It’s an exciting and fun time of year for kids looking forward to Christmas. It can also be a hectic time for parents juggling everything on their to-do lists. They’re doing it all while trying to keep the little ones occupied and entertained during the holidays.
We may not be able to help you with everything on your to-do list, but we’ve got you covered on how to keep the kiddos entertained!
This super cute Christmas penguin craft will be a great activity to keep them busy while you get some gifts wrapped or plan a Christmas menu!
Our sweet little penguin is ready for Christmas with its Santa hat on! He waddled up holding a gift wrapped and prepared to give to someone special!
This papercraft will help kids work on their scissor skills, fine motor skills, and following instructions. Grab the free template and the crafting supplies to get started on a fun holiday activity for the kids!
Keep the holiday fun going with more Christmas crafts your kids will love. You’ll be able to get all your gifts wrapped while they’re busy making fun holiday crafts!
Penguin Christmas Craft Idea
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Penguin template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the penguin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the belly to the middle of the penguin’s body.
Take the eyes and glue them beneath the eyebrows on both sides.
Next, glue the beak in between the eyes, where the white and black meet.
Create the Santa hat by gluing the fluff to the bottom of the hat and the pom to the tip of the hat.
Glue the completed Santa hat to the top of the penguin’s head.
Make the gift by gluing the ribbon to the middle of the present. Then glue the other ribbon piece to the top of the present. Finish by gluing the ribbon bow to the top of the present.
Place the completed gift on the penguin’s belly and glue it in place.
Next, glue the arms, one on each side, to the penguin’s body and on top of the gift so it looks like the penguin is holding the gift.
Finish up by gluing the feet to the back and bottom of the penguin’s body.
Now that you’ve made the cutest little Christmas penguin, be sure to check out our many other Christmas crafts, we’re sure there are many more that your kids will love to create!
Looking for some more fun Christmas activities to keep the kids busy? We’ve got you covered with this Christmas printables bundle! There are color by numbers, pattern block mats, do a dot printables, letters from Santa and so much more. No more hours of screen time – these activities will keep them engaged and happy!
Christmas Ideas For Kids
Christmas is almost here, and we love to celebrate by doing all sorts of festive activities! We have some great ideas for some different Christmas crafts and activities that they will love.
These activities will keep the kids entertained and learning over the holiday. Read on below to check out some of our favorite Christmas projects to do this holiday season.
Christmas Books For Kids
Reading to your kids this Christmas holiday is a magical experience that will be cherished for years to come. Listening to stories of adventure, suspense, and joy can build a world for our children to explore, expand their imaginations and allow them to escape reality briefly.
Not only does story time provide excellent educational benefits such as building language and literacy skills along with improved concentration, but it also supports the formation of emotional connections.
As your children snuggle up comfortably in your arms or nestled in blankets near the warm fire, you can bring the story to life with vivid images, colorful characters, and captivating tales.
While these moments with your little ones may seem fleeting, they leave imprints on their hearts forever and become powerful family memories that bring them joy each year no matter how they grow or where life takes them!
Below are some of the top Christmas books to read to your kids!
Dasher: This wonderfully illustrated Christmas book for kids gives you the back story on one of Santa’s favorite reindeer, Dasher! Girls will especially love to read this since Dasher is a girl.
Construction Site On Christmas Night: Fans of the fun characters of the construction site books have to add this Christmas-themed story to their collection. See how the trucks get ready for Christmas!
How To Catch An Elf: Kids everywhere love the silliness of this Christmas story. The rhymes and the illustrations will draw the kids in as well. This is a Christmas book kids will want to read every year!
Christmas Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a fun holiday activity where kids can make festive decorations and gifts for loved ones.
While they’re crafting, they’re also working on essential skills such as fine motor skills, problem-solving, scissor skills, and more all while having fun.
Make some sweet memories with your kids this holiday by getting them inspired to craft. You’ll find some of our favorite Christmas crafts below.
Santa Handprint Craft – Your little elves will love creating this fun craft, and customizing their Santa with their own little handprints! It’s a great way to bring some holiday cheer and fun to your kid’s day.
Reindeer Disguise a Snowman Craft – Help Mr. Snowman hide out so we won’t melt. He’s looking for a really good disguise so he won’t be found. We think this reindeer costume will be the perfect way for him to stay in hiding.
Elf on the Shelf Gingerbread Man Disguise – Our Elf on the Shelf found out that the gingerbread man was looking for a good disguise to keep from being eaten. He thought if the gingerbread man dressed up like him, it would be the best way to go incognito!
Paper Plate Grinch Craft – This easy and fun paper plate craft is great for kids of all ages. We love How the Grinch Stole Christmas, so we based this craft on the original Grinch. Some of our favorite crafts turn everyday items into something fun and festive!
Christmas Activities For Kids
An easy, no-prep activity to get into the Christmas spirit is with these Santa coloring pages. Santa is getting all ready for Christmas in these four pictures by checking his list, setting up a tree, hanging Christmas lights, and spreading cheer! They’ll be great Christmas decorations for the fridge once the kids are finished coloring.
These gingerbread man worksheets will be a sweet way to learn about the letter G, handwriting, and scissor skills. These holiday treats are cute, fun to decorate, and fun to learn with! This is a fun, no-prep learning activity kids will love.
Grab these Christmas color by number worksheets for a great family-time activity to celebrate the holiday season. There are six coloring pages that will help kids with their color and number recognition, fine motor skills, and following directions. These pages are a festive way to incorporate learning into a fun holiday activity.
These Grinch worksheets are a great way to add learning to all the holiday fun. These worksheets will help kids work on handwriting, fine motor skills, letter recognition, and scissor skills with their favorite Christmas character! Grab this free printable for a fun holiday activity for the kids to do over the holiday break.
- Have Santa accidentally drop his sleigh driver’s license for some festive magic!
- These reindeer candy cane sleeves are a great small gift for the classroom or friends.
- Grab your kids one of these cute personalized drink tumblers.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Penguin template
- Download the penguin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the belly to the middle of the penguin's body.
- Take the eyes and glue them beneath the eyebrows on both sides.
- Next, glue the beak in between the eyes, where the white and black meet.
- Create the Santa hat by gluing the fluff to the bottom of the hat and the pom to the tip of the hat.
- Glue the completed Santa hat to the top of the penguin's head.
- Make the gift by gluing the ribbon to the middle of the present. Then glue the other ribbon piece to the top of the present. Finish by gluing the ribbon bow to the top of the present.
- Place the completed gift on the penguin's belly and glue it in place.
- Next, glue the arms, one on each side, to the penguin's body and on top of the gift so it looks like the penguin is holding the gift.
- Finish up by gluing the feet to the back and bottom of the penguin's body.