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!
You can also find perfect gifts which are both fun and educational.
"We have been making jam jar lid ornaments for the Christmas tree. So pretty and inexpensive to make." ~ Simone
These wonderful Xmas tree ornaments are made by Simone from my Courageous Facebook Group. You can see how pretty they look in her video here:
"They look stunning on the tree and are like little windows into Christmas scenes from times gone by. We use these decorations every Christmas. They don't break as easily as baubles etc., are so cheap to make and the kids and I had so much fun making them."
She says all you need is to:
"That's a brilliant idea." ~ Ruth
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:
Board games have to be one of the best bits of Christmas activities for kids.
Come and find which board games get the best star rating from 2,000 homeschooling families who love to play!
Check out this classic Christmas cookie recipe from Bianka and family.
"I've got a quick and easy recipe which is super easy for kids to make and the cookies can be decorated with absolutely anything from candy to sprinkles to choc chips and so on."
~ Bianka, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook support group
You can get Christiaan and Makayla's best Xmas cookie recipe here.
Snowflakes make fantastic homeschool Christmas activities for kids. There are lots of ways to make them look good.
This is one of those lovely easy Christmas activities for kids that appeals to all.
All you need is some wire and some beads.
Have a look at Bianka's family's lovely beaded trees for inspiration. She uses galvanized wire from a hardware store as it's easy to bend and keeps its form much better than bead wire.
"When we twisted the wire we wound it up on a flat surface to form a coil which you then just pull upwards to form a tree; you can bend and twist until it stands perfectly on its own. Pliers are handy to make a loop at the end to keep the beads in place.
We used large beads that have a big hole which makes them easy to string. So fun to make and they look so pretty as Christmas ornaments on display."
~ Bianka, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group
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 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!
"We read a different story every night starting on the 1st. I haven't got around to wrapping them up this year but that's what we usually do so that we don't know which one is which."
~ Samie, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group
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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 but many popular games, like Monopoly for example, use math.
Here are the best board and card games for teaching math picked by a group of 2,000 homeschooling families.
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 12,000 Facebook fans.
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