We have our stockings hung up and ready for Santa to fill them with lots of goodies! It’s always so fun to see what little gifts are in them on Christmas morning.
As the kids patiently (or maybe impatiently!) wait for Christmas to arrive, we have a fun craft for them to do. This stocking name craft is great for kids learning to spell their names, or for kids that like to personalize their crafts.
Not only is this a fun and festive way for kids to learn to spell their names, but it makes for a cute Christmas decoration, too! They can embellish their stockings with glitter glue or stickers to make it their own.
The template comes with an editable PDF, so you can customize the stocking with your child’s name. Print the template, grab a few basic supplies, and turn up the Christmas tunes for a fun craft time with the kids!
To see what else we have filled in our stockings, be sure to check out these Christmas crafts. You’ll find lots of fun, easy, and festive crafts the kids will love to create over the holiday.
Easy Stocking Name Craft
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- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Stickers (optional)
- Stocking template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the stocking template, print, and cut out the pieces.
Begin by gluing the toe patch to the toe portion of the stocking. Then take the heel patch and glue it to the heel portion of the stocking.
Take the top decoration and glue it to the top of the stocking. Glue this stocking top to a blank piece of cardstock.
Arrange the stocking letter pieces underneath the top part of it to spell the child’s name, then glue them in place.
Next, glue the bottom portion of the stocking to the end of the name.
Write the child’s name at the top of the stocking. Optionally, decorate the stocking with stickers or other embellishments.
Once finished, your kids can display their new personalized Christmas stockings all season! Be sure to check out our many other Christmas craft ideas while here!
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
Get the kids involved and excited to learn with some Christmas crafts and activities.
We have lots of ideas that will keep them engaged, all while creating something fun and festive. We’ve gathered some of our favorite ideas that they’ll enjoy, so keep reading below to choose projects and activities to do together this Christmas season.
Christmas Books For Kids
Reading holiday stories to your kids during Christmastime is an excellent idea for a number of reasons!
Not only can reading help improve your children’s reading skills, but it can also help them understand the cultural significance of the season.
Stories featuring Santa Claus, elves, or other Christmas characters can provide an opportunity for your family to connect and enjoy the magic of the season together.
Reading doesn’t have to be limited to bedtime either- why not head outside, find a cozy spot under some twinkly lights, and get comfy with a festive book? With some creativity, you and your little ones can have an unforgettable time together while making meaningful memories.
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 holiday activity that teaches kids while they’re creating! It’s beneficial in many ways from motor skills to problem-solving.
Kids are able to strengthen their hand muscles and improve dexterity and fine motor skills with just the simple act of holding a crayon or paintbrush.
Get your kids inspired to craft with some of these fun Christmas crafts below.
Gingerbread Man Card Craft – This sweet craft is fun and a great way to spread Christmas cheer! Your little bakers can create one or many gingerbread men to send a card to a loved one, use it as a gift tag, or a cute holiday decoration!
Santa’s Cookie Plate Name Craft – The kids will make Santa a plate of cookies with this fun craft. They’ll whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies that spell out their name. It’s a cute holiday decoration that helps kids learn to spell their names, work on scissor skills, and more!
Nutcracker Handprint Craft – The kids will love creating their own nutcracker and personalizing it with their sweet little handprints. Their adventurous nutcracker will be ready to fight the Mouse King once the kids put the finishing touches on their craft.
Grinch Gingerbread Man Craft – Disguise a gingerbread man with a classic holiday character, Mr. Grinch! No one will bother the gingerbread man if they think he’s the grumpy Grinch! This is a fun craft for the kids to make, especially if they love the book or movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Christmas Activities For Kids
These gingerbread man dot to dot printables combine puzzle-solving, drawing, and coloring into one sweet activity! The gingerbread boy and girl are revealed when kids connect the dots up to the number 25. They’ll have a blast coloring the pages, which will make for some adorable Christmas decorations!
Add this printable roll a Santa game to the kids’ holiday activities for some festive learning. While the kids have fun playing the game, they’re also working on counting, colors, taking turns, and fine motor skills. To get the holiday fun started, grab this free printable, a die, and pom poms to fill Santa in with.
These fun reindeer worksheets feature our favorite red-nosed reindeer! They have activities designed to help with letter recognition, handwriting, scissor skills, and more! These festive worksheets will make learning fun when kids do them along with Rudolph!
Kids will love dotting this set of Santa do a dot printables! Santa filled these pages with lots of holiday fun! They are a great way for kids to learn letter recognition, counting, colors, and matching skills. It’s a great no-prep activity for preschoolers through kindergarteners, so grab the dot markers for a festive time learning!
- Have Santa accidentally drop his sleigh driver’s license for some festive magic!
- These reindeer candy cane sleeves are a great small gift for the classroom or friends.
- Grab your kids one of these cute personalized drink tumblers.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Stickers (optional)
- Stocking template
- Download the stocking template, print, and cut out the pieces.
- Begin by gluing the toe patch to the toe portion of the stocking. Then take the heel patch and glue it to the heel portion of the stocking.
- Take the top decoration and glue it to the top of the stocking. Glue this stocking top to a blank piece of cardstock.
- Arrange the stocking letter pieces underneath the top part of it to spell the child's name, then glue them in place.
- Next, glue the bottom portion of the stocking to the end of the name.
- Write the child's name at the top of the stocking. Optionally, decorate the stocking with stickers or other embellishments.