Christmas Activities

Invitation to create play dough Christmas trees

Invitation to Create Play Dough Christmas Trees

Over the past year I have been quite lacks in making play dough. In fact I think it has been over a year since More

melted bead and salt dough Christmas decorations

Melted Bead and Salt Dough Christmas Decorations

A few years ago we made some melted bead decorations. They are without a doubt my favourite ornaments that we have made to date. More

golden snitch Christmas decorations

Golden Snitch Christmas Decorations

You might have noticed over the past couple of years that we have done quite a few Harry Potter based activities and crafts. To More

fillable snowmen ornaments

Fillable Snowman Ornaments

For Valentines this year we made little gumball machines out of fillable ornaments. As we only needed a couple it meant that we had More

button christmas card

Button Christmas Cards

Each year I start thinking about possible Christmas card ideas for my charges as early as the summer. Over the past 4 Christmases that More

Christmas Sensory Bag for Babies

Christmas Sensory Bag for Babies

Yay! It is time to start on our Christmas themed activities and crafts. First up is this no mess Christmas sensory bag for babies. More

Pipe Cleaner Crystal Decorations

While looking through Pinterest I came across these really beautiful pipe cleaner crystal decorations from the website Playdough to Plato. They are visually very More

The One And Only Elf On The Shelf: The Three Golden Rules And What To Do If You Break Them

There are three golden Elf on The Shelf rules to abide by, we like to call it the Scout Elf code.

Pick Your Own Christmas Tree In London And Beyond

We’ve round-up the best ‘choose your own Christmas tree’ centres and shops in and outside of London, so you can be prepared!

salt dough clothes fresherners

Salt Dough Clothes Fresheners

Years ago we made lavender salt dough that could be put into draws and cupboards to make clothes smell nice.  As it has been More

easy cone christmas trees

Easy Cone Christmas Trees

These cone Christmas trees are super simply to make.  Hopefully they’ll also be sturdy enough to last being put in storage so that they More

pour paint decorations

Pour Paint Decorations

Pour painting is extremely satisfying to do, albeit rather messy.  I am super happy with how these pour paint decorations turned out.  You literally More

abstract christmas card

Abstract Christmas Card

I saw this great Abstract Christmas card idea on Pinterest, it would have been fun to make, but I knew that my charges would More

Red cabbage christmas painting activity

Red Cabbage Christmas Painting Activity

During October I saw this awesome Instagram post on painting using turmeric mixed with hand gel over some bicarbonate of soda mixed with water.  More

6 Christmas Crafts For Kids To Do While Listening To Their Toniebox

Our resident craft expert Nanny Anita has been busy creating the ultimate Christmas crafts for kids – inspired by our favourite magical storybox and More

Super Easy, No-Stress Elf On The Shelf Ideas

We’re talking easy peasy stress-less Elf on the Shelf ideas that require minimum fuss and planning.

6 Crafts to do while listening to Tonies Christmas Collection

Nanny Anita’s Festive Snow Globes

You will need: A jam jar Sand paper Modelling plasticine Distilled water (tap water

nutcracker christmas tree decorations

Nutcracker Christmas Tree Decorations

Pinterest is such a great resource for ideas. I have had some wonderful Christmas crafts pop up on mine for months now, and these More

potato snowflake printing

Potato Snowflake Printing with Tonies

Tonies has a wonderful Christmas collection of stories to listen too, here are is a potato snowflake printing craft to do while listening to More

scandinavian gnomes

How To Make Easy Scandinavian Gnomes

To make your own Scandinavian gnomes you will need…

How to make a christmas cracker

How To Make A Christmas Cracker

Make sure that you follow my Christmas board on Pinterest, and don’t forget to pin it for later. Is there anything better than the More

Polystyrene Snowmen Ornaments

Until I was 4 years old I lived in other countries, most of which were strict Muslin countries so they didn’t celebrate Christmas, which More

paper plate elves

Paper Plate Elves

Time for a nice simple craft for the younger children.  Obviously older ones can join in too, but this paper plate elf craft is More

gingerbread man loo roll craft

Gingerbread Man Loo Roll Craft

This Gingerbread man loo roll craft is a great one for a dark and cold afternoon.  BB and I made ours after school while More

Experience The True Magic Of Christmas With A Personalised Video Or Call From Santa

Make this Christmas extra special with a personalised video or call directly from Santa himself, direct from the Portable North Pole.

unicorn Christmas decorations

Unicorn Christmas Decorations

I have been working on these for a while. I saw these Unicorn Christmas decorations on Pinterest and thought that not only are they More

Reindeer food Christmas decorations

Reindeer Food Christmas Decoration

Back at the beginning of November we went to a Christmas fair and one of the activities they had for the kids was making More

Harry Potter jumper Christmas decorations

Harry Potter Jumper Christmas Decorations

Our Harry Potter Christmas decoration for this year is a nice simple one.  It is a Harry Potter jumper Christmas decoration.  Like the one More

