Are you planning the preschool year for your students or looking for some ideas for your preschoolers at home? These holiday ideas for kids are a great place to start mapping out the year. You’ll find ideas for a variety of holidays, as well as each of the seasons.
Preschoolers tend to love celebrating holidays, both inside and outside of the classroom. It might be because holiday activities are a bit different than their usual daily activities. Of course, it could also be because the kids see the adults in their lives getting excited about the holidays, too.
Either way, I find children tend to be very engaged during the holidays.
Tips for Using these Holiday Ideas for Kids When Planning
Before I jump into all of the seasonal and holiday activities, let’s chat a bit about how to use these ideas when planning.
If you’re like me, you like to map out the general overview for your whole preschool year. Which can be a little overwhelming when you first sit down to do it. Pencil in the dates you’d like to incorporate the holiday activities and move on to planning out your preschool themes and other projects.
Once you have the year generally mapped out, come back here and pick a few of your favorite holiday activities for the preschoolers. That’s right, I said “a few”. You don’t need to try and incorporate every single one of these ideas into just one year!
What I share here on Fun-A-Day are activities I’ve done with multiple classes of children, mostly with preschoolers and kindergartners. I definitely didn’t do every activity during just one school year.
Some classes will be more interested in different activities than others, and that’s okay. So leave a little wiggle room in your plans so you can adjust as you need to. For example, one year I had a class that was crazy about all things art. Another year, the children were much more interested in exploring engineering and building. So I change things up depending on the interests and personalities of each class. Honestly, that’s more fun for me too! What about you?
Oh, and one more thing! Don’t feel like every single activity you do in class needs to be holiday themed. It’s more than okay to incorporate some holiday ideas into your preschool day, with the rest of the day focused elsewhere.
Tons of Seasonal and Holiday Ideas for Kids
This page is where you’ll find all of Fun-A-Day’s holiday and seasonal activities. I’ll be updating when I have more ideas to share with you of course (so be sure to pin it or bookmark it).
It’s not an exhaustive list of holiday ideas, of course. I’ll be adding more content for you, of course, but I know I haven’t touched on each and every holiday. Feel free to chat with me about more ideas you might be looking for.
Click on the images below to be taken to the individual holiday ideas for kids. Theses activities have been tried with preschoolers, kindergartners, and even some older kids.
If the photos above aren’t showing up well on your device, feel free to click on the following links instead:
- Valentine activities for preschoolers
- St. Patrick’s Day ideas for kids
- Easter activities for children
- Mother’s Day and Father’s Day
- July 4th activities for kids
- Halloween ideas for preschool
- Thanksgiving activities
- Christmas for the kids
Find Holiday Ideas for Kids on Pinterest
If you’re looking for even more holiday ideas for kids, be sure to check out Fun-A-Day’s Pinterest boards!
I update these boards as I come upon fun ideas and activities for the kiddos. Here are the holiday-themed boards:
- New Year activities for kids
- Valentine preschool activities
- St. Patrick’s Day activities for preschool
- Easter preschool activities
- Mother’s Day activities for preschool
- Father’s Day activities for preschool
- July 4th activities for kids
- Halloween activities for kids
- Thanksgiving preschool activities
- Christmas preschool activities
Seasonal Activities for Preschoolers
In addition to all of the holiday ideas for kids, I wanted to make sure you have some seasonal ideas too. Not all children celebrate all holidays. And I know that some of you might be constrained by school rules when it comes to holiday activities in the classroom.
Below you’ll find activities that are seasonal without having a holiday focus. Click on the photos below to be taken to each seasonal category. Just like with the holiday ideas for kids, I’ll be updating these seasonal activities throughout the year.
Click on the links below if the photos aren’t working well on your device:
- Winter activities for preschoolers
- Spring activities for preschoolers
- Summer activities for preschoolers
- Fall activities for preschoolers
You can find more seasonal activities on Pinterest too:
- Winter activities for preschool
- Spring activities for preschool
- Summer preschool activities
- Fall activities for preschool
Holiday Ideas for Kids to Do in Preschool
If you’re looking for some done-for-you preschool holiday lesson plans, be sure to pop over to Preschool Teacher 101. Poke around and check out our lesson plans, STEM and math activities, and literacy activities. Be sure to read about our membership options, as well.
Here are some seasonal and holiday lesson plans for your preschool classroom: