It’s almost time for Santa to arrive, so we’ll soon be busy in the kitchen baking cookies. We always make sure to leave a plate of cookies and a glass of milk for the big guy!
Until it’s time for us to put out the treats for Santa, your kids can make their own plate of cookies that requires no baking! With this Santa’s cookie plate name craft, they’ll whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies that spell out their name.
This festive papercraft will be a hit with the kids, and they’ll work on spelling their name, scissor skills, and fine motor skills putting it all together. This is a great craft to work on at home with your kids or even in the classroom.
Be sure to check out more Santa activities that your kids will love to create. We’ve put some of our favorites all in one place, so all you have to do is choose the ones your kids will want to make over the holiday season!
Easy Santa’s Cookie Plate Name Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Santa’s cookie plate template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the cookie plate template, print it, and cut out the pieces you need.
Take the white inner part of the plate and glue it to the outer part of the plate.
Optional: Cut bite marks out of some of the cookie letters.
Arrange the cookie letters in the middle of the plate to spell the child’s name. Glue them in place.
That’s it! We’re sure your kids had a blast making this cute name craft.
Christmas Ideas For Kids
Keep the holiday fun going with more Christmas crafts and activities your kids will love. We share lots of ideas that will keep your kids learning and engaged throughout the season. Keep reading below to see some of our favorites.
Christmas Books For Kids
One of the best gifts you can give your child this Christmas is the gift of reading. Books open up a world of imagination and adventure, and they can help to foster a love of learning in your child.
Reading also provides a wonderful opportunity for bonding with your child. snuggling up together with a good book is a cherished tradition for many families.
Best of all, books are relatively inexpensive, so you can stock up on a whole pile of them without breaking the bank.
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
We just love crafting, especially during the holidays. Crafting is a fun activity that provides children with fun stress relief, and an opportunity to be creative and artistic. It’s also a great way for children to practice their fine motor skills, scissor skills, patience, and much more. Get your kids inspired to craft with these fun Christmas crafts below.
Spiderman Gingerbread Man Craft – Combine superheroes and Christmas for a fun and creative holiday craft. This gingerbread man will use his Spidey sense to stay safe from being eaten this Christmas when disguised as Spiderman! The kids will love this ‘super’ Christmas craft!
Fingerprint Reindeer Card – Personalize this free printable with your children’s fingerprints for a keepsake Christmas card. It’s a great craft for kids of all ages, and they’ll love completing the reindeer with their sweet little fingerprints. It’s an adorable way to spread some Christmas cheer!
Free Printable Elf Craft for Kids – “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” Soon your kids will be quoting one of our very favorite Christmas movies when they become Buddy the Elf. We provide a free template to make it easy to recreate, and then just add your kid’s photo to complete the look!
Grinch Craftivity – Mr. Grinch is one of our favorite Christmas characters! With this writing prompt project, your kids will give the grumpy Grinch a reason to smile while they work on their handwriting and creative thinking! The Grinch’s heart will grow three sizes that day when he reads what the kids have to say.
Christmas Activities For Kids
Combine puzzle solving, drawing, and coloring into one ‘sweet’ activity with these gingerbread man dot to dot printables! These adorable gingerbread characters are revealed when the kids connect the dots up to number 25. Once they solve the puzzle, they will love coloring in the pages, which will make for some pretty cute Christmas decor!
For an easy no-prep holiday activity, grab these reindeer coloring pages and the crayons. The kids will love coloring in these adorable reindeer pictures. They’re great to use for quiet time at home or in the classroom, or make it festive with some Christmas music playing in the background!
You’ll want to get this festive set of Christmas do a dot printables to keep the kids busy learning and entertained this holiday. These pages are a great way for kids to work on letter recognition, colors, counting, patterns, and more! This activity is easy to prepare, since all you have to do is print and grab the dot markers!
Do your kids have pattern blocks? Then you’ll want to grab these Christmas pattern block mats! They’ll get into the holiday spirit by matching the pattern blocks to all the different holiday scenes in this mat set. This fun activity will keep your kids engaged and working on important skills this holiday season.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Santa's cookie plate template
- Download the cookie plate template, print it, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Take the white inner part of the plate and glue it to the outer part of the plate.
- Optional: Cut bite marks out of some of the cookie letters.
- Arrange the cookie letters in the middle of the plate to spell the child's name. Glue them in place.