Christmas Party Ideas for Kids 2019

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Here are some of the best Christmas party ideas for kids I found:

  • Reindeer chupa chup lollipops: give the kids a treat at your christmas party with these simple yet effective reindeer chupa chup lollipops
  • Shake the Snowballs Out: Run a long piece of ribbon or strong tape through a tissue box, and tie it around a guest’s waist with the box in back. Then fill the box with a few ping-pong balls and instruct the child to shake, shake, shake until all the balls fall out — they should easily fall out the hole in the top of the tissue box. Time each participant, and whoever shakes the snowballs out the fastest wins a small prize.
  • Holiday Jenga: If you don’t have a Jenga set, several large and long blocks will do. Write Christmas-specific tasks or trivia on each block and have each child complete the task after pulling the block. Some examples: “What day of the week is Christmas on this year?” and “Give your best Ho! Ho! Ho!” You could also draw a Santa on one block, and whoever pulls the Santa block gets a small prize.
  • Snowman marshmallows: these great snowman marshmallow pops will have the kids smiling from ear to ear at their christmas party.

Here you will find fun, nutty and hilarious Christmas ideas for kids of all ages, teens and adults.

  • Christmas photo booth props: these free christmas photo booth printables are brilliant for capturing your kids on camera wearing a festive face piece.
  • What’s in the Stocking?: Put several Christmas-related items like a bell or a gift bow into several small stockings and tie off the ends so no one can peek inside. Then pass around the stockings and have partygoers guess what’s inside them simply by squeezing, shaking and feeling around. Whoever guesses the most correctly gets a prize.?
  • Milk Carton Gingerbread Village – This is another activity that kids of all ages will enjoy at the kids’ table at a Christmas party. Set out a bunch of buttons, gems, beads and foam bits and the kids can make a Gingerbread Village together.
  • Santa Makeover: Have a large stash of cotton balls, paper and glue ready, and help kids glue the soft pieces onto the white paper in the “beard” shape of their choosing. When they’re done, you can help affix it to their face for a cute “Santa” picture their parents will love.
  • Easy to make santa strawberries: these strawberry santa look so cute and i am sure any christmas party guest would love them too.
  • Reindeer Race: Write the names of each of the reindeer on pieces of paper and attach one to each child. Have the kids run a short foot race while you announce the results in real time, using each reindeer’s name. If you can, get each child to race in the style of their reindeer: Dancer should dance, Prancer should prance, etc.
  • “12 Days of Christmas” Dancing: Put on this classic carol and pantomime each of the verses, encouraging the little ones to dance along. You may have to get creative with the multiple bird verses at the beginning, but it will be adorable to watch the kids attempt to copy you.

These ideas for Christmas are perfect for parents, teachers, anyone who celebrates Christmas.

  • Snowball Race: Divide kids into relay teams. Have them balance “snowballs” (Styrofoam balls, cotton balls, it’s up to you) on a large spoon and attempt to walk from one end of the room to the other without dropping them. Then they should deposit the balls in a “snow bucket” and run back to their team to hand the spoon to the next person in line. Set a time limit, and the team with the most balls in their bucket at the end wins a prize.
  • Gingerbread oreo no bake mini cheesecakes: these no bake gingerbread oreo no bake mini cheesecakes will have your christmas party guests feeling merry.
  • Cardboard Gingerbread House Activity: This is another great Christmas activity for a group of young children to work on together. Cut out a “gingerbread house” from cardboard, and have the kids decorate it with crafty odds and ends. This is a super activity to set up on a table that the kids can come and go from, adding bits and pieces as they please throughout the day.
  • Red Christmas Light, Green Christmas Light: This classic playground game already features Christmas colors, and it’s easy for kids of all ages to master. Have kids stand in a line 10 feet or so away from you, and call out “red light,” “yellow light” or “green light” at different times, encouraging them to stop, walk slowly or run based on the light color. The first kid who makes it to your spot wins!
  • Christmas Cookie Playdough Activity will entertain kids of all ages at a Christmas get-together or all December long in a daycare or preschool setting. This 4-minute no-cook dough is really easy to make, and super soft and supple. Add in a tray of buttons, ribbon and beads, and the kids will have a blast playing with their “Christmas Cookie Factory”.

Let's continue with more ideas. Here are some ideas that you can share at Christmas.

