Books are a wonderful focus for kids during the excitement of the Christmas season! Check out this wonderful list of Christmas picture books and activities.
We love reading our way to Christmas! Most years I put together a Christmas picture book advent calendar for the kids. This year it may not happening since we are moving at the end of November, but I am participating in the Virtual Book Club for Kids. The November and December book picks have a very Christmas-y feel to them them year. I’m excited to post this series of Christmas picture books and activities for kids!
Check this post for more Christmas themed picture books for kids!
Christmas Picture Books and Activities for Kids
November and December Virtual Book Club for Kids Picks
Llama Llama Red Pajama captures perfectly that young child struggling to go to bed. Both my children and I identify with this story!
Trains and Christmas go together! Trains originally brought gifts to towns, and they remain popular in Christmas displays. Freight Train captures children’s imaginations, while offering a great way to explore colors.
Merry Christmas, Mouse! Is a counting book with a Christmas ornaments theme.
Gingerbread Baby is one of my family’s favorite Jan Brett books. I love her twist on this classic story.
Rhyming text and delightful illustrations charm in this version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Fun Kids Christmas Activities
Looking for more Christmas activities for the kids? Here are a few of our favorites:
- Picture Book Advent Calendar
- Free Felt Sewing Projects for Kids at Christmas
- Easy Christmas Train
- Christmas Science: How Much Water Does a Christmas Tree Drink?
- Polymer Clay Snowman Ornaments
- Washi Tape Christmas Cards
- DIY Light-Up Christmas Cards
- Sing Your Way to Christmas Advent Calendar Printable
- 3D Paper Christmas Tree Printable
- Simple Kid-Made Christmas Tree Ornaments
- Family Handprint Christmas Tree
- How to Make a Gorgeous Baby Handprint Keepsake
- Making Paper Chains
- Easy Handmade Stockings
- Make a Gingerbread House from Scratch!
What are your favorite Christmas picture books and activities for kids? Share ideas in the comments below, or on my Facebook page. You can also tag me on Instagram. Sign up for my newsletter for book recommendations, crafts, activities, and parenting tips in your inbox every week.