Christmas party games for kids are a must have for an awesome party experience.
Let's face it: kids have infinite levels of energy. As adults we would love a way to harness their energy to get more done in our day! Right? At grown up gatherings, kids want to run around and play with their friends.
The truth is, a party isn't much fun for children without some basic level of organized entertainment. And, leaving children to their own devices can be a mistake since they're more likely to act up and out from boredom. Unless you're throwing a party just for grown ups, using Christmas party games for kids ensures your party is a BIG success.
Here are three games to consider for your event.
The Gift Relay. This is a fun problem-solving game requiring focus and balance and works well with ages 4 and up. Here's how it works:
Pin the Nose on Rudolph:
This is a fun and unique spin on the Pin the Tail on the Donkey game.
Find the Reindeer:
These few games will get you started organizing the enjoyment for your Christmas party, but don't stop here.
Whether you're hosting a Breakfast with Santa community event like at my daughter's school or you're hosting a company Christmas party someone needs to bring the fun. And, you can readily do this with a resource I've found providing you with 31 different Christmas games.
These games are especially good for children ages 5 years and up. They can easily accommodate many players. A few quick tips to consider:
The Ribbon Match and the Bases - Santa, Reindeer, Christmas tree games are good choices for movement games. They can be played quickly and more than once before moving onto a new game.
The Present Snatch game is funny, but I would caution you on using this one since kids could get a little unruly. We already teach our children it's not okay to snatch things from us or others and this game runs counter to this teaching. It can still be played, but be aware playing it could cause hurt feelings.
In addition to Christmas party games for kids to burn off energy, there are also board games to choose from such as picture and word bingo among others. Print off the guide, cut out the cards to be drawn by the caller and you're off! This is another easy, simple, yet engaging solution for party merriment.
Lastly, have an activities station available where kids work independently or collaboratively on coloring, word searches, Sudoku, mazes and math fun. All of these different choices ensures your Christmas celebration is a lot of fun. Most definitely your guests will appreciate this organized entertainment so much they'll be reluctant to go home. And, if this is the case, have them play the clean up game with you!