Christmas activities for kids are my favorite part of December, and these Christmas activities for toddlers are the best! These really are some of my favorite Christmas activities for 2-year-olds and older kids too. You can create, play and even learn with these great toddler Christmas activities. Get excited about the holiday together while creating something fun; who knows; you might also create a new Christmas tradition!
Christmas Activities for 2 year olds ( and older kids too)
As many of you know, I went back to teaching this fall, and I am still over the moon about being back in the classroom. I am teaching 2 and 3-year-olds and loving it. I thought I would put together a great list of Christmas activities I have done and will do, and wish I taught more days of the week so I could do with my class. Of course, you could do these Christmas activities with older kids too ( my daughter tests out everything I do with my students, and she is 4), but know that these Christmas activities ideas for 2-year-olds have and will be huge hits with your kids or students.
For more holiday ideas, check out our Gingerbread Friends Thematic Unit.
Candy Cane Crafts and Christmas Activity Ideas
Cotton Ball Candy Cane ( my students made this yesterday and LOVED it)
Reindeer Candy Cane from JDaniel’s Mom
Candy Cane Puffy Paint from Nurture Store
Candy Cane Sensory Tubes from Teach Preschool
Spin Painted Candy Cane Ornaments
Gingerbread-Themed Christmas Activities for toddlers
Paper Bag Gingerbread Men
Gingerbread Men Symmetry Puzzles
Scented Gingerbread Men from Fun At Home With Kids
Gingerbread Playdough from Teach Preschool
Gingerbread Number Hop from Toddler Approved
Gingerbread Math Tray
Santa Christmas Crafts For toddlers aged 2 -3
Easy Elf Houses
Santa Star Crafts by Red Ted Art
Christmas Cookies For Santa
Paper Plate Santa
Pretend Play Santa’s Workshop
Nativity and Angel Christmas Activities for Toddlers
Find and Fill Nativity Game
Nativity Sun Catcher
Paper Roll Angels from Nurture Store
Coffee Filter Angel
Angel Sun Catcher
Christmas Tree Crafts and Activities for Toddlers
Sticky Wall Christmas Tree Mural
Q-tip painted Christmas Tree
Triangle Christmas Tree Craft
Photo Christmas Tree from Toddler Approved
Button Christmas Trees
Christmas Tree Playdough
Playdough Christmas Tree Fine Motor Activity
Shape Christmas Tree
Wreath Christmas Crafts for 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds
Spin Art Wreath by Toddler Approved for Life Your Way
Cork Painted Wreath
Button Wreath Ornament from Wildflower Ramblings
Hand Print Wreath
Ribbon Wreath from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Sensory Christmas Activities For Preschoolers
Painting with Jingle Bells from Teaching 2 and 3 year olds
Magnetic Christmas Sensory Bottles
Nativity Sensory Bin from Golden Reflections Blog
Christmas Sensory Bin
Pine Needle Sensory Bottles from Teach Preschool
For even more activity ideas for kids check out my book Everyday Preschool! It’s the perfect resource for parents and preschool teachers looking for simple playful ideas that are also educational.
Dianna Brown says
I have a granddaughter wit autism. We love this site. You always put easy crafts for her to do. And she loves her crafts, she must have inherited that fom me.
Thanks A Million
Dianna Brown & Bryleigh
Allison McDonald says
Thank you so much for letting me know, you are very welcome. I love that you two are craft together!
I agree,I too have a child with ASD
Wow, these are great ideas all in one place! Thank you so much! I’m always browsing around for activities to do with my niece. She always says she wants to come over to “make things”, but I’m running out of ideas! Thank you for this! Happy holidays!
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I have an original stained glass ornament craft for kids, with free printable, on my blog. Please check it out: http://projectsinparenting.com/2015/12/11/stained-glass-sun-catcher-ornament/
This is such an awesome website, my 2 year old daughter and I are having lots of fun with arts and crafts while moms at work! Thank you!
Allison McDonald says
So happy to hear that Jeff!
I love the Christmas Wreath ideas because I feel like those are super cute, can be done by each kid for a couple of years and wouldn’t require much storage as keepsakes. Such a cute idea!