Gather your gifts and play this Christmas Gift Exchange game that can be delivered by your North Pole Visitor, the Christmas Elf. Check out this printable activity and more Christmas game ideas for the holiday season.
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The holiday season is upon us, and if you’re a parent looking to add a touch of magic to your family’s Christmas traditions, having a visiting elf is likely a familiar friend. This mischievous little red elf brings joy and excitement to households around the world, and this year, we’ve got a creative idea to take elf antics to the next level: The Kids’ Christmas Gift Exchange Dice Game for Groups!
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Christmas Gift Exchange Dice Game
- An Elf visitor (optional)
- Cardstock or paper (this is the best cardstock which is perfect for your printables)
- Printer (Low-cost pick)
- Dice (can use a smartphone dice app)
- Elf Printable Dice Game
- Small gifts (one for each player)
Setting Up The Elf Gift Exchange Game for Kids:
- Download the Game: Before you begin, purchase and download the printable dice game.
- Customize the Game: Take some time to customize the printable game with your own directions. We include the directions you need, but you can edit and add your own instructions if you desire. You can make it as mild or wild as you’d like, depending on the group’s preferences. For example, you might want to include directions like “everyone pass left” or “player steals any gift” to add an element of unpredictability.
- Introduce the Holiday Elf and the Game: Place The North Pole Visitor in a prominent location, and accompany it with a note or message introducing the Gift Exchange Dice Game. You could explain that the visitor has a special gift for the family or group or you can arrange for a party where everyone brings a gift – like a white elephant gift exchange.
- Dice Delivery: Have the little red guy deliver the dice along with the printable Christmas Gift Exchange Game. You can place them next to the North Pole Elf or even in a small gift bag for an added element of surprise. If you do not have dice, use a smartphone app.
- Set the Scene: Consider creating a festive scene around the holiday elf, complete with holiday decorations and perhaps a small table for the game. This adds to the magic and excitement of the experience.
Playing The Elf Gift Exchange Dice Game:
- Gather everyone around: Encourage family members or friends to gather around in a circle to begin the game. The mischievous little guy can be to the side observing the game.
- Start Rolling: Take turns rolling the dice and follow the directions on the printable game. The twists and turns of the game will keep everyone entertained and engaged.
- Enjoy the Festive Fun: Whether it’s a Christmas party, a family gathering, or a hangout with friends, the Christmas Elf Exchange Dice Game adds a delightful and unexpected element to the festivities.
- Capture the Moments: Don’t forget to capture the joy and laughter as everyone participates in this unique holiday game. Share photos or videos of the elf guy and the game on social media to spread the holiday cheer. Use hashtag #FrugalCouponLiving when sharing on social media.
This Gift Exchange Dice Game for Kids is a fantastic way to add a new layer of excitement to your holiday traditions. By combining the magic of a Christmas elf with a fun and interactive gift exchange game, you’re sure to create lasting memories for your family or group of friends. So, roll the dice, share the joy, and let the holiday festivities begin!
More Holiday Game Ideas
While the Christmas Gift Exchange Dice Game for Kids is sure to bring laughter and merriment to your holiday celebrations, the fun doesn’t have to stop there! Elevate Christmas games with even more creative and festive ideas. Whether you’re seeking activities for the kids, engaging games for the family, or delightful surprises for friends, these additional elf game ideas will keep the holiday spirit alive and make this season truly magical. Explore these enchanting suggestions to add an extra dash of joy to your elfing adventures.
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Get ready to embark on a thrilling adventure with our Hidden Elf Treasure Hunt Game! This printable activity for kids is perfect for families who cherish the joy and wonder of the holiday season. Share this cute Christmas riddle and watch kids go on a holiday treasure hunt at home as they seek to find 12 hidden elves.
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Looking to add some extra fun and laughter to your Holiday Elf adventures this holiday season? Our Printable Elf Prop – Reindeer Games Photos and Chalkboard Set is just what you need! This whimsical digital download includes 11 beautifully illustrated reindeer game photos and charming Reindeer Games Chalkboard Lessons as if sharing instructions on how to play all the hilarious reindeer game activities.
In addition to the Christmas season and holiday elves, these candy dice game printable ideas and fun dice game activities are perfect for all the various holidays of the year. Not only does this activity take out the stress of picking and choosing, but it leaves a little bit of tossing the dice luck as well. Dice game printables like this can be used for all the fun holidays in a simple and organized way! Check out all the options below – and get ready to print and let the fun begin!
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