Christmas Crafts and Activities
Do you take time off for the holiday season? Are you wondering what you can fill the time with besides iPads and T.V.s? Christmas crafts and activities are a perfect use of time and will keep them learning!
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Typically we focus on educational documentaries or YouTube channels (hop to the bottom of this post for a free resource), online unit studies, and fun activities. Whether you’re looking for activities to add to your homeschool or to keep busy, I’ve gathered up several Christmas crafts and activities for you to enjoy this Christmas!
Things to make
- Paper plate Christmas tree craft-Here’s a cute craft from Simple Living Mama to make as simply or ornately as you’d like.
- 10 Homemade cards kids can make – Sarah at My Joy-Filled Life has collected 10 cute cards your kids can easily make!
- Nativity art project – The Crafty Classroom has this tutorial for a beautiful Nativity project!
- Christmas stained glass art– Thinking Kids Press has a fun way to incorporate the Nativity star- no real glass involved! 😉
- Make a kid-friendly Christmas village– If you do Santa (we don’t) then Growing curious minds has a cute tutorial on making a little diorama of sorts. You could always still make one without or a nativity!
- Popsicle stick snowflake ornament– My Life of Travels and Adventures share a cute and easy-to-make ornament that can also be used for general decoration if you don’t use trees.
- Orange peel garlands– Kanelstrand offers a tutorial on how to dry oranges and peels to make garlands (or ornaments). These are gorgeous!!
To Do or Learn
- Christmas Kindness- Heather Bowen has an awesome free printable to keep you on track with Christmas acts of kindness.
- Christmas Play-doh mats– Grab free, fun play-doh mats from The Art Kit.
- Christmas Kindness– Little bins for little hands has a great collection of stem activities to extend your learning through the holidays.
- 76 Christmas activities– Magical Mama has brainstormed 76 awesome activities to enjoy, many as a family!
- Spending Christmas at the Nativity– We’re using this study from In All You Do this month and loving it.
- Throwing a Christmas party for Jesus– Grace Grow Edify shares their advent traditions including having a Birthday party for Jesus. We’ve done the same when my kids were little, and it was such an effective way to make Christmas clear in little eyes!
- Making an Advent Jesse tree– The Homeschool Collective has some answers and a tutorial for an awesome make-it-yourself tree.
- Christmas lights scavenger hunt– This sounds like a fun idea! The Learning Hypothesis has a free printable for a Christmas light scavenger hunt sure to please all ages, plus 5 holiday-themed experiments!
- 7 days of free Christmas math printables– You’ve Got This Math has you covered with a variety of free math printables with holiday themes!
Your Turn: Which of these Christmas crafts and activities are you most looking forward to trying? Do you make Christmas crafts and activities a part of your winter fun?
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