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Christmas Games Ideas That Every Kid Will Love

Christmas Games Ideas That Every Kid Will Love

Christmas parties are all about spreading cheer, and what better way to do that than with some fun party games? These games not only break the ice but also bring guests together, making your Christmas celebration memorable. The key to a successful Christmas party is choosing the right games that match your group’s dynamics and party theme. 

In this article, we’ve compiled a list of our top Christmas game ideas to suit various party types. Once you’ve decided on your party style, explore these holiday-themed games ideas, complete with instructions and tips for selecting the perfect game for your event. Don’t forget to prepare some prizes, whether they’re personalized gifts or just the satisfaction of winning. Whether you’re hosting a grand gathering or an intimate Christmas dinner, these games will help you create cherished memories.

Our List of Christmas games ideas for kids:

Festive Fun for the Kids:

Christmas is a magical time for children, and these games will add extra joy to their holiday experience. These Christmas game ideas work well for small groups or larger gatherings and can incorporate readily available household items. To enhance the festive atmosphere, consider investing in customized dress-up kits and Christmas stockings. You can also explore our Christmas Store for stocking stuffer ideas, Secret Santa or White Elephant gifts, card games, and puzzles.

20 Questions: Christmas Edition (2+ Players)

  • One player becomes the answerer and selects a Christmas-themed object.
  • Other players take turns asking “Yes” or “No” questions to guess the object.
  • If nobody guesses correctly after 20 questions, the answerer wins and chooses a new object for the next round.
  • If someone guesses correctly, they select the next object.

Candy Canes (Holiday ‘Spoons’) (3+ Players)

  • Requires a deck of cards and candy canes (one less than the number of players).
  • Players take turns drawing cards to form a set of four identical cards (e.g., four Kings).
  • Once achieved, players stealthily grab a candy cane.
  • Everyone else rushes to grab the remaining candy canes, and the person without one is eliminated. Continue until one winner remains.

Santa Limbo (3+ Players)

  • Participants create a “Santa belly” using a pillow under their shirt.
  • Set up a limbo stick at a starting height.
  • Players take turns attempting to limbo underneath (with the Santa belly) until everyone has tried.
  • Gradually lower the stick after each round until one winner remains.

Christmas Carol Pictionary (4+ Players)

  • Compile a list of Christmas carol names on separate flashcards.
  • Divide players into teams.
  • One person draws a card and has one minute to illustrate the Christmas carol for their team.
  • Teams earn one point for each correct guess, taking turns until a team reaches twenty points.

Christmas Charades (4+ Players)

  • Create a list of Christmas terms to act out.
  • Divide players into teams and designate one person from each team as the actor.
  • Like regular charades, actors are not allowed to talk or make letter-related signals.
  • Teams earn one point for each correct guess within the time limit, with the first team to reach twenty points winning.

Christmas Memory Game (2+ Players)

  • Select eight Christmas images (e.g., gift, Santa, snow) and create two of each (sixteen cards in total).
  • Arrange the cards in a 4×4 layout on the table.
  • Players take turns flipping over two cards to find matching pairs.
  • The player with the most points at the predetermined winning score wins.

Family Feud Christmas (5+ Players)

  • Split players into teams.
  • Create questions based on holiday-themed survey responses for teams to answer.
  • Each team has limited time to write down their three guesses.
  • The judge reveals if their guesses match the survey and assigns point values.
  • The team with the most points, based on the survey rankings, wins the game.

Stocking Guessing Game (4+ Players)

  • Assign a host to fill a stocking with random items.
  • Secure the top of the stocking with a ribbon or string to prevent peeking.
  • Pass the stocking around the circle, allowing everyone to feel the contents.
  • Provide note cards for participants to write down their guesses.
  • The player with the most correct guesses wins.

Blindfold Christmas Drawing (3+ Players)

  • Obtain paper plates and markers.
  • Blindfold players and have them hold paper plates on their heads.
  • One person gives drawing instructions while others attempt to draw a Christmas scene on their plates.
  • The most accurate drawing wins.

Stocking Fill-Up (6+ Players)

  • Form two teams based on the number of players.
  • Place a Christmas stocking for each team at opposite ends of the room.
  • Players race to their team’s stocking with a spoonful of candy, deposit it, and return to their team.
  • The relay continues until one team fills up their stocking to win.

Pin the Nose on Rudolph (3+ Players)

  • Draw or print a picture of Rudolph and place it on the wall.
  • Prepare a red circular piece of paper for Rudolph’s nose, along with a thumbtack or tape.
  • Blindfold participants, spin them in a circle, and have them attempt to pin the nose on Rudolph.
  • Mark each attempt with the participant’s name, and the most accurate placement wins.

Find Santa’s Friends (2+ Players)

  • Hide plastic or stuffed elves and reindeer throughout the house.
  • Make the items easy to find for younger children and trickier for older kids.
  • Allow older kids to search after the younger ones have had their turn.
  • Consider offering prizes based on the number of Santa’s friends found.

Conclusion: 

These Christmas party ideas guarantee hours of laughter and festive fun for both kids and adults alike. Whether you’re hosting a small family gathering or a lively holiday soirée with friends, these game ideas cater to various group sizes and dynamics. Be sure to personalize your party with unique touches like customized dress-up kits, themed decorations, and thoughtful gifts. As you prepare for your Christmas celebration, remember that these games are not just about winning; they’re about creating cherished memories that will be treasured for years to come.