Create special memories with your kids in your homeschool this Christmas! Find ideas & inspiration for ways to celebrate the holidays in homeschool math, writing, science, & more. Suggestions were carefully selected to be as mess-free & stress-free as possible so you can enjoy Christmas homeschool fun activities with your kids.


WooHoo!  Are you ready for tons of fun in your homeschool this Christmas season?  I want to help you get ready with this Ultimate List of Christmas Homeschool Fun Activities.

You will find suggested Christmas homeschool fun activities for:

  • Crafts
  • Art
  • Games
  • Coloring pages
  • Movies
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Science
  • Baking
  • Music

These select activities were chosen to be as mess-free and stress-free as possible.  Also, activities were chosen to be able to use with different ages and stages.Create special memories with your kids in your homeschool this Christmas! Find ideas & inspiration for ways to celebrate the holidays in homeschool math, writing, science, & more. Suggestions were carefully selected to be as mess-free & stress-free as possible so you can enjoy holiday celebrations with your kids.

Crafts for Christmas Homeschool Fun Activities

My boys and I love to make crafts.  I know how important it is to keep homeschool craft time as mess-free and stress-free as possible.  Your schedule is busy and working with different ages and stages can be a challenge.  I only added Christmas crafts that I know to be easy to prepare, do, and clean up.

Paper Plate Santa (Arty Crafty Kids):  Adorable craft that requires only a few materials.  If you are up for a bit of messy fun, use paint.  If you need as mess-free as possible, use your Kwik Stix!

Paper Plate Christmas Ornaments (Crafty Morning):  Another easy-to-make craft using paper plates, tissue paper, scissors, and glue.

DIY Handprint Christmas Tree Cards (Blitsy):  This super cute craft is a great way to make a special memory craft that’s relatively mess-free.  A variation would be to trace all family member’s handprints and make a large picture, like a Christmas tree farm.

Melted Bead Ornaments (One Little Project):  Fun activity that makes crafts that you’ll want to keep forever.  Make great gifts, too!

Decorate a Gingerbread Man Collage Craft (Mom Inspired Life):  Great Christmas activity that you can prep ahead of time.  Customize by using whatever materials you have at home.

Make a Jingle Bell Necklace (PreKinders):  Easy and mess-free activity!  Great for all ages.  Little ones build fine motor skills.  Challenge older kids with patterns.

Dish Brush Christmas Wreath Craft for Kids (Crafty Morning):  This craft might be a bit more messy (paint).  Make sure to put down old newspaper or plastic tablecloth for easy cleanup.

Icicle Ornaments with Beads and Pipe Cleaners (Happy Hooligans):  Easy to make craft that looks pretty on your Christmas tree.  My boys have made tons of these ornaments!

Paint Chip Christmas Garland (A Girl and A Glue Gun):  You could customize this craft for really any Christmas-theme!  Awesome for practicing scissor skills!

Spiral Tree Ornament (Parents):  Find this easy-to-make craft and more!  You will need green construction paper or cardstock, glitter glue, and scissors.


Art for Christmas Homeschool Fun Activities

Christmas Light Chalk Stencil Art for Kids (Buggy and Buddy):  Simple art project that only uses chalk and black paper.

A STEAM Christmas Art Project for Kids (Kids STEAM Lab):  Fun approach to a Christmas art project!

5 Days of Mixed Media Christmas Art for Kids (Table Life Blog):  Fabulous art project ideas for Christmas!

Christmas Lights Art Tutorial (HodgePodge):  Discover how to use your chalk pastels for this beautiful Christmas art project.

Give the Gift of Art

Christmas Video Art Lessons (Chalk Pastel):  Maybe you’re like me and can barely draw a stick person?  If so, you can still enjoy Christmas art with your kids with these video lessons.  My boys highly recommend these lessons with Nana!

Christmas Tree Winter Art (I Heart Crafty Things):  Cute art project for making a Christmas tree scene.

Sleigh Bell Holiday Art Project (Deep Space Sparkle):  This art projects has a few steps to it but very worth it!

Bleeding Tissue Paper Gifts (The Pinterested Parent):  Cool art activity using tissue paper to color your project.

Holiday Sweaters (Jamestown Art):  Have your kids design and decorate a variety of holiday sweaters.

Colourful Christmas Trees (Kids Artists):  Beautiful project that uses watercolor paints.


Games for Christmas Homeschool Fun Activities

Jingle Bell Toss (Playground Park Bench):  Fun Christmas game that only requires plastic cups and jingle bells.  Great for building hand-eye coordination!

Christmas Party Game:  The Magnet Party Game (Teach Beside Me):  Very cool game using jingle bells and magnets.

12 Days of Christmas Activity Pack (Rock Your Homeschool):  Free printable pack with game to help you celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas.

Roll a Gingerbread Man (Teach Beside Me):  The post indicated preschool game but I think all ages could having fun with this Christmas game.

Online Christmas Games (Amy’s Wandering):  List of fun Christmas games that you can play online.

North Pole Mix-Up Printable Christmas Game (Line Upon Line Learning):  You can play this game with ages 2+ !

