88+ Christmas Ideas for the Whole Family

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On the 1st day of Christmas we asked 60 bloggers from around the world to join us while we created a wonderfully holiday inspired list of things to do, see, give, create, make and more!!

On the 12th day of Christmas we have 88+ of the most inventive, special, educational and just plain wonderful Christmas ideas!

88 + Christmas Ideas for the Whole Family

Here they all are!

Happy Holidays Everyone!!

Great Ideas for Christmas Art and Craft for Kids

Children’s Art & Craft Ideas

  1. Reindeer Cardboard Tube Craft // Raising Little Superheroes
  2. Popsicle Stick Gingerbread House // Books and Giggles
  3. Christmas Craft Ideas // Homeschool Happenings
  4. Jingle Bells Splatter Painting // Emma Owl
  5. Handprint & Footprint Crafts // Healthy Happy Thrifty Family
  6. The Night of Las Posadas // Off the Shelf
  7. Cardboard Tube Grinch // Cutting Tiny Bites
  8. Reindeer Footprint Craft // Emma Owl
  9. Snowflake Craft // Kidz Activities
  10. Santa with a Fluffy Beard // Preschool Toolkit
  11. Ginger Bread Garland // Cutting Tiny Bites

Here are 11 ways to creatively learn with your children at christmas time - including fine motor, numbers and counting, sorting, color matching, alphabet games, movement and music, science and play!

Kids Educational & Play Christmas Activities

  1. Christmas Fine Motor Crafts // Montessori Nature
  2. Elf Suitcase Small World // Adventures of Adam
  3. Fine Motor Activities – using Decorations // Welcome to Mommyhood
  4. Preschooler Nutcracker Learning Activities // Bambini Travel
  5. Circuit Tree // STEAM Powered Family
  6. Christmas Cutting Tray // Cutting Tiny Bites
  7. Christmas Stocking Matching Activity // Play Learn Everyday
  8. Christmas Pudding Counting Game // Play and Learn Everyday
  9. Christmas Sorting // Welcome to Mommyhood
  10. Christmas Tree Counters // Welcome to Mommyhood
  11. Fill the Alphabet Stocking // Cutting Tiny Bites

Christmas Inspired Sensory Play for Kids

Kids Sensory Activities for Christmas

  1. Reindeer Sensory Play Dough // Emma Owl
  2. Christmas Play Dough // Play and Learn Everyday
  3. Montessori Inspired Winter Play // Montessori Nature
  4. 12 Days of Christmas Play Dough // One Time Through
  5. All Natural Christmas Sensory Bin // Cutting Tiny Bites

10 Kids treat Ideas for Christmas - Make holidays Extra Special

Christmas Recipes – Yum Yum Ho Ho

  1. No Cook Peanut Butter Patties // The Resourceful Mama
  2. Traditional Ginger Cookies // Emma Owl
  3. 12 Days of Christmas Cookies // Broken TeePee
  4. White Chocolate Pretzels // The Resourceful Mama
  5. Santa Cheese Snacks // Emma Owl
  6. Christmas Pops // Cutting Tiny Bites
  7. Christmas Tree Brownies // Kidz Activities
  8. Reindeer Noses // Kidz Activities
  9. 25 Healthy Holiday Snacks // Cutting Tiny Bites
  10. Christmas in the Kitchen with Kids // One Time Through

Christmas Child Made DiY Wrapping - Tags and Card Ideas

Gift + Gift Cards/Tags/ Christmas Wrapping

  1. Recycled Christmas Paper DiY Wrapping // Raising Fairies and Knights
  2. Toddler Made Gift Tags // My Bored Toddler
  3. Watercolor Christmas Tree Cards // Rhythms of Play
  4. Christmas Cards for Preschoolers to Make // Kidz Activities
  5. Confetti Gift Wrap // Emma Owl
  6. Fingerprint Reindeer Gift Tag // Emma Owl
  7. Kid Made Cushion Covers // Play Learn Everyday
  8. Christmas Leaf Luminaries // Kidz Activities


Easy DiY Christmas Ornament to make for the Hlolidays

Homemade Christmas Decorations & Ornaments

  1. Chic Tray Photo Decorations // DomestiKate
  2. Kid Made Christmas Mice // Mosswood Connections
  3. DiY Christmas Wall Decor  // Fun with a Message
  4. DiY Christmas Ornaments // Non Toy Gifts
  5. How to make Christmas Pomanders // Blue Bells and Cockle Shells
  6. Origami Fabric Christmas Tree // Maria Magdalena Living Ideas
  7. Christmas LED Light Holder // Witty Hoots
  8. Rustic Pine Cone and Felt Banner // Play Dough & Popsicles
  9. Kid can Make it Mason Jar Ornament // Preschool Toolkit
  10. Easy Reindeer Ornament // P is for Preschool
  11. Felt Snowman Decoration // Preschool Toolkit
  12. Toddler Made Candy Cane // Nerdy Mama
  13. Danish Christmas Heart // Mama in the Now
  14. Crayon Tree Ornaments & Gifts // Emma Owl


More than 26 Child Made Christmas Ornaments to hang on the tree this Christmas

  1. Minion Homemade Ornament // The Resourceful Mama
  2. Paper Plate Wreath // The Resourceful Mama
  3. Dried Pasta Ornaments // Cutting Tiny Bites
  4. Footprint Decoration // Emma Owl
  5. Homemade Keepsake Photo Ornaments // Kidz Activities
  6. Montessori Inspired Ornaments // Montessori Nature
  7. Snowman Ornament // The Resourceful Mother
  8. Salt Dough Christmas Decorations // Emma Owl
  9. Glitter and Glue Pine Cone // The Preschool Toolkit
  10. Pom Pom Kid made Ornament // Bambini Travel
  11. Melty Crayon and Glitter // My Little Poppies
  12. Mini Wreath Decorations // Witty Hoots

Great Ideas for Christmas Family Traditions!

Family Traditions & Christmas Eve

  1. Christmas Ornament Memory Book //  One Time Through
  2. Pom Pom Christmas Advent Calendar // Schooling a Monkey
  3. Service Elves / Angles // The Quiet Grove
  4. Washi Tape Dominos // Teach Me Mommy
  5. Holiday Themed Dates – to do with your Sweetie // Raising Faries and Knights
  6. December Traditions for your Family // Spoil My Family
  7. Easy to Make Advent Calendar // Peakle Pie
  8. Elf on the Shelf – The Danish Way // Mama in the Now
  9. Elf Shortcuts for Busy Moms // Mama in the Now
  10. 15 Elf on the Shelf Ideas // The Resourceful Mama

Christmas Gift Guides

Gift Guides

  1. Family Gift Worthy Games // My Little Poppies
  2. Gift Ideas for Kids with Special Needs // Such a Time as This
  3. Tween Gift Guide & Craft // Craft Create Calm
  4. Non Toy Gift Ideas // Little Log Cottage School
  5. Holiday Gifts to Nurture Child’s Development // Nurture and Thrive
  6. Top Ten Gifts For Teen Girls // Good Things Realized
  7. Best Handmade Gift Ideas // Popshop America


I really hope you enjoyed the round up of all our ideas!

There are more ideas below – just in case you need more jingle!!



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