3 Fun Christmas Game Ideas for the Family

Step into Christmas with these fun DIY games you can make out of leftover wrapping supplies.

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This year, gather the family around to play a few Christmas games made completely by you. Turns out, you don’t need board games, video games or other game sets to have fun with the family. All you need is some leftover wrapping supplies and a little creativity to put fun on the holiday agenda.

Gift Tag Guess Who

Photo by: Yasmin Murphy

Yasmin Murphy

Materials Needed

  • gift tags
  • markers
  • bowl

Have a bag filled with leftover gift tags from Christmas past? Put them to good use with gift tag guess who. Simply write the name of a Christmas character on the back of the tags and place them in a bowl (Image 1). To play, have a player draw from the bowl and hold the card up to their forehead for everyone but themselves to read (Image 2). Take turns describing the character until the player guesses which character they drew.

Pin the Nose on Rudolph

Photo by: Yasmin Murphy

Yasmin Murphy

Materials Needed

  • black poster board
  • white paint pen
  • red stick-on bow
  • blindfold
  • tape

Put your art skills to the test with this Christmas twist on a classic party game. To craft your pin-the-nose-on-Rudolph game, use a white paint marker to draw a reindeer head on black poster board (Images 1 & 2). To play, tape the reindeer face to a door and take turns wearing a blindfold while trying to pin a red stick-on Christmas bow to Rudolph’s nose (Image 3).

Snowman Toss

Photo by: Yasmin Murphy

Yasmin Murphy

Materials Needed

  • square gift boxes
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • double-sided tape
  • scarf
  • wrapping paper scraps

Much like the classic carnival game, this snowman toss game is a little harder than it looks. To craft the snowman, simply stack empty square gift boxes on top of each other. Cut a snowman hat, facial features and buttons out of construction paper, then attach them to the boxes with double-sided tape (Images 1-3). You can even add a scarf if you'd like! To play, form a ball with leftover wrapping paper, stand back and take turns throwing at the snowman. First to knock over the whole snowman wins!

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