Are you looking for fun Christmas activities for kids? Whether you want something to do at home on Christmas day or free printable classroom activities, we have you covered. These quick and easy Christmas activities mean less mess, less prep, and more fun! From Christmas crafts and handmade ornaments to our favorite Christmas games and STEM activities, we have many fun ways for you to enjoy the holiday season!
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!!
Don’t forget these Christmas Jokes for Kids… they’re perfect for a daily countdown.
—> All of these fun Christmas activities use just a few materials. You may already have many, 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!
The Best Christmas Activities for Kids
Try a few of these Christmas ideas this season or during the winter break. You can also enjoy some of these holiday activities at home with family and friends on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
Click on the links below to see how to set up each activity.
Christmas Crafts and Art Projects
You’ll find all our Christmas Art Projects here, including crafts, famous artists, and process art projects!
You’ll find all of our DIY Christmas Ornament Projects here!
Easy to make, these coffee filter Christmas trees are such a fun craft to add to your Christmas activities. Coffee filters are a MUST have addition to any science or craft kit!
Cute Christmas ornaments are the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit plus you don’t need a ton of supplies to make them.
This Christmas paper spinner is a fantastic STEAM craft combining art and science. Check out the additional STEAM crafts below. All come with a free printable to get you started.
You can do so much 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!
Popsicle Stick Window Ornament
Enjoy the holiday season this year with a fun homemade Christmas decoration! This festive Popsicle stick craft window is easy to make with just a few simple materials.
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!
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.
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
Our Christmas Fun pack is filled with additional printable games you can play daily leading up to Christmas. Grab your Christmas Fun pack here.
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 STEM activities.
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!
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
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.
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 and Playdough Recipes
Get into the spirit of the holidays with homemade Christmas slime and playdough. From Rudolph to the Grinch, candy canes to Christmas trees, and everything in between.
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!
What has Elf been up to? Making slime, of course!
Nothing says Christmas like the red and white stripes of the classic candy cane! We love to turn traditional Christmas themes into fun slime recipes.
We love fluffy slime because of it’s unique texture. Twist two colors into a candy cane.
Turn slime into an ornament to give as a gift or hang on the tree. Add gorgeous tinsel glitter (slightly different from the standard glitter) to this simple slime recipe!
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.
Is this baking cookies or making playdough? Enjoy the scented sensory play of gingerbread playdough this season!
Decorate a slimy Christmas tree! Use one of our favorite basic slime recipes and miniature ornaments for a fun and easy Christmas activity.
Make this easy homemade playdough with a Christmas theme. Add in a free printable Christmas playdough mat for fun play and learning!
Christmas Around The World Activities
How do children around the world celebrate Christmas? Explore the traditions of Christmas around the world with our free printable Christmas Around the World coloring sheets. Color and learn! Pair it with fun Christmas Around the World Activities.
LEGO Christmas Activities
If you have a house full of LEGO, you can’t have a Christmas tree without a few simple to make LEGO Christmas ornaments!
Finally a printable LEGO Advent Calendar for Christmas that will keep the kids busy! 25 Days of simple LEGO Christmas activities to do with your kids.
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.
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.
Ready to grab your bricks and pieces and design something new and festive? Why not give this Christmas LEGO habitat challenge a try? The best part is you don’t need fancy bricks or a specific set!
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
Why not set up simple Christmas activities that also make great homemade gifts for family members and friends!
Chemistry in the bathtub with fizzing candy cane inspired bath bombs you can make easily with the 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.
So many ornament craft ideas for kids to make to decorate the Christmas tree or to give as a keepsake gift.
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!
If you have always wanted to make your own Christmas countdown calendar, here are some simple, 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.
The choice candy for the holiday season makes for an awesome science experiment! Our dissolving candy cane experiment is an easy and frugal Christmas activity and a great chemistry experiment for young kids.
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.
Our Christmas science activity is an awesome example of water density, and kids love this fascinating candy science!
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.
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!
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 will love this super easy-to-set-up Santa balloon rocket STEM activity.
The kids love this classic science experiment because of the amazing results! We know Santa is sure to have magic milk during the holidays.
Christmas Coding Activities
Code without a computer, learn about the binary alphabet and craft a simple ornament all in one great Christmas activity.
Christmas Secret Coding Pictures
A fun little introduction into the world of screen-free coding and algorithms with this free Christmas coding picture pack!
Speak the language of computers when you learn about algorithms and binary code! Use our screen-free materials like this Christmas algorithm game to get started!
Christmas Math Activities
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.
From kindergarten and preschoolers to elementary, explore hands-on Christmas math games and activities with simple supplies and free printable Christmas math worksheets.
Holidays are the perfect opportunity to put a fun twist on a simple math concept. Add our jingle bell shapes Christmas math activity to your calendar this season.
Printable Christmas Fun Pack
Countdown to Christmas with 25+ low to no prep activities!
- 25+ Low-to-no-Prep Christmas activities include games, secret codes, paper crafts, and more!
- Fun Christmas games include a 10-card bingo game, DIY board game, I Spy, word find, sodoku, and more!
- Easy Christmas Projects include making a peppermint spinner, exploring gingerbread house tessellations, playing with homemade thaumatropes, creating 3D Christmas cards, and so much more!
- Bonus! Includes the 12 days of Christmas Color by Code!