25 Christmas Activities for Kids & Family Fun Friday Link Up

25 Christmas Activities for Kids

Before we know it Christmas will be here! As year round homeschoolers, we take the entire month of December off from school and enjoy staying busy with lots of fun activities that we normally don’t have time to do.

I’m thrilled to share 25 of our favorite Christmas activities for kids, please don’t feel like you HAVE to do all 25 of these activities. We don’t do all of them every year, rather these are our favorite Christmas activities for kids that we’ve done over the course of several years. I hope that you and your family have fun creating wonderful memories throughout the upcoming Christmas season! It truly is a inspiring and magical time of year to spend time with our families remembering the true reason for the season!

  • Celebrate Advent
  • Cut down (or pick up) Your Christmas Tree
  • Make paper snowflakes (see page 39)
  • Make ornaments
  • Make Christmas decorations (see pages 38-39)
  • Send Christmas cards (you can buy them, but kids love to make them!)
  • Decorate for Christmas
  • Have a snowball fight (If you don’t have snow, grab some socks and roll them up to make your own “snowballs”)
  • Bake cookies
  • Make Candy
  • Put on a Christmas Play with friends
  • Attend a city Christmas tree lighting
  • Participate with the Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry
  • Go Christmas caroling at a local nursing home
  • Build a snowman (If you don’t have snow, you can make super cute sock snowmen for decorations!)
  • Have a Christmas family movie night
  • Make a gingerbread house
  • Put on a Christmas puppet show
  • Have a Christmas reading night with family
  • Go on a family drive to see the city’s Christmas light displays
  • Bring baked goods to your neighbors
  • Host a kid’s Christmas party
  • Go on a family shopping for each other’s Christmas’ gifts
  • Read the Christmas story on Christmas Day
  • Bake a birthday cake for Jesus


You can download a free printable copy of this 25 Christmas activities for kids list by clicking here.




Today is Family Fun Friday and I’m excited to share my 6 featured posts with you!

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You’ll never run out of great ideas for family fun at Family Fun Friday!

Every week we feature the best link-ups on the web with free printables, games, activities, money-saving and organizing ideas, recipes and more. If you are looking for the best tips, links, resources, freebies and more – you’ve come to the right place! Welcome to the Family Fun Friday community.

Family Fun Friday is all about connecting as a family. We feature great ideas for family fun, and things to help moms get things done so they have more time to spend doing what they love to do – be with family! If you like Family Fun Friday, help this blog party grow by giving it a +1 on Google+. Thanks so much!

Family Fun Friday

I love my co-hosts Danita, Selena, Misty, and Herchel! Your links get five times the exposure as they will show up on five blogs at the same time. Woo-Hoo! Each co-host is featuring her top picks from the party so you get an increased chance in being featured as well. Each featured post will be pinned by the hostesses so be sure to link up your best!

Meet our Family Fun Friday hostesses:

Monica created Family Fun Friday and blogs at HappyandBlessedHome.com where she shares free preschool tools and printables, encouraging words for moms, and ideas for having fun together as a family. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google + / Bloglovin’/ Instagram. Monica will feature Family Fun Posts.
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Danita enjoys blogging about cooking and shares yummy recipes on her blog OTasteandSee. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google +. Danita will feature Delicious Recipes.
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Selena is a homeschooling graduate and a homeschooling mom to four super special kids. She blogs at Look! We’re Learning! about unit studies, foreign language, and homeschooling with ADHD. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram / Twitter.
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Misty is passionate about women’s ministry and encouraging the hearts of wives and moms. You can check out her inspired posts on Beautiful Ashes. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google +. Misty will feature posts to encourage women and family fun.
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Herchel enjoys blogging about parenting, organizing, crafting, and having good old-fashioned kid fun her blog Scrggbug Corner. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google +. Herchel will feature organizing and family fun.

If you enjoy the features on Family Fun Friday please leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you! If you see things that you like here – please PIN them on Pinterest!

If you PIN these lists it will help this blogging party grow. To PIN a specific blogger’s post please click through and pin directly from their site.

If you’re a mom keep reading because we have some wonderful fun ideas to inspire you with your little ones and family. My blogging friends are linking up craft ideas, fun in the kitchen, preschool & homeschool ideas, and ways to spend time as a family.

My blog is growing but I need your help, please like my facebook page or PIN a button and help spread the word about HappyandBlessedHome.com. Thanks so much.

Highlights and FUN FREEBIES!

In case you missed it last week I started rolling out a new e-mail subscription service on HappyandBlessedHome.com – Mad Mimi! Now subscribers have instant all the time access to all the fun FREE printables at HappyandBlessedHome.com. Click here to learn all about our new subscriber benefits. Woo-hoo!

And for the month of September – you can still take advantage of my limited time offer for FREE Preschool Circle Time Morning Board Printables. It’s a subscriber freebie and a wonderful tool for educational enrichment. And, if you have a little one who loves Sesame Street, make sure to visit my post with FREE Sesame Street Birthday Party Decorations, you’ll want to download your copy {no subscription required for the Sesame Street printables}.

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If you enjoy free printables, crafts and games for little ones, ideas for family fun and encouraging posts for moms, sign up and have Happy and Blessed Home delivered to your inbox. Simply enter your e-mail address here:

Special Thanks

Thanks to all my blogging friends for linking up last week at Family Fun Friday. I have a special YouTube Video for you at Thank You All My Blogging Friends! So many great ideas, crafts and things to do! If you link up, you permit me to use your pictures/ideas as part of future posts and/or social media. Now on to some fabulous posts for moms.

Featured Bloggers:

Reading and Writing Fun

Reading and writing can be fun! Stop by and check out Selena’s reading and writing fun features at her blog Look We’re Learning! When you have a minute, show her a little bloggy love on Facebook.

Reading and Writing Activities for Kids


Fun Together

Having fun together is such an important activity! Stop by and check out these great features from Herchel at Gym. Craft. Laundry. Follow the link to Herchel’s blog and if ya’ll have a minute stop by Herchel’s Facebook Page and show her a little bloggy love. 🙂

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Meal Planning and Recipes

If you’re looking for something new to make in the kitchen you’ll want to swing by Danita’s corner where she has a great set of features on her blog O Taste and See here. Discover great recipes and follow Danita by liking her Facebook page here.

Meal Planning and Recipes


Thanks again for all your wonderful ideas! I hope these Family Friendly and Fun ideas inspire you.

The Facebook party link-up has been moved to another page, located at: Like Me on Facebook Link-Up Here. It’s a great way to meet other bloggers, network and help each other grow your Facebook Page’s likes.

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About Misty Leask

Misty is a Daughter of THE King, Texas girl always, Navy brat at heart, loving Fisherman's wife, blessed mother of 2. She is passionate about being real throughout all of life's struggles, successes and dreams. Her heart is full of ideas and passions, but the hours in her day never multiply to get it all done. Misty loves writing and reading in her spare time. Music and photography are favorite past times of hers as well.


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