25+ Easy Christmas Activities for Kids

Simple Christmas activities for toddlers

Looking for fun Christmas activities for kids? We’ve gathered tons of festive ideas for fun things to do with kids before Christmas and over Christmas break.

Ah, Christmas. I think we can all agree when I say that Christmas is what makes the whole month of December something to look forward to.


I just love all of it! The decorated streets around town, the smell of homebaked cookies, coming up with ideas for gifts to give to my family and friends.


And of course, everything about Christmas is even more special for the littles. The magic around Santa and Christmas stories, counting down to Christmas Day when they can *finally* open the presents. 


It’s just such a big part of being a kid!

Easy Christmas Activities for Kids

Like every parent, you want to make the best possible Christmas memories for your kiddos, right? 


We want to help you make that happen without the overwhelm of planning everything weeks in advance. We’ve gathered a list of easy festive Christmas activities for kids you will love.


They are perfect for the weeks before Christmas and for all that time you have over Christmas break.


So, are you ready to get festive?

Easy Christmas Cards to Make with Kids


Reindeer Cards by Non-Toy Gifts

These are beyond easy and turn out super cute every time.

Photo by Non-Toy Gifts


Geometric Christmas Cards by YES! we made this

Make modeling clay ornaments and have your little one paint them. Attach to some pretty cardboard and you are done!

Geometric Christmas cards - DIY - Simple, but stunning Christmas card tutorial - www.yeswemadethis.com
Photo by YES! we made this


Pop up Christmas cards by Party with Unicorns

A different kind of Christmas card. Your kids will love these!

Photo by Party with Unicorns


Easy Christmas Card by Sam from the Best Vinyl Cutters

We love how colorful these Christmas cards are. And so easy to make!

Photo by Best Vinyl Cutters

Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make

Photo by Strength and Sunshine


Cinamon Ornaments by Strength and Sunshine

Only two ingredients are needed to make these adorable DIY ornaments.

Photo by The Best Ideas for Kids


Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments by the Best Ideas for Kids

Made from ingredients you have in your kitchen, these ornaments can also make a lovely gift for grandparents.

Photo by Muy Bueno


Homemade Tamale Ornaments by Muy Bueno

Add a colorful twist to your Christmas tree with these easy homemade tamale ornaments.

Photo by Bless This Mess Please


Simple Embroidered Ornaments by Bless this Mess Please

Practice fine motor skills and make these adorable embroidered ornaments.

Photo by DIY Candy


Mini Canvas Ornaments by DIY Candy

These colorful ornaments are the perfect kid project. And they would make a lovely kids’ gift!

Photo by DIY Candy


Perler Bead Christmas Tree Garland by DIY Candy

Great for your kiddo’s fine motor skills and looks amazing!

Easy Kids’ Christmas Crafts


Paper Paper Christmas Tree by Books and Giggles

You know we love anything paper. This paper Christmas tree is our kind of craft!

Photo by Books and Giggles


DIY Christmas Gift Bags by Party with Unicorns

Try a different kind of gift wrap this year!

Photo by Party with Unicorns


Gingerbread Man Bath Bombs by STEAM Powered Family

Sneak some science into your Christmas crafts with these awesome gingerbread man bath bombs.

Photo by STEAM Powered Family


DIY Christmas Card Holder Wreath by To Simply Inspire

Make a wreath to display your Christmas cards! So cute.

Photo by To Simply Inspire


DIY Cookie Cutter Gift Wrap by Glitter on a Dime

Make your own gift wrap with cookie-cutter stamps. Such a fun idea!

Photo by Glitter on a Dime


Paper Elves by Non-Toy Gifts

Use these paper elves as decoration or as original Christmas cards.

Photo by Non-Toy Gifts


Paper Strip Christmas Tree Craft by Non-Toy Gifts

Even the littlest kids can help to color these gorgeous paper Christmas trees.

Photo by Non-Toy Gifts


Christmas Rock Painting by Sustain my Craft Habit

You can literally paint anything you want on rocks. And your kiddos will love it, no matter how old they are.

Photo by Sustain my Craft Habit


Holiday Snow Globes by Boulder Locavore

Snow globes are a winter classic. Why not make your own?

Photo by Boulder Locavore

Fun Christmas Themed Games and Activities

Photo by Play Party Plan


Christmas Scavenger Hunt by Play Party Plan

Go on a festive scavenger hunt with these free printable scavenger clues.

Photo by Mommyhood Life


Christmas Santa Binoculars by Mommyhood Life

Become Santa’s helper and use the binoculars to see who’s been naughty this year.

Photo by Fashion Ave Mom


A Night Before Christmas Box by Fashion Ave Mom

Create some special memories with a fun night before Christmas box.

Photo by Little Bins for Little Hands


Candy Cane Slime by Little Bins for Little Hands

Kids love slime and this one is Christmas themed!

Photo by Fun365


Poke a Tree Game by Fun365

What a fun idea. Kids will love poking the tree to win prizes!

Photo by Stir the Wonder


Christmas Bowling Game by Stir the Wonder

Make these cute mini Christmas trees and bowl away!

Photo by Lil Luna


Christmas Trivia Game by Lil Luna

Do you know all the answers to this Christmas Trivia? Print out the questions and play!

Photo by Happiness is Homemade


Minute to Win it Christmas Game by Happiness is Homemade

Hook the most candy canes and win a prize! Fun for all ages.

Now you’ve got plenty of awesome ideas for easy Christmas activities. Gather your kiddos and get festive!

Be an insider. Sign up for our newsletter!

Sign up for our newsletter to become a member and get access to our members’ library, full of awesome FREE DOWNLOADS & PRINTABLES.

You will be added to our mailing list, which means you will receive emails from YES! we made this in your inbox. We only send out content we believe is useful to our readers.

1 thought on “25+ Easy Christmas Activities for Kids”

  1. Pingback: 30+ DIY Kids Christmas Ornaments You Will Want to Display - YES!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top