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.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
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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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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.
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.
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)!
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.
Grinch Crafts for Kids
This Easy Popsicle Stick Grinch is fun to make and kids will love to add a ribbon and hang it from the tree.
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.
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
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
- Whoville Soy Candle – with Christmas Spices and Scents
- Set of 6 Christmas Grinch Wine Glasses
- Grinch Ornaments for your Christmas Tree
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.