Kid Friendly Christmas Games
Top Three Kid Friendly Christmas Games With Free Printables
Here is something that really gets me thinking. When T brings up past Christmas’s, it’s very rare that the conversation includes a gift. Instead, he remembers how when we were playing Christmas Pictionary, his candy cane looked more like a pickle. He laughs. He remembers how we played this game where everyone was stood in a line and then names of Christmas characters were taped to their backs. They had two minutes to ask telling yes or no questions to see if they could solve it. He figured out he was Kevin from Home Alone right away. That same year, can you believe it, Mr. Wonderful, was taped with the identity of Ebenezer Scrooge and my Dad was Mrs. Claus! T remembers that too, He also remembers how his Aunt left everyone else far behind when we played Christmas Trivia. This year he will be listening extra closely to every Christmas Carol. He doesn’t want to be defeated two years in a row.
Playing together. Laughing together. That is Christmas to me. With that in mind, I thought I would share our Top Three Christmas Games to add some extra fun to this year’s celebration.
This one is SO fun. You just take full-sized sheets of paper and write the names of several Christmas characters on them. Stand everyone in a line and have them turn around. Tape one to each person’s back. Let everyone mingle seeing who each other is. This will get everyone laughing! No clues can be given yet, though. Starting with the oldest set a timer for two minutes and allow them to ask as many yes or no questions as possible. Write down how long it took before each player solved their character. The fastest solver wins a prize. Here are some examples of ten names.
- Ebenezer Scrooge
- Santa Claus
- The Grinch
- Clark Griswold (National Lampoons Christmas Vacation)
- Cousin Eddie (National Lampoons Christmas Vacation)
- Harry Lime (Joe Pesci’s character on Home Alone)
- Tiny Tim (I like to put this on the tallest guy there)
- Susan Walker (Miracle on 34th Street)
This one is a blast! We use a whiteboard because as homeschoolers, we have an abundance. You could also use a large pad of art paper. Simply print off the list below. Cut each one out. Put in a hat or a Christmas Stocking. Everyone has 60 seconds to draw and receive guesses. Each correct answer is worth 1 point. Remember, if the picture card says two words, those two words must be spoken exactly for the point. The one with the most points wins a prize.
Here is page one: You can print it here –> Christmas Pictionary Page One.
And Page Two – You can print it Christmas Pictionary Page Two.
OK so this sounds simple but it gets crazy quick. We think it’s fun to give everyone a party blower. The reader of the clues calls on the first person they heard blow their horn. If they guess correctly, they get a point. If not, ask again. You see how this works. The one with the most points at the end…. Yup, they win a prize. It’s fun stuff!
I love this list from Moms and Munchkins because it is super kid friendly. She also has some fun ideas for Christmas Charades.
Printable Christmas Trivia Game – Moms & Munchkins
There are so many ways to add some fun and create new memories on Christmas Day. Do you have a favorite? Please share below in the comments. I love to hear from you!