As chestnuts roast on the open fire and Jack Frost nips at your nose, families everywhere join together to celebrate the Christmas season. As you plan your next Christmas gathering, consider making the occasion even merrier with Christmas-themed games. These activities ensure that all family members join in the holiday celebration.
Add some festivity to a Christmas dinner with a family tree game. To prepare for this game, purchase decorative supplies such as green crape paper, wrapping paper and bows. After dinner, pull out your decorations. Tell your kids that, to get in the Christmas spirit, they must turn their father into a Christmas tree using the provided supplies. Allow your kids to go wild transforming dad into a decorated evergreen. Take a picture of their efforts. Make the activity a yearly one, and take pictures of each creation so that the children can compare their success from year to year.
Turn present-opening time into a mind-bending challenge with a present-unscramble game. When you wrap your kiddo’s presents, place an envelope on top of each. On small slips of paper, write the letters that make up the name of the present. Jumble the letters, and place them in the envelope. Before your kids rip into their gifts, ask them to take out the letters and attempt to unscramble them to determine what the gift is prior to peeling off the wrap.
Pin the Nose on Rudolph
Play a Christmas version of a popular party game with Pin the Nose on Rudolph. To prepare for this game, create a large Rudolph head on a sheet of poster board. Cut a round, red nose out of construction paper. One at a time, blindfold your family members or party guests and allow them to try their best to stick Rudolph’s nose back into the proper place. Mark each player’s effort. After all have tried, reward the one who got the closest with a Yule-themed prize.
Christmas Movie Trivia
Reflect upon classic Christmas films through a Christmas movie trivia game. Type up some trivia questions based upon your family’s favorite Christmas films. Either try all of the questions in one sitting, or slip them apart and place them in a bowl, presenting your family with one question each day leading up to Christmas.
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