We love the Christmas holiday! Every year seems to get more and more fun. There are so many wonderfully creative and festive simple Christmas activities for toddlers & preschoolers. The fun seems endless. Here are a few simple Christmas activities for preschoolers that we're working on this holiday season!
Simple Christmas Activities for Preschoolers
Red and Green Sparkling Glitter Playdough
We used holiday cookie cutters to make trees, bells, Santa and stars.
Snow Sensory Tub
If you haven't discover InstaSnow, please Google it. Amazingly fun & a wonderful sensory experience.
Red Jello Sensory Tub
I wish I had a picture of this one! Admit it, your family always has a jello mold of some sort. I have a friend whose family has an annual jelly mold contest at her family's gathering. Pretty simple. Red jello and some fun creatures, etc hidden inside.
Pretty simple. Holiday stencils. Red and green paint. Paper. Brushes. Voila.
Snow Scene in a Cardboard Box
Let your child's imagination run wild. We're only just beginning this journey!
Homemade Hot Cocoa
We used Alton Brown's yummy hot cocoa recipe. It is a fun recipe to make with kids. I also let my toddler mix a bit of water into a bit of the hot cocoa powder for a sensory experience. He was pretty into it. Messy, smells good and a feels interesting to the fingers. What could get better than that? “Feel this, mama!”
We did this activity last week. Very cute and very easy.
Handprint Christmas Print
I saw this activity on Facebook and immediately pinned it. Adorable. I fell in love.
So many amazing scents at Christmastime. Take time to smell cinnamon, ‘spice', needles, mint, cocoa, etc.
A great fine motor skill that naturally fits into the day and allows your child to be a bigger part of decorating and bringing in the holiday spirit.
I'm trying to make felt board story sets but lately I've just been purchasing them on Etsy. Etsy has a few great shops with very reasonably priced sets across all sorts of topics. Felt board sets are great for the imagination and language development.
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