Christmas activities for kids

These Christmas crafts, activities and colouring pages are sure to entertain children all through the Christmas holidays.

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When it’s cold outside and little ones are full of excitement that Santa will soon be on his way, it can be difficult to keep them occupied. These Christmas activities for kids of all ages provide hours of entertainment and festive fun. Children can make their very own Gruffalo Christmas tree decoration, colour in a Christmas scene or make a fluffy pompom robin for the tree. Just download the free Christmas activity sheets below. 

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For even more ideas for keeping the little ones entertained over Christmas, discover our indoor activities for kids.

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Christmas crafts for kids

Make your own Gruffalo Christmas tree decoration

Colour in or paint this Gruffalo picture and turn it into your very own handmade Christmas tree decoration.

Make your own pompom robin

This activity from the beautifully illustrated Christmas story How Winston Delivered Christmas by Alex T. Smith shows you how to make a cute pompom robin.

Discover more Christmas crafts for kids with How Winston Delivered Christmas.


Christmas colouring pages for kids

Colour in this Christmas scene featuring Winston the mouse

Use your colouring pencils or pens to colour in this festive scene featuring Winston the mouse from How Winston Delivered Christmas.

Colour in Winston

Colour in this picture of Winston from How Winston Delivered Christmas. You could cut him out and stick him in the window so Santa sees him waving!

Colour in the Christmas present

Colour in this Christmas present picture from Rod Campbell’s Dear Santa

Christmas activities for kids

Spot the differences in the Meerkat Christmas scene

Can you spot all the differences between the two pictures?

Join up the dots to reveal a special Christmas character

Connect the numbers on this dot-to-dot to find out who Winston is trying to deliver a lost letter to.

Find all the words in the Christmas wordsearch

Search for all the words that Winston needs to deliver a letter to Father Christmas.

How Winston Delivered Christmas

by Alex T. Smith

Book cover for 9781529010862

This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Winston, a mouse on a very important mission! He has found a letter to Father Christmas that didn’t make it into the post box, so he sets out to deliver it to Father Christmas himself. There are twenty-four and a half chapters, one for each day of advent, and each chapter includes a Christmassy activity for all the family to do together.

Dear Santa

by Rod Campbell

Book cover for 9781447261551

Toddlers will love lifting the flaps on each page to discover what present Father Christmas has sent. Full of bright, bold illustrations and a touch-and-feel surprise, little fans of Dear Zoo will love Dear Santa.

Meerkat Christmas

by Emily Gravett

Book cover for 9781509857296

Sunny wants a white Christmas, a decorated tree, carol singing and sprouts. So he leaves his home in the Kalahari Desert to find the perfect Christmas, but soon realises that Christmas is about more than just the trimmings. This gorgeous lift-the-flap book is from the award-winning creator of the modern classic Meerkat Mail.