Christmas is here! And what could be a more festive AND fun way to celebrate the holiday season than with Christmas games for kids? If you’re looking for simple and silly Christmas-themed activities and games for your family this year, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve compiled a list of our family’s favorite favorite Christmas games. Make sure to save this list of 17
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What games can you play at Christmas time?
There are so many types of games you can play at Christmas time. Whether you are looking for Christmas activities for your child to do independently or as a family, there are so many fun ideas!
- Christmas-themed versions of classic family favorites (matching games, charades, I SPY)
- Scavenger hunts
- Word scrambles
- Minute To Win It games
There are TONS of FREE printables available on the internet that offer fun for everyone! If you keep scrolling, I’ve included a few of our favorites in our list of Christmas games below.
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How can I make a Christmas party fun for kids?
This seems like a no-brainer! GAMES, of course. Christmas games for kids and families will bring laughter, silliness, and true joy to your next Christmas party.
We love playing simple and quick Minute To-Win It-style games. They typically require minimal supplies that you already have in your kitchen or craft cart. The simplicity of these games is great for kids of all ages!
Games are important
Christmas games are such a great way to lighten the mood and get everyone having a fun time! Games are so important for lots of reasons.
Benefits of playing games for kids:
- Bonding time
- Builds confidence
- Decision-making skills
- Emotional regulation
- Fine motor development
- Healthy childhood development
- Understanding the idea of winning AND losing (so important!)
- Problem-solving skills
- Strategy building
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17 Christmas games for kids
This list of 17 Christmas games for kids has so many fun ideas for the entire family! Check it out below and save and share this list to spread some holiday cheer.
1. Jingle Bell Toss
We all may know where this inspiration came from, and I am here for it. Swap ping pong balls for jingle bells, and get started!
2. Would You Rather Christmas Questions
Take this conversation game on your next car ride, or spend time around the dinner table. This is always a hit!
3. I SPY Christmas Game
Need an easy table activity for Christmas? This Christmas I SPY game is fun for kids to do!
4. Pin the Reindeer Nose
Turn your notice board into a simple but fun game (and decoration) for all the family to enjoy, with this easy to make Pin the Reindeer Nose game.
5. Jingle Bell Drop: a STEM Christmas Activity
This STEM activity is a creative way to get kids thinking, building, and playing with a festive Christmas item — jingle bells!
6. Jingle Bell Oral Motor Christmas Game
Looking for a quick and fun Christmas-themed Minute To Win It type of game for the family? Try this jingle bell game!
7. Make a Christmas Tree Magnet Maze Game
Keep your kids busy practicing fine motor development skills using a paper plate and marble to follow the Christmas tree maze.
8. Christmas Who Am I?
Your kids will love this Christmas-themed take on the classic Headbandz game.
9. Christmas Saran Wrap Game
This silly game has a spin on it that includes coal cards. This game will have many giggling as they search inside.
10. Rudolph Race Game
We love this cute Rudolph racing game to get kids into a little friendly competition during Christmas time.
11. Christmas Jeopardy
Have a group of family and friends over? Play this Christmas Jeopardy game!
12. Toddler Christmas Hunt
If you have toddlers or preschoolers at home who need to move and burn energy, save this Christmas picture hunt.
13. Hot Coco Dominos
Who doesn’t love dominos? Now kids can play a different version with a fan favorite: hot coco!
14. Merry Christmas Word Scramble Game
Challenge your big kids with this fun Christmas word jumble game.
15. Christmas Ornament Balance Race
Get your whole family involved and entertained with this simple, cute idea to guess the Christmas movie!
16. Candy Cane Olympics
If your family enjoys candy canes and group activities, you will go wild over these candy cane Olympic ideas.
17. Santa Cookie Elf Candy Snowman
This fast-paced game is a spin-off from a favorite called Taco, Cat, Goat Cheese, Pizza—a fun game for multiple ages.
Spread holiday cheer with Christmas games for kids!
There’s no better way to enjoy the holiday season than with Christmas-themed games for kids this year. Keep everyone in your family having fun and staying festive with these cute, silly, and spirited games at your next holiday party!
FAQs for Christmas games for kids
Good Christmas games for kids are I SPY Christmas, Christmas charades, and Christmas lights scavenger hunt, just to name a few favorites.
The best way to entertain kids at a holiday party is with Christmas games and activities! It can be super helpful to prep a few simple games ahead of time to help keep the fun and momentum going.