Whip up a special batch of a Christmas playdough recipe to celebrate the holiday season in December! We have more than 20 creative, unique, and FUN Christmas Play doh Recipes for Kids! Whether you try the candy cane playdough, cookie playdough, gingerbread playdough, snowball playdough, or one of the many other fun-to-try playdough recipes for kids – these are sure to make strengthening hand muscles for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students extra fun!
Christmas Playdough Recipes
Your kids are going to love making these super creative and unique Christmas Playdough Recipes! Not only are there lots of play recipes for December to try, but they will enhance a variety of educational activities for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students too by engaging their senses. There are enough Christmas Play doh recipes to try a different one almost every day in the month of December!
Christmas Play Doh
Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you are going to want to try all these amazing Christmas Play Doh ideas! The hardest part is picking which Christmas play recipe will you try first?
- Glittery Christmas Playdough from Learning 4 Kids is sure to be a hit with the glitter!
- Sugar Cookie Playdough from Frog Snails and Puppy Dog Tails smells just like you are whipping up a batch or delicious sugar cookies.
- Easy Peppermint Playdough from Musings from a Stay at Home Mom is perfect for relaxing the senses with a classic Christmas scent – peppermint.
- Snowball Playdough from Yellow Bliss Road is like playing with snow, without the cold!
- Candy cane Playdough from The Artful Parent looks just like the iconic holiday candy!
- Sugar Plum Playdough from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails is perfect for playing with after reading the Sugar Plum fairy or watching the Nutcracker.
- Christmas Day Playdough from Nurture Store is filled with festive herbs and spices for a xmas playdough that will delight the senses.
- Cinnamon Crumble Playdough from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails smells just like Christmas with the cinnamon goodness!
- Cinnamon Playdough Cookies from The Imagination Tree shares some super cute cinnamon playdough cookies for your child to make and pretend play.
- Hot Cocoa Playdough is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages who will giggle at the silly, sweet smelling dough!
- Orange & Clove Playdough from Nurture Store is such beautiful, orange, sweet smelling recipe you will love to play with.
- Tinsel Playdough from Laughing Kids Learn is perfect for kids who love playing with sparkly tinsel!
- Vanilla Mint Playdough from Mama Papa Bubba is a simple, soothing dough recipe for kids to play with.
- Whip up some Christmas Pudding Playdough from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots to celebrate the holidays
- So Soft [NO COOK] Christmas Playdough from Growing a Jeweled Rose is quick to mix together and perfect for making Santa Clause, Christmas Trees, snowmen, elves, wreaths, candy canes, and other iconic Christmas shapes
- Essential Oil Playdough from Learn Play Imagine uses your favorite essential oils
- Gingerbread Men Playdough from Kids Activities Blog is the perfect recipe for whipping up a batch of gingerbread men to decorate and play with.
Christmas Books for Kids
Pick up a new favorite Christmas picture book to read together by the Christmas tree this year. These are some of our favorites!
Looking for ideas to help kids practice letter recognition, matching upper and lower case letters, and learning the sounds letters make? You will love these fun christmas printable pages to work on phonics skills and tracing letters!
- Cut & Paste Christmas Alphabet Worksheets
- Find the Letter Free Christmas Worksheets
- Christmas Letter Tracing Strips
- Grinch Alphabet Phonics Puzzles
- Printable Christmas Phonics Puzzles
- Kindergarten Christmas Alphabet Ornaments to trace and erase
- Christmas ABC Order Trace and Erase
- Hands-on Christmas Phonics Worksheets
- Printable Activity – Christmas ABC Order
- Christmas Alphabet Game sorting presents by beginning sounds
- Gingerbread Letters Activity
- Tracing Letters with Confetti and Free Christmas Printables
- Christmas Beginning Sounds Matching Game
- Free Beginning Sounds Christmas Worksheets for Kindergarten
- Stocking Christmas Printables Letters to trace and match upper and lowercase letters
Here are lots of fun and free ways to help kids practice counting from 0-10, 0-20, or 0-100 during December.
