Christmas Party Games for Kids.
“Let’s Make Our Family Bond Stronger this Christmas!”

Ho…Ho…Ho! Santa Claus is coming to town… so get ready with Christmas party games for kids!

Christmas vacations are round the corner and our kids will be at home, away from school, for at least two weeks or so. Have you planned what different are you doing this season to keep the kids entertained & also have a fabulous Christmas celebration without shelling out a fortune?

Well, let us work out some wonderful Christmas Party Games for Kids that will keep everyone in the family giggling… especially the kids!

Christmas is the most exciting time of the year for children. They are full of enthusiasm and excitement and therefore, look forward to their parents to quench their expectation by arranging some amazing Christmas party games for them.
Kids can be involved in various activities like Christmas crafts, Christmas preparations, Christmas decorations and the most excitingly Christmas party games for kids. Your kids will be more than happy to lend you a helping hand because they already fascinated by all those flashy and attractive materials you have purchased for this purpose.

Before you start, you should take into consideration their age and what they are able to do or not. Toddlers of the age group 2-4 years should be kept away from this as they are not able to understand what all this is about. Their keen interest is just to grab those little glittery stuff and…aaahh it’s gone! Rather it is wiser to plan some interesting Christmas party games for them.
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Kids of the age group 5 and above are sensible enough to understand the story and should be able to help with decorating the house, the Christmas tree, wrapping presents, preparing and sending the Christmas party invites etc. Kids of this age group enjoy all the Christmas games for kids than anybody else.

Another aspect to be kept in mind is that children of different age groups have different interests. A Christmas party game that is a hit for a 5 year old might be too easy for a 9 year old. It is important therefore that we get organized by designing Christmas party games for kids suitable for all ages. Crux is to have something for everyone.

Christmas party games for children should be easy, fun and quick. Keep each game limited to 15-20 minutes so that the party flows smoothly and there is always something exciting going on.

If you wish to have prizes for each game, think something out-of-box! Instead of the usual candies and toys, give a coloring or puzzle book or a good story book etc. After all, what’s the fun of having so many wonderful Christmas games for kids without exciting prizes…

After all, Christmas is all about family and enjoyment. If a Christmas party game for kids isn’t going great, just move on to the next one. Remember, every child should get a feeling of participation, so ensure that each child gets something to take home.

Now, let’s jump right into these fun and engaging Christmas party games for kids that will not only fill your living room with joy and laughter but also give each family member a truly memorable experience that they will cherish for years to come… especially our own kids.

Merry Christmas! Have fun with these wonderful Christmas Games for Kids!

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Snowball Toss

Age Group: 2 to 4 years

Game Objective: In this Christmas party game for kids one has to toss as many balls in the basket.

Game Learning: Throwing & Taking Aim.

No. of Players: As many as you can manage.

Materials Required:

  • 4-5 Baskets varying from small to larger size.
  • Styrofoam balls (tennis ball size)
  • Marking Tape (to draw the starting line)

How to Play:

  • Arrange all the baskets in a vertical line or horizontal line.
  • Kids will take turns to throw the balls into the basket from the starting line.
  • Set the distance between the baskets & the starting line keeping kids age group in mind.
  • Number of throws per kid can be set as per your choice.
  • More points for throwing balls into the smallest basket or the farthest basket.
  • Kid with maximum points WINS this cool Christmas party game for kids!!!

Game Variations: Use snowballs (if it snows in your city during Christmas)

My Tip :

  • Can be played as a birthday party game by replacing Styrofoam ball With a soft ball or tennis ball.

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Snowball Race

Age Group: 5 to 8 years

Game Objective: In this Christmas party game for kids the team has to finish the given task.

Game Learning: Balancing & walking speed.

No. of Players: 2-3 kids per team.

Materials Required:

  • 1 Basket per team (small size)
  • Styrofoam balls (small size)
  • Marking Tape (to draw the starting lines)
  • Santa Caps & Gloves for each team
  • 1 Tablespoon per child.

