25 Christmas Card ideas Kids can make.

Nov 21, 2014


It's that time of year again, time to start getting our Christmas Craft on. My kids make handmade cards for every occasion but sometimes it gets tricky to think of something new, fun and simple enough for kids to be able to complete themselves. I've been on the lookout for kid-made Christmas Cards this year and have made a collection of 25 Christmas Cards that kids can make. Enjoy :)


1. Handprint Reindeer Card by The Craft Train

2. Simple Santa Hat Christmas Card by Hands On As We Grow


4. Cookie Cutter Cards by Martha Stewart

5. Bubble-wrap Printed Christmas Tree Card by Learn with Play at Home


6. Washi Tape Christmas Bauble Cards by Fantastic Fun and Learning

7. Handmade First Christmas Cards by Montessori Nature on Mom it Forward

8. Pom-pom Reindeer Christmas Cards (with free printable) by Hodge Podge Craft

9. Potato Stamped Penguin Card by MollyMoo

10. Christmas Card making station by Childhood 101


11. Easy Peasy Christmas Cards by Octavia and Vicky

12. Ribbon Tree Christmas Card by Learn with Play at Home

13. Christmas Tree Stencil Card by Mum in the Mad House

14. Washi Tape Christmas Tree Card by A Thrifty Mum

15. Folded Christmas Tree Card by Buggy and Buddy


16. Fingerprint Christmas Lights Card by Crafty Morning

17. Snowman Fingerprint Family Card by Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

18.  Snowflake Card by Craftulate on Frugal Homeschool Family

19. Christmas Stocking Card by Be a Fun Mum

20. Handmade Christmas Card with Ornament by Creative Play Central


21. Fingerprint Nativity scene Christmas Cards by The Fairy and the Frog

22. Thumbprint Christmas Cards by Fun Handprint Art

23. Leaf Rubbing Christmas Tree Card by True Aim Education

24. Poinsettia Christmas Card by The Preschool Toolbox

25. Lego Minifigure Christmas Card by Inspiration Laboratories



Some more Christmas Activities and Crafts from us:


    For free Christmas Printables, check out my Christmas Printables Pinterest board.



    Happy playing,
    Debs :)


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    Christmas Tree Play Mat. Free Printable

    Nov 17, 2014

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    For a quick and easy Christmas themed activity, that focuses on creativity, counting, number recognition, fine-motor skills and a bit of added literacy, I made these Christmas Tree Play Mats.

    Print, laminate and then present them to your child with some playdough, loose parts, numbers and/or whiteboard markers. Too easy.


    Click here for your copy of the Christmas Tree Playmat or click the picture above.


    Above are examples of loose parts that you might like to provide to play with. If you don't have wooden numbers, you can easily make your own set of numbers by writing them on recycled milk-bottle lids. Children can also make numbers from playdough or write on a laminated copy of the Christmas Tree Playmat with whiteboard markers.








    Handy Tips:

    - Simplify this activity for younger children by not putting a huge emphasis on the numbers. Play around with design and patterns and slowly introduce some counting of numbers between 1-5. You can write or place the corresponding number in the space to aid children with number recognition.

    - Extend this activity for older children by providing a couple of die with their playmat and loose parts. Have children roll the dice and add the 2 numbers together. You can continue to extend the maths experiences with extra dice or practicing subtraction etc. Encourage children to subitise as they roll the dice.

    - Talk with children about what they are doing or experiencing. This will help to give them the language that corresponds with their actions.

    - Laminating the playmats will allow you to reuse them over and over again.

    - Add some little shape cutters for making fancy ornaments from playdough... or pair playdough and sequins together. Fun!


    Some more Christmas Activities and Crafts from us:

    For even more free Christmas Printables, check out my Christmas Printables Pinterest board.

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    Debs :)


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    Sensory Spring Table Investigation. Invitation to Play.

    Nov 16, 2014



    With Spring in full bloom here in Melbourne, the garden has come alive with a variety of flowers and nature. To investigate this change in season further and explore different aspect of natural objects, I set up a simple Sensory Spring Table Exploration for my son. 

    Ages: 2+ (My son is almost 3 here)




    The first thing we did was to go outside and get close to nature. We touched, smelt, gathered and talked about the different plants and flowers in our garden. When we'd gathered enough supplies, we took them back inside and added a couple of extra materials to allow for some open-ended play and investigation.


    Spring Table Sensory Investigation Materials:
    • Flowers/plants/leaves/fruit from the garden. Pick a variety of different scents
    • Containers of varying shapes and sizes, some with lids
    • Kitchen Utensils like tongs, spoon, whisk, scissors, motor & pestle, lemon juicer etc.
    • Water (some coloured, some not)






    There are no instructions, just free play and exploration.



    With just a few supplies, a great number of skills are being practiced. Squeezing, juicing, crushing, pouring, cutting, mixing, scooping, transferring, fine motor, estimation, concentration and more.









    Yes, there were spills but that is all part of what he is learning



    We hope you enjoy setting up your own Spring Sensory Table Invitation to Play.

    Here are some of our other Invitations to Play that you might be interested in:


    For open-ended Christmas fun:



    Happy playing,
    Debs :)


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