Whether you’re planning Grinch activities for home or the classroom, you’re sure to find some inspiration here.
Originally we started this as a fun family tradition at home, but over the years we’ve added in new ideas that have been helpful for Grinch Day at school and class holiday parties as well.
We kept that in mind as we selected a couple of ideas from this collection of Grinch activities. My hope is to spend extra time playing and laughing with my family. I loved this recent post from Mummyology reminding us to make time for Christmas time, so in her words we are taking a lot of time to “just BE” this week.
Grinch Activities for Kids
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For Grinch night we again ate dinner a bit early so everyone could be bathed and in PJs for the movie. I’ve wanted to try some of the ideas from Bath Activities for Kids, so we tried a simple version of The Grinch Bath. As the directions say, I added a bit of green food coloring and peppermint extract to the girls’ bath water. I didn’t have many bath-friendly Christmas toys, so I mixed up a little bath paint with shaving cream and red food coloring. The whole bath took about 2 minutes to put together, and the girls had tons of fun painting and enjoying the peppermint scent. Well worth it, I’d say!
After bath we all snuggled and watched the original Grinch movie together. I know that the laughing, tickling and silly play that is a regular part of our movie nights is something we will all remember even after the girls are older. We’ll also spend time watching the newest version of the Grinch, but it’s a bit long for a busy weeknight.
More Grinch Family Night Inspiration
If you’re planning a little more for your Grinch Family Night or hosting a holiday Grinch party, these ideas might be helpful!
Grinch Punch would be a fun addition to family movie night.
This is a healthy and cute Grinch snack that would be fun to make together.
My daughters would love these Grinch Quesadillas from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons.
Make some Grinch kabobs to snack on during the movie.
Spend some time together making Grinch rice krispie treats for a colorful sweet dessert.
Mix up some Grinch popcorn for a festive treat.
Enjoy some adorable Grinch cupcakes.
If your family likes a salty touch to their treats, they’ll love these Grinch pretzel snacks.
We haven’t tried these yet, but cake balls are always well-loved around here. These Grinch cake balls are a great match for your Grinch activities.
These grinch pills from Crafty Girl 21 would be a cute way to lighten up a stressful day if someone in your house is feeling a bit Grinchy.
You could play Pin the Heart on the Grinch or even expand the idea to add a new heart each time kids demonstrate a random act of kindness (or some other target behavior) throughout the week.
Make a cute and easy Grinch hand print craft like this one found on Pinterest (let me know if you find the source!).
Even toddlers can join in the fun with this super easy Grinch ornament craft idea.
These Grinch-licked candy canes and the free printable are adorable. They’d make a fun addition to Grinch Night.
During your family night you can also make some Grinch dust with green sugar and include this cute poem.
Make some Grinch Goo for a fun and messy sensory play activity.
This Grinch slime looks amazing. It would be another fun sensory play activity for sure!
For older kids you might include some writing related to your movie night. Primary Graffiti has a free printable set for persuasive writing. I love the template for writing a letter to the Grinch.
Create a keepsake to remember the evening by making a Grinch inspired ornament. I love the simplicity of these ones found on Pinterest (I was unable to locate the original source, but let me know if you do!).
Or get a little more crafty with this Grinch ornament.
Create a mini cardboard tube Grinch craft.
Or maybe a paper plate Grinch would be perfect for your family night.
This simple Grinch themed Christmas ornament for kids can be made with just a few materials from your home!
This Grinch literacy snack is so simple to make your kids can get involved. It’s also a great snack to go with the book!
Your kids will love to help make these Grinch Christmas bath bombs with a homemade soap heart! These would also work as an excellent homemade gift.
This simple Grinch cookies are easy to make, and all you have to do is decorate!
This easy Grinch handprint craft is an excellent activity to go along with the latest Grinch movie.
This Grinchmas fingerprint ornament is a great Christmas keepsake for your kids to make this holiday season.
Have fun with this Christmas grinch playdough recipe and enjoy a fun sensory and fine motor activity with your kids.
This Grinch slime sensory play activity is perfect to go with the book or a Grinch-theme in your homeschool classroom.
This fun Christmas slime recipe is only three ingredients, but hours of fun for your kids.
This spoon Grinch Christmas ornament is so easy to make and uses materials you probably already have at home.
Your kids will love this unique Christmas science grow the Grinch’s heart experiment! It’s a classic science experiment with a holiday twist.
These Christmas science Grinch bath bombs are a fun sensory activity for your kids to do this holiday season.
These salt dough Grinch Christmas ornaments are a fun craft and a wonderful holiday keepsake to make this Christmas.
This easy Grinch’s heart paper craft is an easy craft for your kids to do this Christmas season.
This fun paper plate Grinch’s heart craft will give your kids a chance to be creative and make their own yarn weaving hearts.
These bite-sized Grinch pretzels are the perfect afternoon snack to munch on this holiday season.
This fun Grinch Playdough is not only a great sensory activity, but a fun way to make your very own grinch heart too!
This easy Grinch slime Christmas activity can be made in just a few short minutes!
This fun edible Grinch playdough is simple to make, and it’s okay if your kids take a bite.
Do you have any special family movie night traditions? What are your favorite Grinch activities?
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The 169-page Christmas Lesson Plan Set includes hands-on activities and these additional printables:
1) Beginning Letters Gift Sorting Game (in color and b/w)
2) Reindeer Math Mats (2 versions in color and b/w)
3) My Christmas Senses Activity Book Making Pieces
4) 0-35 Christmas Number Cards (2 versions in color and b/w)
5) Christmas Counting Syllables Sorting Game (in color and b/w)
6) Christmas Picture-Word Cards (in color and b/w)
7) Ornament Play Dough Mats
8) Candy Cane Play Dough Writing Task Cards (shapes, uppercase letters, lowercase letters, number 0-20)
9) Christmas Light Patterns Activity Pieces (in color and b/w)
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