Online Christmas Activities

This Christmas, we will be providing a range of festive activities for the whole family to enjoy from the comfort of your own home!

We know the festive season will be different this year, and here at The Word we are unable to host our usual jam-packed programme of festive fun in the building, but we still want to spread the Christmas cheer to our visitors.

From 1 December up until Christmas Eve, we will have a range of digital activities including crafts, word searches, games, quizzes and lots more to keep you entertained. We will count down to the big day by releasing a different activity daily that you can do with the whole family.

We will have templates for most activities that you can download and print at home or you can grab a pen and paper and create your own templates for the activities.

Make sure to re-visit this webpage throughout December to see the activities or follow us on Facebook or Twitter where we will be sharing them daily!


Day 1:

Activity: Letter to Santa

To start off the countdown to Christmas, we have created a downloadable template for you all to write your letters to Santa. With only 24 more sleeps to go, now is the time to write your letter to make sure it gets to the big man himself in time for him and all the North Pole elves to get all the presents sorted!

We hope you’re all on the nice list!


Day 2:

Activity: Colouring Baubles

For our second day of our Christmas countdown, we have created a template for you to colour in some festive baubles.

What are your favourite bauble colours?

If you don’t have a printer at home to print the template, why not try drawing your own?

Once you’ve finished, you can cut them out and use them to decorate your house!


Day 3:

Activity: Christmas Alphabet Game

For the third day of our Christmas Countdown we have an activity to challenge your brain!

Can you come up with a Christmas-related word for every letter of the alphabet?

You can either download our template or grab a pen and paper and write down all the letters from A-Z and try and think of a festive word for each!


Day 4:

Activity: Christmas Trivia Quiz

We’re 4 days into the countdown to Christmas and we have a fun Friday quiz for you to enjoy.

Can you answer all the questions correctly?

You can read the quiz questions and find out the answers online or download a copy of the quiz to print off.


Day 5:

Activity: Christmas Card Making – Create a Pop-up Christmas Tree Card

For the fifth day of our countdown, we have a super exciting craft for the whole family to enjoy doing together.

Get your Christmas cards ready to send by making these pop-up Christmas tree cards for all your loved ones.

You can play around with what colours and decorations you use to make each card personalised for the person receiving it.

You can either download our step-by-step sheet or watch our video tutorial below.


Day 6:

Activity: If I Was Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer…

For the sixth day of our countdown its time to get in the creative writing spirit.

We want to know what you would do/like/eat etc. if you were Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Either download our template or just grab your own pen and paper and get writing.


Day 7:

Activity: Christmas Wordsearch

We’re one week into December and for day 7 of our countdown activities, we have a festive wordsearch for you to enjoy.

Can you find all the words?

There’s 20 in total for you to find!


Day 8:

Activity: The Perfect Christmas Tree…

For the eight day of our 24 day of Christmas activities, we want you to create the perfect Christmas tree.

Use our template to draw, colour and describe your perfect Christmas tree.

What colour would your tree be? How would you decorate it? What would you put on the top of your tree?

Be creative!

 


Day 9:

Activity: What is your elf name?

For day 9 of our countdown, you can find out your elf name!

Use our sheet to find out what your elf name is by taking the first letter of your name and the month you were born. Put these names together to get your chosen elf name.

Make sure to share your names with us over on our Facebook and Twitter.

 


Day 10

Activity: Design your own Christmas jumper

We’re 10 days into our countdown already!

For today’s activity, we want you to design your own Christmas jumper.

You can either download our template and design it on there, or draw one yourself!

What would your perfect festive jumper look like? What colour would it be? Would you add anything extra like lights or tinsel?


Day 11:

Activity: Christmas Quiz: Movies, Songs and Stories 

We’re 11 days into December and it’s time for our second Friday quiz.

Today’s quiz is all about Christmas films, songs and books.

Can you answer all the questions correctly?

You can read the quiz questions and find out the answers online or download a copy of the quiz to print off.


Day 12:

Activity: Christmas Comic Strip

For Day 12 of our Christmas countdown, we want you to get creative and create a festive themed comic strip!

Use our template to create a small comic strip all about Christmas.

What characters are you going to include? Santa, reindeers, elves?


Day 13:

Activity: Make a Christmas Wreath

For day 13, we have an exciting craft for you to do with the whole family.

Follow our step-by-step instructions to create your own Christmas wreath which you can hang up in your home.


Day 14

Activity: Christmas Carol Word Scramble 

For day 14 of our Christmas countdown, we have a Christmas carol word scramble for you to solve!

Can you work out all 10 of the festive favourites?

 


Day 15

Activity: Colour a Winter Scene

Can you believe we’re 10 days away from Christmas!

For day 15 of our countdown, you can download our festive winter scene – featuring a gingerbread house and candy canes – and colour it in!


Day 16

Activity: Create a Christmas Poem

Our day 16 countdown activity is to create your own Christmas poem!

You can either download our template or grab a pen and paper and create your own at home.

Write the word ‘Christmas’ down a sheet of paper and then use the letter on each line to start your sentence and write a poem about
Christmas time.

Try and make it rhyme!


Day 17

Activity: Make your own lolly stick Christmas decoration 

For day 17 of our Christmas countdown, we have a fun and creative craft for you to do with the whole family.

You can use lolly-pop sticks or if you don’t have any, why not look for twigs and sticks from outside to use?

Hang the finished decoration on your Christmas tree or on door handles around your house.


Day 18

Activity: Pantomime Quiz

We’re 18 days into December and we have our third and final Friday quiz.

Today’s quiz is all about the Pantomime.

Can you answer all the questions correctly?

You can read the quiz questions and find out the answers online or download a copy of the quiz to print off.


Day 19

Activity: Christmas Dot-to-dot

For day 19 of our countdown we have a fun dot-to-dot to have a go at!

Can you finish off Santa’s sleigh and colour it in?


Day 20

Activity: Stained Glass Cookie Making

We’re 20 days into our Christmas countdown already and it wouldn’t be the festive season if we didn’t have a go at baking some sweet treats.

So we have created a step-by-step recipe for you to follow to make stained glass cookies!

Not only do they look impressive, but they taste amazing too!


Day 21

Activity: Roll a Story

For day 21 of our countdown, we have a fun roll-a-story game for you to try.

Just roll the dice and create your very own Christmas story.

Why don’t you try and make up your own roll-a-story template?


Day 22

Activity: Colour in Christmas Gift Tags

For day 22 of our Christmas countdown we have created a template for you to make your own Christmas gift tags.

Colour them in and add them your gifts to make them extra special this Christmas.

Why not have a go at drawing your own festive shapes and designs!


Day 23

Activity: Elf Application Form

We’re at day 23 of our countdown which means it is only 2 more days to go!

Today’s activity is a fun elf application form for children to do. They can chose their own elf name and create their own elf personality!


Day 24

Activity: Make your own Reindeer Food

“Make a wish and close your eyes tight, then sprinkle on your lawn at night. As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam, this food will guide them to your home.”

Happy Christmas Eve!

It’s the final day of our Christmas countdown and to get ready for Santa coming tonight, we have a recipe for you to make your own reindeer food that you can sprinkle outside your home tonight for the reindeer to enjoy!