Inside: Fun Christmas Games for Teens + Tweens
These holiday-themed game suggestions are sure to liven up your celebration of the season.
For us, playing games is a great way to bond with our teenagers and have a good time together. Here are some fun Christmas games for you and your teen to enjoy together.
Teens of all ages will find something entertaining on this list, from candy canes and presents to hilarious anecdotes.
Read on to find out which of our recommended Christmas games for teenagers is your personal favorite!
Fun Christmas Games for Teens
Take a look at this classic example: If you’re old enough, you may recall the card game “spoons,” in which players race to the center of the table to grab a spoon before the other players. The only difference is that candy canes are used in place of spoons. Bonus: After the game, you can munch on the candy canes.
Saran Wrap Ball Game
Begin by wrapping a large ball of plastic wrap and filling it with smaller gifts such as gift certificates, sweets, money, and more. How you play: While one player begins unraveling the ball, another rolls dice in an attempt to score doubles. When doubles are rolled, play continues until a different set of doubles is rolled. It’s important to keep rolling doubles as quickly as you can so that the ball can pass to you from the person with it; otherwise, they’ll have to keep unrolling until the player to their right rolls doubles. The gifts you uncover during your turn are yours to keep, so everyone can take something enjoyable home with them.
Oven Mitt Unwrapping Game
Similar to the classic game of “wrap the ball in plastic,” in which players take turns unwrapping their mitts until their opponents score doubles, this is the basis for the oven mitt version of the game. Something like a plastic wrap ball, but with Christmas presents and oversized oven mitts. The more layers of wrapping paper, ribbons, and other decorations there are on a box, the longer it will take to locate the prize inside.
High School Holiday Games
These cheery activities are sure to put a smile on any teen’s face and are perfect for brightening up a gloomy day. Take a look at some of our recommended Christmas-themed activities for teenagers that can be played in the classroom or at home.
Christmas Movie Bingo
Give the annual holiday movie watching a competitive twist. Bingo squares on the card feature common elements from holiday films, such as “drinking hot cocoa” and “person building a snowman.” Anyone who achieves a winning streak of five in a row before Christmas Day is declared the winner.
Everyone, of any age, can enjoy playing this time-tested favorite. Make a special holiday edition by basing the skit on well-known holiday sayings, songs, and films.
Much like the popular game show Family Feud, players compete to see whose team can provide the most accurate answers to Christmas-themed trivia questions. Those with a particularly tech-savvy group of friends may even be able to pull this off via Zoom. There are enough questions and answers included for four rounds of play.
Christmas Games for Middle School
Minute to Win It Snow Man Game
Time yourself for one minute and see who can stack the most mini marshmallow “snowmen” on top of one another. There must be a minimum of three for a stack. Too simple? You could try making everyone eat with chopsticks. Make some cocoa with the leftovers.
Spoon and Ornament Racing Game
Easter spoon-and-egg races are fun, but the winter equivalent is even more exciting: contestants must race to the finish line while balancing an ornament on the end of a spoon. Find a wintry field to stomp through, require each racer to use both hands, or have them race with the spoon held in their teeth to up the difficulty level.
Human Christmas Tree
Funny and entertaining, this game requires two or three participants to act as Christmas trees in various symbolic roles. Each “tree” in this Christmas party game will be decorated by a different team using the assortment of holiday trimmings provided. One or more judges will decide which group has the most impressive Human Christmas Tree.
Christmas Youth Group Games
Christmas Carol Pictionary
Make flash cards with the names of these Christmas songs. Set up two teams for the players. An individual is selected at random and given one minute to draw an illustration for a Christmas carol. If their group guesses accurately, they get a point. Keep switching up who draws for the team. Each team takes a turn scoring until one of them reaches twenty.
Stocking Guessing Game
To begin, you’ll require a host willing to stuff a stocking with unrelated items. Once the stocking is full, secure it with a ribbon or string to prevent sneak previews. Have everyone get comfortable and form a circle, then pass the stocking around so they can all have a go at touching whatever’s inside. Provide them with notecards on which they can jot down their predictions. One who correctly guesses the most items is declared the winner.
20 Questions (Christmas Edition)
The “answerer,” or one of the players, chooses a holiday-related item. All the other players try to guess what it is by asking the answerer yes or no questions. After 20 questions, if no one has guessed the item correctly, the person who gave the correct answer wins and gets to choose the next round’s object. Someone who makes a correct guess gets to choose the item used in the next round.
Stocking Fill Up
Split into two groups of equal size. Each group should have a Christmas stocking waiting for them at the far end of the room. The participants will then run to their team’s stocking, drop off their candy, and run back to their team. Each team takes turns at the relay until one of them has filled their stocking and won.
More Fun Holiday Ideas for Teens
If you like these Christmas party games for teens then check out a few more of our holiday favorites!
- Festive Teen Christmas Party Ideas – Celebrations around the holidays typically consist of socializing, eating, and playing games. The same holds true for Christmas. The best Christmas party games, decorations, and snacks for teenagers are listed here. Use these creative Christmas party plans for teenagers to help them rejoice in the wonder of the season. We have prepared a list of entertaining party themes, decorations, foods, and games that they will enjoy.
- Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Teens – The elf on the shelf is a part of Christmas that will always be special and memorable, no matter how old we are. Elf on the shelf is a lot of work to set up for the entire December. Check out the hilarious elf on the shelf ideas for teenagers below, and things will get much simpler and more fun from here on out. So, let’s not waste any more time and get down to business right away.
- Teen Party Game Ideas – It’s not always easy to plan a successful party for adolescent guests. You’ll need to arrange entertaining activities in addition to the food, decorations, and guests. When we want to break the ice, engage the kids, and make sure that everyone has a good time at a party, we often turn to games. Here are some of our favorite games for a teen party that kids of all ages will love.