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5 Family Christmas Games to Try This Weekend

The holiday season brings many traditions and evokes feelings of nostalgia and excitement. You may bake a special cookie during the holidays, sing a special holiday song, or you could be looking for a tradition to start with your family. Today, we want to help you start a holiday tradition by sharing our picks for the top five Christmas games to try this weekend.

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Snowball toss is a great game for the whole family to enjoy. All you need is a wreath, a pail, and some large marshmallows. Then let the fun begin! Don’t plan on reusing the marshmallows for toasting though!

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Who doesn’t love a good round or two of pin the nose on Rudolph? This could also be pin the carrot on the snowman, the beard on Santa, and so much more. Pick your favorite, or use a different one each year.

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Bingo is a classic for any time of the year, so why not make it a holiday tradition? Use red and green M&Ms® to keep track of the board, and the winner gets to enjoy theirs!

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This may be your kid’s vote for the new holiday tradition. With just a few items, they roll each other into snowmen! You could also use green streamer paper to build a Grinch. These will make great photos for years to come.

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Memory games are great brain exercises, and a great way to learn over the holidays. Use Hershey’s Kisses® and put numbers or holiday symbols on the bottom. Then ask your student to find the match. When they’re done, try making a bigger board and, of course, let them enjoy a treat or two.

Share your Christmas games and all of the other things you’re trying this weekend in the comments below or on social media by tagging @K12Learn on Twitter and Instagram.

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Brittany Marklin

Brittany Marklin

Brittany Marklin is a contributing writer for Learning Liftoff and a community manager for K12. She coordinates all K12 student contests and connects with families who pursue online education. She attended George Mason University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing, with a minor in tourism and events management. Brittany spent her first five years at K12 on the social media team where she aided with content and strategy for multiple channels, and helped construct K12’s user-generated content site, “What’s Your Story?” When she’s not working, Brittany loves spending time with her husband and daughter in North Carolina.

5 Family Christmas Games to Try This Weekend


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