More All-Ages Holiday Activities and Games!

Back by popular demand, here’s a host of crowd-pleasing games and activities for all-ages holiday get-togethers:

Holiday Limbo

You will need:

  • Holiday ribbon
  • Two volunteers

Have two volunteers stretch a ribbon taut to make a “limbo pole.” Have your guests take turns “limbo-ing” underneath the ribbon. Lower the ribbon each time everyone has gone through. Whoever touches the ribbon or topples over is out of the game!

Pin the Nose on the Reindeer

You will need:

  • A blindfold or handkerchief (a stretchy headband works!)
  • A big picture or drawing of a reindeer (attach this to a wall)
  • A red, circular nose made of paper or felt with tape on the back

Start by blindfolding the player. Spin them around a few times, then have them try and pin the nose on the reindeer. The person who is closest to getting it right on the nose wins!

Candy Cane Hide ‘n’ Seek

You will need:

  • Candy canes (or any other wrapped holiday candy)
  • Prizes

Hide holiday candy around your home for the little ones to find! Each child can have an adult “buddy” to help them find candies, if they are too young to do it by themselves. The one who finds the most candies wins a prize!

Holiday Slime

For a fun activity during the long holiday vacation, you will need:

  • One bottle of clear school glue
  • Half a teaspoon of baking soda
  • Contact lens solution (it should contain boric acid)
  • Two tablespoons of water
  • Green or red food coloring
  • OPTIONAL: glitter or sequins
  1. Start by mixing the glue, baking soda and water in a bowl.
  2. Mix in a few drops of food coloring until you get your desired color.
  3. Start adding the contact lens solution, little by little. You will notice your slime mixture coming together. Once it reaches the desired consistency, add the optional glitter or sequins.

For more ideas, check out First 5 LA’s Five All-Ages Holiday Party Games.

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