Christmas is a favorite holiday for children and adults around the world. it is associated with hot cocoa, gifts under the christmas tree, family dinners and beautiful home decorations. In this article, 25 ideas for spending time for Christmas are written not only for families, but also for friends and colleagues, which have been tested for years.
- Saran Wrap Ball Game:to play this game, you need to take a large number of candies and wrap each in an extra wrapper on top of the previous one so that a large bundle of sweets is formed. Form a circle and walk on it, rolling the dice. The one who throws a double unwraps one wrapper and takes a small prize. This is my favorite activity for youth group Christmas party ideas.
- Hot Cocoa Bar:For this recipe, you will need hot water, seasonings, apple cider or cocoa packets. Heat apple cider or cocoa with water on fire, alternately add cinnamon sticks, mints, toffee, chocolate chips, marshmallows, whipped cream and just your favorite seasonings! Well done, your perfect Christmas drink is ready!
- Ugly Sweater Party:Your ugly sweater party will take it to the next level with these tips! Especially if you have a station where students can make it by their own. The set includes markers on the fabric, a lot of hot glue, felt Christmas figures, ribbons, glued bows and bells. Show your creativity with such perfect Christmas youth group games!
- Christmas Pajama Party:how can you do without the classic Christmas pajama party? Invite your friends, take a lot of tasty food and drinks! Let’s not forget about the classic Christmas movies and cartoons! Don’t forget about Christmas games ideas for large groups!
5,White Elephant:There is one of my favorite Christmas crafts for teens and for adults!To keep your gift exchange cheap for families, consider having students bring random things from around their house, their best gag gifts, or regift something from last year.
6.GingerbreadHouses: Make a station where students can create their own gingerbread house, or have a contest! Include items such as frosting, graham crackers, lots of candy, and pipe icing.
7.Christmas Cookie Decorating:You can use the same items as with the Gingerbread houses, except students can eat their art!
8.Christmas Photo Booth:This is your easiest photo booth you’ll ever create: collect Christmas hats, garland, ornaments, and anything else you might have on-hand to use in the booth. Students can take selfies or you can have a volunteer take Polaroids! Check this idea if you are looking for Christmas events ideas!
9.Christmas Cards:If you’re looking for ideas for youth programs in church, then you have to try such Christmas program ideas for church. Have students create cards for all of your church staff, small group leaders, volunteers, or whoever they might be able to make an impact on. Church Christmas party will be interesting for them. They can make their own, or you can supply the cards! It is certainly the best church activities for youth.
10.Salvation Army Red Kettle:Volunteer as a small group together to ring the kettle together and sing Christmas carols. This is my favorite Christmas event ideas.
11.Progressive Dinner Party:Identify three host homes, and take students around for each piece of the meal: Appetizer, Main Course, and Dessert. It will be quite interesting like a youth groups ideas.
12.Reindeer Games:Another one youth group Christmas party ideas. Divide the group into reindeer teams and host an evening of games with a grand prize.
13.Angel Tree:As a youth group, host a family for Angel Tree. Encourage teens to donate money and buy gifts together or divvy up gifts among the group.
14.Reindeer Hunting:Have a small group pile into a car, grab hot-chocolate from the gas station / Starbucks, and go around neighborhoods with Christmas lights. Perfect Christmas party idea for teens! Together, count the amount of reindeer you see. Each year I try to break the record from the year before!
15.Elf on the Shelf:For each week of Advent, hide the elf around your youth ministry space. Award a prize for the person who finds it first each week.
16.Santa’s Beard:In this game, rub Vaseline all over the chin and cheeks of the willing participants. Give them a minute to place as many cotton balls on their face as possible. Person with most cotton balls wins!
17.Snowball Dodgeball: Host a dodgeball match, but with balled up paper! One of the best Christmas team building activities!
18.Marshmallow Man: In this up-front game, give students a bag of mini marshmallows and one minute. Person who can stack the most three-marshmallow snowmen in a minute wins!
19.Reindeer Antlers: Reindeer Antlers is one of my family’s favorite Christmas program ideas. Place two to three minutes on the clock. Teams must blow up and tie balloons, then stuff them into a pair of panty hose, and then put the pantyhose on one player’s head. Team with the best-looking antlers wins.
20.Oh Christmas Tree: Give each player 36 Red or Green Solo Cups. First player to stack the 36 cups into a pyramid (Christmas tree) and put them back into a single stack wins. Use it like a youth group activities.
21.Wrap Battles: Place five minutes on the clock. Give each team one roll of wrapping paper, tape, Christmas bows, and ribbon. Each team wraps one player, and the best-wrapped player’s team wins!
22.All Through the House: This one of my favorite student ministry games. Hide cut-outs of Santa throughout your building or space. In teams, players relay to find a Santa, then come back to tag the next person their team. The team with the most or fastest time wins.
23.Trim the Tree:Give each player a bag of shatterproof Christmas Ornaments. Players race to get their ornaments on the tree by tossing them at the Christmas tree.
24.Fill the Stockings:Get teams of two, and give one person a Christmas stocking and the other ping pong balls. Have the players toss the ping pong balls into the stockings. Team with the most in their stocking in a minute wins! If the teams run out of ping pong balls, they can run around and grab them off the ground. I recommend it as one of the best fun youth activities.
- Bow Roll:Take a bunch of bows and take the stickers off the back. Scatter the bows on the ground. Have no more than two or three participants put their arms at their side (I recommend taping the arms down) and give them one minute to roll around on the ground, collecting bows. Person with the most bows stuck to them in a minute wins! It is the best one in small group Christmas programs!