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Grinch Name Craft for Kids W/Free Template

Watching the classic Christmas movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a holiday tradition that kids eagerly anticipate each year. They love his crazy antics and the heart-growing message that even the grumpiest can discover the joy of Christmas!

Inspired by the mischievous and grumpy green guy, our Grinch name craft adds a dash of Whoville magic to your home this holiday season. Your little ones will create their very own version out of paper, then arrange hearts with letters on them to spell out their own names.

This festive activity allows kids to express their creativity while providing a fun way for them to practice spelling their names as they arrange the hearts. 

Be sure to check out more Grinch activities for kids to enjoy this Christmas season!

Preschool Grinch Craft

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Keep reading below for the step-by-step guide and access to the free template that includes a way to edit the hearts to spell out your child’s name.

Supplies

cut, color and paste grinch name craft template

Directions

Start by downloading the template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this DIY to life!

grinch name craft template

First, guide your child to glue both of the eyes just below the eyebrows.

hand gluing the eyes of the grinch name craft

Next, encourage your child to glue the nose to the middle of the face, a bit above the mouth.

Hand gluing nose of Grinch Name Craft

Take the fur collar and glue it to the neck.

hand gluing the fur

Place the completed Grinch on a background piece of paper and glue it down.

hand gluing the grinch body to the colored paper background

Finally, help your child to arrange the heart letters below the Grinch to spell out the child’s name.

arranging the heart letters

This is the perfect holiday idea for any Dr. Seuss or Grinch movie fan! Make it during your next family movie night or during the month of December for some festive fun.

completing the heart letter to spell out the name of the grinch name craft

Make sure to explore our other name crafts for your kiddos to create while they enhance their letter recognition and name spelling skills! Don’t forget to take a look at them while you’re here.

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Fun and Easy Christmas Ideas

If you’re on the lookout for fun and easy Christmas ideas that are perfect to do at home or in the classroom, you’re in the right place. This festive season offers lots of great project ideas that are super simple to execute.

So, if you’re ready to add a sprinkle of festive magic, read on for some of our favorite holiday books, Christmas-themed DIY’s, and activities to keep kids entertained and learning throughout the merry season!

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Christmas Children’s Books

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!

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Easy Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids

Reindeer Gnome Craft – Transform paper into a festive reindeer gnome with our easy-to-follow template. This adorable gnome is all set to don his reindeer attire and hang up a cheery red ornament. The two template options with simple steps make creating a joy for kids of all ages! 

Elf on the Shelf Card Craft – Santa’s little helper is on the way, and we’ve got the perfect DIY to welcome him back. Kids can personalize their elf card to look like their mischievous friend, and even send holiday cheer to loved ones.

collage of easy christmas craft ideas for kids

Gingerbread Man Tissue Paper Craft – This tissue paper gingerbread man is an adorable idea that’s so much fun for little hands to make. It’s a fun way to practice fine motor skills as kids scrunch and glue colorful tissue paper onto the gingerbread man template.

Grinch Craftivity – Looking for more fun Xmas activities? Well, this Grinch writing activity is a double dose of fun! Kids will create an adorable Grinch and use their imagination to write about how they can help him be happy. It’s the perfect Christmas idea and features one of our favorite characters!

Engaging Christmas Activities

Add some jolly fun to learning this Christmas time with our Santa worksheets! Kids will practice recognizing the letter ‘S’, fine-tune their motor skills, and improve their handwriting with this set of three worksheets.

Just download, print, and let the festive learning begin! They’re the perfect way to keep your little ones entertained and learning during the holiday season.

Turn the holiday break into a festive fiesta with our Christmas do a dot printables! Designed for preschoolers, pre-k, and kindergarten kids, this set of 25 engaging pages promises hours of creative fun. They’d be perfect for a holiday party or family time!

From dot coloring Christmas scenes to letter and number recognition activities, these printables will be a hit with your kiddos. Keep the holiday spirit alive with Christmas dot coloring pages, letter and number dot activities, object recognition, and more.

collage of engaging christmas activities

This set of gingerbread man color by numbers will take kids to a world of sweet creativity. These pages feature three adorable illustrations of a gingerbread boy, a gingerbread girl, and a gingerbread house.

It’s a fun project for young children to enhance their color recognition and fine motor skills. Keep little ones entertained while fostering valuable skills as they color in each numbered space!

The holiday season is a fun time to learn with these Christmas counting cards. They’ll be a great addition to your math centers and are a great way to encourage kids to learn number recognition, counting, one-to-one correspondence, comparing numbers, and decomposing numbers.

This free printable includes colorful Christmas trees from 1 to 20. Your preschooler will identify the number on the page, then count out the corresponding amount of manipulative-like tiny presents!

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Share With Us

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For a chance to have your child’s project featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Grinch Name Craft for Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Inspired by the mischievous Grinch, our Grinch name craft adds a dash of Whoville magic to your home this holiday season. Your little ones will create their very own Grinch out of paper, then arrange hearts with letters on them to spell out their own names.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers (optional)
  • Grinch template

Instructions

  1. Download the Grinch template, edit the template with the child’s name, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing both eyes just below the eyebrows.
  3. Next, glue the nose to the middle of the Grinch’s face, a bit above the mouth.
  4. Take the fur collar and glue it to the neck.
  5. Place the completed Grinch on a background piece of paper and glue it down.
  6. Finish up by arranging the heart letters below the Grinch to spell out the child’s name.

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Grinch Name Craft Printable Template

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anastasia

Monday 18th of December 2023

link for freebie isn't working

Sam

Monday 18th of December 2023

Hi! I just checked and it does appear to be working properly. Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Vee

Friday 15th of December 2023

I love it!

Sam

Friday 15th of December 2023

Thanks so much!!!

Emily

Thursday 14th of December 2023

Grinch stuff!

Emily

Thursday 14th of December 2023

Grinch

Sam

Friday 15th of December 2023

If you're looking for the template, since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “I want this freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

A2Z

Sunday 10th of December 2023

lovely

Sam

Monday 11th of December 2023

Thanks 👍

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