Free Printable Christmas Bingo (Crazy Little Projects):  Adorable Bingo game for Christmas!  And December is the month of Bingo 😉

Snowman Slam Game (Growing a Jeweled Rose):  Hands-on game that helps kids build hand-eye coordination.

How to Do a Candy Cane Hunt (Party Delights):  Great Christmas game to help kids burn energy as they search for candy canes.

Roll-a-Reindeer Printable Game (Inspiration Made Simple):  Easy to play game using dice and this free printable.

Do You Want to Build a Snow Globe? Fun (Rock Your Homeschool):  Free printable non-competitive game and coloring page.


Coloring Pages for Christmas Homeschool Fun Activities

Free Christmas Coloring Pages (A Diligent Heart):  Free instant download of adorable Christmas-themed coloring pages.

Free Christmas Coloring Sheets (Merry About Town):  Two free instant downloads with coloring pages for older kids.

Christmas Coloring Pages (Embark on the Journey):  52 cute Christmas-themed coloring pages for kids.

Christian Rosetti Christmas Poems to Color (Amy’s Wandering):  7 delightful coloring pages with Christmas-themed poems.

Free Printable Christmas Coloring Pages (Crazy Little Projects):  More cute coloring sheets that kids will love!

Free Coloring Cards & Gift Tags For Christmas (Squishy-Cute Designs):  Printable cards and gift tags that your kids can color.

Christmas Bible Coloring Pages (The Crafty Classroom):  Coloring pages with Bible verses and helpful reminders for kids to remember the true reason for the season.

Nutcracker Coloring Pages (Cool2B Kids):  Variety of Nutcracker-themed coloring pages for kids.

Christmas Doodle Coloring Pages (1+1+1=1):  These coloring sheets are detailed so definitely a challenge!

Christmas Coloring Pages for Kids (Itsy Bitsy Fun):  More fun coloring pages with Christmas themes for kids.


Movies for Christmas Homeschool Fun Activities

Here are some of our favorite family-friendly Christmas movies that your kids can enjoy in your homeschool.  Sometimes, you just need to take a breather or get something done during the holidays and these movies can help!

Polar Express:  We read this book every year and then enjoy the movie.

Stick Man:  This adorable movie, based on the book by  Julia Donaldson, is a new family favorite.  My boys and I went on a nature walk after our first viewing of this movie to see if we could find Stick Man and his family.

A Charlie Brown Christmas:  This classic movie has always been a hit in our homeschool.  My boys like to talk about the different characters and the special ending.

Frosty the Snowman:  We love this movie based on a friendly snowman.  My boys like to go outside and try to create their own Frosty if we are lucky enough to have snow on the ground.  If no real snow, the boys will use white playdough to make pretend snowmen.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer:  Another classic Christmas movie that we like to pair with fun reindeer crafts.

Dr. Seuss’:  How the Grinch Stole Christmas:  We enjoy this Christmas movie every year.  My boys like to use our printable Dr. Seuss Pals activities after watching this movie.

The Muppet Christmas Carol:  I love watching this Christmas movie with my boys.  So much fun with the Muppets!

It’s a Wonderful Life:  Beautiful classic movie that you can enjoy with your kids in your homeschool.

Mickey’s Magical Christmas:  Fun Christmas movie featuring famous Disney characters.

Miracle on 34th Street:  Another classic Christmas movie to enjoy in your homeschool.


Writing for Christmas Homeschool Fun Activities

Roll a Silly Christmas Sentence (Royal Baloo):  Fantastic printable game for silly writing fun.

Free Christmas Carol Copywork and Handwriting Pages (Embark on the Journey):  Help your kids get in the Christmas spirit with these writing printables.

Simple Christmas Writing Prompts and Activites (Sallie Borrink):  Awesome ideas to boost writing fun around Christmas.

Christmas Writing Prompts (Royal Baloo):  Free printable writing prompts for Christmas fun.

Christmas Writing Activity-How to Decorate a Christmas Tree (A is for Adventures of Homeschool):  Free printable found on TeachersPayTeachers.

Teaching Kindness at Christmas (Fun in First):  Great writing activities to encourage kids to think about spreading kindness at Christmas.

5 Senses Christmas Writing Prompt (The Research Based Classroom):  Free printable found on TeachersPayTeachers.  Fun activity to get kids exploring all of their senses during the holiday season.

Christmas Roll-A-Story (Create Teach Share):  Another awesome free printable found on TeachersPayTeachers.

December Writing Crafts (Miss Giraffe’s Classroom):  Fun writing prompts and drawing activities for Christmas.

Christmas Card Writing Station (A Little Delightful):  Prepare this Christmas writing fun station and have your kids create custom cards.

Math for Christmas Homeschool Fun Activities

Santa’s Helper-Christmas Subtraction Game (Royal Baloo):  Fun printable game to practice subtraction around the holidays.

Hands-On Christmas Place Value Practice (Royal Baloo):  Another awesome printable game to help your kids practice place value.

