Everyone knows that the holiday season wouldn’t be complete without the Nutcracker Ballet! This Printable Nutcracker Activity for Kids is so much imaginative fun. Not only can they print out the various Nutcrackers scenes, but they’ll have the printable paper dolls to go along with it, as well. When it comes to Christmas Placemats Activities, adding this printable Nutcracker scene activity to the table might be the perfect holiday addition.
Part of getting excited and ready for the holidays is thinking about all the Christmas classics from the past. Since The Nutcracker Ballet is one that everyone loves and knows, it just makes sense to have fun activities surrounding that theme!
What I love about this holiday printable activity is that it’s a great way to get the kids active and involved. They’ll love being able to turn the pages, change the scenes, and have the paper dolls be a part of the fun.
They could even have their own Nutcracker theater and put on quite the play! Have everyone in the family gather around and sit down to watch the show. It’s truly magical to see the excitement of Christmas through the eyes of the kids!
If you’re looking for fun Christmas activities, look no further than this printable Nutcracker scene. It’s a fun place-setting idea, a great interactive activity, and a fun way to get everyone excited for the holidays.
How does this printable Nutcracker activity work?
It’s as simple as printing out the pages and then piecing them together to make fun scenes from The Nutcracker. The paper dolls can be used on every page to make the story come to life.
Once it’s put together, there are parts and pieces that can be moved around and used differently throughout the rest of the printable set.
This is where creativity and imagination come into play and makes it super fun to use over and over again. Flipping the pages and having the paper dolls in various different scenes is a simple way to make this Nutcracker idea and activity unique and different every time.
Can this nutcracker printable be used by one person?
You bet! It’s a super fun activity for one or multiple! All you have to do is print, and then whoever wants to join in on the fun can absolutely do so. This is a great way to imagine and then make it happen, which is what little kids love to do!
I do recommend that there be a part of adult hands to help out with the little hands in making and putting this together. Adult supervision and help are always welcomed. (plus, the bonus of creating it together is an awesome memory!)
- Small, sharp scissors
- Glue or glue stick
- Cardstock or printer paper (I love this set!)
- Laminator (this is optional – but I love laminating my stuff!)
- Ruler or straight edge
- printable Nutcracker arts & crafts activity pack on nine template sheets
What’s included with this Nutcracker theater scene printable?
In this Nutcracker printable pack for kids, there are:
- printable scenes
- printable directions
- paper doll printables
Use this for fun Christmas Decor for Your Home or a great way to get the kids to have imaginative and creative play ideas as well.
This would also be super cute to have on the holiday table as a unique centerpiece or even a fun place mat on the kid’s plates to give them something to do with their hands while they’re waiting for dinner.
How to create a Nutcracker Travel Set
Perhaps while you create your christmas craft, turn on Youtube the classical music from the Nutcracker by composer Tchaikovsky. This might give you a little inspiration and Christmas cheera s you make your Nutcracker traveling set.
First, download and print your printable nutcracker activity set. If working with preschoolers or toddlers, have older children or adults guide them through the activity. We find cardstock works great but printer paper is just fine.
To begin, use the ruler and back blunt edge of your scissors to score the two dotted lines of Page 1. Fold both of the lines inward to form the base.
Next cut out the flap from page 2. Use the ruler and back edge of your scissors to score the single dotted line. Fold this line back.
Place the flap over the right, short edge of the base. Glue the underside of the flap to the front, outside, folding it over the base, forming an envelope.
Open the base up all the way with the white side up on a flat surface. The flap should be on the right.
Cut out the two pockets from page 3. Score along the dotted lines of each envelope and fold these inward.
Apply glue to the flaps and adhere each pocket to the bottom left and bottom right of the base. Line the edges up with the outside edges of the base page.
Next, cut out the top and side curtains from page 4. Score the curtains along the dotted lines. Fold the flaps back.
Apply glue to the flaps of the middle curtain and glue it to the top of the base, carefully centering it in the middle, about I/8th of an inch from the very top edge. After the middle curtain dries in place, flip it up.
Now, glue the two side curtains in the same manner, lining them up along each side edge of the base page. Set aside.
Cut out the three stage scenes Prom pages 5 – 7. Fold each scene in half, carefully folding, then creasing them down the middle.
Glue the back right of scene 1 to the back left of scene 2. Next, glue the back right of scene 2 to the back right of scene 3. This will create a small booklet of scenes.
Next, open up all curtain flaps. Glue the backs of the booklet in place, carefully centering it between the two side curtains and about I/16th down from the top curtain flap fold.
To change scenes, open the three curtain flaps, turn the booklet page, then place the curtain flaps back down into place.
Cut out all dancers and decorations. These items don’t have to be cut exactly. It’s Pine to leave some white space around the edges. Categorize the items and place them into the correct envelopes, Dancers or Decorations. (These would be fine laminated if you want to keep them in good shape.)
Now carefully fold the Nutcracker Kit in half. Use the flat end of your scissors or the end of a ruler to re-crease the folds so they are sharp.
Finally, cut out the long band and decorative sticker from page 2. Starting at the center front, hold the end in place, then wrap the long band all the way around the short width of the base kit, creasing the band as you go.
Apply glue to the back of the decorative snow-flake sticker to connect the band in the front. Make sure that you only glue the band together. Don’t glue the band to your base!
Enjoy your entire land of sweets travel kit during the Nutcracker season.
Printable Nutcracker Activity for Kids
Be sure to print out all that you need to create the Nutcracker scenes! Once you start putting it together, you’re going to be amazed that such a simple activity creates such an amazing result.
I’ve found that when I introduce new activities during the holidays, it’s a fun and simple way to create a brand-new family tradition that everyone loves and looks forward to.
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More Christmas Ideas and Activities for Kids
Once the kids get into the idea of creative fun, they’re going to be looking for even more printable Christmas activities that they can do.
If that’s the case, be sure to check out this Elf on the Shelf Free Christmas Countdown activity so that they’ll know when the big day is here! This nutcracker dramatic play set can even be delivered by the Elf doll. Take a look at all of our Elf on the Shelf ideas for the entire season. Pin to Pinterest.
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