How to Play:

  • Arrange all the baskets in a horizontal line, one for each team.
  • Divide the kids into teams of 2 or 3 max.
  • Divide the distance between the starting line & the basket into 2 or 3 equal gaps (depending on the no. of kids per team).
  • Mark them with marking tape.
  • Teams will take their position.
  • All the Kids will hold the tablespoon in his mouth, gripping it firmly between his/her teeths.
  • First child from each team, balancing snowball on the tablespoon, will start from starting line and pass on the snowball to his next team mate…and so on.
  • The last team mate will then drop the snowball into the basket.
  • If the snow ball is dropped from the tablespoon in between then that kid has to go back to his position and start afresh.
  • First child has to pass on his Santa Cap & Gloves to the second team mate…and so on.
  • Team with maximum snowballs in the basket WINS this cool Christmas party game for kids!!!

Game Variations: Use snowballs (if it snows in your city during Christmas)

My Tip :

  • Can be played as a birthday party game.
  • Can be played as Kids party game.

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Santa’s Gift

Age Group: 3 to 8 years

Game Objective: A Christmas party game for kids where kids have to guess what’s inside the Santa’s hat.

Game Learning: Touching & Sensing.

No. of Players: 8-10 kids.

Materials Required:

  • Santa Claus stocking or hat
  • Christmas wrapping paper
  • Tape & scissors
  • Pen & paper
  • Some Christmas goodies like (one each)– Christmas bell, Santa Key, Christmas candle, a small Christmas light string, Christmas star, cookie or candy, a small Jesus cross.

How to Play:

  • Wrap all the Christmas goodies in a wrapping paper.
  • Make the kids sit in a circle.
  • Give a pen and paper to each one of them.
  • Put the first wrapped goodie into the Santa hat or stocking.
  • Tell the kids that these goodies are related to Christmas and they have to guess it correctly by touching it for 8-12 seconds (you decide).
  • Pass on the stocking/ Hat to the first kid and let him poke his hand inside and feel it for the stipulated time and make him write what he has guessed. Then pass on the stocking to the next child and so on.
  • Repeat the same for all the goodies on by one.
  • Once all the goodies are done, choose the first kid to open the first goodie and let him reveal what’s inside.
  • Check who has guessed it correctly and who hasn’t.
  • Similarly, complete the process with others also.
  • Tally the scores & kid with max correct points WINS this enthralling Christmas party game for kids!!!
  • Reward him with some Christmas gift.

Game Variations: Put all the goodies into the stocking or hat without any wrapping and pass it on to kids one by one for the stipulated time period. Let them see and memorize the items and write it down on the paper. Kid with the maximum right answers WINS!!

My Tip :

  • Can be played as a birthday party game & goodies can be chosen as per the party theme.
  • Can be played as a group game during kids camp. The goodies can be replaced with forest items like tree leaves, roots, stones etc.

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Pin It!

Age Group: 5 to 12 years (parents can also play!)

Game Objective: A Christmas party game for kids where kids have to pin the Rudolph’s Nose! (Santa’s dearest Reindeer).

Game Learning: Direction sense & imagination.

No. of Players: Everyone at home!

Materials Required:

  • A poster of Rudolph and cut out his nose!
  • Black chart paper and cut it into round pieces to make Rudolph’s nose
  • scotch tape

How to Play:

  • Stick the Rudolph’s poster on the wall.
  • Blindfold the kid.
  • Turn the child in a circle once.
  • Let him go ahead and stick the nose on the poster.
  • All the kids will take turns to do the same.
  • Kid who has placed the nose closest to the actual position WINS this evergreen Christmas party game for kids!!!

Game Variations: Replace Rudolph with Santa Claus and ask the kids to pin Santa’s hat or Santa’s gift bag in place.

