We’re finally approaching the heart of the Christmas season and we couldn’t be any more excited!
The holiday season is a fun time for young children. It’s full of presents, food, and family – all things little kids love! Of course, it’s also a busy time of year with lots going on.
This free printable Christmas matching game for kids will help your child stay entertained during the holidays while helping to work on important skills like fine motor control and memory development.
Read on below to see how to download your free copy of this adorable Christmas memory game. Also, be sure to check out our Christmas crafts for kids for more holiday ideas!
Christmas Memory Game
If you’re a regular reader, you know recently we’ve been loving these memory games.
We’ve made ones for Halloween, an ocean-themed one, one for dinosaurs, and more! They’re just so easy to make and convenient to use!
These memory games are the perfect size to toss into your purse so your kids can be entertained when you go to Grandma’s house, an appointment, or anywhere where you have some time and space to play.
They’re also great for use in the classroom.Kids love the fun of these matching games, but they’re blissfully unaware that they’re actually learning as well!
Playing memory games helps children learn patience while waiting for their turn, aids them in sharpening their visual discrimination, helps with spatial memory and so much more.
These simple games really are some of the best games for young children in preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.
If you want to grab a set for your home or classroom, don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the bottom of this post!
Christmas Unit For Kids
If your kids loved this activity, why not create an entire Christmas themed set of activities and crafts to keep them learning and having fun this holiday season?
We’ve got some great ideas to get you started.
First up are books! Reading to your kids is not only a great way to bond, but it’s also extremely beneficial for children’s development.
It can help them increase their focus, learn new words, begin to recognize sight words, and so much more! Reading will give your kids a big boost in school as well!
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 Kids’ Crafts
Crafting is another fun and important activity for young kids. It can help children increase their scissor skills, learn to follow directions, increase creativity, and so much more!
Add in some more easy Christmas crafts with some of our favorites:
Printable Santa Craft – This Christmas, get your kids involved in making their own decorations with this cut and paste Santa craft. They can start by coloring or painting Santa’s face, then assembling the rest of his body. Or, if they’re short on time, they can print out the pieces in full color. Once they’re done, they can hang him up on the Christmas tree or use him as a decoration around the house.
Grinch Craftivity – This Grinch craftivity is perfect for getting your students in the Christmas spirit! First, they will make a cute Grinch from paper. Then, they will answer the writing prompt about how they would help the Grinch to be happier. Some ideas include making him a holiday card, giving him a hug, or taking him to see Santa Claus. Whatever they come up with, they are sure to have fun with this silly activity!
Reindeer Tissue Paper Craft – These colorful reindeer are so much fun for kids to make! They are perfect for fine motor practice and help to develop coordination. The best part is that they are super easy to make with just a few materials.
Photo Gingerbread Man Paper Craft – What could be more fun for kids at Christmastime than making their own gingerbread man and turning themselves into a classic holiday character? With this photo gingerbread man craft, they can do just that!
Kids’ Christmas Activities
If your kids love hands-on activities, these Christmas pattern block mats will be a hit! They’re colorful and fun, but also help kids work on fine motor skills, shape recognition, and patterns.
These gingerbread man dot to dot printables are a simple way to keep the kids entertained this holiday season. Print, complete the image, then color away!
Have dot markers lying around at home? Print out these Christmas do a dot printables and keep the kids engaged while working on skills like counting, letter recognition, patterns, and more!
Santa’s on his way! But while the kids wait, have them use these free printable Santa worksheets. They’ll help kids with handwriting, cutting practice, and letter recognition.
- This personalized Christmas book for kids is so cute and sweet!
- Get the kids excited about bathtime with these adorable snowman bath bombs!
- Kids will love this personalized Santa’s Christmas plate to set out all the goodies.