This year, make amazing memories with 12 days of Christmas activities for kids. With something to look forward to each day, the kids will remember the 12 days of Christmas with fondness for the rest of their lives. And if you prepare ahead of time, it doesn’t have to be a big deal. Check out this list of suggested activities the kids will love!
- Use paper plates and construction paper to create paper wreaths. You can also get the whole family in on creating a more permanent wreath for the front door.
- Talk about the needs of the homeless population in your area. Look for a clothing, gift, or food drive where the family can purchase or donate goods this Christmas.
- Bake and decorate Christmas cookies. And to make it extra meaningful, decide as a family who to share them with.
- Have a Christmas movie night and watch a favorite show everyone can agree on.
- Create some fun 12 days of Christmas popsicle stick puppets. If you’re really motivated, make some to match each verse of the 12 Days of Christmas song. “On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….”
- Challenge the kids to go about their day today doing secret acts of kindness for others around them at school or at home.
- Time for Christmas cards that the kids design and make for their friends. Here are some fun ideas to inspire you!
- Get out the Legos and have a 12 days of Christmas Lego challenge. On slips of paper, write down things featured in the song, or other Christmas-themed objects. Everyone has to draw a paper and try to build that item out of Legos in a specific time limit you set. Have fun with it!
- Craft some paper Christmas ornaments for the tree. Check out our post featuring 10 Christmas Tree Crafts for Kids.
- Cut out snowflakes and hang them from the ceiling over the kids’ beds. They make going to sleep more magical every night!
- The kids will love playing with glitter slime! Add sparkly colors to make the slime look like ice, or make white snow slime. It’s all fun for kids!
- Time for a holiday light tour to get everyone really into the spirit of Christmas. Check out spots in your area where the lights are irresistible. In my area, the zoo is one place to go!
These are just some of the possible 12 days of Christmas activities for kids. Do you have some activities you love that aren’t listed? Please share with us in the comments!