Christmas is such a magical time for kids, but especially toddlers. The joy and wonder that these little ones experience during the holiday season are the stuff lifelong memories are made of. To help make the holidays even more fun for toddlers, I’ve put together a list of our favorite 20 Toddler Christmas Activities. Over the years I have made a Cardboard Tube Christmas Tree and and Angel Christmas Ornament with my toddlers. While the projects I am sharing today can be done by toddlers, older kids would enjoy them as well.

These 20 Toddler Christmas Activities are the perfect way to get little ones in the holiday spirit. Fun kids activities for Christmas!

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20 Toddler Christmas Activities

Shaving Cream Christmas Trees from Mess for Less – make a hands-on mess with this fun art activity.

Christmas Tree Ball Sort for Toddlers from I Can Teach My Child – make this game and keep toddlers occupied all through the Christmas season.

Christmas Toss Games for Toddlers from Toddler Approved – I love that this game is free to print out and encourages toddlers to move and burn energy.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods from Mess for Less – believe it or not (with a little help) toddlers can make these yummy treats.

Free Christmas Playdough Mats from Totschooling – just print and laminate these mats for your toddler to use over and over again.

Fingerpainting Christmas Tree Craft for Toddlers from Playtivities – gather up a group of toddlers and some paint and prepare for messy fun!

Decorate the Felt Christmas Trees from Buggy and Buddy – a great way to have some holiday fun and work on important fine motor skills at the same time.

DIY Christmas Dot Wrapping Paper from Living Montessori Now – even toddlers can get in the Christmas spirit by making their own wrapping paper.

Simple Toddler Christmas Craft from Your Modern Family – this activity uses torn paper to make a colorful wreath. Tearing paper is a great fine motor exercise for little hands.

Toddler Christmas Science from Toddler Approved – your toddler will love watching what happens as they have some fizzy holiday fun.

Easy Winter Toddler Christmas Tree Craft from Fun at Home with Kids – if you like crafting with little ones but don’t like the mess, this low mess activity is perfect for you.

Paper Plate Christmas Wreath from Sow Sprout Play – such a fun first art project for toddlers!

Toddler Christmas Trees from Arty Crafty Kids – these trees are simple to make and very eye catching.

Christmas Tree Sensory Bin from Best Toys 4 Toddlers – toddlers can have fun for hours with this sensory bin.

Toddler Christmas Tree Craft from Craftulate – if your child loves all things sparkly, then this tree craft is for them.

Wrapping Paper Stocking from Hands On As We Grow – I love this idea for Christmas morning when you have a ton of wrapping paper scraps around.

Toddler Made Christmas Ornament from Dirt and Boogers – check out how easy it is for a toddler to make an adorable ornament.

Easy Christmas Cards for Toddlers from Here Come the Girls Blog – who wouldn’t love getting these toddler made Christmas cards?

Santa’s Toddler Treasure Basket from Natural Beach Living – some basic supplies make this basket super fun for little hands.

Christmas Train Pretend Play from Powerful Mothering – if your toddler loves trains, these ideas are for them!

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One of my favorite resources for kids activities are these series of eBooks from Hands On As We Grow. The DISCOVER + PLAY + ENGAGE + LEARN eBooks have a combined 20 weeks of activities that are perfect for the early years. Fun ways to get kids moving, work on fine motor, do arts and craft projects and have fun as a family! Each weekly plan includes a handy supply list and activities broken down to know exactly what to do in a simple sentence or two. Click here to learn more and find out why they are such a great value!


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