I love Christmas and I plan to use one of my favourite ice breaker games at our Christmas party!
Here is my festive version of “Limericks”suitable as a large group Christmas ice breaker game:
You will need the words for several Christmas Carols – make this as easy or as hard as you like by using familiar or not so familiar carols. Type out the first 4 lines of the carol and print. You will then need to cut each line into strips – a line for each person. Most group sizes will not divide into 4 neatly so you may need to give some people 2 strips and you will need to know how many people are in the room to know how many carols to use.
Once everyone is assembled, hand out a strip of paper to each person. Ask everyone to move around and find the other 3 people with the same lines to the carol. Once everyone is in their carol groups tell them you need to check that they have got the right lines by asking them to sing the carol. It’s a great way to get a bit of carol singing going!
You can make it harder by adding 5 or 6 lines instead of 4
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Christmas Party Game – Crossed or Un Crossed
Crossed or Uncrossed Ice breaker Game
I absolutely love this game and the first time I had it “done” to me was so much fun!
Basically you get a pair of scissors or 2 knives and get everyone sat in a circle. Pass the knives to the person next to you and as you pass them you say “I pass these knives to you crossed” or you might say “I pass these knives to you uncrossed” and then pass the knives. It doesn’t actually matter whether you pass the knives crossed or uncrossed because it’s actually your legs that are crossed or uncrossed.
So when you pass the knives and say “I pass these knives to you crossed” make sure your legs are crossed. It doesn’t matter whether the knives are crossed or uncrossed.
The receiving person also has to accept the knives crossed or uncrossed before passing them on crossed or uncrossed
When each person passes the knives along and say whether they are right or wrong according to whether their legs are crossed or uncrossed.
Keep going around the room. Eventually people will twig and join in the keeping stumm until you get to the last few people to twig. Even when you really emphasise the crossing and uncrossing of legs some people don’t catch on right till the very end.
This game is great for large groups. We used to play it a lot with our youth groups, but suitable for parties and all sorts of gatherings
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Christmas Conference Idea
Got a Christmas conference this week or next? Are you looking for a last minute idea to have a bit of festive fun with your audience? Look no further we have the perfect conference ice breaker. It’s so easy – we don’t know why we didn’t think of it before!
If your delegates are seated in rows its tricky to do an ice breaker or some kind of break out session to get people involved, keep them engaged and stop then falling asleep.
Pass the parcel anyone?
So what about the traditional Christmas party game of “Pass the Parcel”?
In advance make up loads of pretty, wrapped and exciting looking parcels with lots of layers.
- When the music starts feed the presents in at the start of row A and get them to pass along the row. When they get to the end they pass it onto the person behind them on the next row and they pass it down their row and so on until it gets to the end of the rows. When the parcel gets to the end of all the rows have some one on hand to take it back to the start of row A and feed it in again.
At regular times begin to feed more parcels in at the start so you might have 20 parcels being passed around the rows at a time. The exciting bit is when the music stops and the lucky people holding the parcel get to remove a layer. At this point it could be a layer of wrapping or it could include some small gift, a corporate message or a daft item to put on eg. paper hat, plastic glasses etc. Always keep the spirit of Christmas in mind!
The most exciting bit is when the final layer is taken off the present and the person who does that gets to keep the present.
As there are lots of parcels on the way round and with different number of layers – keep going until the last present is opened. This could be an extra special parcel – the last parcel to be opened with more layers of wrapping than the others could be the best!
Good luck – you are sure to have brilliant fun with this festive Christmas conference game
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“Christmas is coming the goose is getting fat!”
Are you getting ready for the Christmas festivities? What better way to celebrate than to throw a Christmas party! It’s that special time of year when families gather together to celebrate the birth of Christ through festive activities. Here’s a couple of Christmas party games to get your children involved in decorating and enjoying the festive spirit.
DECORATE THE CHRISTMAS TREE GAME
A engaging game for children at Christmas time is to decorate the Christmas tree when blindfolded. Put a small tree at one end of the room, ready to be decorated. Have all the trimmings on a table nearby, ready to be put on the tree.
Blindfold the children one at a time, then lead them to the table to take their pick. The first thing the child touches must be taken, and after turning the child around three times turn them towards the tree.
When they reach the tree, they must hang the ornament, tinsel etc. After a while turn the tree around otherwise it will only get decorated on one side. Take as many turns as they wish.
SNOWBALL THROUGH THE WREATH GAME
Here’s a great Christmas party game you can play with others or on your own!
Suspend a large Christmas wreath in a doorway at a convenient height from the floor. Give each person 3 sheets of white paper to crumple into snowballs.
The players stand about eight feet from the wreath, and take it in turns, one at a time. Each is given three “snowballs,” and the player who succeeds in throwing all three, one at a time, through the wreath, is given a prize.
To make it more interesting, form 2 teams and number each of the 3 snowballs 5, 10, 20. If the ball numbered 5 goes through, it scores 5 for that team. If it doesn’t go through it’s a loss of 5 points etc. The team scoring the most points is the winner.
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