Looking for some fun Christmas party games the kids will enjoy? Try giving them a topic and having the kids create their own skit and perform it in front of everyone.
Adapted from the Boy Scouts, this Christmas skit is great for large or small groups. There are a few reasons why we're such fans of this activity. For one thing, it encourages creativity because children choose what words to use to describe why they enjoy Christmas so much.
It also usually turns out to be funny because the kids pose sarcastic/ironic reactions to favorite things about Christmas.
This skit is super simple, requiring virtually no props, too. All children have to do is say their lines and perform hand motions, if applicable.
Finally, this Christmas party activity is a great way to keep kids busy and entertained since they'll be rehearsing lines as the parents take care of party prep.
A narrator starts by saying, "A good thing about Christmas is..."
The first child responds with a favorite holiday activity such as opening presents.
The narrator then says, "A bad thing about Christmas is..."
The child responds with a negative effect of the holiday activity he just mentioned such as cleaning up the wrapping paper. As he says this, he pretends to pick up paper from the floor.
Continue until all children have had a chance to speak. You can have as many or as few verses as needed.
With small groups, children may want to say more than one action. In large groups, split up the verses letting one child say a good thing about Christmas, and another responds with the bad.
You can always add props if think kids would enjoy it. In the example, have the child open an actual present and leave the paper on the floor. Then, he can pick it up, too.
Plan an evening of holiday festivities for the whole family by pairing it with some of our other Christmas party games for kids!
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