Christmas is a magical time for kids and adults alike! These Hands-On Christmas Activities for Kids make for interactive experiences and precious keepsakes!
We are teaming up with Kristina from Toddler Approved for this #HandsOnChristmas series! This special collaboration will include 5 days of activities for kids…plus a round up of a TON of other ideas that we have done in the past!
Kristina has been one of my favorite blogging buddies for YEARS (and I finally had the chance to meet her in real life last month). She has the best activities for toddlers (and bigger kids too)! I am super excited about this collaboration.
So without further ado, here are…
5 Days of Hands-On Christmas Activities for Kids
Day 1: Fine Motor Activities/Crafts
Use golf tees and floral foam to create a Christmas tree that can be “decorated” over and over again, all while reinforcing color recognition!
This simple Christmas ornament is perfect for encouraging fine motor control while simultaneously creating a Christmas masterpiece that can be hung on your tree for years to come!
Day 2: Christmas “Snacktivities” (Snack + Activity in one!)
Edible dirt (chocolate pudding layered with crushed oreos) is one of our favorite treats! This ‘snacktivity’ is like a 3D version of cookie decorating. But instead of decorating a flat cookie, each child gets to decorate an inverted ice cream cone!
Such a fun spin on the classic gingerbread house decorating…but even better because it involves chocolate! Little ones will love decorating (and eating) these Christmas Brownie Houses!
Day 3: Christmas Sensory Bins
This fun sensory bin is inspired by the class Dr. Seuss book How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Made with peppermint-scented rice, this sensory bin can be used over and over again throughout the Christmas season!
Sensory Play like this fun “Scoop the Ornaments” activity provide your child with a variety of opportunities for learning: hand-eye coordination, self-control, fine motor skills, and more!
Day 4: Simple Christmas Crafts
This ornament is perfect for your little mover and shaker! With just a few simple materials and our free printable ornament template, your little one will have created their own simple ornament!
Day 5: Hands-on Science Fun
These Playdough Christmas Tree Circuits are the perfect way to introduce children to the concept of simple circuits in a fun and playful way!