The holidays are a time for snowflakes, celebrations, and more. There are so many great activities for you and your family to participate in this time of year, so we rounded up 10 of our favorite educational holiday kids crafts, broken down by educational subject so there’s something for every interest.

Science holiday kids crafts

A Christmas sensory tub is a fun, hands-on way for children to use all five senses to explore this holiday season.

via the imagination tree

Growing crystals is a great learning activity, and will require some patience since they do not grow immediately, but may take a few days. Learn about evaporation, precipitation, and more with these Holiday Crystals.

via Science Sparks

Art holiday kids crafts

 HANDPRINT CHRISTMAS CRAFTS FOR KIDS. The hand-print snowmen are so cute on this ornament. You can use a kit or make your own dough. Adorable!

With just a few ingredients, you can make ornament dough, perfect for creating memorable keepsakes. Make a hand print with snowman fingers, candy canes, or whatever your heart desires.

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Making ornaments is a perfect activity to do as a family during the holidays—and the creations will stay with your kids into their adulthood! These peppermint candy ornaments are a great place to start. Don’t feel like they HAVE to be ornaments though. Try putting them on top of presents as a decoration, or even in a candy dish for others to enjoy.

via My Life and Kids

Math holiday kids crafts

Candy Cane Math for Kids...five fun hands-on math activities using candy canes

Practice symmetry, counting, comparing, and more with this fun candy cane activity. If your child hasn’t learned about symmetry yet, try this interactive activity to introduce the concept first.

via Fantastic Fun and Learning

Snowman Counting Number Recognition Game | Mama Papa Bubba

Create a simple, fun, and educational game for your student to explore. This snowman counting & number recognition game is quick to put together and uses easy to find household objects.

via mama.papa.bubba.

History holiday kids crafts


Make a paper poinsettia from a napkin, and learn about how the flower became the official plant of Christmas with fun facts. Another holiday kid craft you can use for decorations around the house or as a gift topper.

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3D paper snowflakes

Your kids will love creating these colorful snowflakes! Add in a lesson on the science of snowflakes, and you have yourself a well-rounded holiday kid craft.

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Literary holiday kids crafts


A good book can ignite a child’s imagination, and there are so many favorite holiday books to choose from. My personal favorite is How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and you can make this slime to accompany the holiday story.

via Growing a Jeweled Rose

There are plenty of holiday books that incorporate snow. From The Snowman to The Christmas Miracle, snow is a fun part of the holiday season, even if you live someplace warm. Along with reading one of your favorite holiday books,  why not make your own play snow? Only two ingredients, and your kids will be in for hours of fun.

via Huckleberry Love

What crafts are you making for the holidays? Tell us in the comments!

Image Credit – Ginny / CC by 2.0

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