100+ Christmas Crafts & Activities for Kids

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‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to embrace the holiday spirit than with a sleigh-full of festive Christmas activities and crafts for kids? As the days grow shorter and the air fills with a chilly cheer, it’s the perfect time to gather ’round with your little ones for some creative yuletide fun. From making sparkling ornaments to crafting jolly old Saint Nick himself, we’ve got a jingling collection of ideas to keep those holiday spirits high and imaginations aglow. So, grab your crafting supplies and prepare for a merry journey through the world of Christmas creativity!

Unwrap the Magic of Christmas Crafting:

The holiday season is a time of wonder and joy, and what better way to capture that magic than through the eyes of a child? Our Christmas activities and crafts for kids are designed to do just that. Whether you’re decking the halls or counting down the days to Santa’s visit, these creative endeavors will fill your home with laughter, warmth, and the sweet scent of gingerbread cookies. So, gather ’round the craft table, don your festive aprons, and let the jingle bells ring as we embark on a merry crafting adventure with your little ones. It’s time to unwrap the magic of Christmas together!

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Christmas Activities for Kids

I love doing themed activities and one of the my favourite holidays to create activities for is Christmas! That is why you will find a ton of easy to set up and creative ways to play and learn this Christmas in this amazing list.

I first started this list about 5 years ago. It has grown to over 100 ideas in that time and every year I add tons more. So keep checking back through out the season for more fun and easy AND creative activities and crafts for kids!

This amazing list of Christmas activities for toddlers is broken down into three sections:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Activities
  • Sensory Activities

Amazing Christmas Arts & Crafts

  1. Puffy Paint Christmas Tree Craft
  2. Paper Cup Christmas Tree Craft
  3. Post It Note Christmas Tree
  4. DIY Tie-Dye Christmas Cards
  5. Cardboard Tube Christmas Tree Craft
  6. Jumping Reindeer Craft
  7. Adorable Reindeer Hand Puppet Craft
  8. DIY Photo Name Tags
  9. Christmas Tree Surprise Art
  10. Ugly Sweater Sun Catcher Craft
  11. Cardboard Tube Reindeer Ornament Craft
  12. Santa’s Village Painting
  13. Christmas Tree Paper Towel Surprise Art
  14. Rainbow Cotton Ball Christmas Tree
  15. Gingerbread Sticky Wall
  16. Potato Stamped Christmas Lights
  17. Christmas Bauble Painting
  18. Giant Gingerbread Man Craft
  19. Ugly Christmas Sweater Sticky Wall
  20. Washi Tape Christmas Tree Craft
  21. Mess Free Christmas Art
  22. Knife Painted Christmas Tree Art
  23. Spatula Painted Reindeer Craft
  24. Potato Masher Christmas Ornaments Craft
  25. Giant Christmas Bauble Painting
  26. Potato Masher Santa Bellies Craft
  27. Spatula Painted Santa Craft
  28. Potato Masher Gingerbread Man Craft
  29. Potato Masher Wreath Craft
  30. Snowman Mess Free Art
  31. Potato Masher Snowman Craft
  32. Fork Painted Snowflake Craft
  33. Pom Pom Painted Snowflake Craft
  34. Duplo Painted Snowflake
  35. Paper Ball Reindeer Craft by Easy Peasy and Fun
  36. Gingerbread House Card by iHeart Crafty Things
  37. Bubble Wrap Santa Beard Art
  38. Santa Searchers Christmas Craft – Love Your Littles
  39. Tape Resist Reindeer Art
  40. Blow Painted Reindeer Antlers
  41. Snowy Houses Craft
  42. Yarn and Stick Christmas Tree Craft by Kids Craft Room
  43. Paper Plate Santa Craft by Arty Crafty Kids
  44. Paper Cup Christmas Tree by Fire Flies and Mud Pies
  45. Christmas Lights Craft by Little Ones Learn

