The holiday season is a time of joy, laughter, and countless gatherings with loved ones. Whether it’s a cozy family dinner, a festive get-together with friends, or a big party, one thing is for sure – the little ones always want to be a part of the fun! As parents, we understand the importance of including our preschoolers in the holiday festivities.

This year, why not make it a point to have a special family Christmas evening filled with games that both adults and little kids will enjoy? These games are designed to bring everyone together. Get ready for giggles, friendly competition, and the warmth that comes from spending quality time together during this most wonderful time of the year!

1. Christmas Scavenger Hunt:


  • Create a list of Christmas-themed items for the scavenger hunt. Here are some ideas:
    • Something red
    • Something you can hang on the Christmas tree (that isn’t already there)
    • A pokey ornament
    • Something that was in the Christmas story
    • A ribbon
    • The Christmas story
    • A star
    • Something Christmasy that is smaller than your thumb
    • A toy for baby Jesus
    • An animal that could have been in the stable
    • Something that Mary would need in the stable
    • Something that would be useful for the shepherds on the way to Jesus
    • A Christmas drawing (done by you)
  • Provide each participant (or team) with a bag or basket to collect their treasures.

How to Play:

  • Give each participant the scavenger hunt list. (You can also make teams for this game)
  • Set a timer and let them search for the hidden items.
  • The one who finds all the items or the most within the time limit is the winner.

2. Snowball Toss:

  1. Setup:

    • Crumple up white paper into “snowballs.”
    • Set up a large basket or bucket a few feet away.

    How to Play:

    • Have participants take turns tossing the snowballs into the basket.
    • Assign different point values to each successful toss.
    • The person with the most points after a set number of rounds wins.

    Tip: Increase the challenge by changing the tossing distance or adding obstacles.

3. Christmas Quiz:


  • Create a list of simple Christmas-related questions suitable for preschoolers. (There is a quiz below)

How to Play:

  • Gather everyone and explain the rules.
  • Ask the questions one by one and have participants provide their answers.
  • Award small prizes or treats to those who answer correctly.

Tip: Keep the questions light-hearted and engaging, focusing on basic Christmas story elements.

4. Christmas Charades:


  • Write down Christmas-related words or phrases on separate pieces of paper. (e.g. Angel appears to Mary, Birth of Jesus, Giving Presents, Santa Claus)

How to Play:

  • Divide the group into teams.
  • One person from a team acts out the word or phrase without speaking.
  • Their team tries to guess what it is within a time limit.
  • Rotate roles, and continue until all words have been guessed.

Tip: Include simple actions or characters from the Christmas story for the preschoolers to act out.

5. Christmas Pictionary:


  • This game is similar to Christmas Charades, except that one draws instead of acting.
  • Prepare a list of Christmas-themed words suitable for drawing. (Christmas tree, Bell, Star, Gift, etc.)

How to Play:

Divide the group into teams.

  • One person from a team picks up a word and draws it on paper without speaking.
  • Their team tries to guess the word within a time limit.
  • Rotate roles, and continue until all words have been drawn.

Tip: Adjust the difficulty of the words based on the age range of the participants.

With these games, you’re sure to create a festive and entertaining atmosphere for your Christmas gathering. Enjoy the laughter, joy, and memorable moments with your loved ones!



Christmas Story Quiz for Preschoolers:

Question 1: Who was born on the first Christmas?

  • a) Santa Claus
  • b) Jesus
  • c) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Question 2: Where was Jesus born?

  • a) In a castle
  • b) In a stable
  • c) In a garden

Question 3: What animals were in the stable where Jesus was born?

  • a) Lions and tigers
  • b) Cows and sheep
  • c) Elephants and giraffes

Question 4: What guided the three wise men to baby Jesus?

  • a) A rainbow
  • b) A bright star
  • c) A talking bird

Question 5: What gifts did the three wise men bring to baby Jesus?

  • a) Toys
  • b) Gold, frankincense, and myrrh
  • c) Candies and cookies

Question 6: Who told Mary and Joseph about the special baby that was coming?

  • a) A talking tree
  • b) An angel
  • c) A friendly snowman

Question 7: What did the shepherds do after they heard about the baby’s birth?

  • a) Threw a party
  • b) Visited and praised baby Jesus
  • c) Went back to sleep

Question 8: What did the angels sing to the shepherds?

  • a) Happy Birthday
  • b) Silent Night
  • c) Jingle Bells

Question 9: What did Mary use to wrap baby Jesus?

  • a) A colorful blanket
  • b) Swaddling clothes
  • c) A golden ribbon


  1. b) Jesus
  2. b) In a stable
  3. b) Cows and sheep
  4. b) A bright star
  5. b) Gold, frankincense, and myrrh
  6. b) An angel
  7. b) Visited and praised baby Jesus
  8. b) Silent Night
  9. b) Swaddling clothes


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