Are your kids anxiously awaiting Santa’s arrival? It seems to take forever when you’re a kid!
This is a special time of year to spend quality time with the kiddos. A great way to do that and make memories is through crafting!
Let’s gather some crafts to do over the holiday season to pass the time together and get into the Christmas spirit!
This photo Santa paper craft will have your kids laughing, “ho, ho, ho!” when Santa comes to life with your little one’s face on this festive art. Adding their photo is a great way to personalize a craft, which can make for a sweet keepsake for you or a loved one.
This is a project that everyone will enjoy making! They’ll love creating their own Christmas craft, plus it’s a great way for them to gain important skills. They’ll develop their fine motor skills since they will use their little hands to place each piece on Santa.
Our stocking is overflowing with more Santa activities and holiday fun! Be sure to check out all the projects that will keep your kids busy learning all while having fun!
Santa Craft For Kindergarten
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Snowflake stickers
- Photo of child’s face
- Thin marker
- Santa template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the Santa template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Take the child’s photo, place the template piece on the photo, trace it with a thin marker, and cut it out.
Begin to make Santa’s face by gluing the child’s photo in the middle of the beard piece. Take the mustache and glue it right below the child’s nose.
Glue the red nose at the top of the mustache.
Next, take Santa’s hat and glue it to the top of the white beard piece. Glue the pom to the tip of the hat.
Create Santa’s body by gluing the coat fluff to the body piece.
Take the mittens and glue them, one on each side, to the end of the arms.
Finish up the body by gluing the arm fluff to the part where the arms and the mittens meet.
Next, glue the head to the top of the body.
Place the completed Santa on the bottom of a piece of blue paper and glue it in place.
Finish by placing snowflake stickers all over the blue background.
We’re sure your kids absolutely loved making this photo craft with a picture of themselves as Santa. Be sure to check out our many other Christmas crafts this year!
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
If you’re looking for some fun and easy projects to do with the kids this Christmas, we’ve got you covered!
We’re sharing some of our favorite Christmas ideas all in one place, so all you have to do is save the ones you like for later. You’ll find a variety of activities that will keep your kids learning and engaged this holiday season. Read on below for some of our favorite ideas.
Christmas Books For Kids
There’s nothing quite like snuggling up with a good book on a cold winter’s day. But did you know that reading to your kids this Christmas break is good for them too? Here are just a few reasons why:
First, reading helps to develop your child’s imagination. As they listen to you read, they’ll be transported to far-off lands and magical places. This can help them to understand and appreciate new cultures and beliefs.
Second, reading aloud helps to build your child’s vocabulary. They’ll be exposed to new words and concepts that they might not otherwise encounter.
Third, reading together is a great way to bond with your child. You’ll both laugh and cry together as you share the experience of the book.
Fourth, reading helps to develop your child’s critical thinking skills. As they listen to the story, they’ll start to question what they’re hearing and form their own opinions. Lastly, reading is just plain fun! And isn’t that what winter is all about?
So go ahead, curl up with your little ones this winter and enjoy a good book together. It’s good for their mind, body, and soul.
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 activity that provides children with opportunities to develop essential skills while being creative.
Crafting will help your child build self-confidence, patience, problem-solving, and much more. Get your kids inspired to craft with these fun Christmas crafts below.
Elf Christmas Card – Have your little elves get in on spreading Christmas cheer by sending their own elf cards. It’s a fun and festive craft that they can give to loved ones or use as a gift tag! Grab the template and the kids can choose between a boy or girl elf to make!
Popsicle Stick Grinch – This Grinch won’t try to steal Christmas, so no worries in Whoville! This is a fun craft where the kids can break out the paint to make one of their favorite Christmas characters. It can also easily be made into an ornament by adding some string!
Merry Christmas Headband – This fun and festive headband is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit! It would be a great addition to any Christmas party to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. They’ll have a blast coloring it in and embellishing it however they wish!
Reindeer Paper Bag Craft – Have the kids create one of Santa’s reindeer with this fun craft that turns an everyday paper bag into a puppet the kids will love to play with. Rudolph suggests using a red nose, but Prancer said black would look better
Christmas Activities For Kids
These reindeer coloring pages are a great activity to get into a festive spirit. It’s a favorite activity of kids of all ages, even kids at heart. It’s easy to get started since all you have to do is print and grab the crayons or markers!
Santa filled our stocking with these free printable Santa worksheets for kids to work on various skills with. He says S is for Santa! Kids will improve their handwriting, letter recognition, and fine motor skills with these festive worksheets.
Grab some milk and cookies and have the kids complete these gingerbread man dot to dot printables! The adorable gingerbread boy and girl are revealed when the dots are connected up to the number 25. Kids will love coloring in the pages, which will make for some pretty cute Christmas decor for the fridge!
These Christmas pattern block mats have festive holiday scenes your kids will love to complete with their tangrams! It’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit while working on concepts like patterns, symmetry, and shapes! These cute Christmas characters and pattern blocks make for a great activity that’ll keep your kids learning while having fun!
- 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.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Snowflake stickers
- Photo of child's face
- Thin marker
- Santa template
- Download the Santa template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Take the child's photo, place the template piece on the photo, trace it with a thin marker, and cut it out.
- Begin to make Santa's face by gluing the child's photo in the middle of the beard piece. Take the mustache and glue it right below the child's nose.
- Glue the red nose at the top of the mustache.
- Next, take Santa's hat and glue it to the top of the white beard piece. Glue the pom to the tip of the hat.
- Create Santa's body by gluing the coat fluff to the body piece.
- Take the mittens and glue them, one on each side, to the end of the arms.
- Finish up the body by gluing the arm fluff to the part where the arms and the mittens meet.
- Next, glue the head to the top of the body.
- Place the completed Santa on the bottom of a piece of blue paper and glue it in place.
- Finish by placing snowflake stickers all over the blue background.