Looking for fun Christmas activities for kids? Whether you are wanting something to do on Christmas day at home or free printable activities for in the classroom, we have you covered. Over 30 quick and easy Christmas ideas mean less mess, less prep, and more fun! From Christmas crafts, handmade ornaments to our favorite Christmas games and Christmas STEM activities, we have tons of fun ways for you to enjoy the holiday season!

FUN CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH KIDS

35+ Christmas activities for kids including Christmas crafts, DIY ornaments, Christmas games, science activities and more!

KIDS CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES

Have you always wanted to try a few Christmas activities with your kids but thought you just didn’t have the time?

We love coming up with Christmas games and holiday crafts that any family can do together with just a few inexpensive supplies.  I hope you will try a few and let me know how you liked them!

Christmas crafts, Christmas games, Christmas slime and Christmas STEM activities!! 

All of these fun Christmas activities use just a few materials. Many you may already have and the rest are easy to pick up.

Suitable for preschoolers to elementary aged kids!  Even Mom and Dad will want to join in. Don’t worry if you don’t have the exact red and green colored items you see. Use what you have!

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THE BEST CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Make time to try a few of these Christmas ideas this season or even during the winter break. You can also enjoy some of these holiday activities Christmas Eve or Christmas Day at home with family and friends.

Click on the links below to see how to set up each activity.

HOLIDAY CRAFTS

NUTCRACKER CRAFT

Enjoy the holiday season this year with a fun homemade Nutcracker craft inspired by the Nutcracker dolls from the Nutcracker ballet.

Nutcracker craft

REINDEER ORNAMENT

Wrap Popsicle sticks in yarn to make your own cute Rudolph ornament.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Recycled Reindeer Ornament

reindeer ornament

POPSICLE STICK ORNAMENT

This colorful DIY Christmas ornament is easy to make with just a few simple materials.

Popsicle stick ornament

CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT

Get the kids to make this cute and colorful Christmas tree ornament ready to decorate the house with this season!

Cardboard Christmas tree ornament

CHRISTMAS WINDOW CRAFT

Make this cute Christmas craft from a few simple supplies.

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TODDLER CHRISTMAS CRAFT

This Christmas craft is even simple enough for the youngest members of the family to join in with the Christmas activities.

toddler Christmas craft

3D CHRISTMAS TREE

There is so much you can do with a few sheets of paper and wrapping ribbon. I love simple projects that look amazing but don’t take a ton of time, supplies, or craftiness to do!

3D Christmas Tree STEAM Craft Activity Geometry

PAPER CHRISTMAS TREE

Create a fun and colorful Christmas tree out of paper these holidays that is perfect for older kids too and would look great at home or in the classroom. Free printable included!

GINGERBREAD HOUSE CRAFT

Similar to our paper Christmas tree craft above, make a colorful paper gingerbread house.  All you need are a few simple supplies and our printable gingerbread house template.

CINNAMON DOUGH ORNAMENTS

These have to be the EASIEST cinnamon ornaments around! Add this no-cook cinnamon ornament recipe to your bag of Christmas activities, and you will have something fun and easy for the kids to do this holiday season.

FUN CHRISTMAS GAMES

GINGERBREAD MAN GAME

A simple and fun Christmas game for kids for the holiday season! Enjoy a festive printable gingerbread man game to go along with our gingerbread man science activities.

CHRISTMAS CUP STACKING CHALLENGE

This is a seriously fun and totally easy STEM challenge for kids to set up this holiday season. We all need a few tricks up our sleeve with all the hustle and bustle that is going on!

ALSO CHECK OUT: Cookie Stacking Challenge!

This Christmas cup tower STEM is a great science experiment for kids! One of the simplest experiments for kids to try this holiday season!

LEGO MARBLE RUN

Get the kids to build a LEGO maze out of basic bricks. Can you make it through the maze from one end to the other?

