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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
I invite you to check out other Christmas ideas on my Christmas activities for kids page, Christmas printables page, and Christmas Pinterest board.
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
For more Christmas activities your kids will love, see my Christmas Activities for Kids page and my Christmas Activities for Kids Pinterest board.
Follow Katie @ Gift of Curiosity’s board Christmas Activities for Kids on Pinterest.
I love all of these sensory play ideas for the holiday season. Thanks so much for including ours!
Heather @ Crayon Box Chronicles
Hi Katie. Thank you so much for including our scented rice sensory tree. 🙂 PInned!
What great ideas – my favourite has to be the reindeer poo though. Thank you for hosting.
Tammy Doiel @creativekkids.com
Great collection of sensory play ideas–and love the link-up! Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!
So many FUN ideas! I love them all.
Thanks for linking up to TGIF! I hope you have a great weekend.