3D christmas tree cards

3D Christmas Tree Cards

Earlier this year YC came home from school and showed me how to make a 3D hand using lines.  That activity inspired me to More

craft stick de

Craft Stick Christmas Decorations

I made these craft stick Christmas decorations last year for the Little London magazine winter edition.  I really liked how they turned out, so More

60+ Christmas crafts and activities

60+ Christmas Craft and Activities

I was looking through all my Christmas crafts and realised just how many there were.  But then, after 8 years of doing this, I More

Easy Paper Christmas Decorations

Easy Paper Christmas Decorations

Make sure you follow my Christmas board for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later. Well this is going to More

medallion snowflakes

How to Make Medallion Snowflakes

Who doesn’t like to make paper snowflakes? I’ve spent many an afternoon as a child and a nanny making them. Normally we make the More

Owl Pine Cone Decorations

Make sure that you follow my Christmas board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later. Last year More

Father Christmas Pine Cone Decorations

Father Christmas Pine Cone Decorations

These Father Christmas pine cone decorations are ones that are inspired by a set that I have at home, just like the snowmen decorations More

how to make a straw christmas tree

How to Make a Straw Christmas Tree

Make sure you follow my Christmas board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to pin for later. While scrawling through Facebook the More

christmas cardboard jigsaw

Christmas Cardboard Jigsaw Busy Bag

If there is one thing we have plenty of during this period, it’s cardboard boxes and cardboard packaging. It’s about time I create a More

christmas straw shooters

Christmas Straw Shooters

These Christmas straw shooters are such a fun little craft and activity to do. I am pretty sure that most people will have made More

snowman toss game: A game from the whole family

Snowman Toss Game: A game for the whole family

As a nice break from the Christmas crafts, it’s time to do a fun family Christmas activity. If your household is anything like mine, it More

wooden bead snowmen ornaments

Wooden Bead Snowmen Ornaments

Like our Harry Potter decorations, we always seem to make some sort of snowman decoration each year. This year we have made some really More

pinecone angels

Christmas Pine Cone Angels

I really like reproducing some of the Christmas decorations that I had on my Christmas tree growing up. One of my favourite were these More

How to make Christmas Acorn Baubles

How to make Christmas Acorn Baubles

I got the idea for this craft while we were in Japan. My charges had gone for a nature walk around the hotel and More

paper plate christmas trees

Paper Plate Christmas Trees

Earlier this year we used did an Easter tissue paper painting activity. The one difficulty with using tissue paper to paint with is that More

Mini Christmas Bottles: A Christmas Craft for Tweens and Teens

Mini Christmas Bottles: A Christmas Craft for Tweens and Teens

Make sure you follow my Christmas board on Pinterest for more ideas and don’t forget to pin it for later. Today’s Christmas craft is More

threaded christmas cards

Threaded Christmas Cards

It is that time again to make some Christmas cards for teachers and friends. Each year I ask my charges how many cards they More

Watercolour and salt christmas cards

Watercolour and Salt Christmas Cards

Each year EC, YC and myself make all their Christmas cards. Over the last few years we have done some really good ones, including: More

Harry potter dragon egg decorations

Harry Potter Dragon Egg Decorations

Every year we seem to make at least one Harry Potter inspired Christmas tree decoration. At some point I will be able to decorate More

Nanny Anita’s Christmas Crafts For The Holidays – FREE Downloadable E-Book Inside

INSIDE: Download Nanny Anita’s FREE Christmas Craft e-book, a complete guide to SEVEN fab-yule-ous crafts to celebrate Christmas.

6 Card Games To Play With The Kids During Self-Isolation

Card games are always a hit at times like Christmas, and in times of well, self-isolation!

cardboard gingerbread men

Cardboard Gingerbread Men

My final craft of 2019! It’s been quite a year. I thought I would finish with cardboard gingerbread men. If you’re like me, then More

Snowflake drawings

Snowflake Drawings

I love these snowflake drawings.  I saw them on Pinterest by the Kitchen Table Classroom and fell in love.  They are a fun activity More

christmas present sensory tray

Christmas Present Sensory Tray

If there is one part of Christmas that young kids can be left out of; it’s wrapping gifts. I get all excited when I More

chromatography snowflakes

Making Chromatography Snowflakes

I am pretty sure that when your little ones get sent home with all their work on the last day of term there will More

Christmas No Cook Play Dough

How to Make Christmas No Cook Play Dough

YC has been begging me for ages to make some more play dough for her to play with. We had the perfect opportunity to More

paper plate snow globe

Paper Plate Snow Globe

It was about 6 years ago that I made snow globes with EC and YC, now all these years later I am making it More

How to Make Handmade Washi Tape Christmas Cards

It’s that time of year to make a set of handmade Christmas cards for my charge’s teachers. I honestly can’t believe that it has More

