Kids love exploring with all of their senses, and these Christmas sensory play activities cover all five senses and are lots of fun for everyone.
There are so many fun Christmas themed sensory activities you can try with your kids and they are a great way to learn about, and explore, the five senses.
Each of these activities focuses on at least one of the five senses – sight, sound, touch, taste, or smell. Of course many of these activities incorporate more than one of the senses, and all of them are perfect for some Christmassy fun!
Christmas Activities for the Sense of Sight.
These activities are perfect for exploring the sense of sight. As you play with these Christmas sensory activities, talk about the sense of sight,
ask your child what they can see, and ask them what part of their body they see with.
Free Printable Christmas Glasses from Picklebums.
Baby Play with Christmas Lights from Simple Fun for Kids.
Holiday Optical Illusions from Babble Dabble Do.
DIY Santa Binoculars from Meri Cherry.
Christmas Tree Sensory Bottle from The Chaos and the Clutter.
Christmas Sensory Bottle from Teaching Mama.
Build a Photo Christmas Tree from Toddler Approved.
Christmas Activities for the Sense of Hearing.
These fun activities all focus on the sense of hearing. As you explore these activities you could discuss how our ears work, ask your child what they hear, and talk about concepts such as loud and soft.
Christmas Drawing and Listening Game from Picklebums.
Jungle Bells Sensory Bin from Mama OT.
Don’t Ring the Bells Obstacle Course from Childhood 101
Holiday Bell Tota from Babble Dabble Do.
Jingle Bell Noise Maker from Mery Cherry.
Jingle Bell Painting from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
Christmas Present Sound Match from Toddler Approved.
Christmas Jingle Bell Sticks from Pre K Pages.
Jingle Bells Water Play from Teach Preschool.
DIY Sleigh Bells from Laughing Kids Learn.
Holiday Sound Tubes from No Time for Flash Cards.
Christmas Activities for the Sense of Touch.
The sense of touch is one of our favourite types of sensory activities. It just feels so go to touch, poke, squish and mould things! While you play, talk about how things feel – are they warm or cool, soft or hard, smooth or rough?
Free Printable Christmas Playdough Mats from Picklebums.
Christmas Sensory Board from Toddler Approved.
Floam Candy Cane Slime Recipe from Natural Beach Living.
Peppermint Oobleck Science from Little Bins for Little Hands.
Super Sparkly Candy Cane Playdough from Danya Banya.
Gingerbread Oobleck from My Bored Toddler.
Christmas Sensory Guessing Game from PreKinders.
Christmas Pudding Playdough from The Craft Train.
Create a Christmas Scene with Rice and Contact from Laughing Kids Learn.
Big Christmas Tree No-Mess Sensory Play from A Little Pinch of Perfect.
Christmas Activities for the Sense of Taste.
These are the most delicious Christmas activities! There are lots of easy recipes to make with your kids and don’t forget to taste some of the ingredients as you make them.
Easy Gingerbread Cupcakes from Picklebums.
Mexican Hot Chocolate from Babble Dabble Do
Lickable Wallpaper from Meri Cherry.
Stained Glass Christmas Cookies from Childhood 101
Christmas Tree Cones from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
Candy Cane Christmas Bark from Laughing Kids Learn.
Healthy Gingerbread House Ideas from Edventres With Kids.
Mini Gingerbread Pancakes from Picklebums.
Christmas Activities for the Sense of Smell.
These activities are all about the sense of smell. Your nose will get a work out as you play!
Pine Scented Christmas Imaginative Play from Picklebums.
Gingerbread Scented Rice Small World from Childhood 101.
Winter Scent Lab from Babble Dabble Do.
Peppermint Scented Water Play from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
Build a Snowman Sugar Cookies from Toddler Approved.
Candy Cane Scented Sensory Bin from Fun A Day.
Christmas Scents Guessing Game from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
Peppermint Puffy Paint from The Imagination Tree.
Scented Christmas Tree Slime from The Chaos and the Clutter.
With so many fun Christmas sensory activities to explore, you’ll find something that everyone will enjoy!
If you are looking for some more Christmas ideas, check they easy Christmas activities for kids.