It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Christmas! As a mom of three, I am always on the lookout for fun and meaningful family Christmas activities at home. I love creating traditions with my family and these kinds of activities are always part of that!
Let’s be real though, it’s not always about memories, sometimes it’s about finding something to keep the kids busy so I can work, Christmas shop online, or just survive the holidays in general.
From decorating the tree to baking delicious treats, there are so many festive activities that will bring joy and cheer into your home and put smiles on your kids’ faces!
A Huge List of Family Christmas Activities at Home
I’ve rounded up a big list of some great family Christmas activities at home to help your whole family get into the holiday spirit!
Creating a Christmas morning for your family that’s full of laughter and happiness doesn’t have to cost a ton of money! One of the most magical Christmas days we’ve had was a low-budget Christmas. Find out how we celebrated and get some great ideas for making Christmas amazing on a small budget. You can read all about it here.
This project is simple, virtually mess-free, enjoyable, and refreshingly quick. I genuinely enjoyed working on it with my four-year-old, and I didn’t break a sweat. Get the steps to make this easy Rudolph pine cone ornament here.
This is such a fun idea to share some fun Christmas activities with your neighbors and get everyone into the Christmas spirit. Share 12 days of Christmas notes that will brighten everyone’s days leading upt to Christmas. Get the free printable for 12 Days of Christmas for your neighbor here.
Are you and your family fans of Christmas carols? Get into the holiday spirit by sharing some homemade Christmas goodies with your neighbors as you hit the streets for some Christmas caroling! Whip up these yummy Christmas treat recipes for caramels, cookies, fudge, and more—they make the ultimate homemade holiday gifts! Get these treat ideas here.
If your family is big on Christmas movies, you all have probably enjoyed the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. You’ll have so much fun with this movie trivia quiz! Get the ‘A Christmas Carol’ trivia quiz here.
You only need two things to whip up these super-duper simple Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments! It’s a cool DIY holiday project that’s perfect for making personalized Christmas gifts for kids and grown-ups alike and spending some quality time with your kids. Learn how to make these ornaments here.
If you love to make a Christmas ornament with your kids every year as a tradition, these felt Christmas tree ornaments are a fantastic addition to your tree! You can also use them for jazzing up the gifts you’re handing out this holiday season. Learn how to make these felt Christmas tree ornaments here.
Ugly Christmas sweaters are such a fun and popular way to celebrate the Christmas season! Instead of buying an ugly sweater, you’ll have a blast with all of your family members making this craft! Get the step-by-step instructions for DIY ugly Christmas sweaters for kids here.
Get ready for some Christmas Bingo action! This timeless game is a guaranteed recipe for making lasting memories, strengthening family ties, and adding that extra sparkle to your holiday season. Get set for non-stop laughter, friendly rivalries, and tons of fun. Get the ultimate guide to playing Christmas Bingo with your little ones here.
Make Beautiful Borax Crystal Ornaments for Christmas decorations or gifts with your kids. This craft is a total hit during the holiday season, and it’s no surprise why! It’s all about bringing some hands-on excitement to your homeschooling during the holidays while making lasting memories and diving into a cool science experiment. Get the instructions to make these borax crystal ornaments here.
Looking for fun Christmas games to entertain the kiddos over the holiday break? This game is so easy, it can be played by kids of all ages, and even older kids will enjoy it. Get the Christmas iSpy printable here.
This timeless calendar is a keeper, use it whenever you want, year after year! It’s jam-packed with daily December ideas, some won’t cost you a dime, and others might need a little spending. If you’re on a tight budget, no worries! Just pick the ones that suit your wallet and the time your family can spare for this fun project. Grab your copy of the Christmas kindness calendar here.
If you’re on the hunt for ways to get everyone in the family in the holiday spirit, this Winter Walk Scavenger Hunt is perfect. It’s a super easy activity and a fun way to get you all strolling around your neighborhood, enjoying the fresh air, and discovering all the hidden gems in your town. Get this fun activity here!
This is another fun Christmas themed scavenger hunt that’s perfect for the entire family. If you’re looking for activities that don’t require a lot of time, energy, or money (things we’re all short on around the holidays) this Christmas tree scavenger hunt is a great way to have a fun time! Get the free printable here!
A Christmas photo challenge is a super fun way to get those holiday creative vibes going and make some awesome memories! This free printable with a bunch of Christmas photo ideas will get anyone with a camera (or smartphone) feeling inspired and snapping away. Get the free Christmas photo challenge printable here.
