Here’s over 60 simple and fun Christmas activities that will help you create fun memories with those you love! Includes Christmas activities for kids, service ideas, craft ideas, free Christmas things to do, easy Christmas recipes, and more!
FUN CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES
Are you looking for a fun Christmas activity?
Whether you are looking for fun Christmas activity ideas for your advent calendar or just need something fun to do with your family, this list will give you tons of simple and fun Christmas activities ideas!
Many of these activities can be done at home and won’t cost you a fortune! Even better, right? Since Christmas can be an expensive time of the year.
CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES: DECORATIONS & CRAFT IDEAS
1. MAKE ORNAMENTS
Make easy salt dough ornaments for your Christmas tree or as gifts. Recipe here.
2. MAKE A CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN CHAIN
3. DECORATE THE CHRISTMAS TREE
Make this easy galvanized tree collar to make your tree extra awesome.
4. MAKE I-SPY NATIVITY ORNAMENTS
A perfect Christmas nativity craft for kids! Here’s the directions and supply list!
5. PAINT ORNAMENTS FOR AN ORNAMENT EXCHANGE
6. DECORATE GRAHAM CRACKER OR GINGERBREAD HOUSES
Use this gingerbread house icing glue recipe to keep your houses together!
7. STRING POPCORN FOR THE CHRISTMAS TREE
8. CARVE SOAP NATIVITIES
CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES: EASY CHRISTMAS RECIPES
1. MAKE GINGERBREAD MEN TREATS
Easy no-bake gingerbread men cookie treats is a fun Christmas activity for kids!
2. DECORATE SUGAR COOKIES
3. MAKE FAMOUS ENGLISH TOFFEE
4. MAKE SANTA HAT COOKIES
Here’s the recipe for Santa Hat Oreo Cookies
6. MAKE RUDOLPH SANDWICHES OR TOAST
7. MAKE FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE
No need to go all the way to NYC when you can make delicious Frozen Hot Chocolate in 5 minutes.
8. SET UP A HOT COCOA BAR
9. HAVE A FANCY CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT DINNER
FUN CHRISTMAS GAMES TO PLAY
5. JINGLE BELL BOWLING
CHRIST-CENTERED IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES
1. LEARN ABOUT THE SYMBOLS OF CHRISTMAS
This beautifully-illustrated book teaches about the 12 symbols of Christmas and what they mean.
2. GO TO A NATIVITY DISPLAY NEAR YOU
3. CELEBRATE ADVENT SUNDAYS
This is one Christmas activity that will help you slow down and really enjoy the season!
4. READ THE NATIVITY STORY
6. WATCH THE FREE CHRISTMAS DEVOTIONAL
7. DO A SCRIPTURE ADVENT CALENDAR
Read about one of Christ’s attributes each night of December with this free scripture advent calendar.
CHRISTMAS SERVICE IDEAS
1. DO THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS FOR SOMEONE
Giving the 12 Days of Christmas is super easy with these printable gift tags and gift list!
2. PLAY BELLS, CAROL OR READ STORIES AT AN OLD-FOLKS HOME
3. DO A SUB-4-SANTA OR ANGEL TREE
CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY IDEAS: SANTA
1. GET A PICTURE WITH SANTA
2. CELEBRATE ST. NICHOLAS DAY ON DECEMBER 6TH
Here’s why you should celebrate St. Nicholas Day and how to make it a fun day!
3. MAKE COOKIES FOR SANTA
These are Santa’s favorite chocolate chip cookies, just sayin’.
4. WRITE & MAIL LETTERS TO SANTA
CHRISTMAS THINGS TO DO AT HOME
1. WATCH CHRISTMAS MOVIES
2. DRINK HOT COCOA ON THE FRONT PORCH
3 .BUILD A SNOWMAN
4. SLEEP BY THE CHRISTMAS TREE
5. HAVE AN INDOOR PICNIC BY THE CHRISTMAS TREE
6. DRIVE TO SEE THE LIGHTS IN PAJAMAS
Don’t underestimate simple ideas for Christmas activities like driving to see Christmas lights! Have everyone get in their pajamas like they would for bed, but surprise kids with this Christmas activity instead!