Pascal’s Triangle Christmas Tree Math (Teach Beside Me):  Cool printable to have Christmas math fun as you learn about Pascal’s triangle.

50 Christmas Math Games for Upper and Lower Elementary Level (You’ve Got This Math):  Amazing list of math games your kids will love around Christmas.

Minecraft Christmas Math Quiz (The Usual Mayhem):  Your Minecraft lovers will love this math game challenge.

Christmas Tree Match-A Roman Numeral Math Lesson Plan (Mama Teaches):  Hands-on math activity to teach your kids about roman numerals.

Free Elapsed Time Word Problem with a Christmas Twist (You’ve Got This Math): Super cool printable activity to help your kids determine when Santa will arrive.

Gingerbread House Graph (Free4Classrooms):  Free printable graph to count gingerbread house pieces.  Make your own gingerbread house and graph those pieces, too.

Fun & Easy Holiday Math Activity-Christmas Tree Fractions (Teach Beside Me):  Hands-on way to teach fractions using a Christmas tree shape.

20  Fun Christmas Math Activities Games (Creative Family Fun):  Great list of hands-on math fun for Christmas.


Science for Christmas Homeschool Fun Activities

5 Days of Christmas Science (Geek Families):  5 ways to rock your Christmas science with chemistry, biology, geography, botany, and astronomy.

15 Christmas Experiments and Activities (The Homeschool Post):  List of fun Christmas science activities to do with kids.

Christmas Science-What You Should Know About Reindeer (Geek Families):  Interesting facts about reindeer to share with your kids.

Christmas STEM-Pointsettia pH Experiment (Teach Beside Me):  Super cool science activity to learn about the pH scale around the holidays.

Christmas Tree Science (Starts At Eight):  Fabulous resources for studying conifers in your homeschool.

Top Ten Candy Cane Experiments (Preschool Powol Packets):  Use those candy canes for some cool science activities.

Christmas Cup Tower STEM Challenge Tree (Little Bins for Little Hands):  Great hands-on activity that gets kids thinking.

The Sweet Smells of Christmas (Rainy Day Mum):  Fun activity for exploring your sense of smell at Christmas.

Holiday Science Experiment for Kids (KC Edventures):  Fun sink or float activity using Christmas materials.

Best Christmas Science Experiments and Activities for Kids (Little Bins for Little Hands):  Magnificent list of Christmas science experiments and activities.


Baking for Christmas Homeschool Fun Activities

Christmas Sweets & Treats that are Super Easy (Family Schooling):  Love this list of easy-to-make recipes for Christmas!

Santa Munch Popcorn Snack Mix {with Free Printable} (Crazy for Crust):   Yummy snack to make with your kids.

21 Christmas Cookies Kids Can Bake (Letters from Santa):  Amazing recipes for Christmas baking fun with kids.

No-Bake Sugar Cookie Truffles (If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen):  Easy-to-make cookies that kids will love to make and eat!

Reindeer Rice Krispies (Thirty Handmade Days): Cute treats for Christmas with kids.

Funfetti Shortbread Bites (Cooking Classy):  Colorful treats for Christmas.

12 Cute Christmas Breakfast Ideas for Kids (Blessed Beyond Crazy):  Enjoy some Christmas baking in the morning!

Grinch Christmas Cookie Recipe (Mom Dot):  These cookies would be perfect for a viewing of the Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

Easy White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge (Simply Being Mommy):  Simple candy that you can make with kids.

Christmas Muddy Buddies (Plain Chicken):  Another yummy treat to make for a snack with kids.


Music for Christmas Homeschool Fun Activities

Christmas Songs (Fantastic Fun and Learning):  Fun songs and dance movements with suggested materials to use.

Christmas Music Theory Worksheets (My Fun Piano Studio):  Free printable pages to help you add a bit of Christmas to your homeschool music.

Free Christmas Music Listening Worksheets (Cori Bloom):  Printable found on TeachersPayTeachers to use when you are listening to Christmas songs.

Five Little Elves Christmas Song – Free Printable Puppets (Picklebums):  Cute song to sing with kids!

Christmas Songs Book for Kids (A Mom’s Take):  Includes a free printable songbook.

Memorize: I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas (Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke):  Cute printable and fun for this Christmas song.

Easy Piano Music Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (Let’s Play Kids Music):  Have Christmas music fun with this classic song.

Christmas Music (Castle View Academy):  Printables to help you enjoy Christmas music in your homeschool.

Free Handel’s Messiah Lesson Plan and 10-page Printable Pack (I Choose Joy):  Celebrate the Christmas season with this beautiful music.

The Nutcracker Ballet Unit Study (Piwi Kids):  More than 60 free resources to learn about The Nutcracker!

Make special memories with your kids in your homeschool this Christmas! Find ideas & inspiration for ways to celebrate the holidays in homeschool math, writing, science, & more. Suggestions were carefully selected to be as mess-free & stress-free as possible so you can enjoy holiday celebrations with your kids.

I will continue to add to this Ultimate List of Christmas Homeschool Fun Activities.  I’d love to read your suggestions in the comments below.