When it comes to storybooks and movies that you can watch time and time again at Christmas then How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss is one of the best. As a family we find it silly and funny and it makes us giggle a lot. Having featured the book as part of our annual storybook advent 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 watch the cartoon version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas with the extra Horton Hears a Who! on Amazon Video which is included as part of your Amazon Video Prime Subscription.
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.
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.
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
I know just the right person for this Grinch Coffee Mug – perfect for their first cup of coffee in the morning when they bear an uncanny resambelance to the Grinch himself in attitude especially!
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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