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Does the holiday season ever feel rushed? Like it’s here and gone before you really get to enjoy it? I have definitely felt like that too! A couple years ago, I discovered that we needed to intentionally celebrate and enjoy the holiday season every day for the first 25 days of December. To do this, we have a countdown calendar with a different activity on every day. I’ve recently updated them to be Christmas activities for homeschoolers & I want to share them with you!

In this free printable, you’ll find 34 different Christmas activities for homeschoolers to choose from, plus a blank page to create your own! There are traditional Christmas activities to holiday twists on homeschool favorites like a Christmas themed poetry teatime!

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Every year, I plan out our schedule with the specific activities for each day. It’s still a surprise for the kids, but planning ahead helps me make sure to always have the right supplies on hand & it allows us to do Christmas movie nights on Saturdays.

Christmas Countdown Display

I found this awesome Christmas countdown sign on clearance at Home Goods a few years ago and it is now one of my favorite pieces of Christmas decor!

Christmas Activities for homeschoolers display on a Merry Christmas sign with 25 clips and stockings.

There are so many different kinds of things like this that you could get for your Christmas countdown.

To get the most out of this countdown calendar, you will need to be intentional every single day through December. Some of these activities take more time than others, so you’ll want to plan ahead & don’t stress if you need to swap some around throughout the month. Stuff comes up & some days you just don’t have time for the scheduled activity. If that happens, just swap it with another!

This makes every day fun & exciting. It will help you slow down and actually ENJOY the holiday season, not just rush through it.

34 Christmas Activities for Homeschoolers

These are the 34 activities you will be able to choose from to create your Christmas countdown!

  1. Bake Cookies
  2. Decorate Cookies
  3. Decorate Tree
  4. Wrap Presents
  5. Dance Party
  6. Christmas Shopping
  7. Christmas Party
  8. Movie Night (x3)
  9. Make Ornaments
  10. Christmas Craft
  11. Make Cards
  12. Look at Christmas Lights
  13. Family Photos
  14. Game Night
  15. Hot Cocoa
  16. Gingerbread House
  17. Write Letter to Santa
  18. Decorate Wreath
  19. Make Paper Snowflakes
  20. Volunteer
  21. Scavenger Hunt
  22. Random Act of Kindness
  23. Christmas Parade
  24. Nutcracker Ballet
  25. Open Presents
  26. Christmas Painting
  27. Work a Puzzle
  28. Christmas Eve Box
  29. Write Story
  30. Holiday Poetry Teatime
  31. Learn About Holiday Traditions Around the World
  32. Make Salt Dough Ornaments
  33. Christmas Movie Trivia
  34. Read Christmas Books

I also highly suggest having at least 25 Christmas Books to read throughout the month! See our 25 Favorite Christmas Books.

Christmas Activities for Homeschoolers