Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to spread the holiday cheer than by engaging your little ones in festive and educational activities? Join us on this festive journey as we discover how simple, hands-on activities can make the holiday season not only joyful but also an enriching experience for the young minds in your home. From math games with a holiday twist to crafts that blend art with science, we’ve got it all covered. So, grab your Santa hats, and let’s embark on a DIY adventure that will make this Christmas a memorable and educational celebration for your little ones!

14 DIY Christmas Educational Games and Crafts for Kids

14 DIY Christmas Educational Games and Crafts for Kids

1. Santa Math Game

santa math game

The idea of this Santa Math Game is to solve math equations to grow Santa’s beard. Once the math problem has been solved a cotton ball, stuffing ball, or large white pom pom is added to the number on his beard. The game can be played in various different ways depending on the level of your child. Follow this link to get the free printable and to find out more about this fun DIY game.

2. Christmas Alphabet Match

DIY Christmas Educational Games and Crafts for Kids

This Christmas alphabet activity is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who are learning their ABCs! It is an easy activity to set up with no mess. Get the free printable over at Two Pink Peonies.

3. Lego Christmas Number Line

A Christmas twist on our simple Lego number line activity which is a great way to get some hands on math practice and develop secure number knowledge in kids. To find out more about this fun number activity head over to In The Playroom.

4. Christmas Addition Worksheets

Christmas addition worksheets free

From counting and graphs to more complicated addition and word problems, you are sure to find something to do in this fun math bundle! 7 different Christmas-themed math worksheets with a bonus Christmas number chart which is fantastic for practicing skip counting! Get the free printable here.

5. Geome-Tree – A Christmas Math Project

Have fun with math this holiday season using geometry to make unique ornaments and decorations. This Geome-Tree is a fantastic crafting activity for older kids or for younger kids with a little help from an adult. Head over to STEAM Powered Family to find the instructions.

6. Christmas Word Scramble

Christmas word scramble

Fox Farm Home brings us this free printable Christmas word scramble. This is an awesome activity to throw into your winter break plans as a fun word challenge!

7. Felt Christmas Trees

Christmas sewing

These felt Christmas trees are the perfect beginner hand-sewing project. Great to practice different stitches in an enjoyable way. Because of the size of the tree, this project won’t be too overwhelming and the trees can be decorated with craft supplies which makes it even more fun for craft-loving kids!

8. Christmas Secret Message

This secret message from Santa printable is so much fun for kids. It is also a fun activity to leave from your Elf on the shelf! Visit Two Pink Peonies to get your free copy.

9. Free Christmas Activity Pack

DIY Christmas Educational Games and Crafts for Kids

This free Christmas Activity pack will keep kids entertained for ages. 17 different fun and educational Christmas sheets from mazes to word searches there is something for everyone here.

10. Crystal Candy Cane Science

Make a pipe cleaner candy cane and wait for crystals to grow. This is a great Christmas science experiment that kids are sure to love. Simple to set up, more details can be found over at Little Bins for Little Hands.

11. Christmas Lacing Cards

Christmas-themed lacing cards are a wonderful way for toddlers and preschoolers to work on fine motor skills this Christmas! Head over to Fox Farm Home to get a copy of these lovely lacing cards.

12. Nature Art Christmas Trees

Have some outdoor time this Christmas season and make some of these adorable nature Christmas trees. This is a great opportunity for a lesson on plants as well as the importance of recycling and living a more sustainable life.

13. Christmas Color By Number

These Christmas color by number sheets are a great way to keep kids busy in a fun way. This is a fun coloring activity that suits a wide range of ages from younger children learning about numbers and colors up to tweens and teens who love art and Christmas!

14. Santa Roll and Cut Game

This Santa Roll and Cut Game is a very easy Prep Game that you can make for Kids to practice Number recognition and  Counting. It also helps with fine motor skills. Such a fun game that young children are sure to love! Head over to Little Ladoo to find out more.

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