- Fun, FREE printable Christmas Skip Counting Puzzles
- Roll and Cover Christmas Math Activities for Preschoolers
- Connect the Dots Christmas Coloring Pages (counting to 10 or 15)
- Count to 20 Christmas Playdough Mats
- Pack of Christmas Dot to Dot Printables Worksheets (counting 1-50)
- Free Christmas Hundreds Chart Coloring Worksheets (counting to 100)
- Twas the Night Before Christmas Printables Count to 10 Booklet
- Count to 20 Math Christmas Tree Puzzles
- Christmas Math Task Cardswith ten frames
- Christmas Counting Cookies Clip Cards
- Counting Christmas Cookies Christmas Playdough Mats
- Cute Christmas Number Tracing printable activity
- Free Christmas Counting Book
- Build a Christmas Tree Lego Stem Christmas Challenge
- Christmas Cookies Worksheet
- Christmas Skip Counting Activity
- Santa Sleigh Counting Holiday Math kindergarten free printable activity
Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with these fun Christmas math printables:
- Free Christmas Addition and Subtraction Worksheets with fact family practice
- Candy Cane math worksheets to make equations
- Cut and Paste Christmas Math Worksheets reviewing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
- Gingerbread Addition Game
- Christmas Color by Number – color by addition and subtraction
- Math Games for Christmas – Stocking Three Digit Addition Game
- Color by Number Christmas Division Worksheets
- Cut & Paste Christmas Math Worksheets
- Gingerbread Addition Printable Puzzles
- Gingerbread Number Order Math Activity
- Very Merry Christmas Tree Fact Families
- Solve & Stamp: Christmas Math Activities 1st grade (addition/subtraction)
- Decorate a Christmas tree with math – Christmas Word Problems 1st Grade
- Bingo Dauber Christmas Math Worksheets
- Decorate the Math Christmas Tree by solving equations adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing
- Christmas Multiplication Math Puzzles
Plus don’t forget these Christmas math printables for practicing telling time, patterns, colors, shapes, and more!
- Christmas Shape Activities
- Christmas Cut and Paste Shape Worksheets
- Comparing Christmas Counting Activities
- Gingerbread Man Connect the Dots Activity
- Christmas Comparing Numbers Worksheets
- Stringing Lights Christmas Math Activities learning Patterns with playdough
- Christmas Math – Matching Stockings Color Game
- Christmas Activity for Kindergarten sorting colors
- Gingerbread Shape Worksheets
- Christmas Seek and Find Printable
Christmas Language Arts
Practice identifying word families, sight words, cvc words, spelling words, and so much more with these Christmas literacy activities for elementary age students.
- Christmas PresentChristmas sIght Words kindergarten
- Christmas CVC Wordss Clip Cards for December
- Gingerbread Christmas Coloring Pages
- Printable Christmas Sight Words Match (editable!)
- Kindergarten Christmas tree word family sorting
- Cute Christmas sight word coloring sheetss
- Roll & Cover Christmas Rhyming Words Worksheets
- Create-a-Word Christmas Spelling Activity
- Clever, Hands-on Christmas Spelling Activities
- Christmas Printables Making CVC words for Santa’s Sleigh
- Color by Sight Word Christmas Mystery Pictures
- Candy Cane Sight Words activity for December
- Christmas Sight Word Games – print and play!
- HUGE Pack of Christmas Worksheets for Preschool
- Gingerbread Rhyme – Rhyming Activity Puzzles
- Help Santa alphabetize the names on his list with these Santa Clause Worksheet
- Stringing Christmas Sight Words – hands on spelling activity
- Twas the Night Before Christmas Reader
- Christmas Spelling Test Template
Christmas Writing Prompts
Sneak in some fun writing this December with these free creative writing prompts for December.
- Christmas Writing Prompts with tracing lines and pictures to color
- Fun Elf Writing Prompts for elementary age kids
- December Writing Prompts calendar for 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and up!
- Free Printable Christmas Stationary for any of your holiday writing needs from letters to Santa, notes to Grandma, Elf musings, and more
- Gingerbread Man Reading Comprehension Worksheets
- Winter Writing Prompts Worksheets
Christmas Themed Worksheets
These HUGE packs allow 3-8 year-olds to practice a variety of math, literacy, and more with fun themes!
