Christmas wreath clipart: Turn holiday crafts into treasured memories
Christmas is a time of magic and wonder, especially for kids! One of the most recognizable symbols of the season is the Christmas wreath — a piece of holiday history that can bring fun and learning into your home.
Below, find out about the history of Christmas wreaths, and try some on-theme craft ideas and learning activities that you can enjoy with your little ones.
The history of Christmas wreaths
The tradition of the Christmas wreath dates back to ancient times. Originally, wreaths were made from fresh evergreens, symbolizing strength and perseverance through the winter months.
Over time, they became associated with the Christmas season, representing the cycle of life and the promise of spring returning after winter.
In many cultures, wreaths are hung on doors to welcome guests and bring good luck. Today, they’re a staple of holiday decor, adding a touch of greenery and festivity to homes around the world.
Here are some Christmas wreaths you can color and hang up on your door, or anywhere in your home! (Click on a picture to get a larger printable version.)
Craft ideas with Christmas wreath clipart and printables
Create your own wreath: Use our Christmas wreath template to let kids design their wreath. They can color, paint, or glue different materials onto the template to make it uniquely theirs. You could also collect your own materials to make a wreath, or buy a craft kit for an easy DIY.
Customized door hangers: Using Christmas wreath clipart, help your children create door hangers. They can cut out and decorate the clipart, then attach it to a cardboard ring.
Wreath-inspired greeting cards: Encourage your kids to make holiday cards using Christmas wreath clipart. They can add glitter, cotton balls, or other craft supplies to make them pop.
Wreath memory game: Print two sets of various Christmas wreath clipart. Paste them onto cardstock and turn them into a festive memory matching game.
Learning activities with a wreath theme
History storytime: Share the story of Christmas wreaths and their origins. You might even look at pictures of different wreaths from around the world.
Counting with wreaths: Create a game where kids count ornaments, ribbons, or colors in different wreath designs.
Nature exploration: Go on a nature walk to collect evergreens, pinecones, and berries. Discuss how these items are traditionally used in wreaths.
Cultural traditions quiz: Quiz your kids about different holiday traditions around the world, focusing on how wreaths are used or what they represent in various cultures.
Wreath-themed word search: Create or find a holiday-themed word search that includes words related to Christmas wreaths and other holiday items.
Christmas is the perfect time to blend fun, creativity, and learning. By exploring the history and cultural significance of Christmas wreaths, you give your children a glimpse into much-loved holiday traditions — and by engaging in crafts and learning activities, you create memorable experiences while building those all-important family bonds.
Christmas wreath color clipart, ready to print
Remember, we have a huge collection of Christmas clipart, coloring pages and printables ready for you and your kids to explore. Embrace the spirit of the season and enjoy these activities together. 🎄