School Christmas Party Ideas

Instructor: David Wood

David has taught Honors Physics, AP Physics, IB Physics and general science courses. He has a Masters in Education, and a Bachelors in Physics.

Christmas is an exciting time for everyone, but especially for kids. Having a school Christmas party can really allow them to enjoy the season. Check out these fun ideas for Christmas party activities.

School Christmas Party Ideas

Kids get very excited about Christmas, and a Christmas party is a great way to reward students for working hard and achieving their goals at school. It also serves to help them make positive associations with school - that school can be a place for fun! There are many things you can do to make a fun Christmas party for your students. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.

Christmas Games

Games can be a fun way to provide structured activities for kids during a Christmas party. There are many Christmas games that kids might enjoy, including adaptations on regular games with a Christmas twist. Here are a few possibilities:

  • Pin the Nose on Rudolph: an adaptation of Pin the Tail on the Donkey.
  • Christmas Wreath Toss: throwing Christmas wreaths on to the top of a mini Christmas tree.
  • Christmas Pictionary: where students attempt to convey a Christmas word or phrase picked randomly, from a set of index cards, through only their own drawings.
  • Snowman: a Christmas version of Hangman, where each phrase is Christmas themed, and students erase a nose, mouth, eyes, or body section of a snowman instead of drawing a hangman.
  • Christmas Bingo: a bingo game where the numbers are replaced with Christmas words like snowman, icicle, Christmas tree, candy cane, and presents.
  • Santa Pants Game: where students wear comically large Santa pants, and try to pick up as many balloons, and fit them inside the pants, as possible within a time limit.

Christmas Carols Activity

There's nothing like a good sing-along. You can sing carols with your students, or alternatively sing Christmas songs from classic Christmas movies. The more recent movie Frozen is particularly popular at the moment.

As an alternative to Christmas carols, you can also have students write adaptations on those Christmas carols, based around a theme of their choice. For example, a student might write a Harry Potter themed version of Rocking Around the Christmas Tree, or a football themed version of the Little Drummer Boy. Students can then volunteer to have their song sung by the whole class.

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