8 Fun Activities and Games for a Christmas Party with Your Girls

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There are so many ideas for Christmas.  The following ideas are just a few of the things our troop have done during the holidays that our girls really enjoyed. I hope your girls will enjoy them too! Pick and choose the ideas that work for your troop. 

You’ve Been Elfed: Mystery Scavenger Hunt

Have you ever heard of the concept of delivering Christmas cheer around your neighborhood and leaving note that said “You’ve Been Elfed”? This activity booklet is a mystery scavenger hunt where your girls will be helping Santa solve a mystery and learn more about being kind to others during the holiday season. When done with the game there is also bonus content in so your girls can actually go out and deliver Christmas cheer for real using “You’ve been elfed” templates and a coupon code to get a free Elf Scout on a Mission fun patch . Learn more about this mystery game and get yours today!

Cinnamon Stick Tree Ornament

What you need: 

  • 3” cinnamon sticks
  • ¾” pine garland
  • Small buttons, sequins, glitter
  • Wire cutters
  • Glue gun
  • Twine or hemp cord
  • Ruler

How to make: Cut pieces of twine 1”, 2”, and 2 ½” pieces of pine garland for each girl.  Glue pine garland to cinnamon stick starting with 1” piece at the top, then 2” and 2 ½” pieces.  Leave cinnamon stick showing at the bottom for the tree trunk. Glue twine to the back of cinnamon stick, with a loop, so it can be hung, on the tree.  Glue buttons, sequins, etc on the tree to decorate.

*We made the ornament at the beginning of the meeting so it would be dry by the end of the meeting.*

Reindeer Craft

What you need: 

  • Wiggly eyes
  • Red pom pom
  • Black marker
  • Brown Paint and paint brush
  • Green tree limbs
  • Red ribbon

How to make: Paint the piece of wood brown. Glue green trees on back of wood for the antlers. Then tie a ribbon around those antlers. Glue eyeballs red nose and draw a mouth on the wood. 

Sugar Cone Edible Christmas Tree

What you need: 

  • Sugar cone for each girl
  • Green frosting
  • M&M’s, Reeses Pieces, Skittles, Sprinkles or any other candy you think your girls would enjoy to decorate their tree.

How to make: Flip the sugar cone upside down, frost with green frosting, decorate and eat.

Decorate a Christmas Tree

What you need:

  • garland
  • ornaments
  • candy canes

How to play: Divide your troop into teams of 3-4 girls.  Each team gets the above supplies. When you say go the girls have to decorate one of their teammates to look like a Christmas tree using all of the supplies.  The first team finished wins!

Build a Snowman

What you need:

  • White crepe paper 1 roll per each group
  • Black self adhesive foam circles for 3 buttons and 2 eyes
  • Scarf
  • Hat
  • Orange self adhesive foam carrot for the nose

How to play: Same as the Christmas tree activity. Divide your troop into teams of 3-4 girls.  Each team gets the above supplies. When you say go the girls have to decorate one of their teammates to look like a snowman using all of the supplies.  The first team finished wins!

Gifts for our furry friends

Our troop decided to collect donations for our local animal shelter at Christmas. Often, with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, our furry friends get forgotten.  We called our local shelter to see what their specific needs were and we shared it, with family and friends. We collected as much as we could and then set up a time, to deliver all the donations, to our animal shelter, as a troop.  We also volunteered to help out and walk some of the dogs. Rules will vary per shelter. I know the staff and animals really appreciated it. If you don’t have time to do it before Christmas January is also a great time to do it.

Oh No! Santa’s List is Missing! Escape Room

This one comes from another passionate Girl leader. She created “Oh No! Santa’s List is Missing!” which tasks the players to find Santa’s list that Mrs. Claus hid because she is tired of spending Christmas Eve alone. She is hoping they will stay a bit longer and celebrate Christmas Eve with her. Help save Christmas by finding the items in less than an hour so Santa can deliver the toys on time.

It is designed for players to escape in an hour. The games are digital downloads that include your supply list, directions for setting up the room, how to set up locked boxes and what goes inside and all the printables that are used in the game. Simply set up meeting space so girls can walk around comfortably. Read more about this kit and get yours today.

Need More Games?

Use the 12 days of Christmas my leader brought to me activity booklet. Using the popular song 12 days of Christmas, each part of the song has a game or activity to go with it. For example  “On the First Day Of Christmas my leader gave to me…Three Candy Canes” and it is adaptable to every grade level so great for multi-level troops.  All you need to do is print and gather the supplies and your party is ready to go. Get your booklet here.

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From one leader to another….Have a wonderful Holiday season with your Troop and Families.