Thanksgiving is over and my house is all decorated and I’m ready to share with you hundreds of Christmas activities for kids of all ages to try this December! I have lots of fun, educational activities plus free Christmas worksheets, engagin Christmas printables, Christmas science experiments, and cute Christmas crafts to fill your month of December with festive learning and activities this holiday season. These are perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th graders.
Make the month of December a month of engaging, fun learning for kids of all ages with these free Christmas printables. We have free Christmas worksheets and lots of activities for your toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, and grade 5 students. You will find Christmas Alphabet, Christmas literacy, Christmas Math, Christmas Science, Christmas coloring pages, Christmas games, crafts for Christmas, and so much more!
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
- SO CUTE Christmas Letter Recognition Worksheets
- Christmas Letter Tracing Strips
- Grinch Alphabet Phonics Puzzles
- Printable Christmas Phonics Puzzles
- Christmas Tracing Letters Alphabet Ornaments to trace and erase
- Christmas ABC Order Trace and Erase
- Hands-on Christmas Phonics Worksheets
- Printable Activity – Christmas ABC Order
- Gingerbread Letters – practice writing with candy canes, sensory material, and free printable!
- Christmas Alphabet Game sorting presents by beginning sounds
- Tracing Letters with Confetti and Free Christmas Alphabet Game
- Christmas Beginning Sounds Matching Game
- Free Beginning Sounds Christmas Worksheets for Kindergarten
- Stocking Christmas Alphabet Letters Printables Free to trace and match upper and lowercase letters
- Literacy Christmas Worksheets for pre-k and kindergarten
Here are lots of fun and free ways to help kids practice counting from 0-10, 0-20, or 0-100 during December.
- Roll and Cover Christmas Math Activities for Preschoolers
- Connect the Dots Christmas Coloring Pages (counting to 10 or 15)
- Count to 20 Christmas Tree Playdough Mat
- Pack of Christmas Dot to Dot Printables Worksheets (counting 1-50) or free Winter dot to dot set
- Rudolph Ten Frame Christmas math activities for kindergarten
- Free Christmas Math Worksheets – Hundreds Chart Coloring (counting to 100)
- Twas the Night Before Christmas Printables Count to 10 Booklet
- Christmas Math Task Cardswith ten frames
- Christmas Count and 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 Math Activity
- Free Christmas Skip Counting Worksheets or these festive skip counting strips
- Santa Sleigh Counting Holiday Math kindergarten free printable activity
- Hands-on Christmas Counting Activities Kindergarten
- Free Christmas Math Worksheets for Kindergartners
- Count to 20 Christmas Math Puzzles Puzzles
- Free Color by Number Christmas Worksheets (hundreds chart)
- December Color by Number Worksheets for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten students
- FREE Christmas Color by Number
- Elf Spot the Difference printables
- Number Sense Candy Cane Puzzle Printable
- Do-a-Dot Numbers Elf Worksheets
- Fun, FREE printable Christmas Skip Counting Puzzles
Christmas Math Worksheets
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
- Christmas Color by Number – color by addition and subtraction
- What Comes Next Teen Christmas Numbers printable activity
- Math Games for Christmas – Stocking Three Digit Addition Game
- Color by Number Christmas Division Worksheets
- Cut & Paste Christmas Math Worksheets
- 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
- Christmas Math bingo dauber christmas printables
- 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
- Christmas Comparing Numbers Worksheets
- Stringing Lights Christmas Math Activities for Preschoolers learning Patterns with playdough
- Christmas Games for Preschoolers – Matching Stockings Color Game
- Christmas Activity Pages sorting colors
- Christmas Seek and Find Printable
- Fun Christmas Following Directions Worksheet Free
- Free printable Christmas scavenger hunt ideas
- Hands-on Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe Activity
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
- Printable Christmas Sight Words Match (editable!)
- Christmas Phonics Worksheets 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
- Winter Kindergarten Spelling worksheets
- Christmas CVC Words Santa’s Sleigh Printable Activity
- HUGE Pack of Christmas Worksheets for Preschool
Christmas Sight Words
- Christmas Color by Sight Word Mystery Pictures
- Candy Cane Sight Words activity for December
- Christmas Sight Words – print and play games!
- Help Santa alphabetize the names on his list with these Santa Clause Worksheet
- Stringing Christmas Sight Word Activities – hands on spelling activity
- Twas the night before christmas printable book
- 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
- Winter Writing Prompts Worksheets
- Free December Writing Prompts 2nd Grade
These HUGE packs allow 3-8 year-olds to practice a variety of math, literacy, and more with fun themes!
- Snowman Worksheet Pack
- Free Nutcracker Printables
- Free Nativity Printables – huge pack for ages 3-8
- Huge pack of Nativity Activity Sheets for kids to practice math and literacy skills
- Christmas Worksheets pdf
- Twas the Night Before Christmas Activities – Free Worksheets Pack
- Nutcracker Worksheets for Kids
- Roll and Dab Christmas Worksheets for Preschool
Polar Express Activities
- Polar express letter worksheets
- Cute Polar Express Worksheets
- Polar Express Coloring Page
- Free Polar Express Color by Number
- Polar Express Christmas Telling Time Worksheets
- Color by Letter Polar Express Wprksheets
Plan a whole gingerbread theme with these fun gingerbread printables, gingerbread man worksheets, and hands-on gingerbread scented activities for kids of all ages!
