Christmas Activities for Kids

Here’s a round-up of 25+ Christmas art, Christmas crafts, and Christmas activities for kids from us here at In Lieu of Preschool!  You’ll find simple projects and ideas for crafting and play!  Lots of thrifty and free projects — including ways for your children to make their own holiday cards and gift wrap paper.  We hope your holiday season is merry and bright!

christmas activities for kids

Christmas Activities for Kids from In Lieu of Preschool

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Christmas Ornament Crafts

Paint Swirl Christmas Ornaments:

paint swirl christmas ornament craft for kids

DIY Disney CARS ornaments using microwave salt dough recipe:

Disney CARS ornaments and gift tags made from microwave salt dough recipe

Extreme Glitter Ornaments made using Mod Podge:

Extreme Glitter christmas ornament craft for kids

Advent Jesse Tree ornaments using microwave salt dough:

jesse tree ornaments for Advent made from microwave salt dough recipe

Kid-Created Christmas Card Crafts

Nativity Christmas Cards kids can make using stickers:

Nativity Christmas cards made by kids

Christmas Card crafts and Displays:

Christmas Cards crafts for kids

Other Christmas Art and Crafts Projects

Handprint Christmas Tree – Holiday Keepsake on Canvas:

handprint Christmas Tree art

Christmas Tree Suncatcher made from recycled materials:

Christmas tree suncatcher made from recycled materials

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Footprint Art – Christmas Keepsake on Canvas:

reindeer footprint art project for Christmas

Simple Sticker Christmas Trees (make it your choice of two different ways):

Simple Sticker Christmas Trees Art

Christmas Bubbles and Christmas Bubble Art – kid-made wrapping paper:

Christmas Bubble Art

Snowman Hush Bottles – calm down bottles with glitter craft:

snowman glitter bottles

Make Your Own Christmas Wrapping Paper:

DIY Christmas Wrapping Paper

Lighted Christmas Tree Craft:

Lighted Christmas Tree Craft for kids

12 Christmas Crafts for kids:

christmas crafts for kids

Homemade Beeswax Candles for Christmas gifts:

make homemade beeswax candles

Christmas Activities for Kids

Gingerbread Cloud Dough recipe and play activity:

gingerbread cloud dough

Christmas Flubber Slime Recipe:

make your own Christmas Flubber Slime

8 Great Ways to Focus on the Nativity:

focus on the nativity - activities for kids at Christmas

15 Christmas Sensory Activities for Kids:

christmas sensory activities for kids

Merry Christmas Letters Play / Secret Message Bath Time:

Merry Christmas Secret Message Bath

Christmas is Coming Activities:

Christmas activities for kids

10 Advent Activities for kids:

advent activities for kids

Opening Christmas Presents – Pretend Play activity:

opening christmas presents pretend play activity for kids

Twas the Night Before Christmas Bath:

Twas the Night Before Christmas bath time fun for kids

Christmas Writing Journals for Kids:

Christmas journal printables for kids

We hope you enjoy these Christmas Activities for Kids from In Lieu of Preschool!

Be sure to follow my Christmas with Kids Pinterest board for even more great holiday ideas and activities!

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Genny Upton

A former teacher turned stay at home mom to two preschool aged children. Creator (and writer) at In Lieu of Preschool and Parent Teach Play. Currently publishing my first children's picture book!

  • Chris says:

    Those are very creative Christmas ideas! I think we’ll spin off from this and see what my kids and I can do by way of art activities on the coming summer. Thanks for pricking my mind.

  • Nursery in Gloucester says:

    Very creative and attractive arts done by kids. Lovely!

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