46. Crafty Christmas Invitation by Rainbows and Fireflies


47. Pom Pom Painted Santa by Little Ones Learn


48. DIY Ornaments by Play at Home Mama


The Best Christmas Activities for Kids

  1. Christmas Lights Sticky Wall
  2. The Best Christmas Tree Sticky Wall
  3. Magnetic Tile Christmas Tree
  4. DIY Santa Board Game
  5. Feed Santa Math Game
  6. Feed the Reindeer Carrots Game
  7. Q-Tip Christmas Trace and Paint
  8. Christmas Baubles & Tubes
  9. Jingle Bell Puzzle Counting
  10. Christmas Bauble Counting
  11. Candy Cane Patterns
  12. Jingle Bell Names
  13. Letter Presents Literacy Activity for Preschoolers
  14. Christmas Baubles and Play Dough Building Challenge
  15. Christmas Tree Play Dough Sticky Wall
  16. Magnetic Tile Christmas Puzzles
  17. Reindeer Marble Run
  18. Santa Sticky Wall
  19. Pin the Star on the Christmas Tree
  20. Christmas Tree Writing Tray
  21. Jingle Bell Egg Shakers
  22. Cut Santa’s Beard Fine Motor Activity
  23. Decorate the Magnetic Tile Christmas Tree
  24. Christmas Craft Stick Puzzles
  25. Dot Sticker Christmas Tree
  26. Holiday Ornament Ramp
  27. Christmas Ornament Relay Race
  28. Christmas Stocking Sticky Wall
  29. CVC Christmas Tree Activity for Preschoolers
  30. Caps Tree Activities
  31. Snowman Sticky Wall
  32. Sticker Sort with Snowmen
  33. Snowflake Sticky Wall
  34. Button Counting Snowman
  35. Snow Letters Sticky Wall
  36. Dot Sticker Snowflake
  37. Holiday Sweater Collage Craft for Kids – Fun Learning for Kids
  38. Christmas Tree Math Tray – And Next Comes L
  39. Christmas Tree Balance – The Inspired Treehouse
  40. Make a Jingle Bell Necklace – Prekinders
  41. Cotton Ball Snowman Craft – A Little Pinch of Perfect
  42. Easy DIY Paper Straw Wreaths – Projects With Kids
  43. Christmas Shape Tree – Teaching Special Thinkers
  44. Christmas Math Activity: Graphing with Gift Bow – And Next Comes L
  45. Decorate the Christmas Tree Activity with ABCs – Hands On As We Grow
  46. Stocking Hunt
  47. Christmas Present Count
  48. Post it Presents Match
  49. DIY Felt Christmas Tree by Play at Home Mummy

50. Christmas Tree Colour and Shape Matching by A Day for Play


51. Pouch Line Christmas Tree by Flisatfun


Fun Christmas Sensory Activities

  1. Frozen Pom Poms
  2. Reindeer Farm Sensory Bin
  3. Christmas Tubes Sensory Bin
  4. I-Spy Christmas Sensory Bin
  5. Christmas Baking Sensory Bin
  6. A Simple Christmas Sensory Bin For Babies
  7. Christmas Light Play Dough Letters Trace
  8. Pom Pom Christmas Sensory Bin
  9. Christmas Kitchen Sensory Bin
  10. Jingle Bells Magnetic Tubes Sensory Bin
  11. Santa Sensory Bag
  12. Easy Christmas Tree Sensory Bin
  13. Santa Sensory Bottle – Very Special Tales
  14. Christmas Play Dough Invitation to Play
  15. Christmas Tree Sensory Bag
  16. Ornament Scooping | Holiday Sensory Ideas for Toddlers – Toddler Approved
  17. Gingerbread House by Playful Potrer

Age Suitability

These crafts are good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up with adult assistance.

Mess Level

The mess level for these crafts vary.

Difficulty to Create 


Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers

There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!

But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.

Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again! 

These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!

Click here for more information: Play2Learn

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles tha. t show them how to think outside the box.

  • 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
  • Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
  • Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.

Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 aired in August 2023! My show was also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.

Curious Crafting Season 1 is also now airing in Australia on ABC! Watch it here!

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 

The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids

Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.

Our Sensory Play Kits are some fun and easy ways to keep your child engaged while at the same time using sensory play to nurture their mind!

Shop our ready made play kits here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.


100+ Christmas Crafts & Activities for Kids

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