Printable Resources

Our favourite free printable resources are available here! They offer fun and practical learning opportunities at home, and inspire creativity while challenging us to try new things!

FUN & EASY CHRISTMAS CRAFTS FOR KIDS

 

Christmas is coming up quickly! So to get in the spirit, we have found six fun and easy crafts kids will love this festive season. Best of all, most of the materials are things you may already have at home; making these activities accessible while staying reasonably affordable.

Playdough Christmas Trees

Kids will love letting their creative side show while molding and decorating their own trees. This easy-to-make playdough be stored for up to 6 months to be used over and over again; what a win!

Pom-Pom Pine Cones

Create cute and quirky mini-tree ornaments with this simple but effective craft. Use green, red and white pom-poms to achieve a fun, festive look that all will marvel at!

No-Sew Sock Snowman

Bring a little snowman friend to life with this adorable craft! With no sewing required, this craft is a fun way to make use of any odd socks lying around and add a touch of festivity.

Rudolf The Fingerprint Reindeer

Inspired by everyone’s favourite reindeer, this craft is bound to bring out every child’s creative side. For a fun challenge, try to name all the reindeer that pull Santa’s sleigh.

Origami Santa Hats

These instructions make origami easy enough for everyone to enjoy. You can hang the hats as individual ornaments, attach them the front of a greeting card or even join them together to create a garland!

Christmas Colouring In

Colouring in is always popular amongst young creatives and with a variety of options available to download they can keep colouring well into the New Year!

 

We hope you enjoy testing out some of these fun crafts this festive season. Do you know what you are going to play this December? Perhaps try some of these fun resource free activities! From all of us at The Pyjama Foundation, we wish you a very happy and safe Christmas.

Thinking outside the box: fun and resource free activities to enjoy!

Staying fresh with new and exciting activities can be difficult on your weekly visits. In order to nurture a creative spirit within your child, simple educational yet fun games are often the way to go. Utilising minimal, if any, resources is the best way to get our little ones thinking. These allow to have an enjoyable and entertaining experience that works in any environment with as little or as many players as possible.

We believe these are the best go-to games if you’re ever feeling stuck for ideas or equipment, but still looking for a fun time!

  • I Spy

A tremendously easy yet addictive detective game that involves guessing an object in the vicinity chosen by another player. Provide an adjective about what you see and watch as the other player attempts to find it.

  • Story together

Start with an intriguing first sentence, then have fun with the plot as you take turns narrating each sentence of the story, making it up as you go!

  • Charades

Only requiring a pen and paper, Charades is the perfect game to act out an idea or concept without making a sound. Once an idea has been selected, you or your team have three minutes to guess what charade you are acting out. If your team is able to guess your charade, your team receives a point. The other team then gets a chance to score a point. This continues until you run out of ideas, where, at this point, the team with the most points wins.

  • Remember what you see

We LOVE this one. Challenge your child’s observation skills in this quick memory game! Choose a direction that should be stared in for 30 seconds, then have the child turn around and write a list of the names of everything they remember seeing in that direction, the more detailed the better! The player with the longest list wins.

  • Scattegories

Scattegories is the ultimate simplistic yet challenging game that demands quick thinking and speedy fingers. Played using a pen and paper, this search for words requires players to provide an answer for each category. The game starts from a specific letter, and within a predetermined time limit (e.g. a minute). Possible categories include girl name, boy name, animal, movie, country, food, etc. The child will score a point if no other player matches their answers. So yes, the most unique and creative responses merit the most points. Continue with different letters for as long as you like and to win the game, score the most points!

  • The Uhm game

Test their conversational ability. The Uhm game requires the child to be given a topic, object, idea or thing to describe. Players must speak about this ‘thing’ for as long as they can without saying the word “um”. The longer the child can go without accidentally slipping it in, the better! Warning: it is very tricky!

 

For more hands-on activities to try out with your kids, check out our arts & crafts, science and fun food blog posts!