At this time of year, schools and playgroups tend to have a strong focus on Christmas and as the kids are all getting excited it’s fun to include some more lighthearted and fun festive activities, but lots of these can still be educational for little ones, without them even realising it! I’ve gathered together a collection of fun and educational Christmas activities for kids, to try out at home or in your playgroups alongside all the Christmas parties and shows that we tend to be busy with at this time of year!

Lots of these activities help to work on fine motor skills, whereas others bring in specific topics like shapes or symmetry but linked in to this festive season.

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Click each of the links to get the full instructions for each of the educational Christmas activities

Ribbon Weave Christmas Tree: Fine Motor Skills from School Time Snippets

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Cardboard Tube Craft from Raising Little Superheroes

Tape Snowflakes : Exploring Symmetry in Reflections from In The Playroom

Easy Mini Gingerbread Houses from Red Ted Art

Simple Snowman Christmas Decoration from Sew Kidding

Foam Stick Wreath Craft from The Jenny Evolution

Pom Pom Christmas Tree Advent Calendar from Schooling a Monkey

Christmas Doodle Art from Arty Crafty Kids

Easy to Make Torn Paper Christmas Wreath from Best Toys for Toddlers

Christmas Tree Ribbon Craft and Math Activity from Gift of Curiosity

Pipe Cleaner Reindeer from Zing Zing Tree

Textured Winter Collage Craft from In The Playroom

Decorate the Felt Christmas Tree from Buggy and Buddy

Gingerbread House Photo Frame Ornament from Teach Me Mommy  

Simple Jingle Bell Music Craft from Bambini Travels

Easy Swedish Christmas Craft for Kids from What We Do All Day

Simple Santa Shape Craft from There’s Just One Mommy

Jingle Bell Bracelets from There’s Just One Mommy

Thumb Print Polymer Clay Christmas Ornaments from Mama in the Now

Nutcracker Ornaments from Playground Parkbench

Easy Christmas Cards for Kids from Weaving Ideas

Snowflake Ornament from Mommy’s Bundle

Christmas Ginger Biscuits Recipe from In The Playroom

Easy Charlie Brown Suncatcher Ornament from Mommy’s Bundle

“Frozen” Crystallized Pinecones from Planet Smarty

Holiday Science Experiment for Kids from KC Edventures

Learn about Christmas Traditions Around the World from In The Playroom

Tabletop Christmas Tree Decorating from Learning and Exploring Through Play

Salt Crystallization Christmas Ornament from Go Science Girls

Personalised Photo Christmas Ornament Craft from In The Playroom

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