December activities for kids

December is a fantastic month for celebrating the seasons and holidays with young children. I love the build-up to Christmas and I have lots of ideas for festive activities you can do with your children. If your struggling for gift ideas then scroll to the bottom where all my gift guides are listed. I have ideas for gifts for outdoor families, creative kids and encouraging a love of reading. You’re sure to find the perfect gift.

Below are some of my posts that are most relevant for December. I have lots of content that I am hoping to get out this month so keep popping back for more seasonal activities to do with your kids. Better yet scroll to the bottom and join me for my weekly bonus email full of seasonal content straight to your inbox or how about joining my facebook group Nurture Nature Kid’s – let’s play outside. We’re building a lovely group of parents who enjoy spending time outdoors with kids and love to share inspiration with each other.

December on the bookshelves

I love reading seasonal books with my children and December is a perfect time. I might be too late to set up a book advent calendar this year but I have 25 Christmas book recommendations and also some beautiful winter books too. So if you’re looking for inspiration then click the images below.



December outdoor kid’s activity inspiration

It’s certainly starting to get chillier here. Dropping temperatures can make the prospect of going outside with young children less appealing. I find the key is good waterproof and warm clothing is essential. We bought my eldest these gorgeous rainbow puddle busters last autumn and they have been worn so much. I can’t recommend them enough. We still need to get children outside as often as we can, wrapped up warm and enjoying themselves. You might find it easier to stay closer to home and go out for shorter periods. It might be as simple as going on a short family walk (and I have lots of tips for keeping kids happy on a walk). We still love going on days out.

I have a few blog posts that you might find useful.

December ideas for creating and playing

There are lots of opportunities for craft and play in December. I’ve also got some posts coming up this month filled with inspiration for festive fun. In the meantime, these posts may be useful.


slow cooker chocolate fudge

Gift guides

If you are starting your Christmas shopping then I have lots of ideas for you. I love wooden toys, toys that promote imaginative play, STEM skills and creativity as well as books and gifts to encourage a love of reading and of course of nature and spending time outdoors.



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