These preschool Christmas activities are sure to bring some wonderful Christmas cheer and excitement into your day for planning Christmas activities or a Christmas preschool theme.
The preschool teacher in me loves to combine two things: educational activities and having fun! So when you combine both in December, it turns into fun and exciting Christmas activities for preschool!
These preschool Christmas activities are just some of the many ideas you can do for a December preschool theme. And when it comes to songs, we’ve got you covered. You can see some of our favorite Christmas songs for kids to play in the background or for circle time.
Preschool Christmas Activities
Christmas Science Activities for Preschool
Candy Cane Science Experiment by Preschool Inspirations – I love using candy cane activities for science. It’s both engaging and super delicious too.
Magnatiles and Jingle Bells by And Next Comes L – This is seriously genius! We love bringing over our magnet wands too.
Grow Your Own Christmas Tree by Gift of Curiosity – Adding a real plant is always is a perfect way to bring science into the classroom or home. This is a perfect blend of Christmas and science!
Crystal Candy Canes by Go Science Kids – This Christmas science activity is so fun to watch over a period of days. Make sure to read the directions carefully because it’s a process that has to be done just right.
Bend Your Candy Cane by Preschool Powol Packets – Such a cool Christmas science project for kids! You’ll all be oooohhhing and ahhhhhing.
Christmas Math Activities for Preschool
Christmas ten frame counting mats are a perfect Christmas math activity for preschool. It’s a great hands-on way for helping children learn to count and work on their number sense. Just fill out the form below to receive your free printable set!
Jingle Bells Math Station by Preschool Inspirations – I love to use jingle bells as loose pieces, and they make the perfect preschool math activity for Christmas.
Candy Cane Stripe Counting by Preschool Inspirations – We did this preschool counting activity one year when I had a smaller class, and it was fun to incorporate fine motor skills with math skills!
Snowman Counting by Coffee and Carpool – This is so sweet and adorable and such a perfect preschool Christmas activity to work on counting how many days until Christmas.
Gingerbread Printables by Living Montessori Now – It’s not Christmas without gingerbread, and these gingerbread printables will give you so many ideas for hands-on learning.
Christmas Pattern Blocks by Prekinders – The pattern block mats at Prekinders are always fantastic, and I especially love these Christmas ones.
Gingerbread Roll and Count by Life Over Cs – Grab some buttons and dice for this Christmas counting activity.
Christmas Literacy and Alphabet Activities for Preschool
Candy Cane Literacy Game by Preschool Inspirations – This Christmas alphabet activity is one of my favorites. Turn candy canes into letters!
Snowman Name Craft by Fun-A-Day – This preschool Christmas activity is one you’ll want to do year after year. Turn snowmen into named snowmen created by the children — yes, please!
Nativity Story Stones by Rainy Day Mum – These are the perfect way to tell the story of Jesus for a faith-based setting or at home. Story stones are such a powerful preschool literacy activity.
Christmas Tree Name Puzzle by How Wee Learn – This Christmas name activity is so inviting! You can’t go wrong with a Christmas activity and a child’s name. It’s win-win!
Christmas Tree Alphabet Mats by PreKinders – This hands-on Christmas alphabet activity would be perfect for a December preschool theme or a Christmas preschool homeschool idea.
Christmas Pre-Writing by Stay at Home Educator – This Christmas writing activity is so inviting and perfect for a writing center for preschool!
Christmas Sensory Activities for Preschool
Jingle Bells Sensory Bottle by Preschool Inspirations – I’ll admit that I am in love with making sensory bottles. Just make sure not to use water because it will rust the jingle bells.
Grinch Slime by Little Bins for Little Hands – This grinch slime would be perfect for a preschool Christmas sensory activity. Make sure to have vinegar handy to get slime out of hair and clothes.
Cranberry Scoop Sensory Play by Days with Grey – This Christmas sensory bin is so inviting! It would be perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
Christmas 5 Senses Book by Fun-A-Day – We adore this five senses book which is also teaching pre-reading skills too! It’s a perfect educational Christmas activity.
Holiday Slime by Teaching Mama – This is beautiful Christmas slime. Slime is something that children love year after year.
Make Your Own Snowglobe by Messy Little Monster – Making snowglobes is so fun! They are a little more intensive, so plan this if you want one on one time or a holiday party where there are lots of adults to help.
Preschool Christmas Art Activities
These are just some of our favorite art activities. We have even more in our Christmas crafts and art activity list.
Puffy Paint Christmas Tree by Preschool Inspirations (not pictured) – A paper plate Christmas tree + puffy paint = ahhhhmazing Christmasy goodness! I smile each time I see them!
Christmas Bow Canvases by Play to Learn Preschool – These make a perfect Christmas gift from kids to parents, and I love that they are a Christmas process art activity.
Gingerbread Suncatcher Ornament by Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds – This gingerbread activity is too sweet and great for toddlers and older.
Decorate a Gingerbread Man by Fun Learning for Kids – Make a gingerbread collage as a Christmas art activity! It looks so fun that I want to do one too!
Christmas Suncatcher Craft by And Next Comes L – These are absolutely stunning for a preschool Christmas activity. Plus, they make a perfect Christmas decoration to have too.
Christmas Tree Cones by Fantastic Fun and Learning – Decorate a Christmas ice cream cone that becomes a tree! Beautiful and delicious.
Paper Plate Christmas Tree Whirligig by Red Ted Art – This paper plate art activity is a perfect preschool Christmas activity to decorate the classroom or your home.
Giant Gingerbread Man by Happy Toddler Playtime – A life-sized gingerbread man! This Christmas art activity is perfect for preschool or toddlers.
Preschool Christmas Fine Motor and Gross Motor Activities
Christmas Tree Window Activity by Preschool Inspirations – I love incorporating the windows when I don’t have enough wall space, and this is a Christmas tree activity that would be perfect for that.
Dot Sticker Trees by Busy Toddler – This simple Christmas tree has tons of fine motor practice too with something children love — stickers. Brilliant!
Pom Pom Push by Busy Toddler – A fine motor Christmas activity that is so inviting!
Christmas Tree Ice Painting by Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds – Ice painting is absolutely amazing. Even if you don’t have a Christmas tree shape, you definitely don’t want to skip out on this!
Pom Pom Christmas Tree Painting by Fantastic Fun and Learning – A genius idea to do a Christmas art activity. All children love this, and especially children who don’t like to get paint on their hands.
Gumdrop Trees by Left Brain Craft Brain – This Christmas STEAM activity is perfect! Little engineers will love this.
Don’t Ring the Bells Obstacle Course by Childhood 101 – This Christmas gross motor activity is so clever and such a fun game.
If you are planning a Christmas preschool theme, here is a great Christmas lesson plan from our friends at Preschool Teacher 101.
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