Christmas Activities For Kids

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There are hundreds of creative Christmas activities for kids out there on the web, but how many of them are actually designed to help your child as well as having fun?

This page rounds up all the pages on my site that are focused on fun Christmas activities that can also help build your child's skills.

Fine Motor Christmas Ideas

Kids are often motivated to do crafts that end in a nice decoration or gift, so combine that motivation with some focused activities and build their fine motor skills at the same time.

The pages below contain lots of ideas to strengthen finger and hand muscles while having lots of Christmas-themed fun!

My aim with all these activities is to help kids achieve an end-product, no matter how simple, that will give them a sense of achievement. And to provide parents and teachers with cost-effective activity ideas!

Have fun!

Try This Fine Motor Christmas Activity Pack!

This printable pack will give you loads of different fine motor printables to use over the holidays. These are simple enough for kids to use on their own once you have started them off, and will help them use their fine motor skills in a meaningful way.

From tearing paper, crumpling tiny paper balls, to tracing mazes and spirals, you will find inspiration and creative fun that you can use again, year after year.

View my Christmas Fine Motor Activity Pack!

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Christmas Scissor Skills

Christmas is a great time to get in more scissor cutting practice!

Cutting with scissors is an important part of developing fine motor skills, and these are simple paper crafts that will help your child feel like they have made something special!

These pages on my site will give you a free printable cutting template as well as photographed instructions to help you do these paper crafts with your child. They are simple enough for preschoolers to do with some help.

Try These Christmas Paper Craft & Cutting Printable Pack!

These paper crafts make great Christmas activities for kids! If you have multiple ages in your family or class, you will find something for every age in this pack!

From snipping activities, to cutting more complicated shapes, you can print out something for the preschooler and for the older child in your family or class.They will have fun developing their scissor cutting skills while making something decorative and Christmassy!

View my Scissor Cutting and Paper Craft Printable Pack!

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Christmas Worksheets And Printables

If you need to keep your child busy with a pencil-and-paper task, look for worksheets that build visual perceptual and visual motor skills.

Here are a few suggestions:

Try This Pack of Printable Nativity Word Searches!

If your child enjoys the challenge of word searches, or needs practice working on figure-ground perception then this printable pack of 23 word-searches will be a great resource for you!

The word searches are all lower case letters, and there are a variety of easy and more challenging versions, so it can work for a multi-age family or class.

View my pack of Nativity-Based Christmas Word Searches!

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More Christmas Activities for Kids!

  • Getting kids involved in the kitchen is always a great idea - they can make edible gifts for others, or simply stock up the family cookie jar.
  • Whip up a batch of easy homemade playdough and keep your kids entertained for hours! This playdough also makes a terrific gift for friends and family!
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  • For those in the cold northern hemisphere at Christmas time, you often need to find ways to burn off your kids' energy indoors! Try some brain breaks to get the blood moving - these are great for confined spaces indoors!
  • And if you are looking for a gift that will help to develop your child's visual perception and spatial perception skills as well as being fun, then take a look at this selection of some of the best learning gifts for kids!

These gifts will keep them busy through the holiday and season and beyond, and best of all, they will be developing important skills as they play!

I hope you found this page of Christmas Activities helpful - it is so easy to help your child develop important skills while still having lots of fun!

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