12 Christmas Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Oh how I love the Christmas season! It seems to always go by so quickly and I never have enough time to do all the crafts and activities I want to do with my kids. If you’re looking for some fun Christmas activities for toddlers and preschoolers, then you’re in the right place! Here are 12 that we love at our house.

12 Christmas Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

1. Christmas Sensory Tub

We love sensory bins/tubs. So adding in brightly colored noodles, bells, and fake candy canes make this bin a lot of fun for little ones. (remember, please only do this activity if your child does not put items in their mouth!). To see how we made this bin, please visit this post.

Christmas Sensory Bin

2. Christmas Sparkly Play Dough

We also love, love, love play dough. We added a little shimmer to this recipe. It is so smooth and it lasts for a long time. To get the recipe, click here.

Christmas Sparkly Play Dough

3. Felt Christmas Tree

Let your child be creative with decorating a felt tree. To see how we made it, click here.

Felt Christmas Tree

4.  Christmas Imagination Box

Imaginary play is so important for little ones. Spark imagination by creating this Christmas box. See all the details here.

Christmas Imagination Box

5. Reindeer Crunch Snack

Reindeer Crunch is a delicious snack you can make with your kids! And you can always leave it out on Christmas Eve for Santa’s Reindeer :) You can get the recipe here.

Reindeer Crunch

6. Jolly Christmas Tree Craft

Try making an edible Christmas tree with a styrofoam cone, toothpicks, and gumdrops! See how we made it here.

Jolly 'Edible' Christmas Tree

7. Jingle Bell Bracelet

Parents may not love bells, but kids sure love them! So,¬†here’s a tutorial on how to make 2 different jingle bell bracelet.

Jingle Bell Bracelet

8. Pom Pom Christmas Tree

Have fun making a colorful pom pom Christmas tree! You can find all the details here.

Pom Pom Christmas Tree

9. Puff Ball Snowman

Create a snowman using giant puff balls. To see more, click here.

Puff Ball Snowman

10. Pom Pom Wreath

I love this colorful wreath! To see how we made it, see this post.

Pom Pom Wreath

11. Applesauce and Cinnamon Ornaments

Oooh these ornaments are so easy and smell amazing! I love making these each year with my little ones. You can read how to make them here.

Applesauce and Cinnamon Ornaments

12. Fizzing Candy Canes

If you’re looking to do a science experiment, then you should try out fizzing candy canes! To see the details, visit this post.

FIzzing Candy Canes

There you have it…12 fun activities for Christmas! :)


  1. Such fun activities! Pinned it!
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  2. I have never made a sensory bin until today. I modeled it off of your Christmas one and had only green and red items in the bin. My almost-3 year old really enjoyed herself! I wasn’t sure if I needed to lead with directions of some sort, but she just went to town! Thank you for the GREAT ideas.

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