- Gingerbread Pirates Activities Worksheets
- Gingerbread Man Worksheets
- Snowman Worksheet Pack
- Free Nutcracker Printables
- Nativity Worksheets Printable Pack
- Huge pack of Nativity Activity Sheets for kids to practice math and literacy skills
- Christmas Worksheets pdf
- Twas the Night Before Christmas Christmas Worksheets Pack
- Nutcracker Worksheets for Kids
Polar Express Activities
- Polar express letter worksheets
- Cute Polar Express Worksheets
- Polar Express Coloring Page
- Free Polar Express Color by Number
- Polar Express Telling the Time Worksheets
Free Christmas Printables
This are one of my favorite December printables filled with Christmas Playdough Mats, Christmas Games like Christmas Bingo and Pictionary, Christmas Around the World, free Christmas Coloring sheets and so much more!
- Cute Christmas Playdough Mats
- Hands-on Christmas Playdough Mats (pictured above)
- Printable Free Christmas Table Names Cards with jokes
- Free Printable Christmas Pictionary
- Fun & Free Printable Christmas Bingo online
- Elfie Ideas for your elf on the shelf!
- Free Christmas Around the World Worksheets plus activities for each of the 30+ countries
- Christmas Printables
- Christmas Playdough Mats for Creating Popular Christmas Items
- Christmas Story Christmas Scavenger Hunt (Luke 2) or this J is for Jesus candy cane printable hunt
- Free Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt pdf
- FREE Christmas I Spy pdf pages
- Free Christmas Tracing Sheets
- Elf on the Shelf free printables pdf (printable ideas for every day of the month!)
- FUN How to grow a Candy Cane Activity for December
- Roll a Mr Potato Head Game Printable
- Printable Christmas Stationary
- Memorizing Luke 2 for kids activity
- Clever Christmas Memory Game
- Printable Christmas Games for kids
- Santa’s Helpers – Santa Coloring Pages
- Fun & Free Christmas Maze Printable
- Memorable and Easy Christmas Bath Kids
- Christmas Shapes Cut & Paste Worksheet
- Printable Christmas Color by Number Sheets
- Simple, Gingerbread Man Coloring Page pdf
- 12 Days of Christmas Coloring Pages
- Free Christmas Coloring Pages – simple sheets with iconic holiday items
- Sorting Christmas emotions activities
Christmas Ornament Crafts
Looking for cute and simple Christmas ornaments for kids to make? Try these projects out:
- Beautiful Melted Crayon Ornaments
- Clever Candy Cane Ornament with puzzle pieces
- Simple Paper Strip Christmas Tree Ornament
- Easy Plastic Cup Ornaments
- How to Make Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
- Christmas Tree Suncatcher Craft
- Christmas Star Crafts for Sunday School
- I Spy DIY name ornaments
- Easy Ornament Crafts with crayons
- Snowman Baubles printable paper ornaments
- Gingerbread Craft Ideas to go alon gwith Gingerbread Pirates book!
- Beautiful, O Little Christmas Star Ornament Craft
- Precious Snowman Handprint Ornament
- Puffy Gingerbread Ornaments to Paint
- Colorful Melted Bead Ornaments
- Simple Peppermint Candy Ornaments
- Jingling Christmas Bell Craft for Preschoolers
- Craft Stick Christmas tree ornament craft preschool
- Pom Pom POM Pom Ornaments DIY
- Lots of fun Gingerbread Crafts for kids of all ages!
- These cute Grinch Crafts are perfect to go along with reading Dr Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Christmas Crafts for December
Plus these fun Christmas crafts for kids are sure to get you in the mood for December 25th.
