Here are our top magical Christmas activities for kids which make the festive season so memorable.
There are so many games and crafts to choose from, you'll have trouble fitting Santa in!
The build up to Christmas and the Day itself offer the perfect excuse to sneak in lots of learning opportunities.
It's also just the time to try out lots of homeschooling craft activities and games.
The choice is overwhelming, so I'm going to pick out a few of our homeschooling favorites to give you a flavor.
You can also find magical gifts which are both fun and educational.
These wonderful Xmas tree ornaments are made by Simone from my Courageous Facebook Group.
She says all you need is to:
This is the time to get together a treasure chest of craft materials.
Kids activities and games always look so much better if you have top quality homeschool materials to hand.
A basic homeschooling hoard of glitter, silver and gold spray paint, glue, tissue paper, sparkly pipe cleaners, pom-poms, sequins...
You don't have to do too much more for anything your child makes to look great!
Start with this lovely winter display:
Snowflakes make fantastic homeschool Christmas activities for kids. There are lots of ways to make them look good.
Whatever your kids turn out, I am certain that whoever gets them will be infinitely more pleased than with the best shop-bought version. They also make fabulous homeschooling Christmas activities for kids.
Put Santa and a Snowman together with snow to make a magical Snow Globe scene in winter crafts for kids.
Another fun kids activity in the build up to the Day would be to use our free kids writing worksheets to write about your best Christmas present.
One look at the trees and reindeer reminds you that the festive period is the perfect time to add a few science experiments into your Christmas activities for kids!
See what happens to the tree when you add it into a lava lamp!
The perfect answer to mini homeschool Christmas trees. They are beautiful just as they are, but one of the great festive homeschooling activities is to add a little extra sparkle. You can:
This takes a little effort, but it's one of those homeschooling Christmas activities for kids that rewards in many ways. It's great to do and adds to the fun and games of the day itself.
I have to say I cheat. I buy a pre-made cracker kit. It comes complete with a snap (which makes the bang), hats and a shiny foil case. You could certainly make homeschooling ones yourself, though maybe your crackers would have to be the silent version.
Who hides in the bakery at Christmas?
A mince spy!
Christmas crackers look great on the table and the kids really look forward to pulling them.
Math may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to Christmas, but actually many popular games, like Monopoly for example, use math.
It just so happens that some of our favorite homeschooling Christmas games for kids involve numbers - and you can see lots of our favorites in our page on homeschool Christmas Math.
Go present shopping, bake a chocolate log, (pumpkin pie is just as good), and sing The Twelve Days of Christmas - you'll see lots more homeschool Christmas games for kids here.
In a short page like this I can't possibly do justice to all the Christmas activities for kids you can choose from - my hope is that I've encouraged you to have a go yourself by giving you a small taste of Christmas.
I know it can be hard sometimes to find that extra special present which will light up your Christmas by being both fun and educational.
Here is a gift guide for those memorable presents. They are all presents which have come top of the list with our children William (now at Oxford University) and Catherine, or come highly recommended by over 9,000 Facebook fans.