Christmas Party Games Young Children

Christmas Party Games Young Children



Christmas Party Games Young Children
When planning Christmas games for young children,​ the​ options are endless .​
Make sure you provide room to​ run,​ do a​ little planning and the​ kids are sure to​ have a​ good time.
Let's start with a​ few relay race ideas .​
Begin with a​ candy cane relay .​
Give each team 4 candy canes (and be sure to​ have a​ few more in​ case some break) and have the​ child who's running hold the​ candy canes between their fingers,​ with the​ crooked part of​ the​ cane hanging over their fingers .​
But tell them not to​ use their thumbs .​
The canes should be just carefully perched between their fingers .​
The children run to​ their teammate,​ exchange the​ candy canes (again,​ only using fingers),​ and that teammate runs to​ the​ other end and does the​ same .​
The game is​ over when only one team still has candy canes that haven't dropped on​ the​ floor.
Another fun relay that kids love is​ pass the​ ornament .​
In this game,​ each team gets one ornament (a lightweight,​ basic thin glass one is​ fine) and a​ straw .​
They must blow through the​ straw to​ get the​ ornament down the​ line,​ then the​ next child blows on​ their straw to​ get the​ ornament back down the​ line .​
Make sure each child has a​ fresh straw,​ as​ you don't want everyone to​ get sick.
This next simple relay game can be played with just about anything that signifies Christmas .​
You could have the​ children pass a​ Santa hat (perhaps requiring them to​ wear the​ hat as​ they run down the​ line) or​ have them wear Christmas socks that they then have to​ take off and get to​ the​ next child during the​ relay.
Santa Says is​ a​ fun game that all children will know how to​ play because it's just like Simon Says .​
Before playing it,​ confirm that each child is​ familiar with Simon Says and then create a​ series of​ orders from Santa,​ like Santa says,​ touch your toes,​ Santa says bend your knees and so on​ .​
But sometimes leave the​ Santa says part off and trick the​ children .​
Always a​ popular game!
Young children love the​ freeze dance which is​ often played in​ preschool and kindergarten .​
Only in​ this game,​ you create a​ Christmas freeze dance: here you play some Christmas music,​ let the​ children do a​ little dance,​ then turn the​ music off and the​ children must freeze .​
If there will be several sit-down games played at​ the​ party,​ this is​ a​ great way to​ let the​ children use some energy before they have to​ sit down and focus on​ the​ other games.
Young children can play the​ clue game as​ long as​ the​ questions are kept to​ their knowledge of​ various things surrounding Christmas .​
The game is​ played like this: the​ teacher gives a​ series of​ clues about something Christmas related and keeps giving clues until someone shouts out the​ answer .​
It might go something like this:
Answer: Santa's sleigh
Clue: I'm thinking of​ something big
Clue: It helps Santa on​ Christmas Eve
Clue: It holds a​ lot of​ presents
Clue: It's very fast
You keep giving clues until he children figure out the​ answer .​
Since these are young children,​ don't give clues that are too difficult or​ beyond their knowledge.
Kids love toss games,​ so why not create a​ snowball toss game at​ Frosty's belly? Get or​ make a​ large cardboard cutout of​ Frosty the​ Snowman and cut a​ hole in​ his stomach .​
You can create snowballs out of​ several things .​
Take plastic bags and put mini marshmallows inside,​ or​ use Styrofoam balls .​
If you use the​ latter,​ don't make the​ children throw the​ snowballs very far since the​ Styrofoam won't go that far .​
Have the​ children stand a​ distance back from Frosty (you can determine this depending on​ the​ age of​ the​ children and space you have available) and have them toss the​ snowballs into Frosty's tummy .​
First one to​ get all 3 snowballs in​ the​ tummy wins a​ prize!




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