20 Fun Christmas Party Games for Kids

Today I am sharing 20 Fun Christmas Party Games for Kids. These games are perfect for large groups of kids and you can also play this game in your classrooms. There are games with printables and also fun activities that can keep a group of kids busy during Christmas. You can choose the game that suits the number of the kids and the space that you have to play these games.

20 Fun Christmas Party Games for Kids
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1. Christmas paper planes

Make paper airplanes. Make some for younger kids. Follow this step-by-step tutorial if you don’t know how to make one. Divide the kids into teams. Use green paper to make planes for one team and red paper for the other. If there are more kids then make three teams and make white planes for the third team. . Designate a starting line and a finish line (usually the other side of the room). Give each player a paper plane in the color of their team. Each member will take one turn and will try to throw the plane to the finish line. The team with the most number of planes home will win.

2. Musical Chairs

This is a popular and classic game. Arrange chairs in a circle. The number of chairs should be less than the number of players. Turn on some Christmas music. When the music is turned off, players should instantly take a seat. The player who is left standing should leave the game. Keep reducing the number of chairs as the players are getting eliminated. In the end, just one chair and two players will be left. The person who will get seated first among the last two players will win.


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3. Musical Statues

Turn on some Christmas music and ask the players to dance to the music. When the music is turned off, players should instantly stand still like statues. They should not move or make any sound. First, have players dancing for a long time and posing as statues for a short time. After some time, make the dancing time shorter and the statue time longer. Keep eliminating the players as they move and the last player left will be the winner.

4. Pin the Nose on Rudolph

This is the Christmas version of the classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey game. You can download the printables for this game here. There are also many other fun games ideas on this page.

5. Ho Ho Ho (Christmas version of Ha Ha Ha game)

The players sit or stand in a circle, and one player begins by saying “Ho,” really seriously. The next player in the circle says, “Ho Ho,” and the player after that, “Ho Ho Ho.” Each player will keep adding Ho on their turn. The players must all keep a straight face. Any player who smiles or giggles must leave the circle. The game ends when only one player remains in the circle by having kept a straight face through all the laughter.

6. Christmas I spy Game for Kids

25 Free Printable Christmas I Spy Games

Here are some free printables for this fun game for kids. group of kids can play this game and compete with each other and a single kid can also play this game.

7. Christmas Mazes

On this page, you will find 47 free printable Christmas mazes for kids.

8. Roll a Snowman

I have made this fun and interesting game that kids can play with a printable and a dice. You can download it here.

9. Who got the Santa?

This is a cute game that younger kids can also enjoy. You can download the detailed instructions and printables here.

10. Pin the Nose on Snowman

Free Printable Pin the Nose on the Snowman Game

This is another fun game for Christmas. You can download the Snowman face and noses here.

11. Tic Tac Toe

Here are some Christmas-themed Tic Tac Toe printables that you can use over and over again.

12. Christmas Photo Booth

Set up a Christmas Photo Booth for the kids and take their pictures. They can use these cute and fun props to make the pictures interesting.

13. Holiday Pictionary

Pictionary is a fun game whether you have to play games with the whole family or want to keep kids busy in some fun activity. Here are detailed instructions about playing Holiday Pictionary.

14. Christmas Matching Game

Here is a fun idea and free printables for Christmas Matching Game that kids can play.

15. Chinese Whispers

Get all the kids to sit in a circle. Whisper a Christmas related sentence in the ear of the kid who will begin the game, that kid whispers a sentence to the child sitting next to him, who in turn whispers what he has heard to the kid next to him and so on, till all the players have heard it. The last child will tell everyone the sentence aloud. Then the first kid says aloud the original sentence. The difference in both sentences will be hilarious.

16. Pass the Santa’s Hat

You will need a Santa’s hat for this game. . All the players sit in a circle. When the music is played, the hat is passed around. Each kid has to put on the hat before passing it on to the next player. Stop the music intermittently. When the music stops, the kid who has the hat leaves the game. The only player that is left in the end is the winner.

17. Popcorn Garlands for Christmas Tree

Ask the kids to sit on the floor. Give each kid a bowl of popcorns and a threaded needle. Set the timer to 5 minutes or 10 minutes. The kid who has threaded the maximum number of popcorns in this time period is the winner. Use the popcorn garlands to decorate the tree.

18. Reindeer Ring toss Game

Follow these instructions to play this Reindeer Ring Toss Game. You can also use dry branches of a tree to make reindeer antlers.

19. Cookie decoration contest

Christmas Games for Kids
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Who can decorate the cutest, creepiest, fun, or interesting cookie? Provide the kids with the cookies and sprinklers and other stuff to decorate the cookies with. The kid with the best cookie will win. They cannot eat the cookies till the end of the contest. 😉

20. How many can you find?

Ask the kids to look around the room and see how many items they can find that begin with the letters: C H R I S T M A S. The first one with an item named for every letter wins.



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