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50+ Christmas Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

Looking for some Christmas activities for preschool or kindergarten? Whether you are searching for Christmas activities for preschoolers at home, or Christmas activities for preschool classroom, I’ve got a nice long list of Christmas-themed books, games, activities, crafts, props, and more to fill this holiday season with fun for your littles.

Before we jump into the individual lists and categories of Christmas preschool and kindergarten games and activities, let’s go over some planning tips and tricks.

Planning a Christmas Unit for Preschool or Kindergarten

Thinking of planning a full Christmas unit for preschool or kindergarten? If you are, think of the elements you want to include and what your main objectives are.

Since we are a Christian family we like to celebrate the different traditions in our family, as well as, teach our kids the nativity story. During our preschool Christmas unit, we will also explore some other Christmas traditions from around the world.

Goals for Prek & Kinder Christmas Unit

Writing out goals or objectives for your Christmas activities for preschool or kindergarten is a great way make it productive, fun, and full of learning.

Here are a few of our Preschool Christmas unit goals:

  • Identify general characteristics of Christmas
  • Learn the Nativity Christmas Story
  • Discuss what Christmas looks like around the world
  • Do an advent or Christmas countdown
  • Build preschool and kindergarten skills through Christmas-themed music, crafts, activities, math, language, and imaginative play.
Nativity Busy Book

Picture books about Christmas

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Another terrific way to learn about and celebrate Christmas with preschoolers is to read numerous picture books about Christmas. Here are a few of our families favorite Christmas picture books:

Christmas toys, games, & prop ideas

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Its also nice to have some Christmas toys to have down at your kids level, as well as, Christmas props for preschoolers to interact with. Here are some Christmas toy and prop ideas for preschoolers and kindergarteners:

gingerbread numbers
December Preschool Activity Binder

Kid’s Christmas movies and music

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Next, think about what kinds of media you can add to your preschool Christmas unit. Here are some Christmas movie suggestions for kids and some music ideas as well:

Christmas crafts ideas

Another great thing to incorporate in your Christmas activities for preschool plan is Christmas crafts. While there are a ton of preschool crafts to choose from, here are some that we’ve done with our kids and are fun for he whole family:

birdseed ornaments for birds
DIY Bird Feeder Ornaments

Fun Christmas Activities to include the family

If you are planning for Christmas activities for preschoolers at home, think of some ideas that can include your other kids as well. The following family Christmas ideas, are favorites in our home:

christmas scavenger hunt clue
Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt Clues

Christmas Math Activities for Kindergarten and Preschool

Wanting to build your preschoolers math skills while still celebrating Christmas? If so, here are some Christmas math for preschool printables:

Christmas literacy and handwriting activities

You can also incorporate prewriting, letter recognition, and early reading into your Christmas kindergarten unit. Here are some printable Christmas prewriting and literacy activity ideas to get you started.

preschool Christmas prewriting page
Printable Preschool Christmas Prewriting Book

Fine Motor Christmas Activities for Preschool

For a ton of Christmas, fine-motor activities for your toddler or preschoolers. Check out the December Preschool Activity Binder. It’s got a ton of low-prep, printable games that build fine motor, math, and literacy skills.

candy cane pipe-cleaner
December Preschool Activity Binder

Christmas Dramatic play ideas for preschool

Wanting to include some Christmas dramatic play ideas for preschool? Why not try a few of these ideas:

  • Felt wall tree for decorating
  • Nativity scene dramatic play
  • Cozy living room (fireplace, tree, gifts)
  • Gingerbread man making station

Printable Christmas Emergent Readers

For a fun Christmas activity that focuses on sight words, reading and writing, be sure to look into some interactive emergent readers. Here is a list of a few printable Christmas emergent readers to get you started.

Printable ‘My Christmas Tree’ Emergent Reader

Printable Christmas Unit Builder for Teachers

For my homeschool moms and teacher friends, I’ve put together all these ideas into a printable resource. This unit builder includes everything in this post and also leaves room for you to add material lists and notes.

Whether you are creating a fall-themed lesson plan for preschool or kindergarten or just thinking of adding some activities into your fall homeschool preschool unit later this year, this is a great printable preschool resource to reference with a lot of ideas to choose from!

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What are your favorite Kindergarten or Preschool Christmas Activities?

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