13 Christmas Party Games for Kids

Christmas Party Games for Kids That Use What You Already Have

Christmas presents and stringed popcorn garland

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These Christmas party games for kids are perfect for a school party or a family get together where there are going to be lots of kids.

The best part about these Christmas party games is that they only use items that you already have. That means you don't have to go out and spend your hard earned cash on items you probably won't ever use again.

Want to have some grown-up Christmas fun? Here's a list of Christmas party games just for the adults.

If you're looking to save more money this holiday season, be sure to check out my Christmas freebies where you'll find freebies like free letters from Santa, printable Christmas gift tags, and much more.

If you're looking for more Christmas games for kids? Check out my list of free online Christmas games that kids can play.

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    Christmas Gift Stacking Relay Game

    stringed popcorn and wrapped presents

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    The kids will love this Christmas party game where they race to recreate a stack of gifts. All you need is some empty boxes and leftover gift wrap.

    There's also a fun variation to this game where it's turned into a relay race. It's really a great overall game that kids of all ages will enjoy.

    Christmas Gift Stacking Relay Game from Party Game Ideas

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    Jingle Bell Toss Game

    A group of red cups and jingle bells.

    Playground Parkbench

    Here's a fun idea for a Christmas party game for the kids that challenges them to toss jingle bells into colorful cups. 

    You can easily modify this game for all ages of kids depending on how close you let them stand to the group of cups.

    Jingle Bell Toss Game from Playground Parkbench

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    Snowman Slam

    Styrofoam cups made into snowmen.

    Growing a Jeweled Rose

    You'll just need a few supplies for this Christmas party game for kids and you probably already have these on hand - white cups, construction paper, and some rolled-up socks.

    Decorate each cup with a snowman face and then stack them in a tower. Kids will take turns throwing the rolled-up socks to the tower to see how many snowmen they can knock over.

    Snowman Slam from Growing a Jeweled Rose

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    Christmas Charades Game

    Family on Christmas
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    Here you'll find the basic rules of charades and you can put a Christmas spin on it by making all the phrases about Christmas and the holiday season.

    Included is a free printable with quite a few ideas for Christmas charade clues. Just print it, cut the clues apart, and place it in a container so someone can pick one.

    Christmas Charades Game from Moms & Munchkins

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    Decorate Christmas Cookies

    Sister and brother making cookies at christmas
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    Kids love to decorate cookies and although it can be a messy activity, it's an easy one that the kids can jump right into.

    You can make the decorating even more fun by giving out awards for the prettiest, most creative, most colorful, and best tasting. Everyone's a winner though when they get to enjoy these sweet treats.

    Kid-Friendly Christmas Cookies Almost Too Cute to Eat from Parents

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    Christmas Bingo

    Math development
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    Print out these printable bingo cards and you'll have an instant Christmas party game that didn't cost you anything.

    Bingo is a great game for kids of all ages and there's a wide selection of cards to choose from.

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    Find Santa's Reindeer

    Rudolf. A handmade Christmas ornament in girl hand
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    Here's a fun scavenger hunt where the kids will need to find Santa's reindeer that you've hidden around the party space. Depending on the age of the children you have at the party, you can make them easy to find or more difficult.

    The game asks you to use little reindeer figures but you can make it free by using a printable reindeer from my free Christmas coloring pages.

    Find Santa's Reindeer from Party Game Ideas

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    Christmas Stocking Guessing Game

    Gifts in christmas stocking
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    Fill a large stocking with items around the house and let the kids guess what's in the stocking.

    There are lots of ideas here about what to put in the stocking, such as a pine cone or ornament so that kids can feel the object through the stocking and make a good guess on what it is.

    Christmas Stocking Guessing Game from Party Game Ideas

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    Christmas Memory Tray Game

    Adorable little girl opening christmas gift
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    This Christmas party game for kids will help keep their minds sharp as they try to recall items that were placed before them.

    There are two more variations to this game, one has you ask specific questions about the items and the other one has you "trick" the kids into what exactly they were supposed to remember.

    Christmas Memory Tray Game from Party Game Ideas

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    Pin the Red Nose on Rudolph

    Christmas Girl
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    A silly take on the popular game that kids will absolutely love when they try to pin Rudolph's nose in the right place.

    Included in this game are the face and a whole bunch of noses so each child can have their turn.

    Pin the Red Nose on Rudolph from 123 Learn Curriculum

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    Santa Says

    Three children hanging up Christmas stockings on a fireplace
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    Santa Says is a fun take on Simon Says that's a great way to end a Christmas party for kids.

    Be sure to include things that Santa would do such as delivering presents, sliding down the chimney, and reading a Christmas wish list.

    Santa Says from Apples 4 the Teacher

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    Gift Wrap Relay

    Brothers wrapping up presents for christmas
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    Here's a great Christmas game for an active group of kids. This is a relay race where kids work on teams to unwrap and then rewrap gifts.

    You can change the gift wrapping complexity depending on the age of the kids.

    Gift Wrap Relay from Party Game Ideas

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    Mitten Munch Relay

    Blue striped mittens on string
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    Here's another relay Christmas game for kids. Each child puts on a pair of mittens and then unwraps a small piece of candy while wearing them.

    This game can work with teams or keep the kids working on their own.

    Mitten Munch Relay from Party Game Ideas