13 Crafty Christmas Activities for Kids

The festive season is upon us, and we’ve got a sack full of holiday cheer to make this Christmas unforgettable for your little ones! Ollie, Suzie, and Billy are here with a magical mix of crafty and creative activities to keep the holiday spirit alive. So, gather your little elves, put on those cosy Christmas jumpers, and let the festivities begin!

1. Snail Mail to the North Pole πŸ“¬

Get those creative juices flowing as your kids pen their heartwarming letters to Santa. There are magical North Pole letterboxes popping up all around, so keep your eyes peeled for your closest, and you may even get a special reply from the Big Man himself πŸŽ…

2. Salt Dough Magic πŸͺ

Make your own Christmas magic with salt dough decorations! Mix 2 parts flour, 1 part salt, and 1 part water. Shape, bake, and decorate – it’s like crafting cookies for Christmas, with a sprinkle of festive joy! Don’t forget the hole for the string – it’s time to unleash the little Banksy’s.

3. DIY Hot Cocoa Extravaganza β˜•

What’s better than a delicious hot chocolate on a chilly December day?! Make your edible masterpieces with marshmallows, cream, chocolate shavings, and more. Let the kids’ imaginations run wild as they concoct their dream hot chocolates.Β 

4. Christmas Movie Marathon 🎬

Snuggle up with blankets, popcorn, and hot chocolate for a festive film marathon. Die Hard may not make the cut, but our top 5 yearly picks include Grinch, Home Alone, Elf, Christmas Vacation, and The Santa Clause. It’s a cinematic sleigh ride for the whole family! What’s on your Christmas Movie Must Watch List?Β 

5. Paper Chains and Snowflakes Galore! βœ‚οΈ

Deck the halls with handmade paper chains and snowflakes. Challenge accepted: try a paper chain of our very own Ollie! Get the glitter glue out and share your masterpieces with us on Facebook or Instagram – the more festive, the better!

6. Homemade Cards and Tags 🎨

Why settle for store-bought when you can get creative and personal? Get crafty with pop-up cards, glitter-filled wonders, or turn little footprints into holly sprigs. The possibilities are endless, and the joy is priceless.

7. Santa’s Special Plate πŸŽ…

Give Santa and Rudolph a warm welcome with a personalised ceramic plate. Sketch your design on paper first, add a pop of color with sharpies, and mark out a special spot for milk, cookies, and carrots. Santa-approved and ready for the big night!

8. Window Wonderland! ❄️

Turn your windows into a winter wonderland with snow spray and maybe even some glass pens for a splash of color. Channel your inner artist – no mistakes, just happy little accidents!

9. Christmas Lights Tour πŸš—

Bundle up, grab snacks, and embark on a Christmas lights adventure. Make scorecards and vote for your favorites as you tour your area – it’s a festive family tradition in the making! Don’t forget to pop your hot chocolate in flasks too!Β 

10. Gingerbread Construction Zone 🍬

Build a gingerbread house – whether from a kit or from scratch, it’s a sweet engineering challenge for the whole family. Channel your inner Bake Off contestant!

11. Magic Reindeer Food 🦌

Create magic for Rudolph and his crew with oats, dried fruit, and biodegradable glitter. Bag it up with a special rhyme and leave it out for a sparkling Christmas Eve night. It’s a lovely gift for the kids to add to their Christmas Eve boxes.

β€œSprinkle on the lawn Christmas Eve night. The moonlight will make it sparkle bright. As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam. This will guide them to your home”

12. NORAD Santa Tracking 🌍

On Christmas Eve, follow Santa’s global journey on NORAD. Check on him throughout the day to see if he has been spotted and how many gifts he has delivered so far. The excitement is real as Santa makes his way towards your home on his special mission.

13. Festive Coloring Extravaganza! πŸ–οΈ

And because we believe in spreading even more joy, we’ve prepared festive coloring sheets for your little artists. Download and print these delightful designs featuring Ollie, Suzie, Billy, and their Christmas pals. Let the coloring magic begin!

Remember to share your festive creations with us on Facebook and Instagram, and from all of us at Harlyn Sands Holiday Park, we wish you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS filled with laughter, love, and holiday magic! πŸŽπŸŽ…πŸ»