20 Of The Greatest Christmas Sensory Activities To Try
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20 Of The Greatest Christmas Sensory Activities To Try
With Christmas right around the corner, kids are getting excited! Who am I kidding….we’re all getting pretty wound up about it, but the difference is that you now have this list of Christmas sensory activities for kids, to help calm them and engage them through play.
Christmas sensory activities are a wonderful way to add play that soothes even while it incorporates the sights and scents of the holiday.
It can lead to hours of play that keep curious little people away from the gifts under the tree, and best of all you can bag it up in a big Ziploc and put it away for another day.
If you make a few of these ideas ahead of time, you can rotate the fun for the entire month.
Find the Jingle Bells Shaving Cream Activity from Science Sparks. Lots of foamy fun and it will mop up with ease when you’re done! Bonus points if you put the whole thing under an old shower curtain that you can hose off at the end.
Christmas Sensory Tub from The Imagination Tree. This is just so cute that I want to play too.
Magnetic Christmas Science and Sensory Bottle from Mom Inspired Life. Adding science with magnets will keep them busy finding things and shaking it up to try again, and again…
Christmas Tree Sensory Bottle from Stir The Wonder. Samantha always has such fun ideas for kids.
Christmas Sensory Density Tower Bottle from Teaching Mama. How awesome is this?
Peppermint Slime from Preschool Inspirations. Slimy, smells delicious – who wouldn’t want to play with it?
My Christmas Five Senses Book: Free Printable from Life Over C’s. Pages to explore again and again.
“Find The Magnetic Letter” Christmas Sensory Game from The Jenny Evolution. This one is brilliant for your young ones needing to practice their alphabet.
I Spy Christmas Sensory Bag from The Chaos and The Clutter. We love I Spy bags over here! Your kids will, too.
Bells, Bows and Peppermint Sensory Bin from Glue Sticks and Gum Drops. The sounds, the scents, the feel….this bin has all the Christmas sensory activities fun.
Jingle Bell Oral Motor Sensory Game from And Next Comes L. A great motor skills practice activity and you will have Jingle Bells stuck in your head for house afterwards!
Christmas Tree Salt Painting from Busy Mommy Media. It’s so cool to paint with salt that your kids will want to do this one over and over again. You may want to set aside a few minutes to join in 😉
Christmas Cookie Cloud Dough from Little Bins for Little Hands. Cookie scents, fluffy dough – win-win.
Nutcracker Christmas Sensory Play from B Inspired Mama. Combine this with an afternoon of watching a video of The Nutcracker by the fire. What a great way to usher in the holidays.
Christmas Village Sensory Bin from Happy Hooligans. Cutest village play EVER.
Christmas Sensory Fine Motor Noodle Play from The OT Toolbox. I love this noodle play and the sneaky OT therapy.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Slime from Schooling a Monkey. I really, really need to make this today.
Gingerbread Rice Sensory Small World from Childhood 101. Gingerbread scents are a sure winner! Your house will smell incredible afterwards, too.
Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments from Gifts of Curiosity. Scent your house, make ornaments, keep the kids happy for hours. Perfect!
What Christmas sensory activities does your family enjoy? Please share in the comments – we all need some help keeping little (and not-so-little) children excited and engaged this time of year!
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My kid will love these! What a great roundup!
Definitely saving this for later! Thank you for putting together such a great list of resources!
Awesome! Thank you Kayley 😉
Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!
Thank you Rochelle! Hope you can do some of them this season 🙂
cant wait to try some of these
Yay! Enjoy Alyssa
I love the sensory ideas! Im always looking for new ideas with my son and babies i nanny. Thanks a bunch for the great content.
Thank you Natalie! Great idea to use them while nanny-ing 😉
These are perfect, I’ve been looking for some sensory ideas for my 4 yr old that my 9 & 8 yr old will enjoy doing, too!
Thanks Jaime! Glad you found them here! Hope you guys have fun making memories with them 😉
This is great! So many great ideas!
Thank you Jennifer 🙂
? thank you what a blessing to read.
Awe thank you Jennie!
Here are great ideas!! Thank you!
Thank you Kim 🙂
These look fun! I’m going to try them with my 3 yo
The perfect age for many of these activities! Thanks Clarissa
Thanks for all the ideas! We’ll do a few of these for sure. I’ve already got supplies for a sensory bottle…just need a bottle, haha!
Haha Yes! Enjoy the activities Amy 😉
I love doing sensory activities with kids I babysit for. Thank you for posting these ideas.
That’s a great idea Rachel 😉
What great ideas for the kids! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you Kristen!
Love this idea!
Thank you Tiffany!
Really loving the roundup you put together – so many great ideas! I found it valuable & have bookmarked it for returning to later!
Oh thank you! Yes, bookmark and use later Lindsay, there are so many fun things to do!