My Tip :

  • Can be played as a birthday party game like pin the Hat of the Pirate! Or pin the magic wand of Harry Potter!!!.
  • Other kids waiting for their turn can try to guide or misguide the blindfolded kid by saying up…down…a little bit left, slightly right…

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My Christmas tree!

Age Group: 5 to 12 years

Game Objective: A Christmas party game for kids where kids have to decorate their team mate like a Christmas tree.

Game Learning: Teamwork, coordination & creativity.

No. of Players: Up to 10

Materials Required:

  • Christmas tree decoration like Ornaments, tinsel, garland, colorful lighting strips, Stockings, Candies, hooks etc. (more the better)

How to Play:

  • Divide the kids into two teams.
  • Let them assign a mate who will act as Christmas tree.
  • Give the decoration material in “equal” to both the teams.
  • Allocate time limit, say 5 or 10 minutes.
  • Choose a couple of judges among the adults. Grandparents play this role the best.
  • The team whose Christmas tree is best decorated WINS this creative Christmas party game for kids!!!

Game Variations: Hide the decoration supplies in your living room and both team members search for them. As they find the items they run back to the tree and decorate it.

My Tip :

  • Have your Christmas tree decorated by the kids. This will also give them a feel of involvement and contribution.

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Candies in a Box!

Age Group: 3-5 years

Game Objective: A Christmas party game for kids to ensure that they get a return gift, especially the little ones.

Game Learning: Estimation

No. of Players: All the little kids.


Materials Required:

  • A transparent plastic or glass box full of Christmas candies or cookies & decorate it well for the little ones!

How to Play:

  • Have guesses from all the kids on how many candies/ cookies are there in the box.
  • Kid with nearest guess WINS this sweet & tasty Christmas party game for kids and gets the box!!!

My Tip :

  • If you are using this as the closing game for the evening then make sure you have something to gift to every child.

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Blast!

Age Group: 3-5 years

Game Objective: A Christmas game for kids that is best as a filler between two main activities.

Game Learning: Waiting for his/ her turn.

No. of Players: All the kids in the house.

Materials Required:

  • Many dark colored balloons.
  • A small pack of party confetti (white or colored)

How to Play:

  • Fill up all the balloons and put the party confetti in any one of them.
  • Arrange the kids height wise, shortest to tallest, and make them take turns to blow off one balloon of their choice (with a pin).
  • The kid who blows off the “party balloon” WINS this Rocking Christmas party game for kids!!!

Game Variations: Instead of taking turns, set them free to go all out and blow off the balloon and see who gets the real one. Let the party go wild!

My Tip :

  • Get a big and colored Christmas balloon, stuff it with small Christmas candies and hang it in the middle of the room. Blow it off when the party ends. Whosoever collects as many candies…pocket it and takes home!!!

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Read My Mind

Age Group: 5-8 years

Game Objective: A Christmas party game for kids in which kids has to read the “It” kid’s mind.

Game Learning: Logical reasoning.

No. of Players: 6 to 10 kids

Materials Required: Nil.

How to Play:

  • Choose a Kid as “It”.
  • He thinks of a Christmas related item Such as cake, balloon, Santa, stocking, star, tinsel, lighting, Rudolph, Santa’s sleigh, Santa’s bell etc.
  • The other kids have to read his mind and guess the particular item by asking related questions to “It”.
  • It can answer only in “Yes” or “No”.
  • A child can ask only one question to “It” & not more than that.
  • The kid who guesses the item correctly WINS Intelligent Christmas party game for kids!!!

My Tip :

  • This Christmas game for kids can played be with a different theme like Easter and Halloween. Just replace the items that go with the occasion. For e.g. If played on Easter day, the kid can think of things like eggs, bunny, basket etc.

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Pass the Carol

Age Group: 5-12 years

Game Objective: A Christmas party game for kids in which players have to relay the message accurately.

Game Learning: Listening & comprehending skills, Communication distortion.

No. of Players: As many as possible (Parents can also join in)

Materials Required:

  • A pen & paper.

