Christmas Activities for Preschoolers
From Decking the Tree to wrapping presents-Christmas brings so much holiday fun! Below you will find many fun Christmas Ideas for preschoolers that have been shared by the members in our community.
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These adorable Reindeer footprints belong to the Children at TT's Inhome childcare
Krista C's kiddos at. TT's inhome childcare also made these fun melted pony bead ornaments. Here is a tutorial on how to make them!
Nancy D. of Jones Early Care And Preschool is also a member of the Pre-K Printables Club from Pre-K Printable Fun. She shared a photo of the kiddos in her program playing the Santa Dress Up Game from the Santa and His Helpers Activity Pack.
Tracie Gonzales of Happy Hearts Family Daycare shared two
of the recent crafts her kiddos made!
Amanda P. shared a photo of the cloud dough she made with a "Christmas Twist"! She used red sugar crystals and peppermint extract!
Community Member Sheena W. set up the Pre-K Printable Fun Santa's Workshop Dramatic Play pack for her little elf. See more photos from her Santa's Workshop invitation here.
Heidi S. of Heidi Slaters Home Childcare created a Tree decorating invitation. She provided loose parts such as: cut up pool noodles, magna tiles, magformers, and loofahs . The Tree was assembled by the kids and decorated by the kids . She said, "(This is an) open ended activity that can be added to daily or changed daily. The children are able to have a sense of pride for something they did."
Julie K. of Julie's Childcare found a fun way to keep the Christmas magic alive. The children "planted" tic-tacs, sprinkled them with colored sprinkles-only to find
they had grown into rainbow candy canes.
Try this fun Paper Plate Christmas Tree activity to get in a bit of creativity with some fine motor fun!
The kiddos at Julie's Childcare kept busy with a wrapping paper workshop! Tons of precut wrapping paper squares, tape, glue, ribbon, scissors. Great for those small motor skills!
The children at Powell Family Child Care were pleased to lace cereal onto candy cane shaped pipe cleaners. They will hang them from tree branches to help feed the birds.
This Gingerbread Man Storybook Theater is a fun and engaging way to support young children in developing literacy skills. Act out the parts of the story, learn related vocabulary, retell the story and more. See more photos of the Gingerbread Man Storybook Theater here.
While pretending they were Santa the kids at Heidi Slaters Home Childcare wrapped the toys with foil. Foil works great as a reusable wrapping paper, and can be done by even the young children, since no tape is needed.
Katie of Katie Maes Daycare, so generously shared a weeks worth of Childcare Meals-
they look so delicious!
Heidi S. of Heidi Slaters Childcare created some Dramatic play gingerbread outfits! She made them from brown stocking hats. She also made aprons from old jeans with painted gingerbread men.
Erica at Erica's Educare Learning Center transformed her Dramatic Play Center into a Hot Chocolate Dramatic Play invitation using PKPF printables.
The Christmas elf Sprinx at Amber H's, returned with Sprinxcakes...
The children at Teacher's Pet Pre-K made a pinecone tree and wrapped some presents for their collection of squirrels & other forest animals.
Invite your preschooler to decorate their own mini Christmas tree with this fun Fine Motor invitation. Check out the Fine Motor Pine Cone Christmas Tree tutorial for more details.
Heidi S. of Heidi Slaters Home Daycare found this fun Gingerbread Man-which is actually a Pet toy! She used as the runaway gingerbread man for a simple game of hide and seek .
The kiddos at Tykes 'n Tots Preschool & Daycare hammered 3/4" wire brads into various shapes and stretched "loom" rubber bands to create these "string" art creations.
Read a fun Christmas story and create a reindeer craft!
See our book suggestion and get this free printable craft on the Reindeer Storytime Activity blog.
The kiddos at Pumpkin Patch Preschool have been working so hard on their group canvas. Patty has kindly shared the photos of their progress with the group. They finally decided it was "complete"! These would make greats gifts for parents!
Member Sheena W. created a Christmas Village that her preschooler can use, she utilized items from the dollar store and Playmobil
Pair fun small Christmas objects with printables from the Deck the Halls activity pack from PKPF to encourage math and literacy development.
Using paper snowflake templates and snow spray Banzer's Family Totspot created a wintry scene!
The kiddos at Kay G's. have been making beautiful ornaments for their Christmas Tree!
Jesse F.'s kiddos made some super fun Gingerbread Houses out of Graham Crackers!
The Kiddos at Tall Adventures Childcare made some very pretty dough ornaments.
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