- Gingerbread Man Sequencing Printables
- Simple, Gingerbread Man Coloring Page pdf
- Gingerbread Craft Ideas to go alon gwith Gingerbread Pirates book!
- Puffy Gingerbread Ornaments to Paint
- Printable Addition Puzzles Gingerbread Math Worksheets
- Gingerbread Number Order Math Activity
- Make ABCs Gingerbread Letters Activity
- Gingerbread Sight Words – Christmas hands on activities for kindergarten
- Free printable Gingerbread Addition Game
- Handy Gingerbread Man Comprehension Questions
- Gingerbread Pirates Activities Worksheets
- Cute Gingerbread Man Worksheets
- Gingerbread Rhyme – Rhyming Activity Puzzles
- Gingerbread man dot to dot Free printable pages
- Gingerbread Christmas Sight Word Coloring Sheets
- Cut-and-paste Gingerbread Shape Worksheets
- Lots of fun Gingerbread Crafts for kids of all ages!
- Gingerbread Slime
- Shapes Gingerbread Worksheets for Preschool
- This Puffy Gingerbread Puffy Paint smells AMAZING!
- Fizzy Gingerbread Man Science Experiments
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 Free Christmas Playdough Mats for Creating Popular Christmas Items
- 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 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
Christmas activity ideas
- 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
- 12 Days of Christmas Coloring Pages
- Free Christmas Coloring Pages – simple sheets with iconic holiday items
- December Holiday Coloring Pages
- 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
- Easy 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
- How to make icicles out of paper winter craft project
- Beaded DIY Icicle Ornaments
- Christmas Kindergarten Ornament Craft Ideas from A to Z
- Beautiful, O Little Christmas Star Ornament Craft
- Precious Snowman Handprint Ornament
- 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
- These cute Grinch Crafts are perfect to go along with reading Dr Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- Cute Winter Card Ideas for kids
- Candle Construction Paper Christmas Crafts
- Printable Christmas Tree Name Craft
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
- FREE Christmas Hat Template
- 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, adorable construction paper snowman, 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
- Outrageously Cool Glue Snowman Craft
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
- Snow Clay to make beautiful Christmas Ornaments
Looking for more fun Christmas science ideas? Check these out!
- Melting Christmas Tree – a simple Christmas Science Experiments
- Fizzy Ornaments Baking Soda Christmas Ornaments Experiment
- Magic Melting Peppermint Candy Peppermint science experiment
- Oil and Water Christmas science experiments preschool
- Dancing Candy Canes Preschool Science for December
- 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 or this Ornaments-Go-Round Christmas STEM Activities with batteries
Christmas Science Activities
- Rudolph Race Game Combines fun and physics for kids!
- Festive Christmas Magic Milk Science Experiment
- Gumdrop Ornaments 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
- Christmas STEM Tree building challenge
- Dissolving peeps Christmas Science Experiment
- Beautiful Christmas Chromatography project
- Super cool Christmas Lime Battery
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!
- Best Wassail Recipe – the perfect Christmas drink – it smells like Christmas!
- Homemade Eggnog Recipe
- Green Pistachio Christmas Jello Salad
- Heavenly Orange Rolls – it’s tradition!
- Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate
- Homemade French’s Green Bean Casserole
- We like to serve these bacon wrapped chestnuts for a yummy appetizer dinner in December
- Overnight French Toast Casserole
- Traditional Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with bacon
- EASY Egg Bake Casserole
- Perfect Make Ahead Twice Baked Potatoes
- Made-from-Scratch Angel Rolls
- Best Ever Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls
- Orange Maple Glazed Ham Christmas Dinner
- Old Fashioned Monkey Bread Recipe – what our family has every Christmas morning!
- This oven baked caramel corn is perfect for sharing with neighbors and friends in December
Christmas Cookie Recipes
- Soft White Chocolate Macademia Nut Cookies
- Homemade Easy Peanut Brittle
- Our Favorite Peanut Blossoms Recipe
- Stunning Checkerboard Christmas Cookies
- Cute Candy Cane Cookies almond
- The BEST Gingerbread Man Recipe for Kids that are soft every time!
- EASY, 5 minute red and green Christmas cookies
- Amazing Snickers Chrismtas Cookies
- Melt in your Mouth Sugar Cookies
- Buttery Old Fashioned Spritz Cookies Recipe
- Grinch Christmas Cookies
- Snowballs – my favorite Mexican Wedding Cake Cookies
Christmas Fun for Kids
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 Cute 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, these children’s christmas books, or these Christmas Books for Preschoolers
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.
Well, there you go! I hope you enjoy all these fun, clever, and FREE ideas to fill you December with fun learning and kids activities. At the end of the month I’ll share our slug of snowman, snow, penguin, etc ideas to fill your January!
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