Christmas Gift Exchange Game
Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas
Over 30 fun ideas for a Christmas gift exchange game in answer to Linda's question..."What is a fun way to exchange gifts?"
We have used the same one every year, where you pick a gift and then someone can steal it or pick a new gift. I need something different. Any ideas?Christmas Gift Exchange Response
I like the Christmas right left game
. Of course, all the gifts would need to be suitable for all those attending. If there are kids and adults, I would make two separate circles for playing the game.
The right left game
involves reading a story that has several rights
in it. Each time the word left is heard, gifts are passed to the left. Each time the word right is heard, gifts are passed to the right.
Have your guests sit in a circle, each with a gift in their lap. Have someone read the story live or tape it beforehand if you want absolutely everyone to participate in passing the gifts.
When the story is over each person gets to keep the gift they have at that time.
There are several Christmas right left games
available. There is a nativity story right left game
available at http://www.diva-girl-parties-and-stuff.com/right-left-christmas-game.html
More Printable Left Right GamesChristmas Gift Exchange Game Idea #2
Have everyone sit in a circle and start with a gift. Play a favorite Christmas carol
stereo, while 1-3 dice are being passed around the circle (space them out).
Each person rolls and then passes the dice. If they roll a six, they can trade packages with whomever they want. At the end of the song everyone keeps the package in front of them. Christmas Gift Exchange Game Idea #3
Number each gift as it arrives. Then, give the person who brought the gift a square of paper with the corresponding number. Have the person write down one little known fact about him/herself and then fold the paper and throw it in a bowl, hat, gift bag, whatever. (This is great for getting to each other even better.)
When the gift exchange starts, have the host draw a piece of paper and read the little known fact (do not mention the package number)
. The person to guess who is it first
is given the package with the corresponding number. Once someone guesses correctly they are out of the game. The game continues till there is one gift left, which is of course for the host.
P.S. There is a Christmas Auction
idea someone submitted that sounds like it could also be a fun gift exchange alternative.
Printable Gift Exchange Game
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