  • Teen “12 Days of Christmas”: If you have a large crowd of middle/high schoolers, separate them into groups of at least two and get the creative juices flowing by modernizing this song. Give each group a random number (or two) from one to 12, and have them come up with modern lyrics for their section of the classic song. For example, “10 teens a-texting,” “Eight screen-shotting Snapchats,” etc. Then go around the room and have each sing their new verse when you point to them.?
  • Mitten Match-Up Activity for Toddlers and Preschoolers: this is a fun one for the toddler table at a holiday party. It’s super-easy to make this matching activity, and little ones just love it. Adding small clothespins to the activity helps kids to develop their fine-motor skills.
  • Trim the Tree: Even if you wouldn’t dream of letting kids design your main Christmas tree, consider adding a small tree that they CAN decorate. Buy lots of inexpensive, non-breakable ornaments for the kids to use.
  • Musical Gifts: Much like musical chairs, this game uses music to tell players what to do. Wrap a stocking stuffer or two in many layers of gift wrap and instruct kids to remove them one at a time while you play a Christmas carol. But when the music stops, they have to pass the gift to their left for the next person to keep unwrapping. Whoever unwraps the gift all the way before the music stops gets to keep it.?
  • Pin the Nose on Rudolph: Using construction paper, fashion a large Rudolph face on a blank wall or door, leaving off the red nose. Then blindfold the kiddos and spin them around a couple of times before attempting to stick the nose in the right place. Remove their blindfolds and let them laugh at how close they got.
  • Snowman Drawing Game: Give each child a paper plate and a marker, and instruct them to put the paper plate on top of their head. Then tell them to use the marker to draw a snowman on the plate — without taking the plate off the top of their head. Kids will get a kick out of how silly their “snowmen” look.
  • Who’s Santa?: Similar to the popular murder mystery winking game, “Who’s Santa” is a fun way to sharpen kids’ perception skills. Select one child to be Rudolph and ask him or her to leave the room while another child is chosen to be Santa. Then have everyone sit in a circle and call Rudolph back into the room to join the crowd. “Santa” will start winking at each child in the circle, who should then should “Ho! Ho! Ho!” Rudolph will have to keep an eye on all the other circle members to see who’s winking, and ultimately should be able to figure out “Who’s Santa?”?
  • Peppermint Bingo: Go online and print Bingo cards with Christmas images (or just numbers in a red-and-green motif) and give kids peppermints to cover their spaces. After a winner shouts “Bingo!” give kids the option to swap cards or stay with their current one. For the older kids, you can use traditional Bingo cards with letters and numbers, and use an online Bingo number generator to call the game.
  • Paper Candy Canes are really fun and easy to make, and a little addictive too! This activity will keep the older kids at a Christmas party busy for ages. Making paper candy canes doesn’t require any fancy supplies either – just paper, markers, ruler and scissors!
  • Snowball Soccer: This one’s great for indoors or out. Make several soccer “snowballs” out of crumpled white paper and use tape or cones to designate two “goal” areas. Then divide kids into two teams and tell them to try to get as many “snowballs” into their goal as possible without using their hands (there are no goalies).
  • Draw One: Write the names of several holiday objects like “ornament,” “candy cane” and “present” on slips of paper and have children take turns drawing the objects for their playmates to guess. Remember, the artist can’t talk or otherwise describe the object — his or her artistic skills will have to do.
  • Snow Ice Cream: Want to make your Christmas party truly memorable? Make delicious snow ice cream with this easy, three-ingredient recipe! The kids AND the grownups will love this one, and chances are, it will be the start of an annual tradition for your gang.
  • Pass the Book: Tell all your teenage partygoers to bring their current favorite book to the party to give to a friend. Then have everyone sit in a circle while you read a version of “The Christmas Story” or “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” that contains lots of “LEFTS” and “RIGHTS.” You can find these stories online by searching “Christmas left right game.” Each time you say “left” or “right,” guests should pass their book in the corresponding direction. Guests get to keep whatever book they’re holding at the end of the story.?
  • Maple Syrup Snow Candy: similar to the snow ice cream idea, making maple syrup candy on the snow is a great activity to do with the kids every winter. And it’s so easy! You just need snow and maple syrup! This is another great tradition to do with the kids year after year.
  • Santa Says: Put a holiday twist on “Simon Says” by invoking the name of the big guy in the red suit and directing kids to do Christmas-specific tasks like act like a reindeer, hum a Christmas carol or give their best “Ho, ho, ho.” Remember, they should only complete the task if the leader says “Santa Says.”
  • Christmas Village Sensory Bin: You can never go wrong with a sensory bin. Little kids love them. Pick up Christmas village pieces when you spot them at second-hand shops and yard sales, and you’ll be able to set up a winter wonderland that the preschoolers will love. If you’re worried about the mess that a bin of rice might make, use cotton balls or quilt batting as a base instead.
  • Pin-Up Christmas Tree Activity for Toddlers and Preschoolers: This is one of my all-time favourite Christmas activities to set up for toddlers and preschoolers. Decorating this giant Christmas tree with crafty odds and ends is a wonderful way to keep little ones entertained at a Christmas party or a holiday play date.
  • “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman”: Tap into Frozen fever by encouraging kids to turn their friend into Olaf by wrapping him/her in toilet paper and gluing on construction paper eyes, nose and mouth. Then have one of the adults at the party “judge” the snowman contest and give the winner a small prize.
  • Santa Suit Limbo: Trade in a long pole for a string of Christmas lights and have kids lean back as the limbo line gets closer and closer to the ground. Bonus points if you attach a pillow to their bellies Santa-style to make the challenge tougher and more festive.?
  • Creative christmas trees: i simply love this idea. using pieces of garland you can get the kids to make christmas trees with button baubles and cinnamon stick for trunks.
  • Toilet Paper Snowman Bowling: This one’s easy to put together and won’t necessarily waste your TP rolls. Stack several rolls of toilet paper in a pyramid or square, and use construction paper to tape snowman features on them. Then have kids roll a small, soft ball at the snowman to see how many rolls they can knock down.
  • Name That Tune: Have each child take turns whistling or humming a few notes of a Christmas carol. The first one who guesses the tune wins — and gets to hum next.
  • Candy Cane Fishing: Put several candy canes hook-side-up in a Christmas mug or cup, and fashion a candy cane tipped “fishing pole” with a stick, some string and a hook-side-down candy cane. Have kids “fish” for candy canes in an allotted amount of time (say, 90 seconds or so) and see who can hook the most. If you don’t have enough candy canes for everyone, just have the kids take turns.
  • Build a Snowman Activity Tray: This simple activity always a huge hit with the toddlers and preschoolers, and another great one to set up for a group of kids at a kids’ Christmas party.
  • Guess Who?: Write the names of holiday characters or Christmas pop culture references (Bruce Willis in “Die Hard” anyone?) on index cards and use double stick tape to attach them to young partygoers’ foreheads. Then have them ask one another questions to try to figure out who they are. Once they figure out, they can remove their card. The goal is to get rid of your card as fast as possible.