Tin Foil Craft

Tin Foil Craft

Today, I needed a quick craft to distract my kids and keep them busy while we waited to leave the house. I got an idea about a simple, tin foil craft to decorate the table for Christmas dinner. N got to work making name cards for the table and then made different Christmasy shapes out of tin foil (present, tree, santa hat, ornament, etc.). I think her plan is to set … [Read more...]

Favorite Christmas Tradition

favorite-christmas-tradition

Yesterday, I shared the Christmas Tradition I wished I NEVER had started. Today I want to share a Christmas tradition my friend Jill shared with me many years ago.  7 years later, I am SO happy that I am still carrying on this tradition. The handprint tree skirt is my favorite Christmas tradition! The kids love to trace their hands and I love to get it out every year and … [Read more...]

The Christmas Tradition I Wish I Didn’t Start

Christmas Tradition

This time of year is full of Christmas traditions. It is a busy time, a special time, a time of memories and fun! When I think back to when my children were really little, I remember wanting to create family traditions that we could continue year after year. Something they would ask about every year and have fond memories of. So I did. Some traditions we have are awesome and … [Read more...]

Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Christmas Light Scavenger Hunts for Kids

The other day we were driving home and I gave the kids a challenge to each find 3 different types of Christmas lights. They loved it and now they ask for a Christmas light challenge each time we get in the car. I was running out of good ideas so I searched for inspiration to print and keep in the car. Either I will look at the lists and give them 3 things each to look for on … [Read more...]

Kid Friendly Christmas Ornament Crafts

Kid Friendly Ornament Crafts

Your toddler or preschooler will love to decorate the Christmas tree with their own handmade decorations and you will cherish these keepsakes in the years to come. Here's our 5 favorite Kid Friendly Christmas Ornament Crafts of all time: Beaded Candy Cane Ornaments Painted Swirl Ornaments Handprint Reindeer Ornament Popsicle Stick Ornament Candy Cane Ornament … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Salt Dough Ornaments

Make Your Own Salt Dough Ornaments Gift Idea

Salt dough ornaments are an awesome keepsake for your little one's handprints, footprints, or for your dog's paw prints. Not only can you make your own salt dough ornaments, but you can also put the ingredients together for the perfect DIY gift (think Baby's First Christmas, Baby Showers, New Puppy, etc.)! Make Your Own Salt Dough Ornaments Combine 1 cup of salt and 1 … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Art for Kids

Christmas Tree Art for Kids

  Children of any age will enjoy creating this Christmas Tree Art. What a great gift that kids can make for someone they love!   First, purchase any size/type of canvas from the craft store. It really doesn’t matter what size you use. Using painter’s tape, cut angled strips of tape that form an abstract Christmas tree shape and place the tape directly on the … [Read more...]

Christmas Countdown Ideas

Christmas Countdown Ideas

Here at The Activity Mom we love to sneak in learning as we have fun counting down to Christmas! Here are a list of AWESOME Christmas Countdown Ideas: Join us for our FREE, printable Activity Advent Countdown. You and your little ones can work on an activity each day together and it is all organized for you. Choose one or pick and choose from all of these: 2009 … [Read more...]

Christmas Pretend Play

Christmas Pretend Play

Stuck inside? Bored? Solve the problem with just a strand of Christmas lights! Christmas Pretend Play We draped them around our pretend play store and turned it into the North Pole. You could also drape them around your play kitchen and make a Christmas restaurant or store. Make a fort with a big box and use a strand of lights and ribbon to make it exciting. Your children … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Push Box (printable)

Christmas Tree Pom Box

This activity is a great way to work on fine motor skills with your toddler while giving them a Christmas tree they can actually play with! Christmas Tree Push Box Supplies Needed: Shoebox (Toddler size was perfect, but you could use any size) Wrapping paper Scissors and tape Christmas Tree Printable Glue (I used rubber cement) Craft knife Wrap your shoe … [Read more...]

Away in a Manger Dice Game

Away in a Manger DIce Game

  Away in a Manger Dice Game How to Play: Download and Print Away in a Manger Dice Game . Roll the die. Look at the chart to see which person you rolled and put him/her in the Manger. When all of the people are in the Manger you win! Directions and Tips are included in the download. We have had so much fun with this game and it has given us a chance to … [Read more...]

Christmas Light Matching (printable)

Christmas Light Matching

Here is a quick and simple Christmas matching game to play with your little ones!  (My daughter is in a serious matching phase right now - she loves it!) Simply print the colored Christmas light cards, laminate (optional), and cut them apart.  Then, let the matching begin! Other Ways to Play Add letters or numbers to the Christmas lights to practice alphabet and … [Read more...]