5 Easy Christmas Activities to keep the kiddos busy

Santa Claus is coming to town! Are you ready?!

Printable Activity mats

Here are a few fun printable activities for your Christmas table!

Because kiddos get bored and a little game to work on while they sit down for Christmas lunch might be the key. It’s a great way to get them to interact with their neighbor without staring at a screen or getting up from the table.

Pom Pom Christmas Tree

Another super easy activity for your kiddos to do are these adorable pom pom trees!

Supplies:

  • Medium sized green pom poms
  • Foam Cone shape
  • Mini pom poms in bright colors for your ornaments
  • Glue

Glue your yellow Star pom pom on top and then cover the rest of your cone with green pom poms. Once it has dried use the mini pom poms and ornaments! That’s it! So easy! This is a great one for the littlest of kiddos who need something to keep their hands busy!

Clothespin Snowflake Ornaments

Supplies:

  • Clothespins
  • Paint + paintbrush
  • Glitter, sequins, etc to decorate with (optional)
  • Glue
  • Hot glue gun

Begin by taking apart your clothespins and painting them a pretty winter color! We went with acquamarine…but blue, or light blue, or silver would be pretty too! When you have taken them apart paint the individual pieces of the clothespin. Paint both sides and allow them to dry completely.

Once they are dry glue the two flat sides together so that the head is perfectly lined up. You will need 6 clothespins for every snowflake.

The last step is to take each clothespin and glue the head together with the next clothespin (see photo). Make sure that the head is lined up well or you will have a crooked snowflake.

That’s it! These are fun to make and hang on your tree or to use as a pretty decoration on your wrapping paper!

Christmas Reindeer Cups

Supplies:

  • Googley eyes
  • Brown cups (preferably paper)
  • Red pom poms
  • Glue

These little guys are easy to make and festive on your table too! Just add your eyes and nose and attach antlers to make a festive Rudolph to your kiddo’s favorite drink at the Christmas table. You can even use them to make pudding cups or fill with candies for your guests! Because they are just to silly and cute!

Painted Salt Snowflakes

Supplies:

  • Salt
  • Watercolor paints
  • Paint brush
  • Water
  • Glue

Begin by creating your snowflake shapes with glue. Make one at a time so that the glue doesn’t dry out. Shake salt onto your glue snowflake coating it well. Gently shake the excess salt off of your snowflake. Continue to create your salt snowflakes. When you are done allow them to dry.

When your snowflakes are dry, using watercolor paints drip your color onto your salt snowflake. It will spread out slightly bu stop at the edges of the salt creating beautiful, colorful snowflakes!

For further directions and a video tutorial visit this post.

Need a few more ideas to keep your kiddos busy?!

Try this recipe for snow (it is actually cold)! Or this tasty gumdrop tree! Or Snowman bowling!! Or decorate ice cream cones to make your very own Christmas trees! Or you can even create your own ornaments with salt dough!

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