These activities for preschool Christmas theme ideas keep kids engaged with fun holiday activities — many that work for preschool classroom Christmas party ideas, preschool Sunday school, or preschoolers homeschool co-op, too! (And, they work for holiday activities for kindergarten, too!)
Awesome Activities for Preschool Christmas Learning and Fun
Need preschool Christmas learning activities or fun Christmas activities for preschoolers at home, school, or Sunday school? Definitely add these to your December preschool activities or winter activities for preschoolers!
How do you teach preschoolers for Christmas?
Fun Holiday Activities For Preschoolers:
- Do Night Before Christmas preschool Christmas arts and crafts
- Create personalized preschool Christmas tree ornaments
- Learn preschool Christmas action songs with Jingle Bell bracelets
- Put on a preschool Christmas play
- Make a winter Christmas scent lab with all the smells of Christmas
- Decorate a felt Christmas tree
- Have fun with a preschool Christmas tree coloring page printables or an easy preschool Christmas word search
- Make holiday cookies with sprinkles and Playdough or play with a Christmas playdough mats
- Create Christmas stamping pictures
- Play with a holiday sensory bin or discovery bottles
- Tell Christmas stories / read holiday books
- Play Pin the Nose on Rudolph
- Do-a-dot marker letter ornaments on a paper Christmas tree
- Create your own snow
(See more Christmas theme learning activities and preschool holiday fun ideas below!)
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Christmas Learning Activities for Preschoolers
Here are fun ideas for preschool and kindergarten activities for Christmas and winter!
Play with a Felt Christmas Trees
Felt Christmas trees are great for preschool learning because it helps them work on fine motor skills.
Plus, a preschool felt tree for Christmas is fun because kids can decorate them over and over again throughout the Christmas season!
Do the Giving Manger
The Giving Manger is perfect for a religious holiday preschool theme!
I love this Christmas activity for preschoolers because it teaches the kids how to focus on helping others for the season (and not just on the gifts you get!).
Each day (or at whatever interval you decide), your preschool kids perform an act of kindness and then place a piece of straw in the manger. By Christmastime, they have built a manger for Baby Jesus!
With the last act of kindness,
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Play with Christmas Sensory Bins
Sensory bins are another way that preschoolers can work on fine motor skills.
Fill a small bin or shoebox with dried beans or dried rice and then add Christmas theme toys and items like:
- Christmas ribbon
- Holiday pompoms
- White cotton balls
- Wood Christmas shapes
- Spoons and scoopers
- Little cups
- & MORE
Not A Creature Was Stirring Mouse Craft
This is one of those super easy preschool Christmas crafts that you can make with craft supplies you already have!
And, it’s even more fun because you can read ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas and then do a not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse craft!
These are easy group holiday preschool crafts that any age will enjoy really and also makes a great addition to preschool Christmas lessons (and they make really cute preschool Christmas tree ornaments or preschool handmade Christmas gifts!).
Make Christmas Busy Bags
This is another fun way to get in some preschool Christmas art activities: make holiday busy bags!
Busy bags are bags that are filled with a variety of items. When a child opens the bag, they have to make something out of what’s in the bag.
For a Christmas Busy Bag, you can include:
- Cotton balls (for snowballs or snowmen bodies)
- Foam Christmas shapes and items
- Christmas pipe cleaners
- Construction paper
- & MORE
A preschooler may need a little more direction than if you give this as a kindergarten Christmas craft (or for older kids). So, maybe you ask preschoolers to make their favorite Christmas tree out of the items (or something similar).
Build a Snowman Craft
These also make easy preschool Christmas food crafts because you can premake all the snowman craft bags and hand them out for the preschool project!
Even if you don’t add it to your Christmastime projects, definitely do it for one of your preschool winter holiday crafts!
Play the Snowman Plate on Head Game
The Snowman Paper Plate Game is one of those super fun preschool Christmas learning activities disguised as a game because it helps your preschoolers follow directions.
If you’re doing this for pre-school, you may want to show them first what the scene should look like before starting the game. (Draw the scene on paper or on the board ahead of time.)
This is one of those fun games for preschool Christmas party, too! (Honestly, it’s a great holiday party game for all ages, even adults!)
Dreidel is a fun game, whether you observe Hanukkah or not!
It’s also a great Christmas learning activity for preschoolers to learn more about Hanukkah!
Make Snow Ice Cream
If it’s snowing, be sure to make snow cream with the kids!
Add this to your fun preschool Christmas food ideas because kids will not believe that they can make ice cream out of snow!
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Make a Giving Basket
This is another holiday project for kids (of all ages) that I love because it focuses on giving back to others.
A Giving Basket is a Thank You basket that you put out for delivery people that deliver to your home or school. You can make a sweet sign and fill it will grab-and-go snacks (like bottle waters, granola bars, and more) to help them get through a busy season.
Read books about helping others and then fill a basket!
Have a Bethlehem Dinner
I love this activity for kids (of all ages) because you can incorporate the reason for the season (which makes it perfect for preschool Sunday school class, too!).
A Bethlehem dinner allows kids to experience sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of what Bethlehem was like during the time Jesus was born. (Even if you’re not religious, it’s still a cool geography lesson!)
You can read about the First Christmas and then enjoy the dinner. You can even make it an entire event: do a preschool Christmas play about the birth of Christ, wear period clothing, sing easy preschool Christmas songs, and then have the dinner from Bethlehem!
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Take a Winter Nature Walk and Make Nature Garland
Taking a nature walk in the winter is a totally different experience than fall nature walks or summer nature walks.
Things are quieter and calmer and it’s fun to see what your preschoolers can find — from acorns, to pinecones, to evergreen leaves and more.
Then, bring the nature finds back and a make a nature garland craft!
Have an Indoor Snowball Fight
If you can’t do preschool Christmas outdoor activities, how about having an indoor snowball fight?
Grab these soft indoor snowballs, clear and area, and have fun with a snowball fight!
After, you can even make some homemade hot chocolate to carry on with the winter theme!
Make Reindeer Food
Making reindeer food is a good Christmas Eve craft for kids or the week of Christmas craft.
It’s so simple that it also makes a good toddler Christmas craft, too!