Christmas Crafts and Activities

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The holidays bring out all the warm and fuzzies in my students and it really is a magical time of year. I always try to make sure we do plenty of Christmas crafts and activities mixed in with our learning. I want my students to remember the fun that we have, taking the memories with them for the years to come.

The Grinch Headband


With the included printable template this craft is the easiest one you will do this season. Just grab some red and green paper and a pair of scissors and your students will be wearing their own Grinch Headband. {via Simple Everyday Mom}

Snowman Door


The Snowman Door is an easy way to make your students smile every time they enter your room. The supplies are things you mostly have in the classroom already. If you want an extra bit of festive add some lights around the frame. {via Crafts by Amanda}

Santa Craft and Letter


While creating this Christmas craft, your kids will color, cut out, and glue Santa Claus to a pocket envelope. It’s a fun, hands-on way for them to develop their fine motor skills. And then they will have fun writing a letter to Santa with their wish list. The Santa craft and letter is a great addition to your holiday fun. {via ABCs of Literacy}

3D Paper Reindeer


Who doesn’t love reindeer? With some construction paper, glue, scissors and some wiggly eyes your students can make all 8 of Santa’s reindeer. These 3D Paper Reindeer make great place card holders for you to send home with your students. {via Easy Peasy and Fun}

Christmas Worksheets


Want to add some fun learning into your classroom this holiday? These Christmas Worksheets are packed full of math and literacy perfect for independent work, stations or extra practice at home. {via Teaching Second Grade}

Christmas Scavenger Hunt


Are your students a little antsy with the excitement of Christmas? Why not get them up and moving with a Christmas Scavenger Hunt? Printable cards are all ready for you to mix up and spread around the room. You can even add your own clues to make them specific to your kiddos. Just make sure to leave the first and last clue in the correct order so students know where to start and finish. Have fun! {via The Best Ideas for Kids}

Paper Christmas Tree Craft


The Paper Christmas Tree Craft is a lasting memory that the parents of your students will always cherish. Some simple paint and glue will turn into a fingerprint keepsake. This one can get a little messy so make sure to have some extra hand wipes close by, but the end result is totally worth it.

Christmas Would You Rather


My students love a good game of Would You Rather and the Christmas Would You Rather is the best one yet! The cute printable is easy prep and full of laughs. It is a great activity to add in for those few minutes before lunch or when students first come into the classroom in the mornings. {via The Crafting Chicks}

Paper Elf Craft


The Paper Elf Craft for kids is a great Christmas craft to make with your preschoolers,  kindergartners and slightly older kids. They will trace, cut and glue the patterns together. If you are feeling brave you can add some glitter! {via Non-Toy Gifts}

Christmas Fun Packet


Looking for something fun and educational for those early or fast finishers? Then this Christmas fun packet is just what you need. Use these Christmas pages with your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd-grade students for morning work, seatwork (independent work), math centers, and ELA centers.

Christmas Matching Game


I love to add learning games into my center time. It always ends up being one of my students favorite options to rotate through. This year I am adding the Christmas Matching Game as one station. I like to use this printable template on card stock and will even go the extra step of laminating the cards. This allows me to use them over and over without as much wear and tear. {via Simple Everyday Mom}

Paper Cone Elf


The Paper Cone Elf is here to help Santa survive the holidays! We all need a little help sometimes and this guy is perfect for the job. This craft is super simple, yet allows students to work on fine motor skills like gluing small pieces and using scissors. Other than maybe needing some additional googly eyes, you should have everything you need nearby for this one. {via Our Kid Things}

Paper Reindeer Craft


Just like my friend the elf, the Paper Reindeer is simple for even your smallest students. This is also a great one to send home for parents to display. All you need is some construction paper and googly eyes. And whatever you do, make sure you don’t forget the red nose! {via Non-Toy Gifts}

Origami Reindeer Bookmark


Don’t let the word origami scare you away from trying the Origami Reindeer Bookmark with your students. I promise that just a few folds by little hands and your students will be reading the entire season. These are also a great gift to share with friends or siblings. {via Kids’ Craft Room}

Christmas Color by Code


My students love coloring! So the Christmas Color by Code is wonderful to pull out this time of year. Students complete both subtraction and addition equations and then color the puzzle accordingly. Once they have solved all the equations they will have a Christmas picture. {via Teaching Second Grade}

Crayon Resist Christmas Stocking


This is by far one of the coolest Christmas crafts you will ever do with your students. The Crayon Resist Christmas Stocking combines a little science and a little art. All you need is some watercolor paint, a white crayon and the printable template for the stocking. Your students will love seeing how the crayons and paint interact and they will love hanging their stockings around the classroom. {via Simply Bessy}

Christmas Bookmarks to Color


Did I mention that my students love to color? And I love for my students to read. So, if I can combine the two things then It’s a Wonderful Life! The Christmas Bookmarks to Color are a great time filler when you need a few extra minutes to catch your breath or organize the next activity. All you need to do is print the template and give your students a few crayons. I prefer to laminate these when my students are finished so they last a little longer. {via Real Life at Home}

Kandinsky Christmas Tree Art


Christmas 2 Digit Addition and Subtraction


Do you have some high energy students in your classroom? Maybe they dread math time because they have to sit so still? Then they will love the Christmas 2 Digit Addition and Subtraction task cards that let them “solve the room”. I like to place the 24 task cards around the room and have students move around while solving. There is an included video so you can see the easy set up. {via Teaching Second Grade}

Christmas Charades


Christmas Charades will bring out all the imagination and get your students moving and laughing. The free printable gives you all the ideas you need for an exciting game in our classroom. {via Buggy and Buddy}

Mix and Match Christmas Puzzles


The Mix and Match Christmas Puzzles will be a favorite year after year in your classroom. Your students can create Christmas characters like Santa and the elf or they can mix and match different pieces of each for silly characters. If you want to add a writing element you can have students tell a story about their silly characters. The possibilities are endless. {via Itsy Bitsy Fun}

Christmas I-Spy


I love, love, love this one! I-Spy is one of those classic games that kids still connect with. Add in some holiday cheer and you have the Christmas I-Spy game. Students can work independently or team up to find all the items in the free printable. It is so much fun! {via The Crafting Chicks}

Dali Christmas Tree Craft


I always enjoy teaching my students about famous artists. So the Dali Christmas Tree Craft meets several needs for me. Students will use the printable template, some markers, a little glue and a piece of construction paper for the background. They will improve some fine motor skills by cutting out the template after they color. So many boxes are checked with this craft! {via Messy Little Monster}

Christmas Letter Tile Sheets


Teaching about letters is a non-stop job with little ones. So with the holidays quickly approaching I like to pull out the Christmas Letter Tile Sheets. They are a great way to share some Christmas vocabulary with your students. The cute picture prompts also have letter grids for students to match up words like Santa and wreath with the included letter tiles. {via Fun-a-Day}

Christmas Bingo


Christmas Bingo is great because your entire class can play at the same time. You can use the free printable templates and any type of token for a bingo chip. Calling cards are even included. Tons of Christmas fun is ready to go! {via Happiness is Homemade}

With all of these ideas you are ready to tackle Christmas crafts in your classroom. You and your students will have all kinds of holiday fun!

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