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Fun Christmas Ideas for Kids

Fun Christmas Ideas for Kids

Make your list and check it twice: we’ve got Christmas in the bag! We’ve got homemade gift ideas, DIY cards and decorations, and our top gift picks by grade for every kid on your list. Take a look.

Homemade Christmas Gifts

Pretzel Reindeer Cookies

These pretzel reindeer cookies are a great holiday recipe for kids to make. Rudolph and the whole gang agree!

DIY Homemade Snow Globe

Is there anything more enticing to a young child than a snow globe? Here's a snow globe that's extra special as kids can make it themselves!

Homemade Dog Treats

Don't leave Fido out of the holiday goody fun! These dog treats are super simple and will give your child helpful fraction practice.

Make a Holiday Scarf

Have your child make a holiday scarf with inexpensive materials, no sewing required!

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Christmas Crafts

Christmas Handprint Craft

Get into the Christmas spirit with this fun and messy finger painting activity. This fun activity will light up the day like holiday lights!

Reindeer Hat

Help your little one create reindeer antlers for every member of her family!

Painting Snow

In first grade, children are introduced to fractions. Here's a recipe that combines fraction practice with winter fun and lets kids actually paint the snow!

Christmas Penguin

Penguins just may be the cutest cold-weather creatures ever! This craft is a great way for your tot to practice cutting out basic shapes.

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Homemade Christmas Decorations

Candle Centerpiece

Before you sit down for a delicious holiday dinner, feast your eyes on this festive candle centerpiece! This easy paper craft is made from recycled toilet paper tubes, and ...

Spaghetti Ornaments

These spaghetti ornaments take seconds to make and are a great festive addition to a tree, gift or window display.

Mason Jar Lights

Want to add a bit of holiday sparkle to a bland patio or dinner table? Just add Christmas lights to Mason jars!

Create a Gumdrop Topiary

Who knew math could be so fun? Your preschooler will delight in this counting activity that results in a beautiful holiday decoration for the whole family to enjoy.

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Christmas Games

Pin the Nose on Rudolph!

Pin the nose on Rudolph the reindeer in this homemade holiday game! Kids can practice their crafting skills with this Christmas spin on an old party favorite.

Indoor Christmas Games

Challenge your third grader and a few friends to teamwork and laughs with these boisterous indoor Christmas games.

Play the Santa "Clause" Game

Want to give your child some writing practice over the holidays? This holiday-themed writing activity will have your child matching Christmas clauses!

Pin the Star on the Christmas Tree!

Your little preschool elf will develop some important fine motor skills while creating an entertaining game: Pin the Star on the Christmas Tree!

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Christmas Coloring Pages

Santa Sleigh Coloring Page

Up in the sky with the moon big and high Santa's sleigh is making its way during Christmas. He could use your help with some color. Are your crayons handy?

Robot Christmas Coloring Page

Did you know that robots celebrate Christmas too? Spread some holiday cheer with a cute coloring page, and give this Christmas robot some festive colors!

Christmas Lights Coloring Page

This little Christmas tree is loaded with lights! You and your children can have fun making them bright and filling them with holiday colors.

Printable Christmas Stocking

Invite your little one to make her own Christmas stocking with this cute template! Add some holiday colors, and be sure to help her cut it out and paste the parts together.

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