I have been trying to come up with games for toddlers to play at a Christmas party. The internet did not provide much help so I have come up with a few games on my own that I put a Christmas twist on.
Pin the nose on Rudolph.
As you can tell from the title this game is the same as pin the tail on the donkey except with a holiday twist.
All you need to do is draw a reindeer on piece large sheet of paper (can be brown and you can cut it out, or draw it on white paper and let the kids color it before the game begins).
You can use red plastic balls from a ball pit or cut out red circles for the nose. Simply place a glue dot on the back and let the kids try and put Rudolph’s nose on!
Candy Cane Match.
You can find all different colors of candy canes at the stores from the traditional red and white, to ones with characters on them to ones in solid colors. Purchase several different color/designed candy canes.
Give each child one candy cane (a different designed candy cane for each kid).
Mix the rest of the candy canes together and pile them in a pile on the floor.
Have the kids look for the candy canes that match the one you gave them.
The first one done with all the right candy canes wins.
If they grab someone else’s candy cane, simply throw it back and have them continue looking.
Musical Chairs to Christmas music.
This is fairly simple, it’s just musical chairs using Christmas music for your music.
Set up enough chairs in a circle for all the kids except one.
Have the kids walk around the chairs until the music stops. Stop the music at different times so the kids don’t know when it’s going to stop.
All the kids have to try and sit down on a seat, the one kid without a seat is the one that has to stand out.
Take another chair away and repeat the process until there is only one child in a chair left, that child is the winner.
Santa Needs an Elf.
This game is the same as Duck, Duck Goose.
Have children sit down in a circle. One child gets to be Santa Claus (if you have a Santa hat you can let them wear it to show that they are Santa).
Have Santa walk around the circle saying “Santa needs an elf. Santa needs an Elf. Santa needs an elf and he chooses YOU”
When the child chooses another child to be their elf they then have to try and run around the circle of kids and make it back to “elf’s” spot before the elf can tag them. If they make it back to the spot then they get to sit in the circle and the elf becomes Santa. If the elf tags them before they make it back around to the spot then they have to be Santa again and choose a different elf.