November 29, 2013

Classroom Christmas Party Ideas: Games


Yay! It's my absolute favorite time of the year: that time when I can now listen to Christmas music without getting picked on! My year-round obsession with happy, sparkly holiday music is socially acceptable for the next few weeks. Ah, bliss.

So crank up those holiday tunes in your classrooms, teach-peeps, and let's start working on the most important day of the month: your Class Christmas Party. Eek! So exciting :) (Please tell me I am not the only one feeling the joy here!)

Over the next few days, I am going to share some fun and easy ideas for making your Christmas party great!

Today, we're talking about games. Let's take a look at a few ones that are sure to get your kids in the Christmas spirit:


Christmas Tree Relay Race: Students race in groups to wrap a teammate in a roll of green crepe paper and decorate them with cut-out ornaments. You could also use wrapping paper and ribbon. Read more here.

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Here's another version of the Christmas relay race idea that uses toilet paper:

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Christmas BINGO (Free printable!) Print out this fun freebie for a quick and easy class game. You can spice it up a bit by making a riddle for each one, instead of just calling out the word.



Reindeer Toss An old box and sticks from your backyard make this a cheap (and cute!) game to put together. 



Pin-the-Nose On the Reindeer Turn your bulletin board into a fun game with thumb tacks and red paper. You could also use little adhesive magnets on the back of each nose if you have a magnetic white board.





Christmas Minute-to-Win-It Games Students Host your own game show by challenging your students to complete simple tasks in one minute or less. You can do an internet search for hundreds of ideas, but here are just a few quick ones I thought of:  Keep both a red and a green balloon off the ground for one minute...use chopsticks to pick up a certain number of red and green pom poms and place them in a soda bottle....separate an entire bag of Christmas M&Ms into a red pile and a green pile. 
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Penguin Race Give students red and green balloons and have them race from one of the room to either with the balloons held between their knees. This would work well as a relay race where the pass the balloon to the next person on their team.



What are some fun and easy Christmas party games that you use in your room?

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