- 6 Christmas Around the World Crafts
- Sharpie Suncatcher Christmas Craft
- Easy Christmas Crafts with Yarn
- Simple Construction Paper Wreath
- My Favorite Pre-k Christmas Tree Project
- Simple Christmas Cards Kids Can Make
- Printable Hat Preschool Christmas Crafts
- Christmas Picture Frame Craft with perler beads
- Quick Simple Christmas Cards for kids to make
- Pretty Gumdrop Wreath Christmas Craft
- Melted Crayon Christmas Tree
- Presents Bath idea for an epic Christmas Activity for kids
- Super cute DIY Snow Globe Craft for Kids
- Christmas construction paper wreath or this paper plate snowman wreath craft
- Cute Reindeer Feet Craft
- Or here are even more free easy christmas crafts
Christmas Activities for Kids
If your kids love playdough, puffy paint, and slime these fun Christmas play recipes are a much try!
- Decorate the Christmas Putty tree
- Try this Puffy Paint Christmas Tree project
- Painting Christmas Mystery Pictures
- Easy-to-Make Puffy Snow Paint
- This Puffy Gingerbread Puffy Paint smells AMAZING!
- Cute Handprint Christmas Crafts
Christmas Play Recipes
- Gingerbread Slime
- Mr. Grinch Slime
- Christmas Christams Fluffy Slime
- Edible, Stretchy Peppermint Playdough
- Glittery Green slime recipe with contact solution
- Melting Snowman Slime
Christmas Science Experiments for Kids
Looking for more fun Christmas science ideas? Check these out!
- Melting Christmas Tree – a simple Christmas Science Experiments
- Fizzy Ornaments Christmas Science Experiments
- Magic Melting Peppermint Candy Peppermint science experiment
- Fizzy Gingerbread Man Science Experiments
- Lots of Christmas Science Experiments kids will love!
- Grow a Science Christmas Tree project
- Easy, Epic Spinning Christmas Tree Experiment
- Rudolph Race Game Combines fun and physics for kids!
- Christmas Magic Milk Experiment
- Gumdrops Ornaments Made with Christmas Science Experiment
- Easy Candy Cane Science Experiment
- Borax Christmas Tree science growing crystals
- Simple Oil and Water Christmas Science Experiment
- Lighted Stable Christmas STEM Project
- 20 Amazing Christmas STEM Activities
- Outrageously Cool Glue Snowman Craft
- Christmas STEM Tree building challenge
Winter science activities for preschoolers
Looking for more fun winter science projects for kids? We’ve got lots of fun ideas for you to try!
- Super Cool Snow Volcano Science Experiment
- Melting Snowman Winter Science Experiment
- Snowman Eruptions – Simple Winter Science Experiments
- Melting Snowman Slime Recipe
- Easy Exploding Snowman – Winter Science Experiment
- Frost in a Can Winter Science Experiment
- Snowman Launcher – STEM activity for kids to try this winter!
Our Favorite Christmas Recipes
While we are not a recipe site, I am a mom who LOVES to cook. Here are our favorite Christmas recipes that I know you’ll love!
- EASY, 5 minute red and green Christmas cookies
- Best Wassail Recipe – the perfect Christmas drink – it smells like Christmas!
- The BEST Gingerbread Cookies that are soft every time!
- Heavenly Orange Rolls – it’s tradition!
- Grinch Christmas Cookies
- Overnight French Toast Casserole
- EASY Egg Bake Casserole
- Melt in your Mouth Sugar Cookies
- Perfect Twice Baked Potatoes
- Amazing Snicker Cookie Recipe
- Best Ever Cinnamon Roll Recipe
Plus, don’t miss our handy round-ups!
- Check out our December Activities for Elementary Students
- December Stories for Kids (with printable activity calendar)
- 31 December Crafts for Kids!
- Epic and simple grinch party ideas.
- Check out these Kwanza crafts
- Our free December Meal Planner.
- Lots of FREE Printable Christmas Worksheets
I know December is busy enough so I wanted to make it easy for you to find tons of fun and FREE Christmas Printables for kids of all ages! Plus don’t miss our favorite Christmas Picture Books , these clever gingerbread books, or these children’s christmas books
Finally, don’t miss these resources to make your December extra fun!
- A Christmas Experience for Families: Craft & Pray Around the World
- Christmas Around the World – free printable & Studies for over 40 countries!
- Christmas Crafts for Kids book with over 100 Christmas Activities, Crafts, and Recipes for families to enjoy together during the month of December.
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