Posted on Nov 22nd 2022
There are all kinds of holidays to learn about and celebrate as the year ends. You and your preschooler can try these holiday crafts to learn about other cultures and festivities. As a bonus, each activity will help your child practice essential fine and gross motor skills.
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Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States and Canada, observed near the end of November. Friends and family join together to celebrate and appreciate the harvest and joyous moments from the past year over a delicious feast. If you are looking for a fun Thanksgiving craft to do with your preschooler, grab some Playdough and get started!
Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday celebrating the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, spanning eight days in December. Dreidel is a popular game played during Hanukkah. It is played by spinning the dreidel and seeing how much money, known as gelt, is won or lost, depending on the letter it lands on. Take this delightful game to the next level by incorporating a fun holiday craft!
Find more Hanukkah crafts here.
For many people in the United States, the end of the year means colder weather and even snow! Preschoolers love practicing their scissors skills, so grab some paper and make some snowflakes to celebrate the changing of the seasons.
Christmas, originally a holiday to celebrate the birth of Jesus (believed to be the son of the Christian God), is now also secularly celebrated by all kinds of people and families. The holiday is often observed by exchanging beautifully wrapped gifts, putting up symbolic decorations, and eating tasty Christmas treats. Make an adorable mini gift bow wreath with your preschooler for a fun Christmas craft!
At the end of the year, Kwanzaa is celebrated to commemorate African harvest festival traditions from various parts of West and Southeast Africa. This fantastic holiday celebrates African–American culture across six days, culminating in a feast called Karamu on the sixth day.
A Kinara is a candle holder for the seven candles (Mishumaa Saba), representing the seven main holiday symbols. Join in the festivity of this holiday by making your own paper plate kinara with your preschooler.
Learn more about Kwanzaa and find more crafts here.
If you’re looking for other ways to entertain your child during cold weather, check out our blog post on other kid–friendly indoor activities. Or, sign your child up for a class at Romp n' Roll today!