How to Play:

  • Write a Christmas related message on a piece of paper. For e.g. “There will be Turkey for the dinner & choco-pie for the dessert on Christmas night.”
  • Make all the participants sit in a semi circle or in a “U”.
  • Start from one end by giving the paper to the first kid and let him memorize it.
  • The child then whispers the message to the next child, he then relays it to the next one and so on till the message is relayed to the last child.
  • The last kid will stand up and speak out the message to everybody.
  • The party will burst into laughter on hearing what the original message was and what it has become. This is a Fun filled Christmas party game for kids!!!

Game Variations: Upto your own imagination and creativity.

My Tip :

  • This game proves that “Gossip is Injurious for Health”.

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Where’s My Rudolph

Age Group: 3-8 years

Game Objective: A Christmas party game for kids in which Santa has to find his Rudolph Reindeer.

Game Learning: Running & Hiding.

No. of Players: All of them.

Materials Required:

  • A Santa hat.
  • Plastic Reindeer horns headband

How to Play:

  • A kid will become Santa by wearing the hat.
  • Rest of the kids will wear Reindeer horns headband.
  • Santa will chase the Reindeers and tag them one by one.
  • The tagged Reindeer will get “statue” and cannot move from his place until another free Reindeer “un-statue” him.
  • Game finishes when Santa “statues” all his Reindeers.
  • Kids can take turns to switch roles between Santa and Reindeers.

Game Variations: If the number of players in this Christmas party game for kids are more than 6 then it gets really difficult for one Santa to tag all his Reindeers. In that case, choose two kids as Santa.

My Tip :

  • This game can be played with Halloween theme. Just replace Santa with a witch wearing her creepy hat and other kids as her prey Eeeeee..ee…hehe he…he!

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Shove the Snow

Age Group: 5-12 years

Game Objective: In this Christmas party game for kids one has to blow the snow away.

Game Learning: Body Balance & Control

No. of Players: 5 at a time

Materials Required:

  • Straws
  • White cotton balls or small Styrofoam balls.

How to Play:

  • Make the kids sit on the floor just behind the starting line.
  • All kids should have a straw in their mouth.
  • Place a cotton ball or Styrofoam ball on the start line, one for each player.
  • Ready…steady…Go!
  • Kids will blow air through their straws to push the snowball to the finish line.
  • Kid who gets there first WINS!!!

Game Variations: Use larger Styrofoam ball to add challenge to this Christmas game for kids.

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Chop It! With Chopstick

Age Group: 5-8 years

Game Objective: A Christmas party game for kids in which kids have to stuff the Santa’s mittens with candies.

Game Learning: Balancing.

No. of Players: 2 teams of 5 kids

Materials Required:

  • A Santa mitten.
  • 2 boxes of round candies.
  • A pair of Chinese chopsticks for each team.

How to Play:

  • Divide the kids into 2 teams.
  • Draw Start line & Finish line.
  • Line up the teams behind the start line.
  • Place the candy box in front of each team.
  • Hang the Santa mitten on the wall next to the finish line.
  • First kid from each team starts and holds a candy between the chopsticks and race towards the Santa’s mitten.
  • Drop the candy into the mitten and run back to your team and hand over the chopstick to the next team mate.
  • Next kid in line will do the same and so on till all the candies in the box finishes.
  • Team who finishes all the candies first WINS this amazing Christmas party game for kids!!!
  • If the candy is dropped by the kid before the finish line, then he has to start afresh.

Game Variations: For older kids replace the chopsticks with a tablespoon which is to be held in their mouths. To make it even harder…tie their shoelaces.

My Tip :

  • This game can be played in kids birthday party.

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Besides Christmas, we have a few other occasions every year like Halloween, Easter, Kids Birthday Party, etc when our kids are free from school and we want them to indulge into fun filled games just like Christmas party games for kids.

For this, kindly visit our collection of Kids Party Games ideas for Halloween Games for Kids, Birthday Party Games & Easter Games for Kids… Now!

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