Best Christmas Games for Preschoolers in the classroom, or at home with family during the holidays. Simple & fun Christmas Games perfect for preschoolers.
And don’t forget to snag your Kid’s 99-Page Holiday Activity Kit, complete with Elf on the Shelf Notes & Letter Boards, Letter to Santa, Activity Sheets, Countdown to Christmas, Christmas Scavenger Hunts & I Spy Games, and much more!
21 Best Christmas Games Perfect for Preschoolers
Christmas Games for Preschoolers
Whether you are planning a preschool party or making a list of fun Christmas games to play at home during the season, these games are fun for kids of all ages, but make sure no preschooler feels left out of the festivities.
The best part about these games are how simple they are, they don’t require a lot of supplies, and often they only use items you already have.
Want to strike up a little friendly competition? Here’s a list of 12 Hilarious Minute to Win It Christmas Games kids of all ages, and adults will love too.
If you’re looking for fun things to do with your Elf on the Shelf, check out these 35 fun and simple Elf on the Shelf set-ups you can create in 5 minutes or less, or the Elf “caught you being good” notecards and freebies like the Traditional Christmas Coloring Sheets and Letter to Santa.
21 Fun Christmas Games Perfect for Preschoolers
Here are the best of the best! 21 fun, simple and engaging christmas games for preschoolers that aren’t overly simple, but yet not too challenging. These Christmas games are the right mix of challenging, fun and learning for preschoolers ages 3 – 6.
Play-Doh and Mats from Early Learning Ideas
Great as classroom presents, gifts for a birthday or just because, these mini play-doh containers
and cute play doh mats are a fun idea for sensory time!
Pin the Heart on the Grinch Twin Dragonfly Designs
Using a bandana, and a couple spins, let’s see who can get closest to pinning a heart on the mean ‘ol grinch.
Christmas Memory Game from Sweet And Simple Things
Have you ever placed the game “how many things can you remember from the tray?”
This Christmas party game for kids will help keep their mind sharp as they try to recall items that were place before them. The idea is really simple. You put a bunch of seasonal/theme items on a tray, pass it around for people to memorize, and then take the tray away.
OR you can play it another way, too! Have your child look at the tray, then without them looking, take one thing away and see if they can figure out what it is.
Christmas Tree Stack from Happiness is Homemade
This is a fun game to play for kids of all ages. Players must stack up a pile of cups and then place them back into a single stack. You can add a time to it – maybe 1 or 2 minutes – to see how fast they can build their Christmas tree stacking tower, and take it back down.
Shave Santa’s Beard from Kid Friendly Things to Do
Using non-toxic shaving cream and a kid’s play toy razor set, let’s see who can
get the best shave on Santa this year!
Toilet Paper Snowmen from Paiges Party Ideas
Guess that Christmas smell from Kid Friendly Things to Do
Snowman Pom Pom Toss Game from In The Leafy Tree Tops The Birds Sing
Super soft faux snowballs make this game an indoor blast for kids of all ages! When you’re done,
you can have an indoor snowball fight, too.
Jingle Bell Toss from Playground Park Bench
Here’s a fun idea for a Christmas party game for the kids that challenges them to toss jingle bells into red solo cups. You can easily modify this game for all ages of kids depending on how close you let them stand to the group of cups.
Fishing for Candy Canes from Kindergarteners On The Go
Fishing just got a little sweeter for kids who use their “fishing hooks” to snag a candy cane or two.
Christmas Tree Cones from Thrifty Northwest Mom
Instead of decorating a cookie, create a plate where they can decorate their own Christmas tree using ice cream cones and tasty decorations.
Christmas Bingo from One Creative Girl
These free printable Christmas Bingo Cards are so simple for younger ones to identify and play along.
Plus, they also come in two english and spanish versions.
Candy Cane Hunt from A Girl and a Glue Gun
Cut out your candy canes, print out the sign and hide all the sweets around an area of your home or classroom. Let the kids know how many candy canes there are hidden and see if they can find them all.
Poke-A-Tree Game Idea from Oriental Trading
This game is a fun activity for the kids. Simply follow the directions through to create your own!
Pin the Nose on the Reindeer from Fiona Carter
This is such a cute idea, and the kids in your classroom will love it. If you don’t have a spare bulletin board, just draw a reindeer on a piece of poster board (or on the smart board) and have kids use tape and construction paper to pin on that red nose.
Shake Your Booty from My Life and Kids
You may die from laughing so hard, but the object of the game is to shake loose all your balls from the box strapped to your back in the least amount of time. It’s a race to see how moves and grooves the fastest! You can also use empty tissue boxes to do this too!
Stacking Snowman from Mess For Less
There are so many things you can do with snowman stacking including counting numbers, making towers, and creating a design.
Balancing Ornaments from On Cloud 8
I’ve never seen this game, but it looks like a blast! It’d be fun to see if you can incorporate it into your next classroom, church or family Christmas gathering. Make sure you use shatterproof ornaments so there are no sharp broken pieces if anything drops.
Make a Paper Plate Snow Globe from Smart School House
How darling is this adorable paper plate snow globe! Skip the mess of creating a water snow globe and opt for this paper plate one instead. Or, you can check out this waterless snow globe tutorial.
Santa Hats Stacking Game from Lalymom
Let the kids take turns for stacking the pile of red mini plastic cups and a white pom-pom until the whole stack falls down. Now, count the number of cups stacked by each player and see who can stack the most.
Milk Carton Gingerbread Village from Happy Hooligans
This is another activity that kids of all ages will enjoy at the kids’ table at a Christmas party. Set out a bunch of buttons, gems, beads and foam bits and the kids can make a Gingerbread Village together.
Minute to Win It Christmas Games & Other Holiday Activities:
- 12 Hilarious Minute To Win It Christmas Games for Kids
- Traditional Christmas Coloring Pages for Kids
- How to Make a Waterless Snow Globe
- 48 Elf on the Shelf “Caught You Being Good” Notes
- 35 Funny & Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- Free Printable Christmas Coloring Pages PDF / Printable Christmas Placemats