Hands-On Christmas Activities for Kids

Christmas is a magical time for kids and adults alike! These Hands-On Christmas Activities for Kids make for interactive experiences and precious keepsakes!

Hands-On Christmas Activities for Kids


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

Color Matching Christmas Tree for Toddlers

Fine Motor Color Matching Christmas Tree

Use golf tees and floral foam to create a Christmas tree that can be “decorated” over and over again, all while reinforcing color recognition!


Easy Toddler Christmas Ornament

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!)

Christmas Tree Dirt Cups

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!



Christmas Brownie Houses

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

Grinch Christmas Sensory Bin

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!


Ornament Scooping Holiday Sensory Play

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

Process Art Ornament for Toddlers

Process Art Ornament for Toddlers

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!



Sticky Christmas Tree Craft

Grab some contact paper and make this adorable Christmas tree craft!  Find all the details here.


Day 5:  Hands-on Science Fun

Playdough Christmas Tree Circuits

These Playdough Christmas Tree Circuits are the perfect way to introduce children to the concept of simple circuits in a fun and playful way!



Christmas Sink or Float

This activity is always a hit- especially at Christmas!  It’s super simple to set up, especially as you just use your normal Christmas decorations!  Find more info here.


More Hands-on Christmas Fun:

LEGO Nativity Puzzles:  These are perfect for kids of all ages!



Christmas Tree Ball Sort for Toddlers:  The perfect way to keep your toddler from pulling ornaments off your big Christmas tree!  And a great activity to promote color recognition!



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