ALSO CHECK OUT: LEGO Christmas Ornaments

LEGO Christmas Marble Maze STEAM Christmas Countdown

CHRISTMAS I SPY

Want a few minutes to drink your coffee while it is still hot?  Print off our free I Spy Christmas Tree Counting Activity.  There are 2 skill levels to keep everyone happy.

CHRISTMAS BINGO

Add bingo games to your Christmas activities. These printable Christmas bingo cards are picture based so even the younger ones can join in the fun!

CHRISTMAS SLIME

Get into the spirit of the holidays with homemade Christmas slime. From Rudolph to the Grinch, candy canes to Christmas trees, and everything in between.

GRINCH SLIME

Make this awesome Grinch slime to go along with the book or movie this season. The Grinch has such a wonderful message for kids and families all year round!

Grinch slime

ELF ON THE SHELF SLIME

What has Elf been up to? Making slime, of course!

CANDY CANE BUTTER SLIME

Butter slime is a new favorite with the kids (of course you can make this fun theme without the “butter” part) and it’s super simple to make!

CANDY CANE FLUFFY SLIME

We love fluffy slime because of it’s unique texture. Twist two colors into a candy cane.

Get into the spirit of the season with homemade slime! If you have slime loving kids, Christmas is another great opportunity to make festive theme slimes using our easy homemade Christmas slime recipes. From Rudolph to the Grinch, candy canes to Christmas trees, and everything in between for fun holiday themes. Get creative and pick your favorite ways to celebrate Christmas and add them to your holiday slimes. Making Christmas slime is easy and is a fun STEM activity for kids! #slime #STEM

TINSEL CHRISTMAS SLIME

Turn slime into an ornament to give as a gift or hang on the tree. Add gorgeous tinsel glitter (a little different from the standard glitter) to this simple slime recipe!

SCENTED GINGERBREAD MAN SLIME

Add your favorite scents of Christmas to our easy Christmas slime recipes. Cookie cutters make a fun addition to this slimy Christmas science and sensory activity.

CHRISTMAS TREE SLIME

Decorate a slimy Christmas tree! Use one of our favorite basic slime recipes and miniature ornaments for a fun and easy Christmas activity.

RUDOLPH CHRISTMAS SLIME

Super fun Rudolph slime and play ideas! Plenty of sequins and glitter fill this basic slime recipe!

Get into the spirit of the season with homemade slime! If you have slime loving kids, Christmas is another great opportunity to make festive theme slimes using our easy homemade Christmas slime recipes. From Rudolph to the Grinch, candy canes to Christmas trees, and everything in between for fun holiday themes. Get creative and pick your favorite ways to celebrate Christmas and add them to your holiday slimes. Making Christmas slime is easy and is a fun STEM activity for kids! #slime #STEM

JINGLE BELL SLIME

Sparkling gold and silver slime filled with bells is an awesome holiday activity.

Get into the spirit of the season with homemade slime! If you have slime loving kids, Christmas is another great opportunity to make festive theme slimes using our easy homemade Christmas slime recipes. From Rudolph to the Grinch, candy canes to Christmas trees, and everything in between for fun holiday themes. Get creative and pick your favorite ways to celebrate Christmas and add them to your holiday slimes. Making Christmas slime is easy and is a fun STEM activity for kids! #slime #STEM

SANTA HAT CHRISTMAS SLIME

Even Santa needs his own slime, and he loves our homemade slime. Hopefully, our easy slime making recipes have landed us on his nice list. We think so anyway!

Get into the spirit of the season with homemade slime! If you have slime loving kids, Christmas is another great opportunity to make festive theme slimes using our easy homemade Christmas slime recipes. From Rudolph to the Grinch, candy canes to Christmas trees, and everything in between for fun holiday themes. Get creative and pick your favorite ways to celebrate Christmas and add them to your holiday slimes. Making Christmas slime is easy and is a fun STEM activity for kids! #slime #STEM

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

Explore the traditions of Christmas around the world with free printable Christmas around the world coloring sheets. Color and learn, and as you pair it with fun Christmas around the world activities.

