Are you searching for some fun, low-prep, Christmas Party Games for your Preschoolers or Toddlers this holiday season? You are in the right place!
These party games are all Christmas-themed, easy for Preschoolers to play, and super fun!
They are also budget-friendly and low-prep, so great for last-minute planning!
I see you, stressed out and rushed off your feet as the end of term approaches. The last thing you need on top of all that is complicated party games that take forever to set up and organize. Quick and simple is what you need.
This list is guaranteed to satisfy any toddler or preschooler, whilst making life just that little bit easier for you.
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1. Teddy’s Santa Relay Race
This game is played in teams and works like a relay race.
The twist is that each team has a teddy. The played holding the teddy must run to Teddy’s Santa Suitcase, and put an item of Santa clothing on Teddy, before running back to their teammates and passing the teddy to the next player.
Everyone takes it in turns to run to Santa’s suitcase and grab an item of Santa’s costume for teddy. Each person can only dress teddy in one item of clothing per run.
The winning team is the first to have Teddy dressed and all teammates sat down in their row holding Santa Teddy in the air!
This is such a fun one for little people to play!
2. Scavenger Hunt Tree Decoration
Decorating the Christmas tree with a difference!
This game is super quick and simple.
Simply hide Christmas tree decorations all around the room for this fun Christmas Party Game, and then sit back and watch your Preschoolers search for them.
Your little ones will race to find the decorations and hang them up on the tree.
There are a number of variations to this game.
- Give clues to help your preschoolers find the hidden decorations and hide them over a wider area, like the whole house, or in the garden.
- Just hide the decorations in one room and let them search without clues, but give hints if they are struggling.
- Play in 2 teams so they can race each other to decorate their tree first.
- Play as one team to decorate one tree, but against the clock. Set a timer and see if they can beat it.
- If you like your tree decorated nicely, you could just race to find the decorations, and not to decorate the tree too. That way you can help them to carefully decorate the tree after the game.
3. Tinsel Skipping Race
As simple as it sounds, this one just involves a skipping race using tinsel.
You could time each player to see who can skip the longest or who can do the most skips in 2 minutes.
The kids could race each other with their tinsel skipping ropes or, if you have lots of kids, you could do a skipping relay race.
If you’re out of tinsel, you can grab more here from Amazon.
4. Knock down the Snowmen
This is a lovely versatile game, as it works for small spaces too.
Decorate some plastic bottles as snowmen, and find (or make) some big white pompoms,
Each player then takes it in turns to knock over as many snowmen as they can by throwing white pom pom snowballs at them!
The winner is the one who knocks down the most snowmen.
You can choose how you score it. It could be that everyone has just one turn, or they have a few turns and keep their best score. Alternatively, you could play it in two teams and see which team scores highest.
5. Pin the Beard on Santa
Similar to Pin the Tail on the Donkey, this one involves blindfolding the competitor and slowly turning them in circles, before handing them Santa’s beard to stick on the big Santa picture.
The contestant whose Santa beard is the closest to the correct position wins the game.
To ensure you know who’s Santa beard is who’s, you can either write the children’s names on them, or you could encourage them to decorate Santa’s beard creatively before the game!
6. Guess the Present
This game involves your Preschoolers and Toddlers trying to guess what’s in the wrapped up Christmas parcel, using their senses.
Wrap 10 different objects and let them guess, either individually or in teams, what they think the present is. The only rule is don’t unwrap it!
They can smell it, feel it, shake it to see if it makes a sound, and examine the size and shape of it, before placing their guess.
7. Elf, Elf, Santa!
A Christmas version of Duck, Duck, Goose, this one is great as a last-minute Christmas Party game if you’re running out of ideas and still have time to kill!
You can add to this one by using a Santa hat, so when the person says Santa, they drop the hat on the chosen kid’s head, and then the kid has to pull it on and chase them around the circle.
8. Toilet Paper Snowman
This is a great team game.
Each team must choose a person to be the snowman. The rest of the team must then make them into a snowman using toilet rolls! They can then stick on the buttons, hat, scarf, gloves, and carrot nose to complete the look.
The winners could be the best-decorated snowman in 15 minutes, or the first to complete their snowman.
9. Reindeer Hoop Toss
This one couldn’t be easier!
Make a simple reindeer antler headband and then take turns tossing festive hoops onto it!
If you’re short on time, or not feeling creative, you can buy this game from Amazon here.
However, it didn’t take me too long to make this reindeer antlers headband and it can be made adjustable to different head sizes. For the hoops, I used curtain rail hoops and wrapped them with some red ribbon to make them Christmassy!
This can be played individually or in teams depending on the size of the party. You can just do the best score in one turn, or keep score with points and see which team gets the best score overall.
10. Decorate the (Human) Christmas Tree
Another great team game.
To start, each team chooses someone to be the Christmas tree. The Christmas tree person is then wrapped up in green paper and has all the Christmas decorations glued onto them.
The winner is either the first team finished, or the best-decorated tree in 10 minutes!
Christmas Party Games for Preschoolers and Toddlers
This Games list has been such fun to dream up and to test with my own kids! My hope is that you have as much fun doing these Christmas Party Games with your Preschoolers and Toddlers as we have!
I love how easy, low-prep and budget-friendly all these Christmas Games are.
It really does prove Christmas is not about the money, it’s about having fun with friends and celebrating the season.