A Little House On The Prairie Christmas party (aka: pioneer Christmas party) is a perfect old fashioned holiday party theme for kids! Have fun with these Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas inspired activities for the whole family and pioneer party ideas!
Fun Little House On The Prairie Christmas Party Theme For Kids
I was obsessed with Little House On The Prairie books as a child and watching the Little House Christmas episode is a favorite Christmas memory of mine. (I always remember Laura biting into her peppermint stick while Mary savored hers!) That’s why I thought having a Little House Christmas would be tons of fun for a holiday kids activity (or any Little House On The Prairie themes)!
- Dress up in period piece costumes or dress as your favorite little house cast member
- Tell stories about your favorite Christmas holiday just like on The Little House On The Prairie snowed in episode
- Read Little House On The Prairie books together
- Hang real wool socks on the mantel for stockings
- Sing carols, play music, and tell stories around a fire
- Decorate with green branches, winter berries, and homemade Christmas decorations
- String popcorn and cranberries for natural Christmas tree garland
- Create a Little House On The Prairie Advent Calendar where you do one Little House inspired holiday activity until Christmas
- Pretend you’re stuck in the snow at home like the snowbound on the Ingalls homestead on Christmas eve episode
- Make yarn dolls
- Share an orange together (just like Laura shared an orange with her family)
- Watch Little House On The Prairie Christmas blizzard episode (or all of the Christmas episodes from the television series)
- Bake a Little House On The Prairie cake
- Watch the Little House Christmas movie
- Make Little House foods recipes just like an Ingalls Christmas
- Dry a Christmas orange for decorations
- Head out to a church service and then have Christmas dinner after (then, visit friends and family and deliver homemade gifts / handmade gifts) — just like in Little House On The Prairie
See below for a full list of The Little House activities. KEEP SCROLLING for a fun list of a prairie Christmas ideas and Little House crafts just like a Laura Ingalls Christmas!
Which episode is Christmas on Little House on the Prairie?
Which Little House On The Prairie episodes are Christmas?
- Christmas at Plum Creek (Season 1 Episode 15)
- Blizzard (Season 3 Episode 11 – the one people refer to as the Little House On The Prairie Christmas blizzard episode)
- A Christmas They Never Forgot (Season 8 Episode 11)
If you’re looking for the Little House On The Prairie Christmas episodes Mr Edwards, it’s the A Christmas They Never Forgot episode.
“Ma was busy all day long, cooking good things for Christmas. She baked salt-rising bread and r’n’Injun bread, and Swedish crackers, and huge pan of baked beans, with salt pork and molasses. She baked vinegar pies and dried-apple pies, and filled a big jar with cookies, and let us lick the cake spoon.” -writings from Laura Ingalls Wilder*
Here’s how to have a fun Christmas on the prairie — just like Charles Ingalls, Caroline Ingalls, and the kids!
How To Have a Little House on the Prairie Inspired Christmas Party
These are fun classic holiday family activities to add to your Christmas this year! Fun for unusual Christmas party ideas or family Christmas party ideas at home!
Read Little House On the Prairie Christmas Books
There’s no better way to get in the Christmas spirit for this holiday party theme than to read the Little House On The Prairie Christmas story!
Little House On The Prairie Christmas Book Stories:
- Full Little House Book Set
- Christmas in the Big Woods
- Little House Christmas Treasury
- Christmas Stories: Reillustrated Edition: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids
- Sugar Snow (Little House Picture Book)
- A Little House Christmas: Holiday Stories from the Little House Books
TRY THESE FOR MORE HOLIDAY FUN:
Watch Little House On The Prairie Christmas Episodes and Specials
There are many different Little House TV shows and Little House On The Prairie Christmas movies you can add to your Little House theme!
Try these Little House Christmas episodes and Little House On The Prairie movies:
-Little House on the Prairie – A Merry Ingalls Christmas– includes Christmas at Plum Creek where the Ingalls celebrate Christmas in their new house and A Christmas They Never Forgot, where the family is stuck at home in a blizzard and remembers their favorite Christmases from the past. This is a great Little House On The Prairie Christmas special!
-Little House Holiday episodes:
Christmas at Plum Creek (Season 1 Episode 15): Laura sells a horse to buy a stove for Ma. Little Carrie uses her penny to buy Baby Jesus a gift.
Blizzard (Season 3 Episode 11): The children get stuck in a blizzard on the way home from school. (Little House On The Prairie Christmas with Mr Edwards episode, aka: Santa Claus)
A Christmas They Never Forgot (Season 8 Episode 11): Friends and family get snowed in at the Ingalls cabin and everyone shares favorite memories from Christmas past.
TIP: Some streaming services have Little House On The Prairie Christmas full episodes!
Dress Up In Little House On The Prairie Costumes / Wear Pioneer Clothing
You can really channel your Ingalls family little prairie vibe and dress in period clothing like:
- Prairie dresses
- White aprons
- Pioneer girl dress with bonnet
- Pioneer boy costume (pants and suspenders)
Or any other Christmas in pioneer America clothing.
Make Little House On The Prairie Recipes
These are fun Little House On The Prairie food recipe ideas (or foods inspired by the Little House books and television show).
Little House Recipes Ideas:
- Sugar snow taffy (DIY Maple Sugar Candy)
- Dried apples
- Salt-rising bread and homemade preserves
- Fried biscuits
- Swedish crackers (Knäckebröd, which are rye crackers with seeds)
- Baked beans with salt pork and molasses
- Homemade churned butter (shake whole heavy cream in a cup with a lid)
- Fresh cranberry sauce
- Cranberry glazed ham
- Roasted nuts (like roasted chestnuts)
- Christmas goose
- Plum pudding
- Sugar cranberries
- Johnny cakes
- Roasted turnips or potatoes
- Rock candy
- Molasses cookies
- Gingerbread men cookies
- Vinegar pies
- Dried apple pies
- Mini heart cakes
Also check out: Little House On The Prairie Cookbook Recipes
Make Little House On The Prairie Christmas Crafts
There are so many great Little House On The Prairie crafts inspired by the show and the books! Try these Little House on the Prairie Christmas activities to go with your kids party theme.
Little House Craft Ideas:
- Pomander of orange
- DIY Paper stars ornaments
- Paper snowflakes
- Nature garland
- Popcorn and cranberry garland
- Yarn doll
- Beeswax ornaments
- Straw snowflakes
- Dried oranges
- Wax candles
- Homemade Pinecone ornaments
- Cookie dough ornaments
Give Little House On the Prairie Christmas Gifts
Remember, on the Christmas Little House episode when all the kids got a peppermint stick and a new pair of red mittens?
That’s how you should think for your presents for a Little House party.
Fill real wool stockings hanging from a fireplace mantel with:
- Old fashioned peppermint stick
- Nuts (like these)
- Homemade button string spinner (whirligig toy)
- Wooden peg dolls (like they were carved by someone)
- Corn husk dolls
- Red mittens
- Brand new penny
- Shiny new tin cup
If you’re going to give heartfelt gifts for this Little House theme, don’t wrap them in paper. More than likely, the gifts during that time were wrapped in fabric (or newspaper), if at all.
*NOTE: When reading these books, we used them as an opportunity for discussion. Don’t be afraid when reading any book with your kids to stop and point out things that are not OK and have a discussion why.
Merry Christmas from our Little House to yours!