Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Games

First of all, to all of my readers and followers, I am sorry for my last post, but I had big news and needed a way to get the word out there. If you are interested, you can still let me know, but I won't be doing any more posts of that sort on here.
Anyway, back to Christmas ideas because I am sure that is what you are all looking for...

Here are a few more Christmas games that could be used for a classroom or family party:

* Christmas gift wrapping race. See who can wrap the box the quickest.
* Pin the nose on Rudolph.
* Present Scramble - This game requires a bit of prep but is well worth the effort. Put a small prize (such as a $10 bill) in a small box, tape it well, and gift wrap it. Put the box in a bigger box, wrap that box and put it in another, and so on, wrapping it as many times as you have the boxes and the patience for.
With everyone sitting in a circle, the youngest chooses a number from 1 through 6 and rolls a die, then passes the die to the next player. The first person to roll the chosen number puts on two oven mitts and tears into the present. The other players continue rolling the die. The next player who rolls the chosen number grabs the mitts and takes over the unwrapping. The person who unwraps the actual box with the prize gets to keep it.
* Have a "snowball" race. Create 2 teams and have them each form a line. Have a pile of "snow (cotton balls) dumped and scattered where the kids are in line. One at a time, the kids are to use the "shovel" (spoon) and carry the "snow" from one end of the room to the other, where they then dump the "snow" into a bowl. The kids can only use the spoon to carry the "snow" and can not use the other hand to scoop it up either. They can use a shoe or something along those lines, but not their hands! First one to shovel all their snow wins!

My (10 year old daughter) and her cousin are hosting a Christmas party tomorrow with some friends from school. More ideas from this are to come...

5 comments:

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

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I really enjoy reading your info and the holiday games were good.

Gina said...

I made up a fun Snowman relay race for our 4th grade classroom Christmas party. You give the first person in line a white balloon which they have to keep between their legs while they waddle across the room. If it falls, they have to go back to the start line and try again. When they get to the other side, they dab a bit of vaseline on their nose and put an orange paper triangle (to represent a carrot) on their nose. Then they put a hat and scarf on and waddle back to their team. They hand over the hat, scarf, and balloon to the next person in line. That person just has to waddle over to get their nose and come back, etc. until one team finishes. A note of advice: don't blow up the balloon TOO big unless you want to make it hard, because a lot of the kids could NOT keep it between their legs. They came up with really hilarious methods of getting the balloon across without it touching the floor though.

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