Christmas is coming up fast next month, and I wanted to share favorite Christmas activities that we did last year inspired by other bloggers! These were activities that my daughter asked to repeat again this year! I will share our photos as well as links to other websites where you can find DIY instructions. At the end of the post are additional Christmas activities from our website!
1. Yarn-Wrapped Cardboard Trees
My kids had such a blast making these sparkly recycled trees inspired by Imagination Tree and Easy Peasy Fun! They are so fun for a wide age range. My 5-year-old could decorate it independently, while my 2-year-old felt proud of his choice of orange yarn 😍. After the project, they loved pointing out the crafts that they made on our Christmas tree! Check out Imagination Tree’s clever way of including bead threading fine motor work!
Here’s how the DIY cardboard ornaments look on our Christmas tree!
2. Bilingual Snowmen Christmas Countdown (Chinese & Korean)
This activity was inspired by the amazing paper plate Christmas snowman from Happy Tot Shelf! To encourage our children’s minority languages (Chinese and Korean), our nanny and I make these paper plate snowmen to encourage bilingual counting practice! In hindsight, we should have put 남은 날 (Days Until) on the Korean snowman’s hat to keep the language consistently in Korean. Click here for DIY instructions from Happy Tot Shelf!
3. Handprint Christmas Tree Cards – Cute Craft to Gift!
My daughter is a little Hallmark factory and makes dozens of cards each day for friends and family. We showed her the pictures on Glued To My Crafts blog, and she instantly began to grab green paper and traced her hands! Click here to see DIY instructions from Glued To My Crafts!
4. Felt Christmas Tree Busy Bag Activity
These felt Christmas Trees have been enjoyed by both of my children all year round! I love that this was an activity that my son, who was only 1 years old, could do with his big sister. Just have to keep an eye out for the small felt parts – you will need to supervise kids under 3 years of age who are mouthing non-food objects! This is a smaller, portable version of an awesome giant felt tree that we saw on Amazon which you can see in this link!
Christmas activities from CHALK Academy
Here are favorite educational Chinese Christmas activities that my daughter and I made last year! Also check out the Chinese Christmas coloring sheets and music videos on YouTube!
Holiday gift guides
Still shopping for holiday presents? Check out these recommendations!
- Click here to see our Chinese Holiday Shopping Guide!
- Favorite Montessori Inspired Educational Toys and Homeschool Materials on Etsy
- Chinese Play Food: Review of HeartFelt Makan’s Realistic, Non-Plastic Toys!
Merry Christmas, friends!
圣诞节快乐! (Shèngdàn jié kuàilè!)