Here at The Inspired Treehouse, we’re all about finding fun ways to celebrate the seasons with kids, but we don’t stop there! All of our activities are also designed to give kids a little developmental boost – from sensory processing to gross motor skills to fine motor skills and more – we’ve got you covered!
So what are you waiting for? The countdown to Christmas is on! Go ahead and dive in to our collection of Christmas activities for kids. There’s something for everyone!
Gift Guide: Toys to Promote Fine and Gross Motor Skills – Check out some of our favorite toys that are perfect for helping kids develop fine and gross motor skills!
Gift Guide: Toys to Promote Sensory Skills – A great roundup of toys to address each of the senses: sight, touch, taste, hearing, smell, and movement! This guide is a great place to start if you’re looking for toys that can contribute to healthy development for kids.
Fine Motor Activities
Fun DIY Christmas Tree Garland for Kids – An easy garland craft to make the memories last a little longer while also working on fine motor coordination and bilateral skills! It’s a win, win!
Taggy Typography Kids Christmas Craft – A great way to spice up your gift wrapping this year with your little ones!
A Punchy Christmas Tree Craft for Kids – One of our most popular posts at The Inspired Treehouse. And you’ll even find options for changing the project up for different seasons!
O Christmas Tree: An Easy Christmas Craft for Kids – This easy Christmas craft is the perfect holiday card for preschoolers. For even more practice with scissors, go ahead and make them for the whole family!
Christmas Tree Craft from Jenny Clark – We teamed up with Jenny Clark to feature one of our favorite crafts from her book, Learn to Move, Move to Learn!
Stackable Holiday Tree Craft – We consider it our personal challenge as therapists and moms to see how many different ways we can invent to creatively put toilet paper rolls to use. Well, here’s one more for you! This little tree is one of the easiest Christmas crafts in the world. How tall will yours be?
Crayonless Holiday Coloring Activity – That’s right! No crayons! This holiday coloring activity lets kids color in another way….fingerprints!
DIY Instruments and Kids Music Activities – We decided to turn it over to our friend and music expert, Daria from World Music for Children, for some great holiday music activities!
DIY Jewelry With Jingle Bells – Wouldn’t it be great to know where your child was at all times? Here’s how…make them jingle!
Mini Clay Christmas Ornaments – The perfect handmade decorations for little ones!
Peppermint Glitter Christmas Craft – In this fun activity, we will turn sweet little striped peppermints into glitter to decorate some cute name tags for the holidays!
Easy Crafts for Kids: Holiday Garland – Looking for easy crafts for kids this holiday season? This project is for you!
Christmas Crafts for Kids: Yarn Wrapped Ornaments – Something about creating craft projects around the holidays usually our kids’ interest, especially when they’re making something as a gift for someone else!
10 DIY Garlands Kids Can Help Make – You’ll love all of the great garlands for kids in this roundup – a little something for everyone – and they’re great for any season!
Christmas Drawing Activity – A fun step-by-step activity that teaches kids to draw a Christmas tree, a snowman, and a gingerbread man!
Rhyming Reindeer Language Activity – We might be occupational and physical therapists, but we can spot a great language activity from a mile away! We called on our friend and speech therapist, Julianne Wolf for this fun activity!
Gross Motor Activities
15 Gross Motor Activities for the Elf on the Shelf – Looking for new Elf on the Shelf Ideas? We thought it might be fun to give this holiday tradition a little gross motor twist!
Silly Santa Gross Motor Skills Challenge – A fun obstacle course inspired by a book to challenge gross motor skills and give little ones a glimpse into a day in the life of Santa!
Can Santa Find His Sleigh? Gross Motor Activity – This Christmas movement activity is a little twist on one of our other gross motor games, Blind Play.
Holiday Gross Motor Bingo – This gross motor activity can be done inside or outside as part of a team or individually. Encourage your kiddos to be creative as they come up with ways to complete each of the movements and, most importantly, have fun!!
Elf on the Shelf With a Sensory Twist – Looking for fun Elf on the Shelf ideas that will inspire some great sensory play at your house? Here are 15 new ideas for you to try…your little one won’t be able to resist getting in on the action!
DIY Ornaments: Christmas Seek and Find – Check out this fun DIY ornament that’s great for targeting the visual system!
5 Fun Sensory Activities Using Christmas Lights – We thought it would be fun to experiment with a few fun light activities to capture the Christmas joy!
Cooking With Kids: Holiday Cookie Cutter Pizzas – Get those kiddos into the kitchen with these yummy mini pizzas!
A Holiday Flashlight Walk – Here’s a great way to join up with all of the neighborhood kids to celebrate the holidays!
What are your favorite holiday activities for kids? We’d love to hear from you! Leave us a comment below or head over to Facebook and leave us a message there!