Classroom Christmas Party Games

I helped with the Christmas party in my son’s 5th grade class today. I was in charge of a Christmas game and he choose “Don’t Eat Santa!”

My kids love this game and I have made several variations of it over the years. We have played “Don’t Eat Rex” at a Dinosaur birthday party, “Don’t Eat the Easter Bunny” for Easter. It could be adapted for just about any party or celebration. We have played it using M&M’s, Skittles, marshmallows, and even Fruit Loops.

These are the instructions:
-Place a small piece of candy on each Santa. One person leaves the room. The remaining players agree on a Secret Santa. When everyone is ready, the player comes back into the room and begins picking up and eating the candy one piece at a time. When the player tried to pick up the candy on the secret Santa, everyone yells, “DON’T EAT SANTA!” Choose a different person to leave the room. The player that just had a turn picks the next secret Santa.

Update: I have now made a free printable Don’t Eat Santa game. If you click on the photo below, it will take you to the post with the free printable. All you have to do is add the treats. Have fun!
Christmas-game-free-printable

These are a few other ideas that I have used for parties in years past:

Pass the parcel:

Supplies: candy or other prizes, wrapping paper, boxes, tape, oven mitts or gloves, dice

Wrap a present (I use a large candy bar for the winner, and some smaller candies for everyone else). Place the present in another box and wrap again. Repeat the process several times. Use lots of packing tape so it is a challenge to unwrap. To play, have players sit in a circle. The first player rolls the dice. If they get doubles, they get to start unwrapping the present. The trick is, they have to do it wearing large winter gloves or oven mitts. The dice are passed around the circle and every time someone rolls doubles, they get a chance to unwrap. The winner is the person who actually gets the bottom layer open. They get the large prize and everyone else gets a smaller prize. Watching kids (and even adults) play this game is a hoot!!

Draw On Your Head Game

Supplies: Paper, pencils or pens, books for support
Directions:
All the students place a large book on their head with a piece of blank paper on it. They each have a pencil. The person in charge then gives a series of instructions. Without looking, the players draw onto their page, which is over their head.

These are the instructions:

1. Draw a line for a floor
2. Draw a Christmas Tree.
3. Draw a star on top of your tree.
4. Draw a fireplace with a mantel next to the tree.
5. Draw a stocking hanging from the mantel of your fireplace.
6. Draw a present below the tree.
Have the students remove their pictures from their heads. It is hilarious to see the results!!

Next you have everyone add up their points:
– 2 points if the tree touches the floor
– 2 points if your stocking is touching your mantel
– 2 point if your star touches your tree.
–1 point if your star is above your tree
–1 point for every Christmas ornament ball that is ON your tree
–1 point if your fireplace doesn’t touch the tree (it’s a fire hazard!)
–1 point if you actually drew something decorative on your stocking.
–2 points if your present if under your tree.
The winner is the person with the most points.

This game is also perfect with family groups because children have just as much chance of winning as the adults do. Great for laughs! Make sure you bring a camera for this one!!

Pin the Nose on Rudolph

Supplies: Poster or drawing of Rudolph, blindfold, red circle stickers from an office supply store (or you can just make your own circles and use tape)

Directions: Play just like pin the tail on the donkey

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Comments

  1. Thanks so much-I’m in a rush to organize games for class tomorrow, and I love your ideas. Thanks!!!! Merry Christmas!

  2. Your Party Games for Christmas are the most intresting I’ve found in the Internet! :)
    Thank you!
    Merry X-mas !! ;)

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