Christmas Activities for Kids: Advent Calendar Ideas

One of my favorite Christmas activities for kids is an advent calendar.  An advent calendar is a way to count and celebrate the days leading up to Christmas. There are a million ways to make one or if you’re not the crafty type, you can usually buy one in just about any store.  I’ve always thought of filling advent calendars with candy or even small gifts, but that doesn’t have to be the only option. Why not fill your advent calendar with activities that you and your family can do together to celebrate the holiday season? There are plenty of Christmas crafts and activities to fill your calendar.

Christmas Activities for Kids

You can fill envelopes with Christmas crafts or activities, then open one each night. Or, make a paper chain and upon removal, each chain would suggest different Christmas crafts or activities. Tuck strips of paper with activities printed on them in the calendar you already have. The possibilities are endless!

I know the holidays can be busy and also very stressful. But don’t worry; these activities are not designed to put more on your plate. Some are small, some happen in the home, others involve going somewhere; but all of these Christmas activities for kids are designed to help you spend more quality time with your family over the holiday season.

Here are some fun ideas of Christmas activities for kids to add to your calendar:

  1. Make Christmas cards, such as these ones kids craft homemade cards
  2. Read a favorite Christmas book
  3. Read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
  4. Feed the birds
  5. Volunteer together as a family
  6. Decorate the Christmas tree
  7. Bake Christmas cookies
  8. Watch a favorite Christmas movie
  9. Deliver cookies to the neighbors
  10. Shop for Toys for Tots
  11. Make Christmas ornaments, like these homemade ornaments
  12. Drink hot cocoa
  13. Write letters to Santa
  14. Take a family Christmas picture
  15. Make paper snowflakes or any other of your favorite Christmas crafts
  16. Drive around and look at lights
  17. Make a Christmas craft together
  18. Visit a live nativity
  19. Visit Santa
  20. Sing Christmas carols
  21. Wrap Christmas gifts
  22. Make homemade fudge
  23. Go caroling
  24. Make gingerbread men
  25. Read the Christmas story out of the Bible

Christmas Activities for Kids


Please share any Christmas activities for kids that you and your family share every year?

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