Kindergarten Christmas Gift Ideas

Dec 20, 2015 | Christmas, December, Parents, Simply Kinder Teacher Community, Winter | 4 comments

So many great holiday projects and gifts were shared in the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook Group that I wanted to do a roundup of all of the great ideas!  So here is our list of Kindergarten Christmas Gift Ideas that are approved by real kindergarten teachers and I am sure loved by parents!

Family Portrait Popsicle Stick Picture Frames from Ms. Fish’s Class

Family ornament picture frames with holiday light fingerprint border. Makes a great ornament gift for your students to give their families as a gift.

Dated Fingerprint Bulb Ornaments from Ms. Johnson’s Class

For full directions see the original source of this idea from The Happier Homemaker.

Fingerprint bulbs as parent gifts from students! These will be a great keepsake for your families for sure!

Reindeer Fingerprint Ornaments from Ms. Velasquez’s Class

Reindeer fingerprint ornament on a cute little lace circle! Great ornament for a parent or family gift from your students!

Handprint Calendar from Simply Kinder.  (Click here to check it out)

Handprint Calendar from Simply Kinder.  This no-fuss calendar will be a perfect gift for your families.   It's editable so you can change the calendar year after year and it's one page per month so there is no fumbling with matching the backs of months to the front to get the order right. It's also super simple with no titles or poems so you can easily do your own handprint ideas or use the samples provided.

Triangle Reindeer Popsicle Stick Ornaments from Ms. Bishop’s Class

Triangle Popsicle Stick Ornaments make a great parent gift from your students!

Self-Portrait Popsicle Stick Ornaments from Ms. Wheeler’s Class

Self Portrait Ornaments make an adorable little keepsake for your students to give their families for the holidays!

Salt Dough Santa and Snowmen from Ms. Webster’s Class

Salt Dough Snowmen footprint and Santa handprints will make an AMAZING keepsake for your students to give their families as gifts!

Ribbon Ornaments, Snowman Handprint Ornaments, & Mistletoe Footprints from Ms. Atwell’s Class

Christmas Gifts for parents! Snowman Ornament with fingerprints, ribbon measurement ornament, and a mistletoe footprint project!

Student String Length Ornament by Ms. Kemp’s Class

(This is a free printable from Early Learning Ideas found here on Pinterest.)

Adorable ornament with ribbon cut the same size as the students. Makes a great gifts for parents.

Reindeer Block Holiday Decorations by Ms. Strahm’s Class

Wooden Block Reindeer Home Decoration as parent or family gifts from your students.

Fingerprint LOVE Cards from Ms. Vang

(To get this free card click here.  Photo credit Ms. McGowan’s)

Love card with fingerprint light bulbs. Makes the perfect finishing touch to any parent present! Free from Ms. Vang in the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook Group!

Paint Chip Christmas Tree Ornaments from Ms. Piques’ Class

Paint chip Christmas Tree Ornaments make an easy and fun holiday gift for your students to give their families!

Nativity Scene Stained Glass Projects from Ms. Murrow’s Class

Nativity Scene Stained Glass Project

Measurement Ribbon Ornaments with Tags from Ms. Grace’s Class

Click here to get this tag.

Ribbon ornaments where the ribbon is the same length as the child! Put in a plastic bulb ornament to keep safe and hang on the tree year after year. Makes a great parent gift!

Fingerprint Snowman Ceramic Tile Ornaments from Ms. Drake’s Class

(aka Crayons and Cuties in Kindergarten)

Ceramic Tile Snowman Fingerprint Ornaments from Ms. Drake's kindergarten class!

Why do we do all these? So our students can experience giving and be proud of what they make (not to mention the countless thinking processes that happen during these projects!) Also because of notes like these that keep us teachers doing our jobs year after year!

A heartfelt not from a parent to a teacher during the holidays!

There you have it.  What types of gifts do you make with your kindergarten students?  Please share your ideas below!

Related Posts:  December Activities for Kindergarten and 99 Things Teachers Really Want for Christmas

Please note:  All photos and projects were shared with permission from each of the teachers noted.   If you are interested in sharing a photo, project, or are a teacher looking to write an article on the Simply Kinder website please email me at We love to work with teachers!


  1. Fumi

    Thank you for sharing! I love anything that is personalized like these! We are also making bell necklaces with beads.

  2. Cat

    We’ve done handprints on 6 inch square tiles.

    • Jennifer @ Simply Kinder

      Thank you! Simply Kinder teachers are the best!


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