Fingerprint Snowmen Cards

I made these fingerprint snowmen cards last year for Little London magazine, and then totally forgot about them. So it was a nice surprise More

3D paper baubles christmas decorations

3D Paper Baubles

For the past few years I have made paper decorations to decorate the playroom. They aren’t normally ones I involve my charges with, as More

easy quilled snowflakes

Easy Quilled Snowflakes: A Craft for Older Children

The majority of my crafts and activities are for children of all ages, but I felt it was time for a craft that was More

nativity story stones

Nativity Story Stones

I’ve been rather obsessed with making things out of stones over the last few months, they make wonderful story stones. My first set are More

Harry Potter peg decorations

Harry Potter Peg Decorations

We love making Harry Potter inspired Christmas decorations, maybe in a few more years we will have enough different ones to have a Harry More

Origami Santa Christmas cards

Origami Santa Christmas Cards

It’s that time of year again to start thinking about Christmas and what sort of Christmas card we are going to make.  We’ve had More

Paper spiral decorations

Easy to Make Paper Spiral Decorations

I am not totally sure what to call this particular craft, so I am going with paper spiral decorations. Not very exciting, but descriptive. More

Kitchen Roll Christmas Tree Stamping

As I was sorting out and replacing the pictures that are on the cupboard doors in the playroom, I noticed the lack of Christmas More

white clay decorations

White Clay Decorations

At home my Christmas tree has a white(ish) theme to it. Each year I buy a couple of new decorations to add. This year More

Gingerbread Men Christmas Tree Decorations

Is there anything more Christmassy than gingerbread men? Well, probably, but how about gingerbread men Christmas tree decorations? Now before you start reaching for More

Marbled Salt Dough Christmas Tree Decorations

Wow – I can’t believe that it is that time of year again. It seems like only yesterday that we were making Christmas tree More

christmas letter posting activity

How to Make a Christmas Cardboard Post Box

Yet again I’m making an activity for BB that involves posting something. This time it’s actually a Christmas letter posting activity. I thought that More

Melted Bead Christmas Decorations

I had seen this craft on Pinterest many months ago and knew that I really wanted to try it out.  The original Pin I More

7 point star piñata

How to Make a 7 Point Star Piñata

I know I often say that I have wanted to do crafts or activities for ages, but 7 point star piñata has been on More

Nanny Anita’s Snowman Ornaments

You will need: White, orange and black foam 3 circles of various sizes to draw around

mini wreath decorations

Mini Wreath Decorations

I had been looking forward to doing these mini wreath decorations since the beginning of the year. And now I have finally done them! More

Nanny Anita’s Festive Felts!

Felt Christmas Tree Decorations You will need:  Plain paper Green felt Craft wire

Bauble potato printing

Bauble Potato Printing

As I looked around our nicely decorated playroom I noticed, yet again, that we seem to be missing the Christmas paintings on the wall. More

Wax Resistant Christmas Cards

Magic Christmas Cards to Make with the Kids

My eldest charge had to make a Christmas card for school (back in October) as part of a competition so we did a wax More

shaken paint ornaments

Shaken Paint Ornaments

Trying to find a Christmas decoration that BB can do without too much help from me, is rather tricky. At almost 22months his fine More

Spirograph decorations

Spirograph Decorations

I originally made this Spirograph decorations back in September! It wasn’t because I was being really organised with Christmas prep, but because I had More

Tape resist christmas cards

Tape Resist Christmas Cards

Each Christmas we make our own Christmas cards to hand out. I normally then go and make loads more of them for my own More

Harry Potter Flying Key Decorations

Harry Potter Flying Key Decorations

Last year we made golden snitch Christmas tree decorations. This year we have been making Harry Potter flying key decorations. Any Harry Potter inspired More

Christmas tree threading activity

Christmas Tree Threading Activity

I am really excited for the run up to Christmas this year. BB is old enough to know start joining in on some of More

Giant felt christmas tree

Giant Felt Christmas Tree

As the sticky Autumn tree wash such a success I thought it would be fun to do a Christmas one for BB. This giant More

Make Your Own Penguin Footprint Christmas Cards

Coming up with a novel child-made Christmas card can sometimes feel like an arduous task, but this year I have created a set of sweet More

Wax Resistant Christmas Cards

These wax-resistant Xmas cards are perfect for all ages to do. Younger children can paint over the wax and older children can design and paint their own.

Christmas Tree Salt Dough Decorations

Where has this year gone? I feel like I’ve missed a few months somewhere along the line, it can’t be December in a just over a week. Well, whether I am ready or not, Christmas is just around the corner, so it’s time to make some more decorations to add to our growing collection.

How To Make Chromatography Snowflakes

These snowflakes are not your average snowflakes, and I think that they are truly beautiful ones to make. It took me a few attempts to really get the effect I wanted, but it was worth it.