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Welcome back to the Weekly Kids’ Co-op! Now that we are in December, the countdown to Christmas has officially begun! Today I’m sharing a roundup of Christmas sensory activities as part of my Christmas activities for kids series. Sensory play is one of my favorite ways to keep my kids engaged. Many times, the sensory activities I plan for my kids keep them entertained and engaged for an hour or more! This is especially true when I add a seasonal or thematic twist to the activity. Sometimes reintroducing an old activity with a new seasonal element makes it fresh and exciting again. Bored with play dough? Try Christmas play dough! Done with cloud dough? Add the scent of cocoa to make it new again!
So without further ado, below is a roundup of the best Christmas sensory play ideas from both my archives and from the fantastic contributors at the Weekly Kids’ Coop.
Candy cane scented playdough from Where Imagination Grows
Christmas sensory bin and sticky tree from How Wee Learn
Christmas sensory bin from Gift of Curiosity
Hot cocoa cloud dough from Sow Sprout Play (update: broken link removed)
Christmas water bead play from Gift of Curiosity
Sticky scented rice Christmas tree from Crayon Box Chronicles
Christmas tree sensory bags from Gift of Curiosity
Christmas Sensory Tub from Teaching Mama
Reindeer “poop” – an accidental sensory play activity from Gift of Curiosity
Christmas small world construction site from Sow Sprout Play (Update: Broken link removed)
Christmas sensory tub from Adventures at Home with Mum
Christmas play dough from Gift of Curiosity
More Christmas resources
More Christmas posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Grow a Christmas tree sponge
- Christmas Montessori activities
- Q-tip painted Christmas tree
- Paper plate reindeer craft
- Christmas sensory bin
- Cinnamon Christmas ornaments
- Candy cane experiment
- Christmas game: What’s in the bag?
- Christmas Printables Pack
- Christmas Bingo
- Christmas do-a-dot printables
- Christmas gingerbread man templates