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Easy Holiday Crafts for Kids to Make in December

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I can’t wait to share my favorite holiday crafts for kids with you! These easy Christmas crafts are the perfect way to have festive fun in the classroom this December. You can also use these Christmas craft ideas for extra learning and lots of holiday fun at home with your little learners.

I’ve got lots of printable holiday crafts for kids to explore in the classroom. These printable free printables and Christmas craft ideas will make it easy for preschool and kindergarten students to develop early literacy skills, practice numeracy concepts, and build fine motor skills too.

Plus, you won’t want to miss all my favorite hands-on easy Christmas crafts. The Christmas tree ornaments ideas are the cutest! Keep reading to discover all these great holiday crafts for kids to make this season and so much more.

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Printable Holiday Crafts for Kids to Do in the Classroom

Christmas is the season for fun! Celebrate and enjoy the holidays with your preschool and kindergarten students in the classroom this December. Discover my favorite printable holiday crafts for kids to help make it happen.

The holidays are busy! Save time with my no-prep printable Christmas craft templates. You can even save money with free printables just for the Christmas season.

These adorable holiday season crafts will help your little learners practice their scissor skills, handwriting, concentration, and ability to follow step-by-step instructions as well. Check out my favorite printable holiday crafts for kids of all ages below.

12 Groovy Days of Christmas Craft

Pete the Cat is a big favorite with my students! My printable 12 Groovy Days of Christmas Craft is the perfect holiday craft for kids who love this character. 

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Plus, this printable includes a sequencing activity to help your preschoolers and kindergartners retell their favorite Pete the Cat holiday story. It’s one of my favorite simple Christmas crafts to do in the classroom!

Christmas Around the World Craft

Christmas is such a magical time! Get ready to explore and learn with your kids this December as you celebrate the season by learning about how different countries all over the world celebrate Christmas. 

Christmas craft ideas

My cut-and-paste Christmas Around the World Crafts are a fun way to help your little learners practice important fine motor skills and celebrate the holidays.

Cut and Paste Shape Christmas Tree

This shape Christmas tree craft is an easy peasy Christmas craft idea to do with younger children this December. The pattern can easily be copied onto colored construction paper or printed on white paper to give your kids a chance to color with their own designs.

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After preparing the template, cut out the shapes and glue together this Christmas Tree Shape Craft.

Christmas Wreath Name Craft

This Christmas Wreath Name Craft is a great way to practice writing and spelling names with your kids this year. Plus, this easy craft makes a fun decoration for your December bulletin board or holiday party. Little hands can practice cutting, pasting, and getting creative in a fun festive way.

Christmas name crafts

Holiday Present Name Craft

Need another way to practice names with little kids this Christmas? Crafts are the best way to help kids learn to spell their names because they get to practice putting the letters in order and seeing the letters written.

Christmas elf name craft

My Holiday Present Name Craft will tap into the holiday spirit sweeping through your classroom and make learning fun in the days before the holiday break.

Nativity Crafts for Kids

This festive craft is a great way to build fine motor skills and teach your children all about the nativity story. Add craft sticks to the backs of these cut and paste nativity characters to tell the story of the nativity in the classroom.

Christmas craft ideas

My Nativity Character Crafts are a great way to practice narration skills and develop fine motor muscles at the same time!

More Holiday Crafts for Kids

Snowman Cut and Paste Craft

Looking for a simple craft that you can display in the classroom all winter long? My cut-and-paste Snowman Craft is easy for kids to put together and is a fun way to teach sequencing. Your kiddos can put these crafts to good use as handmade gifts for family members this holiday season too!

winter crafts for kids

Then, check out my list of 25 Easy Snowman Crafts for Kids of all ages to enjoy this Christmas. It’s filled with adorable holiday crafts for kids you won’t want to miss.

Santa Name Craft

Are you looking for a Santa name craft to help your kids learn to write their names this December? If so, this printable Christmas Santa craft is the perfect Christmas craft idea! Grab this FREE Santa Name Craft and teach your little ones to recognize their names while you celebrate the season.

Easy Santa crafts

Free Elf Craft Printable

I love how easy this FREE Elf Craft printable is to do in the classroom. Plus, it’s such an adorable way to celebrate the holidays and keep the learning going with kids. The best part is that you can use this holiday craft for kids as part of your classroom Christmas decorations.

Holiday crafts for kids

Elf Name Craft

I love using this Elf Name Craft as a bookmark for the stories we read throughout the holiday season. Kids can personalize their elf bookmarks and get extra handwriting practice as they write out the letters of their names on each paper elf.

Easy holiday crafts

Santa Advent Calendar

Grab some pom poms and cotton balls and get ready to count down to Christmas morning! This Santa Advent Calendar is one of my favorite easy Christmas crafts because it encourages kids to practice counting, fine motor skills, and teaches patience in the face of great anticipation.

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Easy Holiday Crafts for Kids

Grinch Day Craft for Kids

Do you celebrate Grinch Day with your preschool or kindergarten students? Grinch Day is the perfect secular holiday for fun in the classroom during the month of December! Grab my printable Grinch Day Craft and learn about kindness, giving, and motor skills while making your own countdown ornaments featuring the big green Christmas character.

Printable holiday crafts

Santa Shape Craft

This Santa Shape Craft is the perfect Christmas craft and shape activity to do during a Christmas themed lesson plan this winter.

Simple Christmas shape craft

My Santa shape pattern can be copied onto colored paper, cut out, and glued together by students or Xeroxed and traced by students for a all sorts of learning fun!

Reindeer Shape Craft

Practice identifying and counting shapes with Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and this printable Christmas craft idea. This Reindeer Shape Craft is an easy-no prep way to help your preschoolers practice with 2-dimensional shapes and a fun holiday theme.

Easy holiday shape craft

Polar Express Bell Craft

The Polar Express is one of my favorite holiday books to read aloud. It’s a great story for the whole family to share this December. Arty crafty kids will enjoy bringing the story to life with silver bell Christmas ornaments you can craft using my printable Polar Express Bell Craft. Don’t forget to sing and play your favorite version of jingle bells while you make this cute Christmas craft!

Christmas holiday craft for kids

Many of these simple holiday crafts for kids can double as Christmas ornament crafts to decorate the tree. They’re not just great for developing early learning skills in the classroom, these easy holiday crafts make it easy to spend quality time together making memories at home with the entire family! 

Do you have preschool Christmas crafts you love to do with your kiddos in the classroom or at home? Share your favorite holiday crafts for kids and homemade ornament ideas in the comment section. I can’t wait to read about your favorite fun craft ideas and try a few with my children too!

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