Whether you are heading to the cinema this Christmas to watch the new How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie, or are picking up the book, or sitting down together on the sofa with the kids to watch the classic Jim Carey Movie then Christmas then you are in for a treat. As a family, we find it silly and funny and it makes us giggle a sure fire way to have fun together as a family this Christmas. We love creating Christmas Reading Activities based on our favourite Picture Books and I wanted to share our favourite Grinch themed activities, crafts and recipes with you.

Fantastic selection of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! book and movie inspired activities, crafts and recipes for kids of all ages.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss is the story of the Grinch whose heart was 2 sizes to small and lives just a little north of Whoville. The Grinch does not like Christmas at all! But the Who who live in Whoville like it a LOT!

Follow along with Dr Seuss as he tells the tale of the Grinch and how he almost ruined Christmas for the inhabitants of Whoville – but in the end…. well his heart grew 3 times as big.

If you want to combine your reading of the book with a family movie night then the Jim Carrey version of the film is good or you could head to the cinema and watch the new version out in 2018

Grinch Themed Activities

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Fun science experiment to make the Grinch's heart change ideal for simple investigation into chemical reactions based on How the Grinch Stole Christmas

In the book, the Grinches heart grows 3 times as big at the end. In this Heart Peeps Candy Science experiment, you can see what substances would make the Grinches Heart Grow or even shrink!

This DIY Grinch sensory bag is ideal for sorting the 3 different sizes of the Grinches heart – you could also use it for some of the other suggestions at the end of the activity guide.

Grinch Recipes for Families to Enjoy

Why not try mixing up a healthy Grinch Smoothie – the full list of ingredients can be found in the recipe post as well as some ideas to make it cute looking especially for kids.

Throw your own How the Grinch Stole Christmas Family Movie Night with these recipes, drinks, snacks even style your hair like someone from Whoville!

Plan a full menu for your Grinch reading and watching with a Green Grinch Jello Soda, Beef Sliders and Whoville Hash as well as some yummy Heart cookies in our Grinch Family Movie Night Meal Plan and Recipes.

grinch drink for kids a fun desserts for Christmas treats

Make your Grinch Themed Movie Night EXTRA SPECIAL by recreating this FABULOUS Grinch Themed Freakshake a perfect dessert for the kids to enjoy (or you)!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Nutter Butter Cookies 3 in a row for kids to decorate

Make these easy Grinch Themed Decorated Nutter Butters with the kids. They make the perfect book themed treat or movie snack that everyone will enjoy and are really quick to make.

fun grinch crafts recipes and activities for kids

Grinch Crafts for Kids

Easy Popsicle Stick Craft for toddlers and preschoolers to create a Grinch perfect for some book or movie inspired creativity leading up to Christmas.

This Easy Popsicle Stick Grinch is fun to make and kids will love to add a ribbon and hang it from the tree.

Getting kids started with Needle Felting - a simple Needle Felted hearts. An ideal Valentine's Day Craft for you and kids to do together

If you haven’t tried Needle Felting it’s a lot of fun and we made 3 hearts of different colours including a Green Heart for the Grinch. Follow the step-by-step tutorial to discover how to give this craft a go.

Quick and easy toddler craft inspired by How the Grinch Stole Christmas to create baubles for the tree

Try making these Grinch Heart Ornaments for the Christmas tree with Toddlers. Wouldn’t they make a fantastic addition to a storytime group tree or even your little ones own Christmas tree in the playroom.

Even more activities for the Grinch fans in your life over on 3 Boys and a Dog -> Grinch Activities and Recipes for Kids.

Grinch Themed Book and Movie Extra’s for your Kids and You

Green Polka Dots and Stripes Family Matching Pajama Set
Snuggle up for How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Family movie night in matching Green Pajamas from Pajamamania. The Green is so very Grinch-like but there are plenty of other Christmas themed Pajamas for you and your family to wear – why not all match in a set of Snuggly Penguin Fleece Pajamas ideal for keeping warm all winter long.

Looking for a gift idea for someone that loves the movie but has never read the book this Grinch Book and Toy would be ideal for any little Grinch Fans. If you already have the book you can get a Grinch toy separately as well.

We love retelling stories with finger puppets and this Grinch Finger Puppet set would be ideal – with Max the dog, Cindy Lou Who and the Grinch you can reenact your favourite parts of the book and movie.


Another great way to retell stories is through the play sets – and this Grinch Play Set featured all of your favourite characters as well as a very Wonky Whoville Christmas Tree.

Grinch Accessories for your Home

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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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