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8 Christmas Activities to do with Kids

Starting off the holiday season with Christmas activities

As Christmas approaches, the excitement in the air is palpable. Children are eagerly awaiting Santa’s arrival and parents are scrambling to get all the shopping done. Amidst all the hustle and bustle, it’s important to take a moment to enjoy the season with your family. One way to do that is by Countdown to Christmas free printable kids’ activity. These simple yet festive activities will bring some holiday cheer into your home and create lasting memories for your little ones.

Close-up of a man dressed as Santa Claus, looking thoughtful with a soft smile, against a blurred background of green and red Christmas lights during Christmas activities.

Christmas is a special time of year for family, friends, and loved ones. What better way to celebrate than with some fun facts about the holiday?

Here are 10 fun Christmas facts for kids

  • Santa Claus is also known as Saint Nicholas or Kris Kringle.
  • The traditional colors of Christmas are red and green.
  • Christmas trees are usually decorated with lights, tinsel, and ornaments.
  • The first recorded use of the word “Christmas” was in the year 336 AD.
  • The earliest known Christmas celebration took place in Rome in 336 AD.
  • Christmas is celebrated in many countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • The largest Christmas tree on record was a 221-foot tall Douglas fir that was cut down in 1950 in Washington state.
  • In 1647, the English Parliament banned the celebration of Christmas because it was considered too rowdy and disruptive.
  • The custom of sending Christmas cards began in England in 1843 when Sir Henry Cole sent out hand-painted cards to his friends and family.

How to Make a DIY Advent Calendar

Looking for a fun and unique way to countdown to Christmas this year? Why not make your own Advent calendar? This DIY project is easy and can be tailored to fit any budget. Plus, it’s a great way to get the kids involved in the holiday preparations.

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To make your own Advent calendar, you will need:

  • 24 small paper bags (or boxes)
  • 24 pieces of candy or small toys
  • A marker or pen
  • String or ribbon
  • scissors


  1. Decide where you want to hang your Advent calendar. Choose a spot that is out of reach of little hands so that the treats remain a surprise until each day of Advent.
  2. Cut 24 pieces of string or ribbon, each about 12 inches long.
  3. Using a marker or pen, label each paper bag with a number from 1-24.
  4. Fill each bag with one piece of candy or a small toy.
    • If using string: make a small hole at the top of each bag and thread the string through. Knot the string at the top so that the bag stays secure
    • If using ribbon: Cut two lengths of ribbon for each bag, about 12 inches each. Tie the ribbons into loops and attach them to the top of each bag.
  5. Hang your Advent calendar on display and enjoy counting down the days until Christmas!

Get your free Countdown to Christmas Printable

This Christmas, get your kids excited for the big day with this fun and free printable activity. With the holiday season starting, this activity will help them count down the days and get into the holiday spirit. All you need is some cotton balls, glue, paper, and a printer, so why not give it a try? Your kids are sure to love it!

Below you will see not one but two free printables.

The first being the traditional Santa Claus and the second being Mrs Claus. Let your kid(s) choose one or both!

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  1. This is great! I love the cute printables. Thank you!

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