CHRISTMAS LEGO

CHRISTMAS LEGO ORNAMENTS

If you have a house full of LEGO, you can’t have a Christmas tree without a few simple to make LEGO Christmas ornaments!

Simple to Make LEGO Christmas Ornaments for kids

LEGO ADVENT CALENDAR

Finally a LEGO Advent Calendar for Christmas that will keep the kids busy! 25 Days of simple LEGO Christmas activities to do with your kids.

Lego Advent Calendar for Kids
Lego Advent Calendar

CHRISTMAS LEGO TASK CARDS

Tis the season for building with LEGO! These free printable Christmas LEGO challenge cards are the way to go for easy and fun Christmas activities for kids.

CHRISTMAS LEGO BUILDING IDEAS

These LEGO Christmas building ideas are a fun challenge for older kids or a fun project for a parent and younger child to do together.

LEGO CHRISTMAS CARDS

Now my son isn’t the super crafty type, but break out the LEGO and some paint, and he gets pretty excited. Our homemade LEGO stamped Christmas cards are now on their way to family far away.

ALSO CHECK OUT: LEGO Stocking Stuffers

LEGO Stamped Christmas Cards Craft Activity for Kids

DIY CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES

Why not set up simple Christmas activities that also make great homemade gifts for family members and friends!

CHRISTMAS BATH BOMBS

Chemistry in the bathtub with fizzing candy cane inspired bath bombs you can make easily with the kids.

DIY SNOW GLOBE FOR KIDS

Find out how to make a super cute DIY snow globe using just a few ingredients and classic toys the kids are sure to love.

DIY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS FOR KIDS

So many ornament craft ideas for kids to make to decorate the Christmas tree or to give as a keepsake gift.

CHRISTMAS GLITTER JARS

Our homemade sensory bottles or glitter jars can be reinvented each season for a fun and creative sensory activity.   Plus, they make cute Christmas gifts to give away!

ADVENT CALENDAR IDEAS

If you have always wanted to make your own Christmas countdown calendar, here are some simple and fun homemade advent calendar ideas you will love.

CHRISTMAS SCIENCE ACTIVITIES

Science and STEM activities are always a hit with kids. These Christmas science experiments below are quick, easy, and very popular.

FIZZING CHRISTMAS TREES

Christmas science with fizzing Christmas trees. We put a bit of spin on the classic baking soda and vinegar science activity! Watch the video and check out the directions.

Fizzing Christmas Tree experiment

CHRISTMAS SKITTLES EXPERIMENT

Our Christmas science activity is an awesome example of water density, and kids love this fascinating candy science!

CHRISTMAS CATAPULT

Building a simple catapult is a great way to explore physics through play! Newton’s laws of motion pair nicely with this homemade STEM activity for Christmas.

MAGNETIC ORNAMENTS

Explore the power of magnetism with Christmas ornaments and magnetic and non-magnetic objects. Have the kids guess yes or no, and test their answers!

SANTA’S BALLOON ROCKET

What happens when you use a balloon to power Santa’s sleigh? Will he make his rounds in time or will he fall flat? The kids are going to love this super easy to set up Santa balloon rocket STEM activity.

SANTA’S MAGIC MILK

This is a classic science experiment the kids love because of the amazing results! We know Santa is sure to have magic milk during the holidays.

Christmas Magic Milk Science

CHRISTMAS MATH ACTIVITIES

BINARY CODING ORNAMENT

Code without a computer, learn about the binary alphabet, and craft a simple ornament all in one great Christmas activity.

Christmas Coding

CHRISTMAS TESSELLATIONS

Combine a tessellation activity with art, perfect to add to your Christmas activities this season. Color the pattern and then work out how to tesselate the gingerbread houses for a fun and easy Christmas activity.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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