Christmas activities for toddlers are a great way to get in the holiday spirit!
Your little one is now old enough to create simple crafts and participate in festive activities, which makes the holiday season that much more exciting for everyone.
Today I’m sharing 12 of my favorite easy Christmas activities to do with my toddler.
If you really want to be festive choose one to complete each day in the 12 days leading up to Christmas!
12 Days of Easy Toddler Christmas Activities
Adult supervision is required for all activities on this website. Some materials may pose a choking hazard. Use good judgement when selecting activities – nobody knows your child better than you!
1) Make Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses
Graham crackers are a favorite toddler snack around here. Use icing or cream cheese to construct a “gingerbread house” with your toddler! Decorate with toddler friendly foods such as blueberries, strawberries, goldfish, or any of your toddlers favorite snacks.
2) Play with Christmas Sensory Bins
Sensory bins are always a hit with toddlers. They are cheap to make and can be as simple or elaborate as you like. Check out our list of Festive Christmas Sensory Bins and choose one to make!
3) Visit Christmas Light Displays
Drive through a festively decorated neighborhood or even better, visit a Christmas light display where you and your toddler can walk around and admire the beauty.
4) Decorate a Felt Christmas Tree
Felt Christmas trees are perfect for toddlers – unbreakable “ornaments” that can be stuck directly on the felt tree! We purchased this one this year and my toddler has gone back to it day after day. (Some of the felt ornaments are small and could pose a choking hazard, so be sure to supervise or even remove the smaller ones altogether.)
5) Make & Decorate Christmas Cookies
Baking Christmas cookies incorporates so many essential skills that toddlers love to practice – scooping, pouring, mixing, and molding, to name a few! After the cookies are done baking, decorate using squeezable icing pouches!
6) Make Christmas Ornaments
There are plenty of adorable Christmas ornaments that are easy enough for a toddler to make. These pom-pom push ornaments turn out so cute, and are easy enough for your toddler to make pretty much independently. If you want to be more hands on, try air dry-clay ornaments using Christmas cookie cutters. Check out our fingerprint air-dry clay ornaments!
7) Build a Family Photo Christmas Tree
This is such a cute idea that I’ve seen floating around Pinterest. Cut out a fairly large Christmas tree and hang it on the wall low enough for your toddler to reach. Cut out photos of your family members in circular ornament shapes and let your toddler stick them to the tree, creating a festive family tree!
8) Create a Beautiful Christmas Craft Together
There are plenty of toddler Christmas craft ideas out there but let’s be real, not all of them result in creations you want to save. I rounded up the most beautiful toddler-friendly Christmas crafts I could find. Some require more assistance from you than others, but they all turn out so pretty you can gift them or decorate with them!
9) Try a Gum Drop Stem Activity
I came across this activity on Facebook and thought it was so cool! Toddlers love building and mine is no exception. Include older siblings in this holiday STEM challenge for a fun filled Christmas activity that the whole family can enjoy!
10) Read Christmas Books
Get in the holiday spirit by adding a few Christmas books to your bedtime story rotation! Here are a few of our favorites:
- Where is Baby’s Christmas Present?
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Christmas
- Minnie Saves Christmas
- The Story of Christmas
- Pat the Christmas Bunny
11) Christmas Sticky Wall Activity
Use contact paper to create an interactive Christmas sticky wall for your toddler. You could decorate a Christmas tree shape by sticking crumpled tissue paper to the contact paper, or make a gingerbread man shape and decorate him! Check out our favorite toddler sticky walls for ideas and tips.
12) Christmas Playdough
Spice up your homemade playdough by adding Christmas scents and colors! Or buy red and green store bought playdoh. Check out this playdoh advent calendar for fun Christmas playdoh surprises throughout the month of December! If you want to make your own Christmas playdough check out this