A Christmas tradition where you choose a family and secretly drop off a gift at their house for the 12 days before Christmas. It’s a lot of fun for families and a good way to bring the spirit of giving and into your family and Christmas season. Free printable gift tags included.
A gift exchange activity, usually played at Christmas parties, where guests bring gifts and, through a series of complex rules, exchange them. Lots of laughs are usually involved. Be advised, it’s also a better game for teens or adults than kids, because, yes, some people are bound to end up with better gifts than others, and adults are less likely to cry and throw fits when that happens.
A kind of silly acting game where, like in the game of telephone, the actions change more and more each time you act out the clue.
A couple of variations of song guessing games, where players take turns thinking of songs or words in songs and getting other players to guess, either by saying the song or singing it one note at a time. Very flexible activities that can be a lot of fun.
A guessing game for long road trips. Anyone can play, and it’s a good way to keep track of how far away your destination is. It’s also a game that you can play in the background of the whole trip; it doesn’t take up too much time or concentration so you can have other things going on, too.
This is more of an activity than a game. You just draw your dream house, usually as fun and complex as you can imagine. We’re talking home theaters, indoor swimming pools, pet manatees…just draw the dream home you always wanted! A great activity for kids and for encouraging imagination.
A group game to play indoors that basically involves wrestling on the ground. So if you like high competition and physical contact, this could be the game for you!
A little-kid game, best when played with a big brother, sister, or adult. One of those simple wrestling games you love so much as a kid.
Monkey on the ground is a great game to play at recess. It’s kind of like Marco Polo, but on a playground instead of in a pool. I used to play it almost every day at recess in fourth grade. Ahh, good times.
Next to tag, hide and seek is probably one of the most basic kid games out there. It can be played indoors or outdoors and is easily adaptable for lots of ages and playing areas.