Christmas Party Games for Children

Games during Christmas parties make children laugh. To make your parties memorable for the children, here are some Christmas games for you to choose from.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

1) Fill the Christmas Stocking

Supplies:
Stocking, spoon and bowl for each team.
Wrapped candy.

How To Play: Divide into teams. Have children line up at one end of the room. At the other end, hang a Christmas stocking for each team. Place a bowl of candy and a spoon in front of each team. Each child takes a turn taking a candy from the bowl with the spoon. They then carry the candy on the spoon to the stocking and drop the candy in the stocking. Race back to the next person in line, give them the spoon. First team to fill the stocking wins!

2) Christmas Memory Game

Supplies:
18 items in box

How To Play: Show the items in the box to the children. Remove one or more items out of the box (without children seeing you). Have the children guess what items are missing. For older children put items on large tray or cookie sheet. Cover. Remove cover for 20-30 seconds and then remove tray from room. On your mark, the children are to write down as many items that they can remember from the tray before you yell, “STOP”. Most correct answers wins.

3) Christmas Twenty Questions

Teacher starts by choosing a Christmas related person, place, or thing. The teacher says, “I’m thinking of something”. The children try to guess what it is by asking no more than twenty questions that can be answered “YES”, “NO”, or I DON’T KNOW”. The student who guesses correctly is next up.

4) Clue

Teacher thinks of person, place, or thing. Teacher gives a clue. Begin at one end of the room and work your way around allowing each student to take a turn guessing until one student solves the case. The student who solves the case goes next.

Example: Frosty
Clue: I’m thinking of someone who wears a hat
Clue: He loves snow
Clue: He’ll melt if it gets too warm outside

Clues should be age appropriate for the children playing.

5) Pin The Nose On Frosty or Rudolph

Supplies:
Big Picture of Frosty or Rudolph
Red circle or orange carrot shape for each child, with adhesive on back and their name on the front
A blindfold

How To Play: Blindfold the player, spin ’em around and let them try to stick the nose where it’s supposed to go. Give a prize for the player that gets the closest.

6) Tongue Twisters

Supplies:
Silly Christmas Phrases

How To Play: Say each phrase three times as fast as you can. Let kids practice on their own or take volunteers to come up and try their best for all to hear. A candy can prize for anyone who tries.

Chocolate cocoa cravings cure colds
Santa sings shining star songs
Sally skis super slow
Big bright bells banish boredom
Grumpy Grinch goes grizzly gus
Pretty packages perfectly packed
Tip-top tiny tot toys
Sally’s striped stocking’s stuffed slightly
Santa’s super souped sleigh swiftly slides sideways
Cheery cute caroling Christmas critters
Candy cane cookies keep kids coming

7) Gift Unwrap Relay

Supplies:
Empty boxes wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper

How To Play: Divide the class into teams. Put a stack of presents at the end of each team’s course. The first child in each team runs to the presents, unwraps one, and races back to the next person in line. First team finished unwrapping wins! Note: To make cleaning a little easier, parents may wish to adapt this game to where the child unwraps, throws away the paper, then runs back!

8) Word Find

Take a Christmas related word such as: Christmas, Poinsettia, Candy cane, etc. and find as many smaller words from it as possible before the timer runs out.

Example: Christmas
Words: sit, is, his, miss, rat, tar, this, math, chair, rim…

Example: Candy cane
Words: candy, cane, and, dance, day, nay, can, dye, an, any…

9) Rudolph Dash

Supplies:
Vaseline
Cut circles out of red construction paper

How To Play: Have child put Vaseline on their nose and then put the red circles on their nose. Relay race to the finish with each new person adding their red nose. If nose falls, go back to bowl and add more Vaseline and reapply nose.

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