Christmas Countdown Activities for Kids

25 Holiday Activities Until Christmas:

  1. Have holiday movie night with popcorn.
  2. Walk or drive around to look at Christmas lights
  3. Do some Christmas goodie baking.
  4. Make edible ornaments for birds
  5. Open a present on Christmas Eve.
  6. Read about holiday traditions around the world.
  7. Read the TRUE story of CHRISTmas on Christmas morning
  8. Make scented ornaments.
  9. Buy a new ornament for each person in your family.
  10. Participate in a charity drive (food/toy drive).
  11. Ask each family member to write a verse for a special holiday poem
  12. Make popcorn balls or Rice Krispies treats with little pieces of candy cane in them.
  13. Sit outside and drink hot cocoa
  14. Take the kids shopping (Dollar Tree) or have them create a masterpiece for everyone in the family.
  15. Open presents one at a time, to give picture opportunities
  16. Make graham cracker gingerbread houses
  17. Decorate the Christmas tree
  18. Turn out all the lights, then get dazzled by your sparkling tree
  19. Sing and dance to Christmas music 
  20. Read a bunch of holiday books.
  21. Attend a parade in your area.
  22. Ask grandparents to recall their holiday memories on a tape recorder.
  23. Make paper chains to count the days — just take green and red construction paper and cut into strips pull ends together and glue. Build your chain to Christmas (add a link each day) or start with 25 links and tear one off each day!
  24. Make Christmas trees out of construction paper. Use glue, construction paper, glitter, paint, dried beans, or buttons (whatever you have on hand) to make ornaments and decorations for the tree.
  25. Use an advent calendar

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