15 Super Fun Christmas Sensory Play Activities Kids Will LOVE!

These Christmas sensory play ideas are a great way to get the kids to explore their senses in the run up to the holidays. Hands-on sensory play is a great educational tool that is also fun and exciting so learning happens naturally.

Christmas is such a magical time for children and when you are incorporating sensory play ideas and learning activities, it becomes even more magical. These winter and Christmas-themed activities will make for great educational holiday activities for kids of all ages.

These fun Christmas sensory play ideas include everything from creating play dough and interesting science experiments to having fun with sensory bottles and sensory bins. Enjoy!

Play dough is always so much fun to play with. Add a variety of extra loose parts for decorating and to make play dough not only fun to play with, but educational too.

Perfect for kids of all ages, these sensory bottles are a great way to bring in the holidays, and they look so cute too!

Using green coloured rice, this fun sensory bin is perfect for Advent as kids have fun with hands-on learning about the Nativity story.

This fun Christmas-themed water sensory play set up will have kids dumping, pouring, and filling as they work on their fine motor skills and learn about capacity and volume too!

Another fun play dough activity, this snowman play dough idea is a fun indoor activity that kids will love.

This portable kit is great. Take it to friends and family's homes to keep kids busy, use it on long journeys, or even when you go out to a restaurant. They make fun gifts for kids too!

This easy no cook salt dough recipe is perfect for sensory play. Mixed with the salt dough are peppermints to create a traditional Christmas scent.

Get super messy making a cute snowman from puffy paint. A fun and educational play idea that kids - and parents - can get involved in.

This fun homemade cookie Christmas cloud dough is a great Christmas sensory play idea that kids will love.

This collection of fun slime recipes will keep kids busy over the Christmas holidays. This is a great sensory STEM project for kids, and super fun too!

Perfect for learning science, this Christmas sensory bin uses magnets with metal and non-metal objects to teach properties of materials and show how magnetism works.

Nothing says Christmas more than the scent of gingerbread. Have some holiday fun making and playing with this easy gingerbread scented play dough recipe.

Perfect for winter and the holidays, kids will love playing and learning with this fun Christmassy snow sensory bin.

Kids will love learning about science with this interesting activity. This experiment teaches kids about the changing state of water including how water freezes and how ice melts.

Here are some more fun holiday sensory bins that kids will love digging their hands into. These easy to make Christmas sensory bins are perfect for learning through a variety of themes.

This classic science experiment has a bit of a twist when you add peppermint into the activity for a Chrristmassy scent. Such fun to play with too!

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