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Kids love making ornaments to give to loved ones and to hang on the Christmas tree. These Christmas ornament crafts for kids are a great place to start!
Add one or more of these ornament ideas to your preschool Christmas activities. Your kids will love creating them for loved ones as much as they’ll love hanging them on the Christmas tree this year and for years to come.
This Christmas, you’ve got to add these creative ideas to your preschool arts and crafts time.
Christmas Ornament Crafts for Kids
Melted crayon ornaments require a little help from mom, but the watercolor effect is worth the effort! Kids will love recycling their broken crayons for this Christmas project. Homeschool Preschool
These simple nativity ornament craft for kids is not only beautiful on the tree, but it is a perfect afternoon activity for preschoolers! Homeschool Preschool
Mix up a batch of homemade salt dough to make this adorable salt dough Santa handprint ornament. Messy Little Monsters
Get kids in the holiday spirit with these adorable Rudolph ornaments they can make all on their own! Decorate your Christmas tree or give them as gifts. Homeschool Preschool
Learn how to make cute DIY reindeer ornaments from craft sticks! These are easy enough for kids to make. They look great on the tree, and make perfect kid-made gifts. Teaching with Children’s Books
Fingerprint crafts make wonderful keepsakes. You’ll love looking back at this thumbprint reindeer ornament year after year and reminiscing about how much your little one has grown. Gluesticks Blog
Mix up a batch of salt dough, grab some glitter, and your kids are all set to make some pretty salt dough handprint ornaments to place on the tree this year. The Best Ideas for Kids
These paint stick Christmas ornaments are personalize so they would also work great as gift tags, too! Primary Playground
Grab some clear plastic ornaments from the craft store, and you’re all set to help your kids turn them into snowman and Santa homemade ornaments. The Preschool Toolbox
These popsicle stick frame ornaments are so easy your toddlers can help you make several for loved ones. Diary of a SoCal Mama
Not only will your preschooler love decorating an old mason jar with colorful tape, but these washi tape mason jar lid ornaments will help them build fine motor skills as they create. Happy Brown House
I have such fond memories of making ornaments with my kids when they were younger. This clothespin Christmas tree ornament will look lovely hanging on your tree this holiday season! Teaching with Children’s Books
I remember making candy cane mice ornaments when I was a kid. In fact, my mom may still have one in her holiday boxes. Mosswood Connections
Depending upon what type of holiday pom poms you can find at your local craft store, your preschoolers can make a whole forest of pompom Christmas tree ornaments this Christmas. The Joy of Sharing
Making cranberry playdough ornaments combines a fun sensory activity with an opportunity to make beautiful ornaments for the holidays. Natural Beach Living
These wreath ornaments are made from festive paper straws that kids can string as they build fine motor skills. Projects with Kids
When you present your kids with a few holiday supplies, your kids will be all set to make some unique ornaments in this Christmas STEM activity. Preschool Powol Packets
Easy candy cane reindeer are another craft I remember making as a kid. Your kids will love this simple Christmas craft. The Search for Imperfection
Burlap is a fun fabric to work with as it creates a unique sensory experience. Use some to create a DIY wreath ornament that will have your kids perfecting their weaving skills. JDaniel4’s Mom
You won’t believe how easy it is to make keepsake photo ornaments that even your toddlers can help with. Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Pipe cleaners, beads, and crafts sticks. That’s all you need to create some pretty pipe cleaner Christmas tree ornaments. Red Ted Art
I love the way applesauce cinnamon ornaments smell! Your kids will love making a batch and hanging them on the tree. Carve names on them for gift tags, too. Natural Beach Living
Have you ever seen tiny artist canvases? They’re the perfect size to make unique artwork that is simple to turn into ornaments for the tree. Carrots are Orange
Oh deer! You won’t believe how easy it is to make these Rudolph reindeer photo ornaments, and everyone is going to want one this year. Hello, Wonderful!
Making clay snowman ornament crafts is so easy, and your kids will love making a whole family of them. Rhythms of Play
I love process art – art that has no write or wrong way. Toss some jingle bells and paint in a box with some paper shapes, and your kids can make some unique jingle bells splatter painted ornaments. Emma Owl
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT Christmas
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Christmas. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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Bear Stays Up for Christmas – Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Meet the Herdmans—they lie, cheat, and love to give clonks on the head. They are, without a doubt, the worst kids in the history of the world. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.
Christmas in the Big Woods – Christmas has come to the Big Woods of Wisconsin! Laura and her family are excited to celebrate. When Laura’s cousins, aunt, and uncle arrive, they spend their time together eating sweets, playing in the snow, and reading. Their holiday celebrations are full of simple joys.
Round Out Your Christmas Fun with These Activities:
Preschoolers will love counting down to Christmas with a wooden Christmas tree advent calendar.
Enjoy a nativity felt scene with your preschoolers to tell the story of Christmas. It includes a 12 felt pieces and a large felt barn.
These Christmas do-a-dot printables are a great way for preschoolers to work on fine motor skills, counting, and one-to-one correspondence.
Here’s a fun idea for helping your kids review the alphabet with a Christmas tree letter review activity.