The goal of the newsletter series is help parents do one holiday themed activity each day with their kids for 23 days! It is not too late to join. Sign up here. We are on Day 10 today!
We have over 7,000 people that have joined in for this year and more keep getting added daily!
We have tons, so it was tough to narrow it down. Some of these activities were featured in our A Very Toddler Newsletter series and some were featured on the Toddler Approved blog.
All activities we share need to be done with adult supervision. It is up to each parent to decide what they feel comfortable doing with their kids.
1. Christmas Cookie Cutter painting
2. Rice Crispy Gingerbread House Making
Just make rice crispy treats, cut them into flat house shapes, and decorate!
3. Holiday wreath making station
For this activity you need a paper plate, a salad spinner, green paint, glue, ribbon, and some buttons. All we did was spin art using the paper plates and paint and then we cut out the hole from the center. We added buttons and ribbons once we were done and the wreaths turned out cute!
4. Kid Ornament Making
Grab some lids, add some glue and sequins (or other embellishments), hot glue a ribbon to the back and your ornaments are ready to do!
You can find my free simple activity cards here. All you do is tape them to the floor, and then tell your child to throw a soft ball at each picture when you tell them to.
6. Christmas Cookie Cutter Science
We love this activity! Check out Inspiration Laboratories for a detailed description of their Christmas science.
7. Candy Cane Collage
For this activity you just glue on a candy cane shaped piece of paper and then add any embellishments. My kids poured wads of sequins on the floor accidentally.
8. Christmas playdough mats
Picklebums and Totschooling both have some awesome ones. We printed out both sets of them. This is a super fun sensory (and calming) activity for kids.
Do you have any other favorite Christmas activities for toddlers? Tell me about them in the comments!
Also, I try and post one Christmas activity each day over on Instagram, so come follow along and share what you post too! (I'm @kristinatoddlerapproved)