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25 (+10) Days of a Toddler Christmas


I titled this post with “25+” because if you are anything like my family, the Christmas celebrations begin the day after Thanksgiving. If you have the goal of doing a different Christmas activity every day leading up to the big day, then here is a list you may find useful 😉

Day 1- Decorate the house! For us this includes the tree and everything.

Day 2- Send Christmas cards

Day 3- Make a Christmas countdown paper chain

Day 4- Sing Christmas carols

Day 5- Pretend play! Our dogs wear their Christmas bells and antlers, and the little ones pretend to be Christmas elves.

Day 6- “Write” a letter to Santa. Then put it in an envelope and have them put a sticker as the stamp for it to be ‘mailed to the North Pole.’

Day 7- Read Christmas stories

Day 8- Christmas shopping. Also a great opportunity to help teach your child about the selflessness of gift giving.

Day 9- Christmas cookies

Day 10- Watch a Christmas play

Day 11- Decorate a gingerbread house

Day 12- Build a snowman

Day 13- Play with a Christmas sensory bin or sensory bottle

Day 14- Make Play Doh cookies

Day 15- Color Christmas pictures

Day 16- Do a decorating Christmas tree craft

Day 17- Make an ornament out of popsicle sticks or salt dough

Day 18- Go on a red and green scavenger hunt

Day 19- Watch a Christmas classic with the family (such as A Charlie Brown Christmas or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)

Day 20- Go get a picture with Santa

Day 21- Make Christmas wreaths out of a green paper plate

Day 22- Teach your toddler how to make snowflakes with paper and safety scissors

Day 23-  Take Christmas photos

Day 24- Start a Christmas Eve tradition



  1. Walk around the neighborhood to check out Christmas lights
  2. Go to a tree lighting ceremony
  3. Make smores
  4. Sip on hot cocoa
  5. Play in the snow
  6. Messy play with a Christmas theme (such as green or red obleck)
  7. Go to (or host!) a Christmas party
  8. Decorate pine cones
  9. Have your little one help with the holiday cooking (mixing things, adding sprinkles…)
  10. Make long-distance family phone calls ❤

Merry Christmas!



I am a middle school teacher and a mother of two. I have always had a passion for education. As an educator, I know that the children who are the most successful students are those who have families who support their education at home.

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