Christmas is a great time to do tons of activities with your kids. Between the winter weather, the Christmas story, and making memories while decorating for the season, I’ve rounded up some great ideas to consider doing with your kids this Christmas. Plus 5 free Christmas Activities for Kids printables!
Christmas Activity Packs
Besides the activity pack I created stuffed with a coloring page, crossword puzzle, pattern puzzle, and more – there are a few other activity packs worth checking out:
- Christmas Pack for Preschoolers (Best Toys 4 Toddlers)
- Christmas Activity Pack for Kids (Where’d My Sanity Go)
- 12 Free Activity Page Printables (Sunny Day Family)
- Snowglobe Christmas Activity Sheets (Crafts on Sea)
- Free Christmas Coloring Pages (Paper Trail Designs)
- Christmas Coloring Cards (Legacy of Blessings)
Christmas Games for Kids
Christmas games can be super fun and full of great prizes (or presents, wink). Try some of these games to add some fun to your kid’s Christmas season:
- Lump of Coal Saran Wrap Game (Play Party Plan)
- Winter & Christmas Scavenger Hunt Games (The Resourceful Mama)
- Minute to Win It Cup Stacking Game (Kid Friendly Things to Do)
- Snowman Bingo (Crazy Little Projects)
- Christmas Mad Libs (Happiness is Homemade)
- Christmas Movie Trivia
- Christmas Character Guess Who
- Christmas Scent Game
- Christmas Tree Bowling (Stir the Wonder)
Best Christmas Books to Read
There are tons of Christmas stories, picture books, chapter books, and more out there but I’ve combed through and found the best ones to add to your reading list:
- Cranberry Christmas
- The Night Before Christmas
- Great Joy
- A Small Miracle
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- Christmas in the Country
- The Polar Express
- Trouble at Christmas
- The Snowman
- Christmas Trolls
- Christmas Day in the Morning
- Christmas Every Day
- Box of Delights
To add an extra activity to reading books, have your children act out their favorite story, recreate the story in their own words through drawing, and/or write their own Christmas story to read to the family.
Miscellaneous Christmas Activities
The following activities don’t necessarily have a category of their own, but they are certainly wonderful things to do:
- Bake a Christmas dessert with your kids.
- Put up Christmas decorations as a family.
- Drive around and look at the Christmas lights around your town.
- Make a Christmas wreath for the front (or back) door.
- Binge watch your favorite Christmas movies (or TV shows, like Hallmark!)
- Make popcorn garland.
- Volunteer to feed the homeless at your local shelter.
- Pick a child to help from the Angel Tree.
- Participate in (or host) a cookies swap.
- Have a Christmas party.
- Build a gingerbread house.
- Make homemade Christmas ornaments.
- (weather permitting) Build a snowman and/or make snow cream.
- Create a hot chocolate buffet.
- Visit a nativity scene.
Christmas is such a magical, inspirational, and beautiful season. Enjoy it with family, and most importantly, build family traditions and create memories that will be talked about for years to come.
I would love to hear from you! What are some of your favorite Christmas activities for kids? Let me know in the comments below!