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January Activities for Kids and January Crafts, Games, Coloring Pages and More!

Updated on January 20, 2014

January Fun for Kids

Fun January activities for kids including coloring pages, free online winter games and lots of crafts.

Celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day with Winnie the Pooh crafts. Do some penguin bowling while listening to music. Make a simple safari outfit and a snowman bookmark. Plus, so much more for children. Let's celebrate January!

Snowman image by happykrappy at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

January Craft - Binocular Craft

Let kids take a pretend safari with this fun craft. First, glue two empty toilet paper rolls together, then let kids decorate. They's now have their safari binoculars.

For the vest, cut open one side of a paper bag and holes on each side for their arms. Give them paint and small sponges to create their camouflage look.

As for the hat, cut out a strip of construction paper and staple up in the back. Be sure you have the correct size before stapling. You can then cut out some ears if desired as you see in the picture above. Draw on some animals or use foam sticker animals. Their safari adventure is about to begin!

Should you be doing this as a classroom project, you can hide some small stuffed animals around the room that kids can find with their binoculars.

Boy image by Shardayyy via Getty Images at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Snowman Bookmark

Start with cutting out a rectangular piece of blue construction paper for the base. Next, using white construction paper, cut out the shape of a snowman and glue it on.

Use brown construction to cut out arms and black construction paper for a hat. If you like, you can add some yarn or ribbon as a decoration for the hat.

Kids can color on the face or glue on construction paper features. Punch a hole on one end and run a piece of yarn or thread through it, then tie up the ends.

Image by Enokson At Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

How about some online Winter Games?

Hot Chocolate Craft

This is a simple, yet tasty craft. Give each kid a styrofoam cup and allow them to decorate the outside of it. Place one individual packet of hot chocolate inside along with a single candy cane.

Wrap it up in a piece of plastic wrap and tie a ribbon around the top. When ready, with adult supervision, they can make a nice cup of hot chocolate, placing the candy cane into the chocolate.

Candy cane image courtesy of WPClipart.

Candy Cane Coloring Page

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Want more coloring fun? Check out my January Coloring Pages!

Winter Craft Book

Crafts To Make In The Winter (Crafts for All Seasons)
Crafts To Make In The Winter (Crafts for All Seasons)

This is a really fun and creative book. It's filled with lots of winter crafts, along with winter holiday crafts as well.

 

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Sleigh Coloring Page

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January 18 is Winnie the Pooh Day!

Winnie the Pooh Crafts

Image by bigbirdz via Getty Images at Flickr under Creative Commons licensing.

Winnie the Pooh Theme Song

Please enjoy some music!

Penguin Bowling

Check out this cute penguin bowling game. Just bowl the penguin into the hole in the ice. Be careful of the wind, though!

Penguin image courtesy of WPClipart.

Penguin Crafts

Image by miheco at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

What kind of January activities do you like?

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @DeborahDian: I'm very happy to hear this from you.

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      Deborah Carr 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      These are some great ways to spend time in the winter with your kids! Many parents with kids who are snowed in will appreciate these tips!

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: I love hot chocolate!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

      Everything what comes with hot chocolate serves me fine.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @TransplantedSoul: Thank you!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @lesliesinclair: That sounds like so much fun.

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      TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

      In January there is lots of chance to outside activities here in Canada - but also days when you need inside activities like this. Great selections.

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      In days of old we ice skated on a local pond, even in evening to the light of a kerosene lantern - no kiddin', I have a photo of one time we had the whole family out on the ice and I was wearing a long skirt.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @TACTCI LM: You're welcome.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @poutine: That's fun.

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      TACTCI LM 4 years ago

      Definitely a great way to spend a day snowed in! Thanks WriterJanis!

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Having rice ball! Oh! Wonderful coloring pages. Blessed! :)

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      poutine 4 years ago

      Skating

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Toy-Tester: Sounds like lots of fun.

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      Toy-Tester 4 years ago

      Lots of ice skating and skiing

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @kabbalah lm: You have the best sense of humor!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @mlt89: It really is a cute idea.

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      I try to keep in simple all year round. I'll say eating :)

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      mlt89 4 years ago

      Great lens - I love the snowman bookmark idea :)

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @SuzyShopping: Glad you think that.

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      SuzyShopping 4 years ago

      Great ideas here to occupy the kids when the excitement of Christmas is over!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @VspaBotanicals: Snowball fights are so much fun. Wish we could have them more often.

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Another excellent lens. We don't get much snow in January, but when we do, I love snowball fights.

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      Scraps2treasures 4 years ago

      Fun ideas! My youngest daughter would love the Winnie the Pooh Crafts! Blessed

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @audrey07: I completely agree with you.

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      audrey07 4 years ago

      Paper folding would be nice... it helps kids to be creative and to follow instructions. It is a great hobby for adults too.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @kislanyk: Glad you like them Marcia!

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      Marika 4 years ago from Cyprus

      Great January games for kids here.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Camden1: Mine have done that before and a couple of them still do.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @JoshK47: Thank you very much!

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      I loved doing easy crafts like this when my kids were young! They also liked building forts and tents inside the house.

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      What fun ideas all around! Blessed by a SquidAngel!