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Any ideas for easy/fun holiday games for aproximately 30 children?


Asked by SueAnd2 at 3:01 PM on Dec. 7, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • musical chairs with prizes ...always a hit with kids and adults...

    Answer by lifesong at 3:03 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • pin the nose on rudolph.

    Not sure of the ages...

    Guess their christmas character (put the mname of character on there back, then they ask others questions until they guess it)

    Answer by Soniam301 at 3:04 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Wow... I wouldn't try to play games with 30 kids. At least not competitive games...

    Noisy game (for the over-4 set): draw a picture or write the name of an animal on a little piece of paper and stuff into a balloon, inflate balloons and give one to each kid to stomp on, and once the balloon pops they're to make the noise of 'their' animal...

    Silly game, anyone over about 3: everyone lies down with their head on someone else's belly and whoever's 'it' tries to make them laugh.

    Non-competitive musical chairs: get a cushion for every child... every time the music stops, the kids need to pile onto the cushions, take one away each time ending with all the kids trying to pile together on the diminishing number of cushions (the kids aren't 'out' the cushions are).

    Answer by LindaClement at 3:16 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • If you have a large space: red light, yellow light, green light, stop!, Red Rover, duck duck goose, Simon Says, diaper tag, charades, holiday BINGO, & sing along Christmas carols.

    Answer by kenzie07 at 3:18 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • A game called groups. The way it works is you call out a number and the kids have to get into a group that size, link hands and sit down. The last kids to do this are out. So if you call out number 4 they have to get into groups of 4. The kids will love it. Let the winner be the new kid to call things out.

    Answer by Iamasinglemom99 at 4:56 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • You can make paper chains, with the kids making a portion of it with a smaller group, then at the end, putting the whole thing together. They're always amazed at how long it is. Then, hang up the chains. YAY!

    Answer by Pnukey at 8:56 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • hide candy in the yard, and send them out in a will be a hit and take up some time, trust me : ) The biggest hassle are snow clothes, but they will love it.

    Beanbag toss is always a hit too. Make your own for younger children, use a snowman, top, middle, bottom circles...doesn't get easier than that!

    Hot potatoe.."pass the snowball"..wrap a little gift 100 times, sit in a circle and play music, when music stops one child unwraps until all layers are removed, and that child wins the gift!

    Freeze dance is a necessity for the photographs. Play music=dancing, when music stops they have to freeze in silly positions. Vary it with silly freeze dance, slow freeze dance, fast..etc...have a camera ready!

    mini powdered donuts make great snowball snacks.

    Pin the carrot on the snowman!

    Snowball bowling-set up 9 empty 2 liters of pop as bowling pins and use a big white ball to bowl


    Answer by spottedpony at 11:50 AM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • I played bingo with our 3rd graders.. they loved it.. here is a free printable holiday bingo ... it took some time for them to fill out the board but that was fine as it made the game go longer and I did play it like the directions said so that everyone got a chance to get bingo.. gave them light up red and green bracelets.. I found it here:

    Answer by Carol1126 at 7:05 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • Treasure hunt, coloring contest, word contest, bingo, pin the nose on the Santa

    Answer by KTMOM at 9:32 AM on Dec. 10, 2010