Liven up the holidays with these Christmas party games for kids! The whole family will have a blast with these easy low-prep games!
Family-Friendly Christmas Party Games
What is the best way to avoid awkward family gatherings?? Games!!
Our house is often the get-together place for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Instead of just sitting around, we try to plan games or even a tournament to get everyone moving and stay busy. It’s always been a big hit! We find games that are kid-friendly, but even the grown-ups get REALLY into it!
If you’re looking for fun family games to play at a Christmas party, you’ve come to the right place! I put together a list of kids party games that require only simple supplies and minimal prep (or clean-up!)
What are Some Good Supplies to Use for Party Games?
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If you’re planning games and activities for your next holiday party, here are some supplies that are used in many of the games on this list.
- Plastic cups
- Paper plates
- Candy canes
- Jingle Bells
- Pom-poms or cotton balls
- Printer and printer paper
You might even be able to dream up your own ideas with these supplies!
25 Christmas Party Games for Kids (and Grown-ups too!)
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1. The Bag Game — This easy game requires exactly one item and can be played anywhere. It can be played with large groups or small groups and with people of all ages.
2. Snowman Slam! — This snowman slam game is easy to put together and lots of fun! It’s a combination of bowling and classic carnival game…with a winter twist!
3. Christmas Charades — This fun Christmas version of charades is perfect for a night full of laughs and fun. There’s even a printable of idea starters!
4. Simple Machine Science: Launching Ping Pong Balls with a Lever — This simple machine science activity for kids is perfect for any time of year!
5. Minute to Win It Games Christmas Edition — Pick one of these quick games from the list…or try them all! Whether you’re planning a large holiday party or a small family gathering, these games will bring laughter and fun.
6. Easy Candy Cane Fishing Game — If you are planning a Christmas party, this Candy Cane Fishing Game is hands-down the funnest party game for kids and is SO EASY to set up!
7. Christmas Trivia Game — This Christmas Trivia Game is the perfect addition to your next holiday party! Grab the free printable to get started!
8. Cup and Jingle Bell These are so affordable and easy to make, they would make for great party favors or to hand out as gifts at preschool! Build hand-eye coordination with the littles as they try to get the jingle bell into the cup.
9. The Flour Game — This infamous party game always brings the laughs! It’s perfect for gatherings with a variety of different ages because it can be played by anyone from a preschooler up to great-grandparents.
10. Holiday Light Scavenger Hunt — Get a change of scenery and play this game on the go! Take a drive and see what different lights you can find! This is a simple Christmas game that kids of all ages and adults can play.
11. Snowman Fun — This little snowman game is so simple but so much fun. The goal is to draw a snowman on the paper plate…while holding the plate on top of your head so you can’t see what you’re drawing! Get ready for lots of different funny snowmen drawings!
12. Christmas Songs Pictionary — Use these printable game cards to play Christmas Pictionary or charades. Perfect for family game night, or Christmas parties!
13. Indoor Snowball Fight — Forgot throwing snow in the cold and do this fun indoor snowball fight game instead! The snowballs are super soft, so it’s safe for kids!
14. Saran Wrap Ball Party Game — The Saran Wrap game is great for all ages. It can be played at holiday gatherings, office parties, birthday parties, or even in the classroom.
15. Christmas Carol Quiz Game — Everyone will love racing to be the first to finish this Christmas Carol Quiz Game correctly. Just download, print, and watch the fun happen.
16. DIY Snowman Bowling Game — Reuse those leftover gift boxes for a fun game!
17. This Blows ~ Minute to Win it Game — Easy, cheap and so much fun! Like all Minute to Win it Games you will be racing against the clock to complete the snowman-themed challenge.
18. Christmas Carol Game — This fun Christmas Carol Game will test your memory and your singing talents!
19. Snowman Stack — These Minute to Win It Games are great for a simple family night or a large crowd. Plus you probably can use things you already have around the house.
20. Holiday Minute to Win It Games —These Christmas Holiday Minute to Win It Games are guaranteed to be a hit at your holiday party. Be prepared for lots of laughs.
21. Minute to Win It Christmas Games for All Ages – These Christmas Minute to Win It Games are perfect for all ages – challenging enough for older kids and adults, but still simple enough that younger children can join in the fun!
22. Jingle BellToss — This Jingle Bell Toss game will be an instant hit with both kids and adults. Many grown-ups may recognize this game as a family-friendly spin on a college game!
23. Christmas Games for Parties — These Christmas party games are perfect for adults and kids alike.
24. Christmas Mad Libs Printable — This fun and free Christmas Mad Libs printable is perfect for kids of all ages (and grown-ups, too!)! Great for teachers in the classroom, holiday parties, playgroups, and more! Try printing out the same story and seeing the different results everyone can imagine!
25. Printable Emoji Christmas Songs Game — Use the emoji clues to guess the names of popular Christmas songs!
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