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This is my favorite time of year, so I had to share these 25 Activities for Christmas Morning … yay! 

We usually pick out a handful of fun Christmas activities to enjoy as a family and it makes every year special. Start your own list by using some of these great ideas for Christmas activities.

A little girl holding a mug.

Before you begin – you’re welcome to download these free Letters to (and from) Santa.

(1) Use last year’s Christmas cards to make puzzles for your children.

(2) Make a wreath using torn paper.

(3) Decorate cookies together as a family.

(4) Watch an old Christmas movie (It’s a Wonderful Life & White Christmas are my favorites… the kids like them, too.)

(5) Print off some Christmas Coloring Sheets to have on hand for the kids.

(6) Use a simple nativity set to share the Christmas story.

(7) Use Noodles to make ornaments.

(8) Recycle your toilet paper roll to make a reindeer.
Paper and Reindeer Craft

(9) Make your own salt dough ornaments to decorate the tree with.

(10) Use a ready to build craft for a fuss-free activity.

(11) Put together a bucket list for the month of December.
A close up of text on a white background

(12) Make some Christmas play dough to use for the month.
A sign with two balls of play dough.

(13) Use felt to make a Christmas tree.

(14) Make Character Ornaments can create a fun ornament.

(15) Start a list of ways you are grateful with this calendar. 

christmas morning activities

(16) Getting a lot of bubble wrap in packages? Use it for a craft.
A close up of a bubble wrap Christmas tree craft.

(17) Take time to slow down and enjoy the moments.

(18)  Give your kids a fun “Christmas Tradition” of things (the things they probably need anyway, but now they are more fun!):  new pajamas, new slippers,  a new hairbrush, a new Toothbrush (we love these FireFly Toothbrushes that have the little light-up timers on them!).

(19) A Simple Construction Paper wreath will keep the little ones busy.

(20) Make a paper plate Christmas tree.

(21) Put together a night before Christmas box.
Christmas items in a box.

(22) Go on a candy cane hunt (we love to do this at my parents’ house.  The kids look forward to it every single year!) 

(23) Create a felt nativity scene together.

(24) Decorate gingerbread men together.

(25) Work together to create a memorable handprint plate for a gift for the grandparents.

10 handprints & footprints

My favorite one… look for Jesus in the yard.   When you find Him, have your kids put one of these little coloring sheets in their mailbox.  (print it out here)
Looking for Jesus Activity

What will you add to your list of Activities for Christmas Morning this year?


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Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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  1. Love your site. Thank you for always having great ideas for all occasions and events. The encouragement and beautiful messages

  2. These are great ideas however going to church on Christmas Day morning is my favourite activity of all to do with my family
    It helps my children to see the true meeting of Christmas and they realise that it is not all about finite things
    It gives them the big picture , the spiritual component of Christmas that is the most important thing about the whole day
    I love celebrating Jesus birth
    Singing wonderful songs about Him reading about his birth in the bible and praying
    Christmas is a wonderful time of the year

    1. Agreed-we go in the evening, but a morning service would be great, as well.:)

  3. These are some fabulous ideas! Great activities to break up the day and do things together with family and relatives.