15 Adorable Yet Simple Christmas Activities

By Anna Lowell

Dec 03

Enjoy the Christmas season with your children with a couple of these fun activities:

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Simple Christmas Learning Activities

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1. Peppermint Sensory Writing Tray

The Peppermint Sensory Writing Tray from Parenting Chaos will make spelling practice fun!

2. Favorite Family Christmas Books

This list of 22 favorite Christmas books includes suggestions for preschoolers through highschoolers. Get into the Christmas spirit with one of these stories today!

3. Christmas Printable Learning Pack

Christmas Printable Learning Pack Grades 1-3 from Homeschool Encouragement has all kinds of fun pages with different activities. Take a look, then print off the pages that your kids would enjoy the most. My kids are excited about the Sudoku puzzles.

Simple Christmas Activities to Encourage Play and Wonder

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1. Homemade Bird Feeders

While many bird concotions that I have seen call for expensive or hard to find ingredients, these homemade bird feeders from Learning and Exploring Through Play calls for only a few simple ingredients and looks absolutely beautiful hanging on the tree. These would also make great gifts.

2. Activity Based Christmas Advent Calendar

Instead on focusing on candy or small gifts, this easy to make Advent Calendar focuses on fun Christmas traditions and activities such as driving around the neighborhood to look at lights, reading Christmas books, leaving a Christmas song on Grandparents’ voicemail, or reading the Christmas story from the Bible.

3. Indoor Snowball Fight

When the school day gets long, you may just need to let everyone burn off some energy with a good, old snowball fight. If you can’t have a real, outdoors snowball fight, opt for second best with these fun Indoor Snowballs. They are a bit pricey, but the texture is really cool – crunchy, like real snow. They are perfect for any age group and could be used in many different games.

4. Build a Snowman Tray

Build a Snowman Tray from Happy Hooligans is just the ticket to keeping younger children occupied while older ones are finishing their studies (although your older kids may want to get involved, too). You could include a Christmas tree shape, as well. This would make an excellent DIY gift from an older sibling to a younger sibling, too!

5. Christmas Tree Coloring Page

There are oodles of coloring pages free online, but my kids and I have really enjoyed the challenge of more detailed pictures like this Christmas Tree Coloring Page from Homeschool Encouragement.

6. Candy Cane Hunt

When kids can’t focus on school work or homework, give them a mental break with a Candy Cane Hunt. Find more ideas at Dirt and Boogers!

7. Favorite Family Games

Looking for a new favorite family game? These ideas are sure to please!

Simple Christmas Crafts


These adorable burlap ornaments are perfect for sending to Grandma, including on cookie plates, or even for making gift tags or bookmarks.

Burlap Christmas Ornaments

These rustic looking Burlap Christmas Ornaments are fun for both younger kids and older kids, and look absolutely adorable hanging on the tree. They could also double as gift tags or be made in a batch for a heartwarming gift to a grandparent.

Simple Christmas Activities to Make and Give

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1. Fingerprint Snowman Salt Dough Ornaments

Fingerprint Snowman Salt Dough Ornaments from Crafty Morning are super cute and would look great on your own tree or make cute gifts.

2. Beaded Bracelets

My girls had a blast picking out beads to make bracelets for their Grandmas a couple of years ago. I encouraged them to pick out beads that looked like something their Grandmas would wear. They had so much fun stringing them together and giving them away. Any craft store should have a supply of beads and the wire, nylon, or elastic “string” needed to make them.

3. Cinnamon Ornaments

My kids really enjoy making these cinnamon ornaments and I love how good they smell all December long. Mom to 2 posh lil divas has an excellent tutorial on how to make these Cinnamon ornaments. The cinnamon can be pricey at a grocery store, but is usually inexpensive at a dollar store.

4. Potato Print Christmas Cards

No cards to send this year? No problem! These Potato Print Christmas Cards are so simple and yet so incredibly cute! Click the link and scroll down to see the equally cute reindeer and penguin cards.

Now its your turn. Which of these ideas will you be using this Christmas season? Do you have some ideas to add? I would love to hear from you! Please scroll down to comment.

May God bless you!

P.s. Looking for more Christmas ideas? Here are a few:

This paper Christmas Ornament is easy to make - a beautiful way to talk to your kids about the names of Jesus.  Adorable printable Christmas finger puzzle with Bible verses - These are perfect for home use or Sunday School!


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