Free Christmas crafts and activities for kids

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

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 free Christmas activities for kids of all ages provide hours of entertainment and festive fun, and feature characters from some of our most beloved children's books. 

And if you still haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, don’t miss our kids Christmas gift guide.

Christmas crafts for kids

Make a cute Christmas decoration with Alex T. Smith

The Nutcracker

by Alex T. Smith

Book cover for The Nutcracker

The Mouse King is up to some very sneaky shenanigans. The night before Christmas, he steals the key to the Kingdom of Sweets and sets out to cause as much festive mayhem as he can! Clara and Fritz Strudel, and their new friend the Nutcracker, are the only ones who can stop him. But when a magical curse is put on Fritz, it's a race against time to make it to the Kingdom of Sweets and find the Sugar Plum Fairy – the only one who can break the spell!

Learn to draw Furball from The Grumpus 

Make a snowflake

The Grumpus

by Alex T. Smith

Book cover for The Grumpus

Do you know about The Grumpus?

And his Dastardly, Dreadful Christmas Plan? And about the Awful Thing that happened at the North Pole on Christmas Eve?

Perhaps I should tell you about it . .

The new book from Alex T. Smith, bestselling author of the Claude series and How Winston Delivered Christmas.

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.

How Winston Delivered Christmas

by Alex T. Smith

Book cover for How Winston Delivered Christmas

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.

How Winston Came Home for Christmas

by Alex T. Smith

Book cover for How Winston Came Home for Christmas

From Alex T. Smith, bestselling author of the Claude series, comes How Winston Came Home for Christmas – the festive sequel to the much-loved How Winston Delivered Christmas. Full of gorgeous colour artwork and Christmassy activities for all the family to enjoy, this second Winston adventure is sure to become a Christmas classic to be enjoyed year after year.

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.


Christmas colouring pages for kids

Colour in this nativity scene and make your own Christmas card

Busy Nativity

Book cover for Busy Nativity

Introduces young children to the wonderful story of the First Christmas. Push, pull and turn the tabs to join Mary and Joseph on their long journey to Bethlehem, marvel as a host of angels appear and see beautiful baby Jesus in his crib.

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

Download the Christmas present colouring sheet
Download the Christmas present colouring sheet

Dear Santa

by Rod Campbell

Book cover for Dear Santa

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.

Christmas activities for kids

Design the Grumpus a new Christmas jumper

Help feed birds this winter

Help out Squirrel and his friends from Acorn Wood in this activity sheet, with illustrations from Axel Scheffler

Draw your own Winston the Mouse and much more with this Christmas activity sheet!

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 these Christmas wordsearches

Discover all the reasons the Grumpus hates Christmas!

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