5 Free Christmas Activities for Kids

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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!

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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 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:


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:


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!


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