – 2nd grade version for younger kids or a 3rd-6th

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Making Beeswax Candles with Kids

The kids and I made homemade beeswax candles as gifts for Christmas. The process was so easy and fun that I think I will probably never buy another candle from a store again! We had never made candles before, but a reader on Facebook recommended a tutorial she had read by A Beautiful Mess,

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Gingerbread Cloud Dough {Best of 2012}

For more fun kids’ activities from In Lieu of Preschool, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, G+, Sulia, RSS, and/or by email today! A few days ago, I shared with you the Top 10 posts of 2012 for In Lieu of Preschool. There is one more activity that I thought really deserved another shout out

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Kid-Created Nativity Christmas Cards

Though it is already too late for you to use this idea for your own Christmas cards this year, I still wanted to go ahead and share our very simple kid-created nativity Christmas cards with you! I normally do a photo card for Christmas, but wanted something a little bit more hands-on that the

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