15 Easy & Fun Christmas Party Games for Kids

Christmas is the time for food, fun, and parties to enhance the festive atmosphere and fill it with joy. This season gives us an opportunity to catch up with family and friends in a relaxed atmosphere. The parties can sometimes get monotonous. Fret not; they parties can be spruced up by organizing exciting Christmas games for all the kids who have gathered together.

Best Christmas Games For Children

The following Xmas party games for kids are sure to infuse life in a party and let kids have the time of their lives. So here goes:

1. Snowman Slam

What do you need

White paper cups, black chart paper, yellow or red chart paper, rolled up socks or soft balls

How to play

  • Create a snowman face on each of the white paper cups using the coloured chart paper.
  • Stack up these cups over each other in a tower shape.
  • Now ask the kids to take turns at throwing the socks/balls at the snowman cups. The kid who knocks down most cups in a given time period wins the game.

This is one of the most popular indoor Christmas games for kids and can really get your Christmas party going.

2. Jingle Bell Toss

What do you need

24 small sized red cups, tiny jingle bells, 2 cardboard sheets or foam boards, and glue

How to play

  • Stick the red cups (not too close to each other) on the cardboard sheets or foam boards using the glue.
  • Place the sheet at a distance that’s neither too close nor too far away.
  • Handover the tiny jingle bells to the kids and ask them to toss the bells into cups.

This is a classic game for toddlers, kids and adults. It does not take too much time to set things up and can also become a healthy competition if you can divide kids into two groups.

3. Find Santa’s Reindeer

What do you need

Reindeer/Reindeer images, paper, pens, places/multiple rooms to hide reindeer, prizes

How to play

  • Spread out the reindeer across your home or backyard and watch the kids go crazy.
  • Tell the kids that Santa’s reindeer had a huge party the earlier night and now Santa couldn’t find him. Show them images of the missing reindeer so they know what they are looking for.
  • Hand out the sheet that shows the number of reindeer your guests need to find and a blank space to write the location.
  • You can set a time limit to spice up things or even divide them into two or three teams.

4. Snow Shovel Race

What do you need

Cotton balls, plastic spoons, deep soup bowl

How to play

  • Make a lot of small cotton balls and place them on the table along with plastic spoons and a soup bowl.
  • Ask the kids to queue up and take turns at scooping up the cotton ball using the plastic spoon and place them in the bowl.
  • Place the bowl at some distance from the cotton balls. It is difficult to control the soft and fluffy cotton balls using the spoons, so watch out for some fun!

5. Pin the red nose on Rudolph

What do you need

A large cut out of a reindeer, different shapes of noses, tape or drawing pins, red crayons, blindfold

How to play

  • Print red noses in advance or ask the kids to draw them on sheets.
  • Put up the Rudolph image on a wall and blindfold the kids one by one.
  • Hand over the nose and tape and tell them to pin it on Rudolph’s face. The one who pins it closest to the right position is declared the winner.

This game is a Christmassy take on the popular “Tail the Donkey”. It is one of the most sought-after Xmas games for kids.

6. Freeze! Santa’s Here

What do you need

Music, Santa

How to play

  • Play some peppy music and invite all the kids to jump and dance.
  • Tell them that they should stop whatever they are doing when the music stops and freeze.
  • Then ask Santa to walk into the room, and whosoever is found moving is eliminated from the game.
  • Continue the game till only one kid is left on the floor.

Lots of music, fun and laughter will liven up your party and energize the kids.

7. Fish the Stockings

What do you need

One Junior fishing rod, 1 dozen colourful stockings, small toys and goodies to fill the stockings, and a large stool

How to play

  • Choose the hall for this game. Divide the hall into two separate areas.
  • Fill up the stockings with the goodies and toys and hang them up on a tall stand.
  • Place the stool at an appropriate distance from the stand and let the kids “fish” for the stocking using the fishing rod. The one who lays his hands on the most number of stockings is declared the winner.

8. Christmas Stocking Guessing Game

What do you need

A large stocking, toys, 20-25 holiday items, pen and paper

How to play

  • Can your guests figure out the holiday items in the stocking without seeing them? Fill up one large, oversized stocking with Christmas holiday objects like pine cones, reindeer, penguins, holly, sleighs, Santa Claus, etc. Remember, the items should not have sharp edges and should be identifiable by shape.
  • Pass this stocking around and ask the kids to identify the shape by feeling the stocking using their hands.
  • Hand over a pen and paper so that the children can write it down. And remember, no peeking!

9. Christmas Tree Ball Sort

What do you need

Large cardboard sheet, green card paper, a long wooden stick, a basket, coloured plastic balls

How to play

  • Ask your toddler to join you in making an inverted cone-shaped cardboard Christmas tree.
  • Cut 3 or 4 cup-sized holes in the tree and stick coloured rings around the edges of the holes. Add a star to the top of the tree.
  • Fix the wooden stick to the tree and place it firmly in front of the basket.
  • Ask kids to put the balls through the corresponding coloured ring on the tree so the ball falls into the basket.

10. Letter Writing to Santa

What do you need

Loads of writing paper, colour pens, a Christmas tree

How to play

  • This game will help the kids to convey their thoughts and feelings on paper. Ask them to write notes to Santa and hang them up on the Christmas tree.
  • Write personalised replies to all or print multi-coloured copies for all and hand over as gifts to the children.

11. Christmas Tree Building

What do you need

Decorative items, tiny stools and chairs

How to play

  • This can be a fun activity for kids as well as elders. Bring decorative items and place them in a basket near the tree.
  • Ask the kids to speak about one good deed they did and then make them hang the item on the tree (using the tiny stools and chairs).
  • Click a photograph of all the kids with the tree, make prints, and mail it to their home addresses.

12. Spot Santa Claus

What do you need

Movies with Christmas as the theme

How to play

  • Ask the kids to gather around and play movies where you know Santa has been featured.
  • Divide them into two groups and tell them to shout “Claus” loudly whenever they show Santa on screen.
  • Keep scores and reward the winning team with extra chocolates and cookies.

13. Carol Karaoke

What do you need

A hearty voice

How to play

  • Hold a carol singing competition between all the kids present.
  • Split them up into groups and pit them against each other. This way they will learn new carols and will also understand the importance of Christmas traditions the fun way.

14. Decorating Christmas Cookies

What do you need

Cookies, cream tubes, nuts

How to play

  • This activity does not need much preparation except making or ordering cookies and the decorative items.
  • Give out prizes for most creative, the prettiest, top in taste, most colourful, etc.

If you do not mind the mess, this game can keep kids engaged in a creative manner. Also, kids love this game since everyone wins at the end of it.

15. Snow Blower Game

What do you need

Cotton Balls, straws, a long table

How to play

  • This is a simple game and kids of all ages will love to play it. Draw a bold finish line at the middle of the table.
  • Split the children into two groups and ask them to stand at opposite ends of the table facing each other.
  • Place cotton balls at both the ends and ask the kids to blow them towards the finish line by blowing through the straws.

Christmas party games are meant to spread cheer and joy. Choose games that are simple to play and ensure they do not become too competitive. If you have toddlers around, restrict the use of scissors and other pointed objects. Allow them to express their creativity and give them lots of prizes to boost their morale.

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