30 Days of Fun Christmas Activities Your Kids Will LOVE! {with FREE Printable}

Can you believe it’s nearly Christmas time already?! It's time to start thinking about our favourite time of the year and all the fun activities we can do together.

Our girls have the house decorated long before the 1st December and start their Christmas countdown sometime around 100 days plus!

But the run up to Christmas from 6th December on is the best part, with shopping to do, crafts to make and plenty of delicious treats to bake.

We do Christmassy things every day for at least 6 weeks, so I have plenty of ideas in my arsenal!

Read on for lots of fun Christmas activities kids will love, and to get our free 30 Days of Christmas printable.

Fun Christmas Activities to Do with Your Kids

The relaxed routine during the run up to Christmas provides the perfect opportunity to spend plenty of time with your kids doing some fun activities.

I try to get all the gift shopping done well in advance so I have plenty of time to plan lots of fun Christmas activities for the girls.

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Sweet Treats

For kids, Christmas is kind of synonymous with sugar! It could be yummy sweet treats like a hot chocolate bar, making Christmas cookies, drying orange slices in the oven or making a popcorn garland.

And then there's the baking. Christmas is the perfect time to bake with children. You'll make lovely festive memories and have lots of delicious things to eat afterwards!

Here are some of our favourite Christmas recipes to bake with kids:

Christmas Crafts

We also love to make crafts together. Snow globes in jars are fun to make.

Plus with a host of children, it's easy to make them unique by letting each child choose what small figurine to place inside his or her snow globe.

You could also make Christmas cards, and a host of other Christmas crafts. Check out these ideas:

Christmas Movies

One of our favourite (and unashamedly our default activity during our slow season) is to watch Christmas movies together—old and new!

Why not plan a Christmas movie marathon weekend this year! Stock up on plenty of popcorn for all the movie nights and for the popcorn garland.

You best buy extra 'cos you know plenty of that popcorn will be eaten long before it gets near a length of thread...


Building snowmen is always a favorite if you have snow in your area around Christmastime, of course! 

Take this snowman building activity a step further and make a snow family or village! Set up your snowmen to engage in a specific activity and dress them accordingly!

The possibilities with this one are rather entertaining!

If you don't have snow where you live, cut out some paper snowflakes and decorate your own icy igloo or snow-covered grotto indoors.

Helping Others

Some people can be extra lonely over Christmas, so it’s a special time to take your family and serve by volunteering at a shelter.

You could also donate to charity, have a clear out of old toys to take to a charity shop or refuge, buy extra gifts for a charity collection, or donate to a food bank.

Spend Time with Friends

In our 30 Days of Christmas Activities printable we’ve included several ideas that can easily be adapted to involve friends.

Why not arrange a group outing for ice skating, sledding, or Christmas caroling? Go and have yourselves a "wonderful Christmas time"!

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30 Days of Fun Christmas Activities Your Kids Will LOVE!

Grab our free printable and cross off all the Christmas fun as you do each of the activities day by day:

1. Make an Advent calendar
2. Send Christmas cards
3. Go carol singing
4. Wrap presents
5. Trim the tree
6. Have a snow ball fight
7. Volunteer at a shelter
8. Listen to Christmas songs
9. Shop for gifts
10. Make salt dough ornaments
11. Decorate a gingerbread house
12. Read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
13. Go ice skating
14. Drink hot chocolate / cocoa
15. Send a letter to Father Christmas - get the address here
16. Go out to look at Christmas lights
17. Watch The Nutcracker
18. Make snowflakes
19. Make a snow globe in a jar
20. Watch The Grinch
21. Build a Snowman
22. Donate a toy
23. Make a wreath
24. Hang stockings
25. Bake sugar cookies
26. Make a popcorn garland
27. Buy or wear a Christmas jumper
28. Organize a cookie exchange
29. Go sledging
30. Visit Santa

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