Mums & Tots Round-up: Easy peasy Christmas activities

How excited are you for Christmas? I am SO excited, I can’t even tell you! Ok that’s a lie, I could tell you until the cows come home that I am super excited to put up my tree, to have our Christmas elves come to visit and for the girls to be home for the holidays.

Christmas time is truly the best time of year!

I love nothing more than getting into the Christmas spirit through arts and crafts, specifically those that double up as decorations for the home. There is no such thing as less-is-more in our house, the more the merrier is definitely what we go for when decorating our home!

I asked around in the blogger community for the best Christmas activities for toddlers and as always, they came up trumps!

Fun crafts

Thimble and Twig has a list of 10 great crafts for little ones. 

Potato printing is one of my favourite things to do and these Christmas baubles are so cute from Real Mum Reviews

Dear Bear and Beany gives a great idea for a homemade Christmas card for loved ones. She also has a brilliant snow globe craft too, I definitely have this one on my list! 

These glitter Christmas trees from My Model Mummy are so easy, perfect for very young children. 

The Inspiration Edit makes easy ping pong ball snowmen – simple but effective! 

Susan K. Mann shows us some easy crafts as well as the most impressive Christmas tree book for older children – I want to make one! 

Not all crafts turn out right, do they? Pinterest often makes us feel as though we are doing something wrong. Well, Edinburgh with Kids shows us exactly this here, but the end result is great! 

Christmas decorations

A Baby On Board uses some air-drying clay to make some fab decorations for the tree. 

But if you don’t have any clay, Mummy’s Magical Mayhem shows us how to make some gingerbread decorations instead. 

Lolly sticks are brilliant, aren’t they? Hodge Podge Days has a couple of quick and easy Christmas tree crafts for little ones. 

These thumbprint decorations are such a lovely idea from Thimble and Twig, such a simple way to personalise things. 

As well as all of these great decoration ideas, I found this great idea for making personalised clothing for little ones. Do go take a look at this reindeer t-shirt from Real Mum Reviews as it is just the cutest! 

There are so many fun things to do with little ones over the festive season, I can’t wait to have the girls home to be able to do everything and get in the Christmas spirit. 

As well as crafts though, I thought I would share these posts from Mudpie Fridays and Sophie Ella and Me. They both list loads of different things to do through December, from having a picnic in front of the Christmas tree to making reindeer food. Plenty to keep you busy over the coming weeks! 

What have you got planned for the Christmas holidays? Have you got any favourite activities?

Next month I will be looking at Christmas traditions, so keep an eye out for that! If you have any you’d like to share, drop me an email to [email protected]

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Katy is a busy mum of 3 and blogs over at What Katy Said, sharing tips to help other mums get more organised and make more time for themselves. Starting out as a way to help others, her award nominated blog has now become her full time career and she is regularly listed as one of the top 10 baby bloggers in the UK. Connect with her over on Twitter @WhatKatySaidUK.

1 Comment

  1. 30 November 2017 / 20:30

    Thanks so much for sharing Katy there’s lots of fab ideas on here can’t wait to get cracking!! Xxxx