Do you have a Christmas party coming up? We have our annual co-op party and I need to plan a few Christmas games for kids. Well, I went down that Pinterest wormhole, friends, and found the BEST of the best!
There are Christmas games that will get those kids moving, fine motor and coordination building games, incredibly creative ideas, as well as Christmas party classics! You are bound to find the perfect party game for your Christmas party here.
Just before we get started, you’ll want to grab your FREE Christmas Countdown Calendar & Activity Pack! This printable includes one easy, 5-minute activity to do each day with your little one as you countdown to Christmas. It also includes a bunch of Christmas-themed activity sheets—perfect for a Christmas party for kids!
Christmas Games for Kids
Christmas Games that Get Kids Moving!
Jingle Bell Toss By Playground Park Bench – Learn five different ways that you can play fun, festive games with jingle bells!
Christmas Tree Balance Activity by The Inspired Treehouse – “Kids will work on balance, motor planning, coordination, and core strength” with this game. Academic skills can also be learned in the process, like color matching or identifying numbers.
Gift Bow Games by Little Family Fun – I had no idea you could play so many games with gift bows! A bow run and a bow pick-up race are only two of over 5 awesome ideas!
Gingerbread Man Gross Motor Activity by Pre-K Pages – Use the gingerbread man story catchphrase (ha! get it? CATCHphrase?) to familiarize children with different verbs.
Iceberg Hop by Mrs. Plemons’ Kindergarten – This game takes no time to prep and can be a real hoot. Kids must get from one iceberg to the next in different ways: hopping on one foot, tip-toeing, and running.
Snowman Bowling by @khowland4 via PediaStaff – There are a few snowman bowling ideas floating around the internet, but I felt this was easiest to set up. Simply remove the label from all those drinkable yogurt containers your preschoolers LOVE and draw snowmen. Easy peasy!
Don’t Ring the Bells Obstacle Course by Childhood 101 – Set up your favorite obstacle course (or get some ideas here), then add some jingle bells. Challenge your party guests to go through the course without making the bells jingle!
Candy Cane Hunt by Messy Motherhood – Who WOULDN’T be motivated by a Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt? Their hook-like shape makes them fun for sneaking into unique places!
Reindeer Bootcamp by The Inspired Treehouse – Here you’ll find over 6 creative gross motor games taken from Santa’s Official Reindeer Training Guide!
Fine Motor and Coordination Christmas Games
Rudolph Nose Race Off by Playdates to Parties – Using a little petroleum jelly on the nose, kids compete to place as many Rudolph noses into a container.
Tubes and Baubles Games by Happy Toddler Playtime – This activity encourages kiddos to problem solve as they try to get all their baubles to balance on the tubes without falling. Unbreakable plastic baubles are required.
Reindeer Ringtoss by Mrs. Richardson’s Class – Improve coordination with this low-prep Christmas game for kids. Additional reindeer-themed party ideas are shared.
Cotton Ball Snowball Fight by All for the Boys – Kids try to blow more “snowballs” across a line to their opponent’s side while keeping snowballs away from their own side.
Candy Cane Fishing by Kindergartners on the Go – Have kids try to fish for the most candy canes in one minute, or time little ones to see who can fish for three in the shortest time. You can find additional Christmas party games for preschoolers and kindergarteners here.
Penguin Poppers by School Time Snippets – These hilarious Penguin Poppers can be used in any game that suits your group or children. Launch several cotton balls in a minute, launch at a target or compete to launch an item the farthest.
Creative Christmas Games for Kids
Build-a-Snowman Game by Homegrown Friends – Roll the dice and see what silly snowman you’ll end up with!
Potato Head Snowman by Happy Hooligans – Bring the snow inside or take the party outside and make some funny Potato Head Snowmen!
Tree Decorating by Blues Skies Ahead – Time teams to see who can decorate their fellow tree-mate the fastest! You could even have prizes for winning in different categories.
Paper Plate Masterpiece by Housing a Forest – Ask your guests to place a paper plate on their heads and hold a marker or crayon with one hand. Then, tell them they have to draw a snowman without looking at their plate. Seeing what results is always a hoot!
Snow Painting by The Sits Girls – Take the party outside and have the kiddos create their own drawings with colourful snow paint.
Christmas Party Classics
Minute to Win-it – These are incredibly fun and hilarious games that give players one minute to accomplish a task. They are simple enough that the whole family can participate. Modify any of these games to fit your Christmas party theme; I’m certain they’ll be a hit!
Clever Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe by Kingergarten Worksheets and Games – What a fun and easy game to set up almost anywhere and on-the-go!
Christmas Guessing Game by Happy Organized Life – Players place a card on their head, and they have to ask yes or no questions to figure out what their card says.
Christmas Charades by unOriginal Mom – What round of Christmas games for kids is complete without a fun game of charades? This link provides adorably decorated charades cards with pictures for our early readers. Alternatively, if you’re not a charades family, you can use these cards to play Christmas Pictionary instead!
Christmas Bingo by The Girl Creative – Free printables are provided for a set of Christmas-themed Bingo cards. Use chocolate kisses as markers only if you have that level of self-control.
Pin the Nose on the Reindeer by Living on the Crafty Side of Life (link no longer available) – What a perfect Christmas adaptation to the party classic, Pin the Tail on the Donkey!
Even More MERRY Christmas Games for Kids
Poke a Tree by Fun365 – Bring the Price is Right to your livingroom with this exciting Christmas game for all ages! Wait. Did I just date myself?
Balloon Christmas Lights by Living Locurto – Place a glow stick inside a balloon and set up giant Christmas lights for your next holiday party. This decor idea inspired me to think of a game where kids pop balloons to find a prize.
Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt by Intelligent Domestications – I absolutely love how Intelligent Domestications uses this activity as a week-long ramp-up prior to a party. What a great way to get guests excited about Christmas. You can modify this game if you are just playing with your kiddos at home or with a smaller group. Walk or drive around the neighborhood and see who can find the most items on the list.
Do You Hear What I Hear? by Your Homebased Mom – Guessing how many bells are in a box may be best suited for older children. Modify this game for younger kids by placing different items in each box and asking them to guess what’s inside. Preschoolers or toddlers might enjoy having a picture list of possible options and matching the visual with the auditory clue.
There you have them, friends! Loads of Christmas party games for kids of all ages. I am so excited for our co-op Christmas party this year. I just need to decide which of these awesome games to plan!
I hope you found one just perfect for you and yours as well. Thank you so much for reading,
P.S. Don’t forget to grab your FREE Christmas Countdown Calendar & Activity Pack!