The weeks leading up to Christmas are some of the most exciting for kids.
It’s also one of the busiest times for teachers and parents who are scrambling to fill the Christmas stockings, bake cookies, and buy gifts for everyone on their list, – all while keeping the little ones entertained during the holidays.
That’s where this reindeer disguise a snowman craft comes in. It’s a great activity to keep your little ones busy while you work on the Christmas dinner menu. All you’ll need is some cardstock paper, glue, and paint, and you’re good to go.
Ready to get started? Then scroll down to get the full tutorial!
For those of you who want to have a few more Christmas activities up your sleeve, we’ve got you covered!
This list of cool snowman activities for kids is the perfect way for kids to work on their fine motor skills while they play with different materials and do fun worksheets!
Fun Reindeer Disguise A Snowman Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Reindeer template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the reindeer snowman template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the belly to the middle of the lower snowman’s body.
Take the arms and glue them just under the first snowball, where the reindeer snowman’s neck is.
Next, glue the hooves on both of the arms.
Position the lower face onto the bottom of the reindeer snowman’s face.
Glue the nose in the middle of the lower face, just above the mouth.
Place the eyes, one on each side, just below the eyebrows, and glue them in place.
Finish up by gluing the antlers to the top and back of the reindeer snowman’s head.
Be sure and tell the kids to be careful because Santa may recruit their new reindeer snowman to come to pull his sleigh on Christmas Eve! Also, check out all of our Christmas crafts for more fun ideas!
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
We’ve got some seriously fun Christmas ideas to entertain the little ones during the holiday break. From craft ideas to activities, to worksheets, books, and more! You’ll find easy ways to keep your kids learning and engaged.
Check them out and don’t forget to save the ones you want to use later!
Christmas Books For Kids
Christmas is a time for family, friends, and of course, presents! But it’s also a great time to curl up with a good book. Reading to your kids over Christmas break is a great way to keep their minds active and help them wind down from all the excitement.
Not only will they love spending time with you, but they’ll also be exposed to new ideas and vocabulary. So make sure to add some quality reading time to your holiday schedule this year. Your kids will thank you for it.
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
With a few household essentials like paper plates, cardstock, and some glue, your kids can make the cutest crafts (while putting their fine motor skills and creativity to the test). Plus, the steps are a total breeze, so even the youngest of learners can get in on the fun.
Try out some of these fun ideas:
Paper Plate Santa Craft – It’s not Christmas until the entire house is fully decked out in Santa decorations! With paper plates, a popsicle stick, paint, and cardstock, you can add some Christmas cheer to your classroom, or home. Print out the template and let your kids assemble their own paper plate Santa!
Free Printable Elf Craft for Kids – With some cardstock, brads, a small hole punch, and a photo of your child’s face, your little ones can make this Buddy the Elf craft while they work on their fine motor skills! Just download the printable here and cut out all the pieces. Your kiddos will have a blast gluing all the different parts while they turn themselves into Buddy, the beloved character from the movie “Elf.”
Gingerbread Man Paper Bag Puppet – It doesn’t get much easier than this paper bag activity. Part visual puzzle, part art project, this colorful gingerbread man craft encourages children to use their problem-solving skills while they flex their creativity muscles. After they’re done, you can use them as a holiday party decoration.
Reindeer Headband Craft – Here’s a great activity that helps toddlers, preschoolers, and pre-K children learn about shapes and colors while working on their fine motor skills. Just download the free reindeer headband printable, print it, and cut out each part. Let the kiddos glue the eyes, antlers, and muzzle, and – voila! – they’ve got a cute headband they can wear to a Christmas party or in the classroom!
Christmas Activities For Kids
With these Christmas pattern block mats activities, your kids can play with different concepts like patterning, fractions, and symmetry, while simultaneously honing their math skills.
These Christmas coloring pages are such an easy and creative way to get the kids more interested in art while they learn to color within the lines. For parents and teachers, coloring is a zero prep activity that can help children develop eye-hand coordination and practice colors.
Another low-prep activity pack that is sure to keep the holiday spirit alive for a few days before Santa’s arrival is our elf worksheets! You’ll find handwriting pages, a Christmas maze where children need to find the letter “E”, and the Label an Elf worksheet. Use them at home, school, or daycare with kids of all ages!
If you’re looking for something that keeps the kids occupied for a few hours, then you’ll love these Santa do a dot printables! There’s no better way to keep the little ones engaged while they work on their letter recognition, counting skills, and other fine motor skills than these festive do-a-dot printables.
- Kids will love these personalized reindeer tumblers!
- This magic reindeer food is such a cute idea.
- Little girls will love these adorable Christmas bracelets.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Reindeer template
- Download the reindeer snowman template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the belly to the middle of the lower snowman's body.
- Take the arms and glue them just under the first snowball, where the reindeer snowman's neck is.
- Next, glue the hooves on both of the arms.
- Position the lower face onto the bottom of the reindeer snowman's face.
- Glue the nose in the middle of the lower face, just above the mouth.
- Place the eyes, one on each side, just below the eyebrows, and glue them in place.
- Finish up by gluing the antlers to the top and back of the reindeer snowman's head.