We are always looking for fun online games & educational websites for the kids to visit especially those that have seasonal themes!
It's nice to have some go-to sites when the kids ask "Can I have some computer time?" -- I really don't like them just searching Google or surfing around to sites I may not recognize.
And I especially LOVE to find websites that connect to books, life skills or world cultures -- it's a bonus when I can tie some learning to their tech time ;)
This season, we're sharing some old favorites along with a few *new* websites that the kids will really enjoy!!
14 Online Christmas Games & Websites for Kids
While we really enjoy all these websites, please note that some of them to carry live comment feeds or ad spots. We always recommend that parents visit a website to review the content.
Where to See Live Reindeer
I've mentioned before that I'm a big fan of reindeer :) BUT since we don't have any wandering the plains of Kansas, we'll just have to watch them on one of the live webcams:
Animal Planet has a Live Reindeer Cam where you can see these beautiful animals! Be sure to click on the "Reindeer Facts" tab to learn some cool things about them too.
You can also see them at Santa's Official Reindeer Cam (although they are sometimes in the barn and hard to spot) -- Santa has feeding times here so you just might catch a glance at the big guy too!
And if your kids love reindeer, check out these 25 Reindeer Crafts & Activities too!
Sites Based on Holiday Books
Fun places to visit after you read some holiday favorites!
The Grinch's Christmas -- a fun new site that shares daily ideas for how the Grinch's heart has grown 3 sizes (or more!)
The Polar Express -- based on the wonderful children's book, you'll find quite a few activities.
PLUS more holiday stories here: 25 FREE Online Christmas Books & Stories
Online Christmas Games for Kids
Some of our favorite books also have super websites! Check out the games and activities at these holiday-themed sites:
Learn your Reindeer Name -- have fun with this site that assigns you a special reindeer name :)
Nick Jr. Holidays -- if you have a fan of Paw Patrol, Dora, Peppa Pig or any of the other Nick Jr. shows, you'll love these seasonal activities!
Visit the North Pole -- Northpole.com is an animated site with many fun games & activities to explore. We especially enjoy the hidden stories that you can find throughout Santa's village.
Elf Yourself -- this is always so much fun to do with families! Turn yourself into an elf!
Decorate a Tree -- always a fun places to create your own Christmas tree.
Learn a Little about Christmas
Nothing like squeezing in a little math practice or fun learning during the holidays :)
Merry Christmas Math Facts -- LOVE this site that helps kids to learn all types of math facts (homework was never so much fun!)
Christmas Around the World -- this is a wonderful site for learn about traditions & how Christmas is celebrated in countries around the globe!
Christmas History & Traditions -- Scholastic provides a great site to use at home or in the classroom for learning more about the history and tradition behind many of our holiday symbols and activities.
Kids will also LOVE our FREE printable Christmas Geography Challenge!
Keep an Eye on Santa
And don't forget about NORAD, a family favorite for tracking Santa's journey on Christmas Eve!
Print one of these FREE Letter to Santa pages and be sure to send him a letter (and you can even get a letter back from him too!)
Get Ready for the Holidays: