Christmas games

This Christmas, get the family together for some festive party games. Choose your game and settle in for some fun for family members of all ages.

Download the activity sheet
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Play our festive party games and get ready for a Christmas filled with fun, laughter, and cherished memories. Suitable for all ages, you can quickly set-up these games using common items found at home.

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Things to do in groups

Ages: 4+ | Activity type: Groups | Prep time: 15 mins | Activity time: 1–2 hours | Cost and materials: Free

Game 1: What's missing from the Christmas tree?


Materials: Tray, 10 small Christmas decorations or household items, something to cover them over, paper, pens

Players: 2-10

This memory game is great for all ages! Can you remember what’s disappeared from the tree?

  • Gather together 10 or more small objects that will fit on a tray together
  • Once they’re on a tray, players have 30 seconds to memorise what’s there before they’re covered over
  • Everyone then has 5 minutes to write down as many things as they can remember on a sheet of paper
  • At the end of each round, add up the scores and keep a running total
  • To keep playing, you can remove an object between each round
    and try to guess what’s missing.

Game 2: Christmas carol dice game


Materials: Dice

Players: 2+

This dice game will get everyone up on their feet and singing and dancing together!

Take a dice or two and choose 6 actions from the list below. 

  1. Stand on one foot
  2. Echo
  3. Invisible instruments
  4. Children only
  5. Adults only
  6. Whistle
  7. Jog on the spot
  8. Humming only
  9. Dance moves
  10. Everyone else but the roller
  11. Sing fast
  12. Whisper

Once you’ve chosen your six actions, assign each one a number on the dice.

When each player rolls the dice, they have to perform a Christmas carol or song while following the rule linked to that number.