Are you looking for some fun and simple Christmas activities to enjoy with kids this festive season?
Whether it’s for a Christmas party or for family fun at home, these awesome free printable Christmas activities can give you hours of entertainment. Simply download and print to begin.
You could even staple them altogether to make up a Christmas booklet for your kids to work through. These booklets could make a great addition to pop into your Christmas Eve box or Christmas stocking.
Christmas Activity 1: What’s in Santa’s sleigh?
Santa is getting ready for his busiest time of the year. He’s got so many presents to deliver to girls and boys all over the land.
But he’s lost track of exactly how many of each toy he has in his sleigh!
Can you help Santa count out how many he has of each one?
Print it out to begin: Santa’s Sleigh Counting Game
Christmas Activity 2: Colour by numbers Christmas picture
Colouring is a mindful activity for little ones. Make it more fun by adding a special colour code key.
The then colour in each numbered section of this Festive picture by following the key.
Extending the game
As an extra challenge, you could ask them to draw their own Christmas picture, divide it into sections and make their own colouring key.
You, or their sibling or friend, could then colour it in to complete the task.
Print it out to begin: Santa’s sleigh colour by numbers worksheet.
Christmas activity 3: Snowman building dice game
Do you wanna build a snowman? Make it more fun with this exciting dice drawing game.
Print out one sheet for each player. They must take it in turns to roll a dice and look at the number in the key.
Following the colour key, to find a detail of the snowman. They can draw on that detail to their snowman.
If they roll the same number again they must miss a turn. The first to complete their snowman wins the game.
Download and print to begin: Do you wanna build a snowman drawing game
Christmas activity 4: Santa spot the difference
Has your child got an eagle eye?
Can they spot the 10 differences between these Santa pictures? How long will they take to notice all ten tiny differences?
Download and print to begin: Funky Santa spot the difference puzzle
Christmas activity 5: Santa’s Word Search
Can your child find all the Christmassy words that Santa has hidden in this word search?
The words can be diagonal as well as backwards, making this a tricky search for older kids that will keep them hunting for ages.
Download and print to begin: Santa’s word search
Christmas activity 6: Winter bear dot-to-dot activity
Every child loves a dot-to-dot activity. They’re great fun and also help with counting skills.
This super cute winter bear dot-to-dot is a lovely activity to keep kids busy.
After joining the dots in numerical order, they can colour in their picture too.
Download and print to begin: Little bear bear dot-to-dot activity
Christmas activity 7: All I want for Christmas letter
Your child is bound to have a gift that they REALLY hope they open on Christmas day. And maybe they have some other secret hopes for Christmas too.
They might be looking forward to their favourite food for Christmas dinner. Or they might have a Christmas wish that they want to come true.
Let them write all their wishes down on this fun worksheet, (that mum and dad can also read!)
Download and print to begin: ‘All I want for Christmas’ worksheet
Christmas activity 8: All about my Elf worksheet
Is your child crazy about Elf on the Shelf? If you haven’t tried it before, Elf is a toy that has become a Christmas tradition.
The toy elf appears in your home one day. Every night, while children are sleeping, the elf moves to a different place in the house and gets up to all sorts of mischief. When everyone wakes up the next morning, they discover just what he’s been up to.
If your child gets excited by your Elf’s antics, print out this fun activity.
Your child can fill in details all about their elf and draw what pranks they get up to.
Download and print to begin: All About my Elf
You can find a summary of all our printable Christmas activities here:
Make them into a busy Christmas book for children.
With all the hectic and busy build up to the big day, these printable games and worksheets will buy you all a little quiet time with fun activities.
From us to all you busy parents this festive season. Merry Christmas!