10 Fun Christmas Activities for Toddlers

Last week’s Discover & Explore linkup was full of an amazing selection of holiday play activities, snacks, songs, you name it! After agonizing over a theme to post on this week, I decided to simply pick ten Christmas-themed activities that I know my kiddos (almost three) would love. So, with much fanfare and gallantry, here are our top ten Christmas activities for toddlers from the Discover & Explore linky!

Christmas Activities for Toddlers


Clockwise from upper left:

Sticky Contact Paper Christmas Tree from Fun at Home With Kids

Healthier Gingerbread Houses from Nothing if Not Intentional (We actually tried this a few days ago and it was a hit!)

Twinkly Light Caves from Homegrown Friends

Sweet Smelling Candy Cane Sensory Play from Fun-a-Day

White Christmas Wooden Train Layout from Play Trains (We’re getting a train table for Chrismas- wouldn’t this be a cool way to set it up for them to find Christmas morning?)


Clockwise from upper left:

Fine Motor Egg Carton Christmas Tree from Sugar Aunts

Pom Pom Painting Christmas Tree Craft for Toddlers from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Tin Foil Christmas Tree Sculptures from Reading Confetti

Fine Motor Christmas Trees from Fun-a-Day

Christmas Play Dough Activity  from Happy Hooligans

More December Holiday Ideas from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts

December Activities for Kids

Candy Cane Play Dough in Grandma’s Kitchen (KC Edventures)

Felt Christmas Tree Pin (Buggy and Buddy)

Healthy Christmas Tree Snack (Fantastic Fun and Learning)

Ways to Discover & Explore the Holiday Season with Pinecones and Pine Needles (Teach Preschool)

Christmas Countdown Ideas for 2s and 3s (Twodaloo)

Upcoming Discover and Explore Themes

  • December 11–Indoor Games & Play Ideas (currently open)
  • December 18–Winter
  • December 25-No linky

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  1. Such a nice collection for the kiddos! Thanks for including our candy cane bin and our funky fine motor trees. Both activities are still going strong with my preschoolers!

  2. It never ceases to amaze me how creative mommy bloggers can get! The egg carton Christmas tree is my personal favorite! :-)