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119 Fun December Crafts for Preschoolers to make

These December crafts for preschoolers are the perfect addition to several winter lesson plans. Make them during holiday craft time, turn them into a cool station, use them as fun morning work, or create them at home during your school break.

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December Crafts For Preschoolers

December crafts are perfect for celebrating all that winter has to offer. Whether you’re planning a holiday party, a classroom craft, or you’re creating at home. There is a great activity for kids this month.

Last month fall was wrapping up. Now the winter season is officially here and we’re thinking about the holidays. But don’t worry, this isn’t just a collection of Christmas crafts, there are lots of other fun winter themes for your children to explore.

While kids of all ages will enjoy these easy crafts, they are perfect for pairing with your favorite December preschool themes. They sneak in important skills for those little hands, like cutting practice and fine motor skills. These fun projects are perfect for stations, creating during a classroom party, or during a snow day.

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December Preschool Themes

Here are several exciting themes you can explore in your classroom. Use one or fill your activity calendars with these special days and themes. Then find a craft project to go with the theme!

  • Animals
    • Fox
    • Monkey
    • Penguins
    • Polar Bear
    • Reindeer
    • Snowy Owl
  • Angels
  • Candy Canes
  • Cookies
  • Gingerbread
  • Hibernation
  • Hockey
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Kindness
  • Nativity
  • Peppermint
  • Pinecones
  • Poinsettias
  • Snow Globes
  • Snowmen
  • Solstice
  • Transportation
  • Winter

Special Days In December

  • 12th – Poinsettia Day
  • 14th – International Monkey Day
  • 25th – Christmas
  • 26th – National Candy Cane Day
  • 31st – New Year’s Eve
  • Hannukah Begins (dates vary)
  • Winter Solstice (date varies)

Our Favorite Craft Supplies

When creating these cute winter-themed activities, you are probably going to want to stock up on some supplies.

These simple materials are perfect for crafting with young kids. While not each of them is used in the crafts below, they are all staples in our craft bin. If you don’t have any on hand, that might be ok. Take a look at the craft first to see whether or not you need them.

  • Construction Paper – One of our favorite craft supplies.
  • Cardboard – Perfect for using up all those boxes you get in the mail!
  • Craft Sticks or popsicle sticks – A classic staple, use them in your craft or to mix paint.
  • Kid-Friendly paint – Kids love to get messy! Check out our favorite tips for painting with young children.
  • Googly Eyes – You can literally add them to any project and it instantly becomes cuter.
  • Tissue Paper – We always have this on hand. Buy it new or use or save it from birthday parties and holidays.
  • Toilet Paper Rolls/Paper Towel Rolls – A great way to recycle your paper tubes is to use them in crafts!
  • Paper Plates – Grab this party supply to create fun crafts.
  • Contact Paper – We use this a lot to create suncatcher crafts
  • Pipe Cleaners – Their bendy and hold their shape, which makes for some fun creating!
  • Coffee Filters – This inexpensive item is fun to create with.
  • Pom Poms – Fluffy and always fun.
  • Egg Cartons – Recycle these into fantastic crafts!
  • Puffy Paint – Makes great snow!!
  • Cotton Balls – Perfect for fuzzy tails.

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