Top 5 Fun Activities For Kids This Christmas!
Christmas is in the air! Christmas for kids is one of the most special times of the year, and we know it! Christmas is around the corner and if there’s one great way to spend that time it is having fun with the kids! We have listed some ideas of fun things to with the kids for Christmas! These include treats to make, crafts to try, games to play and activities to do. We have made a top 5 list with fun activities for kids this Christmas!
- Devils Food Cake Mix
- 1 large package of instant chocolate pudding
- 1 C sour cream
- 1 C oil
- 1/2 water
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 4 eggs
- Googly eyes-can be found in the baking section of stores. I’ve seen them at Target and at Kroger stores. I am sure more stores have them too.
- Red M&Ms
Mix the cake mix with all of the ingredients through the eggs. Place in cupcake tins that are lined with cupcake liners. If you make large cupcakes it should make about 24. If you make mini ones, fill them about half full and it should make around 75 give or take a little.
Bake at 350 degrees. For large cupcakes bake for about 18 minutes, for the smaller ones about 8-10 minutes.
Let them cool them frost with chocolate frosting.
Add googly eyes and nose.
To make the antlers, just break off a piece of pretzel and stick it down in a little bit.
- Clear Glass Bulb Ornaments (you can buy a 12 pack or so at your craft store)
- Americana Multi Surface Satin in desired colors
- Vinyl (optional)
- Ribbon to hang ornaments
Take the top part off of the ornament and pour a bunch of paint inside. Be generous-it will be easier:
Now place your thumb over the top hole and shake to spread the paint. Add more as needed.
When it is completely coated, turn it upside down and let it dry in a paper cup or in the box that it came in, making sure the excess paint can drip out as it dries. Let it dry for a long time-maybe even overnight.
Then add the face! You can do this buy cutting out adhesive vinyl or with paint. I did a combination of the two.
The minion is entirely from vinyl:
Christmas cookies are always a treat at Christmas time and they are super easy for kids to make.
This is something we do every year and has become a bit of a tradition. We always leave a cookie out for Santa, usually the biggest one with his name written on it.
What will you need?
You will need the Easy Cookie Dough Recipe, Christmas cookie cutters and icing sugar tubes.
Pressing the cookie cutters into the rolled out cookie dough. The cooking paper underneath stopped the dough from sticking to the bench and also made it easier to transfer the cookies onto the baking tray.
There is so much fun to be had decorating and personalising your own cookie. We used premade icing tubes but you alternatively use a press lock bag and cut a small hole in the corner.
The kids working hard those fine motor muscles with all that squeezing. They are also practising and developing their attention and hand & eye coordination.
BENEFITS OF COOKING WITH KIDS:
- Sensory- hands on feeling and manipulating the dough through the senses.
- Fine motor skills- strengthening little muscles through manipulation and moulding the cookie dough.
- Hand and eye coordination- watching and doing and coordinating these actions.
- Language development – cooking is a social activity requiring speaking and listening, also developing vocabulary.
- Self-esteem- a sense of pride and achievement
Kids will have lots of fun making and playing with our Paper Plate Christmas Masks. Both the Reindeer and Santa Paper Plate Masks encourages imaginative play and creativity. These masks are super easy to make and require a basic paper plate as the base, simple craft materials and our free printable reindeer ears and Santa hat which are available for printing below.
REINDEER MASK YOU WILL NEED:
- Large paper plate
- Reindeer ears: Click here to download and print – Printable Reindeer Ears
- Brown paint, crayons or textas
- Sticky tape & scissors
- Large red pompom
- Large pop stick paddle
- Black marker pen
HOW TO MAKE?
- Paint the paper plate and reindeer ears brown. Allow the paint to dry.
- Cut out small eye holes in the paper plate and draw on the mouth.
- Cut out the reindeer ears and sticky tape to the top of the paper plate. Also sticky tape the large pop stick at the bottom of the paper plate.
- Sticky tape the red pompom for the Reindeer nose.
SANTA MASK YOU WILL NEED:
- Large paper plate
- Santa hat: Click here to download and print – Printable Santa’s Hat
- Red paint, crayons or textas
- Kids PVA craft glue and sticky tape
- Cotton wool balls
- Large pop stick paddle
- Scissors & black marker pen
HOW TO MAKE?
- Paint the Santa hat red, leaving the cotton wool areas white. While waiting for the paint to dry cut out holes for the eyes in the paper plate and draw on a nose.
- Cut out the Santa hat and sticky tape it to the top of the paper plate. Also sticky tape the large pop stick at the bottom for the handle.
- Apply glue to the cotton wool areas and shred the cotton with fingers. Apply thinly to the wet glue.
Cellophance Snowflake Window Decorations are so easy to make and are a great way to decorate the windows at christmas. They look fabulous on windows with the sun shining through.
What you will need:
You will need white paper, coloured cellophane, a round object to trace around, scissors and a glue stick.
- Trace around a round object to make a circle. Cut the circle out.
- Fold circle in half.
- Fold the half circle in half again, quarters.
- Cut small triangles around the outside of the quarter circle.
- Open out flat.
- Glue onto a sheet of cellophane and cut off excess cellophane.
We hope this information was useful for you!