Now that it’s December, we’re in full-on Christmas mode! Since this time of year seems to fly by like Santa on his sleigh, we try to do as many fun Christmas activities as possible in December.
To start off the Christmas crafting, we have a fun nutcracker name craft for kids to personalize with their names.
Kids will make their own festive nutcracker in a creative way while they learn to spell their names with this cute paper craft. With the free printable template, kids can choose their favorite colors and how the nutcrackers look.
The template also includes an editable page so you can customize the nutcracker’s teeth with your child’s name.
This is an excellent craft for parents to use to help their children learn to spell their names, or even for teachers to use in their classrooms. Kids will also work on their scissor skills, following directions, and fine motor skills with this fun craft!
Our stocking is overflowing with lots of Christmas crafts your kids will love to do this holiday season. Peek inside the stocking to check out some fun and creative ways for them to continue learning over the holiday.
Nutcracker Craft For Preschool
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Nutcracker template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the hat decoration to the top of the hat.
Spell out the child’s name with the teeth and glue them at the bottom and middle of the nutcracker’s head.
Next, take the mustache and glue it to the top of the teeth.
Glue the nose in the middle of the face, just above the mustache.
Place the eyes on either side of the nose and glue them in place.
Position the eyebrows above each of the eyes and glue them down.
Take the hat and glue it to the top of the nutcracker’s head.
Finish up by gluing the hair to the back of the nutcracker’s head.
Your kids can display this cute nutcracker name craft all month long! Be sure to check out all of our other Christmas crafts for kids this year too!
Christmas Ideas For Kids
Keep the holiday fun going with lots more Christmas ideas your kids will love to do.
We have many Christmas activities that’ll keep them busy learning while having fun. Read on below for some festive ideas, and save the ones you want to do with your kids over the holiday season.
Christmas Books For Kids
This Christmas season, try reading with your kiddos!
Not only will they love hearing the stories, but you’ll also be able to share the joy of the season with them. Reading aloud also helps to develop their language skills and imagination.
And, of course, it’s a great way to spend some quality time together. So make some hot cocoa, snuggle up by the fire, and get ready for some magical family moments with your little ones.
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 beneficial tool that helps kids develop their fine motor skills, gain decision-making skills, and learn how to follow instructions.
They also learn about counting, patterns, shapes, and colors when they craft. It’s also a way for kids to express themselves, and they can take pride in their completed projects which can build confidence.
Add some festive crafts to your kid’s day with these fun Christmas crafts below.
Christmas Tree Name Craft – Kids love to decorate the Christmas tree, so give them their own to personalize with their name! It’s a fun paper craft they’ll love to make, and a great way for them to practice spelling their name.
Santa Handprint Card Craft – Ho, ho, ho! Spread some Christmas cheer with this fun and festive Santa card. Your little ones will love to see Santa made out of their own handprints! It’s a great way for them to send a Christmas greeting to a loved one, or even use it as a gift tag.
Reindeer Disguise a Snowman Craft – Mr. Snowman is trying to hide so he won’t melt! He needs a disguise so he won’t be found! Let’s help him out with this reindeer disguise! Reindeer belong in the cold, so he’ll be safe dressed up in this clever costume.
Elf Craftivity – Kids have big imaginations, so let them stretch them with this fun writing exercise. They’ll have fun putting the elf craft together, and then telling all about what they would do if they were one of Santa’s elves.
Christmas Activities For Kids
Your kids will have a great time coloring in these free Santa coloring pages! There are four different scenes with Santa checking his list, decorating, and spreading Christmas cheer. It’s an easy no-prep activity, so all you have to do is print and grab the crayons to have a festive coloring session.
Get the kids excited about the holidays and learning with these fun elf worksheets. They’ll work on their handwriting, letter recognition, and scissor skills with this free printable. Santa’s helpers will guide them through a maze, labeling an elf, and writing the letter E.
We have a sweet treat in store for you with these gingerbread dot to dot printables! As the kids connect the dots, they’ll reveal Christmas’ iconic cookies. These pages combine puzzle solving, drawing, and coloring in the sweet pictures into one fun activity.
Rudolph paid us a special visit so he could drop off these adorable reindeer coloring pages. We think the kids will love coloring in these three different reindeer scenes this holiday season. For a fun holiday activity in no time, just grab these free pages and the crayons. Turn up the Christmas music to make it festive!
- Grab this custom Santa sack to stuff your kids’ presents in for Christmas!
- This felt Christmas tree will keep the kids busy rearranging their tree instead of yours!
- Get one of these personalized gingerbread man ornaments for each of your kids.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Nutcracker template
- Download the template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the hat decoration to the top of the hat.
- Spell out the child's name with the teeth and glue them at the bottom and middle of the nutcracker's head.
- Next, take the mustache and glue it to the top of the teeth.
- Glue the nose in the middle of the face, just above the mustache.
- Place the eyes on either side of the nose and glue them in place.
- Position the eyebrows above each of the eyes and glue them down.
- Take the hat and glue it to the top of the nutcracker's head.
- Finish up by gluing the hair to the back of the nutcracker's head.