If there’s ever a book to encourage kids to create and send their own Christmas cards to friends and family it’s the Jolly Christmas Postman. When I bought the book for my then 2-year-old to put in her Christmas Eve Box we were still reading it every night in August the following year…which is when I decided to put it away for a few months ready for Christmas Eve again!

Christmas inspired art and craft activity for kids of different ages to do together. Full instructions on setting up your own Christmas Card Creation Station with ideas for resources to include.

There’s just something about opening each envelope and seeing what’s inside that always gets my little ones excited to make their own and run to the post office to send them.

Christmas inspired art and craft activity for kids of different ages to do together. Full instructions on setting up your own Christmas Card Creation Station with ideas for resources to include.

I adore crafts that are totally made by the children with no adult input so this Christmas Card Creation Station is a perfect way to sit back and let little hands get creative.

Christmas inspired art and craft activity for kids of different ages to do together. Full instructions on setting up your own Christmas Card Creation Station with ideas for resources to include.

The Jolly Christmas Postman

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The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is based around the classic children’s storybook by the same authors The Jolly Postman. Popular in the UK, the Christmas version is often featured to focus on community workers as well as kindness and helps with literacy and numeracy skills when role-playing writing letters and posting to different houses.

Christmas inspired art and craft activity for kids of different ages to do together. Full instructions on setting up your own Christmas Card Creation Station with ideas for resources to include.

 

Find more Christmas Book Based Activities for Kids in our Annual Storybook Advent.

For you Christmas Card Creation Station You Will Need

Obviously, you can add whatever you want to your table but I set out the following things

Christmas inspired art and craft activity for kids of different ages to do together. Full instructions on setting up your own Christmas Card Creation Station with ideas for resources to include.

I created a word prompt sheet using a downloadable festive border and added words such as “Merry Christmas”, “Santa”, “Thank you”, “Dear”, “From”, “Holidays” etc and printed out and laminated it so we could use it over again

Christmas inspired art and craft activity for kids of different ages to do together. Full instructions on setting up your own Christmas Card Creation Station with ideas for resources to include.

Want to try a Christmas Card Craft with your toddlers then have a go at our easy Christmas Cards that need a little more direction than this Creation Station.

Christmas inspired art and craft activity for kids of different ages to do together. Full instructions on setting up your own Christmas Card Creation Station with ideas for resources to include.

How to Set up and Use your Christmas Card Creation Station

Christmas inspired art and craft activity for kids of different ages to do together. Full instructions on setting up your own Christmas Card Creation Station with ideas for resources to include.

My 2-year-old made straight for the Christmas stickers and instructed me to fold a piece of card he chose in half so he could start his card. Once he had covered the front with stickers he managed to still find some room to add some glue and sprinkle with some glitter.

Christmas inspired art and craft activity for kids of different ages to do together. Full instructions on setting up your own Christmas Card Creation Station with ideas for resources to include.

On the inside, he used the pencils to make his own marks and I asked him who his card was for, to which he responded his sister, so we wrote her name inside.

Christmas inspired art and craft activity for kids of different ages to do together. Full instructions on setting up your own Christmas Card Creation Station with ideas for resources to include.

My 5-year-old made 4 cards in total and spent ages at the table perfecting her cards. She used the old Christmas cards to cut up and make her own new ones and loved getting her hands on the washi tape to finish off her cards.

Christmas inspired art and craft activity for kids of different ages to do together. Full instructions on setting up your own Christmas Card Creation Station with ideas for resources to include.

Creating Christmas cards is now one of our Christmas traditions and one of our 12 Acts of Christmas Kindnessactivities along with baking Christmas Tree Cookies and making gifts such as theseHomemade Gingerbread Christmas Crayons

Christmas inspired art and craft activity for kids of different ages to do together. Full instructions on setting up your own Christmas Card Creation Station with ideas for resources to include.

More Jolly Postman Inspired Activities for Kids

DIY Story Stones for Early Literacy inspired by the classic Christmas picture book The Jolly Christmas Postman by Allan and Janet Ahlberg.

Jolly Christmas Postman Inspired Story Stones

Read and play with this Christmas themed early literacy role-play activity based on the classic British Christmas book The Jolly Christmas Postman.

Sending Playful Mail

Easy for kids to make Hot Cocoa Gift inspired by the classic British Christmas storybook The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.

Hot Cocoa Gift for the Kids to make for the Postman

Clare is a mum of two and a childminder sharing crafts, activities and recipes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers on her blog Clare’s Little Tots

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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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