Christmas Games and Icebreakers

This page has some thoughts and pointers on christmas games and icebreakers. Below the article is a collection of games, and an invitation for you to share a game from your experience.

Creative Youth Ideas Christmas Collection

If you're pressed to find just the right game or icebreaker for your christmas program, try this book. It has

  • 24 Christmas Icebreakers
  • 112 Christmas Games
  • 11 Christmas Object Lessons / Creative Teaching ideas
  • 24 Christmas Devotions and Food for Thought
  • 15 Christmas Illustrations and Christmas Stories
  • 15 Christmas Jokes / Humorous stories
  • ... and there are even worksheets for some of the more complicated ideas!

It's available for immediate download. I highly recommend it.

Why do We Need Christmas Games and Icebreakers

For many people Christmas is a time for parties and fun times together. If you have a group of people, say at a Sunday school or church, it can be useful to have some ways of introducing people to each other, getting them into the right mood, filling a gap in a program or taking their minds off their empty stomachs if it is taking a long time to serve the food. These Christmas games and icebreakers are suitable for your Sunday school or church group and family orientated Christmas parties or events.

Games Must be Suitable for all Ages

Many Christmas parties and events are for whole families and need to be suitable for everyone from toddlers to older adults. It is important that the games you plan reflect this. If you do not take account of the family nature of Christmas parties and events, it can lead to frustration for a lot of people. Teenagers may find games for young children tedious or boring and preschoolers may get crushed in or upset by boisterous games aimed at older children. If your participants get tired, thirsty or hungry, they may get over excited or easily upset. This means that it is a good idea to alternate quiet activities with more physical ones and to provide a resting space for those that need to calm down.

Plan Ahead

When planning a program for a Christmas event, it is important to take account of the different ages and types of people who are expected, what they like to do and how everything will fit in the space that you have. Make a plan of the space and a timetable of activities, but remain flexible and have a few alternatives. This means that you can cope with unexpected events. When deciding where to do the activities, avoid planning rowdy games near hot food, stairs or on balconies and do not block any fire exits. Finally, do not force any activities on people who do not want to take part. Remember that Christmas games and icebreakers should be fun and help to establish and maintain a good mood!

Christmas Games And Icebreakers

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Christmas guess 
You will need: paper pencil something to lean on about 4 players Step 1: Decide who will draw the picture and who will guess. Step …

Left-Right Nativity Gift Exchange Game 
This game is great for distributing grab-bag gifts, or as an easier to manage alternative to the typical Secret Santa gift exchange. Since it includes …

Draw A Shepherd 
This idea is suitable for anyone aged over about five years. It is also suitable for groups of mixed ages. You will need as many pieces of paper as participants …

Improvise A Nativity Play 
This works with children who are old enough to know the nativity story well, or at least remember it if it has just been read aloud. It also works with …

Mary And Joseph Are Going To Bethlehem 
This game is suitable for children aged over about seven years. It also works well with mixed age groups, even if some of the members are younger than …

What Does Christmas Mean To You? 
This can be used for almost any group. You do not need anything special. It can be used as a gentle introduction to a serious activity or to create a quite …

Santa's Stocking Not rated yet
A great game for all ages....adults included! Decide how many groups you want to have. I've done this with 12 people in a group. Fill a Christmas …

Christmas Carol Drawing Game Not rated yet
This is a good game for a group of older children, up to teens and even adults. You will need a list of familiar Christmas carols, paper, drawing pads, …

What Am I? Not rated yet
This idea is suitable for older children, teenagers and young adults. You will need some paper and a pen. Before the game starts, write the names …

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