This free printable resource is a great learning tool for the holiday season! Christmas-themed tools are the best way to encourage learning during the holidays. Get the free printable Christmas alphabet book here.
This homemade hot chocolate made with cocoa is perfect for a holiday fun family game night! Grab all of your favorite board games for the perfect way to spend some quality time together during the busy holidays. Get the hot chocolate with cocoa recipe here.
Looking for a fun game to spice up your Christmas break? Give these Christmas “Would You Rather” questions a shot! They’re fun, a little goofy, and all decked out in holiday spirit. Get the Christmas would you rather questions printable here.
This game is great for a Secret Santa gift exchange and fun for everyone of all ages, even younger children! Everyone will have a great time with this fun family tradition. Get the free printable Christmas dice game instructions here.
One of our favorite things about the holidays is the family traditions we’ve created! If you’re looking for a new family tradition for Christmas, these are some really great ideas. Get the full list of ideas here.
These Christmas activity books are great for fun activities to keep your kids entertained and they also make perfect stocking stuffers or gifts for your kids to take to school to their fellow classmates. Get all the fun Christmas activity books here.
On the hunt for some easy-peasy, heartwarming Christmas books for your little ones or some cozy Christmas devotional reads for yourself? Don’t miss these awesome picks for the holiday season! Get the list of Christmas devotional books for kids and families here.
Advent calendars are a super cool way to keep track of the days until Christmas, and a favorite among many for family Christmas activities at home. It’s like a little daily dose of holiday magic, especially for the kiddos. You get to pop open a new surprise every day and build the excitement for December 25th. And guess what? Those surprises don’t always have to be candies or presents! Get the list of fun activity advent calendars here.
You know what’s awesome during the holidays? Some good ol’ friendly competition among family members! It’s the perfect way to keep things exciting during those downtime moments at your winter break or holiday get-togethers. Get the Christmas word scramble game printable here.
If you’re looking for an easy DIY advent Christmas village, this is the perfect option! These free printable paper advent calendar boxes are simple and fun and make a great family-friendly craft! Get the free printable Christmas paper village here!
Rock painting is a piece of cake, and seriously, anyone can give it a go. These Grinch rock painting ideas are so much fun and perfect for all ages. You don’t need a whole bunch of fancy stuff to kick things off. Get the Grinch rock painting ideas here.
I love these 12 days of Christmas activity ideas to get the kids into the Christmas spirit leading up to Christmas Eve. You can do this along with an advent calendar if you want something a little more interactive. Get the 12 days of Christmas family ideas here.
This Christmas game is so much fun! You can whip it up using empty plastic water bottles, a splash of paint, and a few felt leftovers. It’s not just a cool DIY Christmas game; it’s also a fun way to recycle and get crafty. Get the DIY Christmas water bottle bowling instructions here.
We love matching Christmas pajamas in our house! If you’re a DIY lover, you’ll love this free SVG cut file for Silhouette or Cricut. Your kiddos will be so adorable on Christmas day with their matching PJs. Grab the free file for your DIY pajamas here.
Print and frame this adorable Rudolph Christmas countdown file and use a dry-erase marker to count down the days until Christmas! Your kids will love this simple countdown to their favorite day of the year! Grab the free printable here.
These adorable ornaments are perfect for those childhood memories. Get your little one’s thumbprint in a salt dough ornament as a keepsake ornament for years to come. Get the easy instructions to make this salt dough glitter thumbprint heart ornament here.
This simple and fun craft is perfect for little kids and makes the best Christmas memories! Let your kids color Christmas shapes on tea towels with markers and cookie cutters for the cutest Christmas decorations. Grab the instructions and tips here.
Kids will love making their own Christmas snowglobes! These are easy and fun and couldn’t be cuter! Get all the details to make these DIY Christmas snowglobe keepsakes here.
I love making crafts with my kids that reuse items we already have on hand! You probably have all of these items in your house as you’re reading this and your kids will have a blast making snowman ornaments with their cute little faces on them. Get the instructions to make these ornaments here.
I hope these family Christmas activities at home will brighten your holiday season and help you spend quality time together as a family, because after all, that’s what it’s all about!
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Hi, I’m Jessica! I am wife to Chris, and mom to Kaiper, Alana and Koa. I am a graphic designer, website developer and aspiring author. In this space, I share about everything from parenting, working from home, food we cook, and lots of things for kids! Learn more about me here.