As many of you know I went back to teaching this fall and I am still over the moon about being back in the classroom. I am teaching 2 and 3 year olds and loving it. I thought I would put together a great list of Christmas activities I have done, will do, and wish I taught more days of the week so I could do with my class. Of course you could do these Christmas activities with older kids too ( my daughter tests out everything I do with my students and she is 4), but just know that these 50 Christmas activity ideas for 2 and 3 year olds have and will be huge hits with your kids or students.
Cotton Ball Candy Cane ( my students made this yesterday and LOVED it)Reindeer Candy Cane from JDaniel’s MomCandy Cane Puffy Paint from Nurture StoreCandy Cane Sensory Tubes from Teach PreschoolSpin Painted Candy Cane Ornaments
Paper Bag Gingerbread MenMake A Gingerbread Men PlaydoughScented Gingerbread Men from Fun At Home With KidsGingerbread Playdough from Teach PreschoolGingerbread Number Hop from Toddler ApprovedDIY Cardboard Gingerbread House from Inner Child Fun
Easy Elf HousesSanta Star Crafts by Red Ted ArtSanta’s Workshop Pretend PlayPaper Plate SantaNorth Pole Play Mat ( a holiday favorite around here! )
Find and Fill Nativity GameNativity Sun CatcherPaper Roll Angels from Nurture StoreCoffee Filter AngelAngel Sun Catcher
Sticky Wall Christmas Tree MuralQ-tip painted Christmas TreePhoto Christmas Tree from Toddler ApprovedButton Christmas TreesPlaydough Christmas Tree Fine Motor ActivityShape Christmas Tree
Shape WreathsSpin Art Wreath by Toddler Approved for Life Your WayCork Painted WreathButton Wreath Ornament from Wildflower RamblingsHand Print WreathRibbon Wreath from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Painting with Jingle Bells from Teaching 2 and 3 year oldsMagnetic Christmas Sensory BottlesNativity Sensory Bin from Golden Reflections BlogChristmas Sensory BinChristmas Cloud Dough from Growing A Jeweled RosePine Needle Sensory Bottles from Teach Preschool
I am already adding a few of these ideas into my lesson plans for next year, I can’t wait!