These easy Christmas crafts and activities require only the simplest supplies that you already have on hand!
Kids love to craft and we think the best crafts are easy Christmas crafts that don’t require a trip to the store to get tons of supplies that we will only use once.
The good news is that there are loads of easy Christmas crafts that can be fun for kids in preschool and beyond using things that you probably already have on hand!
If you are looking for fun virtual physical therapy or virtual occupational therapy ideas, this list will be the perfect reference for you as well!
Most of the activities pack a huge developmental skill building punch in the areas of fine motor, bilateral coordination, midline crossing, grasping and more! And they can easily be facilitated during a virtual session OR in person!
Easy Christmas Crafts
SNIPPED UP CHRISTMAS TREE
Grab the FREE tree template in this post and grab a pair of scissors! Kids can practice snipping and then use crayons or markers to decorate!
EASY HOLIDAY GARLAND
All you need for this sweet holiday accent is some ribbon, string or rope! Tie it all together and you have the perfect fine motor activity AND a cute decoration! Click here to check out the instructions.
CHRISTMAS TREE BALANCE
If you’re looking for creative Christmas activities that are simple to set up and keep kids engaged and challenged, this one is for you! The only supplies are tape and some construction paper to make a star and some ornaments and you’ll be quickly on your way to some awesome balance practice!
STACKABLE HOLIDAY TREE
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. You’ve got those lying around, right? This little tree is one of the easiest Christmas crafts in the world. How tall will yours be?
YARN WRAPPED ORNAMENTS
This craft is a great bilateral coordination activity, encouraging kids to use one hand as a stabilizer and the other hand to do the work and all you need is a bit of cardboard, scissors, tape and yarn!
SIMPLE GINGERBREAD CRAFT
Grab some construction paper and scissors and have kids snip tiny sprinkles! This simple gingerbread craft for kids is a great way to work on early scissor skills and is perfect for toddlers and other young kids. All you need is the FREE printable gingerbread template. If you need a little movement to go with this, try our Gingerbread Man Interactive Movement Story!
The smell alone will get you holiday ready! In this fun activity, we will turn sweet little striped peppermints or candy canes into glitter to decorate some cute name tags for the holidays! This Christmas craft will thrill the person that receives the gift and they’ll smell wonderful too!
GINGERBREAD PASSING GAME
This gingerbread game for kids is a great way to work on core strength, coordination, motor planning, social skills and more! Perfect for the holiday season! BONUS…it can be just as fun with 1 kid or 20!
TAPED UP CHRISTMAS TREES
These little trees turned out so pretty and colorful that we had to share them with you! They are such a great way for kids to work on visual motor integration, grasping, and hand strengthening, as they work hard to cover the lines on the free printable tree templates with tape. Grab the free printable and some rolls of colorful tape to get started!
Grab the free movement activity printable and get kids ready to take on the holiday season Santa style! They will get their bodies in gear by completing strengthening, balance and coordination activities.
More holiday fun…
If you like these ideas, grab our 20 page Holiday Activity Printable Pack full of more unique skill building activities that can be used for practice at home or virtually for therapy sessions.
And, check out our holiday interactive movement games!
Reindeer Bootcamp Interactive Movement Game
Gingerbread Interactive Movement Game
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What a cool collection of Christmas activities! Thank you for sharing!