This Christmas tree card craft couldn’t be easier to make, and you can customize it however you want to and use supplies you already have around your home.
It’s the perfect activity to keep the little ones busy while they wait for Santa’s sleigh. Plus, they make a wonderful gift for parents, friends, and other loved ones. All it takes is some cardstock paper, glue, and a dash of creativity!
Whether you’re looking for a craft to make in the classroom or something fun and seasonal to keep them busy at home, this Christmas tree card is the right place to get started!
Best of all? There are no special skills or sophisticated materials involved so anyone can make this card, including toddlers, preschoolers, and pre-K children.
And if you’re looking for more holiday activities, you can’t go wrong with this list of Christmas crafts. We made sure to include something for every kid, regardless of their level of experience. Whatever you decide to make with your kiddos or students, you’ll be making fun memories that will last a lifetime!
Now if you’re ready to get crafty, grab some pen and paper and let’s do this!
Easy Christmas Tree Card
- Colored cardstock
- Ornament stickers (optional)
- Christmas tree template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the Christmas tree card template, print it, and cut out the pieces you need.
Fold the card base in half along the dashed line, then cut it out, leaving the top, flat part uncut.
Begin by gluing the tree top to the top and front of the card.
Position the garland around the Christmas tree and glue them down. Use scissors to trim off the excess paper.
Next, glue the star to the top of the tree.
Take the trunk and glue it to the bottom and back of the card.
Finish up by gluing the round ornaments or placing the ornament stickers all over the tree.
Open up the card and write a fun message inside!
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
Celebrate the magic of the season with these fantastic Christmas ideas for kids! Our list includes activities for toddlers, preschoolers, and pre-K children, with options from coloring pages to handprint crafts, printables, and more.
You can create an entire lesson plan with these resources and celebrate Christmas with your students in the classroom!
Christmas Books For Kids
Books are a gateway to new worlds, and there is no better way to introduce your kids to the joys of reading than by reading aloud to them.
Not only will they be exposed to new ideas and vocabulary, but they will also develop a love for books and the power of stories. Furthermore, reading aloud to kids can help them develop critical thinking and listening skills, as well as improve their communication skills.
So whether you’re reading bedtime stories or sharing classic tales from your own childhood, know that you’re not only providing entertainment – you’re also helping your children thrive!
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!
Kids’ Christmas Crafts
As any parent knows, the holidays can be a hectic time. Between shopping for gifts, attending parties, and preparing for family visits, it can be tough to find time to just relax and enjoy the season.
However, one of the best ways to slow down and create lasting memories is to make simple Christmas crafts with your kids. Not only is it a great way to spend some quality time together, but it can also be beneficial for their development.
Crafting can help to improve motor skills, stimulate creativity, and promote problem-solving. So this holiday season, take some time out of your busy schedule to sit down and make a simple craft with your kids.
It’s a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy and it’s good for them too!
Elf on the Shelf Handprint — This adorable handprint activity is perfect for toddlers and preschooler children, and it’s super easy to make. And the best part is, you probably already have all the supplies you need to make it! All you’ll need is colored cardstock, markers, scissors, glue, and the template.
Snowman Gingerbread Man Disguise — This activity is so much fun! All it takes to create this gingerbread cutie is colored cardstock, markers, scissors, and some glue. Just download the snowman printable and cut all the pieces. Glue the top hat, scarf, and nose onto the gingerbread man, and add the finishing touches – easy peasy!
Santa Tissue Paper Craft — This fantastic craft is one of our all-time favorites! All you’ll need is some tissue paper, colored cardstock, scissors, glue, and the free Santa template. Just download the file and print it on a piece of colored cardstock. Glue the tissue paper to the places marked on the template and let the kiddos add the final touch to their Santa!
Christmas tree paper bag puppet — Bright and festive, this craft will make a great keepsake you will treasure for years to come. While the kiddos get into the holiday spirit, they’re also developing fine motor skills as they cut and glue all the pieces in the template. Give it a try!
Kids’ Christmas Activities
These gingerbread man color by number pages are great for when it’s too chilly to play outside! Plus, they’re pretty low-prep so they’re great to use in the classroom as well. Just download the free pages, print them, and follow the easy steps. You can create an entire unit based on these gingerbread man activities and keep the kiddos entertained and learning throughout the holiday season.
Did you know that coloring can help children work on their pre-writing development, visual perceptual skills, and spatial reasoning skills? Our elf coloring pages are sure to get your kids into the Christmas spirit! Coloring is also a great tool to teach our little ones to relax their minds and learn the skill of patience, and it’s SO much fun too!
Roll a Santa is great for preschoolers and kindergarteners, but the whole family can join in on the fun. This seasonal game is a great way to get the kiddos excited about Christmas (not that they need any help with that!). Just download the free printable and follow the directions. The first one to fill up all the spots on the game board wins!
The little ones will have so much fun playing with these Christmas pattern block mats! They can help them learn shapes, recognize patterns, and other simple math skills.
- Keep the kids busy indoors with this Christmas playdough kit!
- Get this personalized Santa’s cookies and milk tray to put out each year.
- This custom Santa sack is great for placing gifts in!
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock
- Ornament stickers (optional)
- Christmas tree template
- Download the Christmas tree card template, print it, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Fold the card base in half along the dashed line, then cut it out, leaving the top, flat part uncut.
- Begin by gluing the tree top to the top and front of the card.
- Position the garland around the Christmas tree and glue them in. Use scissors to trim off the excess paper.
- Next, glue the star to the top of the tree.
- Take the trunk and glue it to the bottom and back of the card.
- Finish up by gluing the round ornaments or placing the ornament stickers all over the tree.
- Open up the card and write a fun message inside!