My kids are always super excited to see their cousins at Christmas time.
When we first arrive the kids are happy to run around a play and enjoy catching up while the adults chat and make food, but after a while it starts…
“When can we eat?”
“When can we open presents?”
There’s always seems to be a gap between ‘yay let’s play’ and ‘yay letss eat’ at our Christmas celebrations, but this year I have a plan to tackle that gap and keep the kids happy while the adults get food on the table.
The plan involves backyard cricket, a few silly games, and some drawing and colouring activities – something for everyone.
Part of the plan is this fun, free printable, roll and colour Christmas game.
Poor Santa hasn’t got any clothes on and the Christmas tree is bare! Quick! Roll the dice and dress Santa and decorate the tree!
To play the game you’ll need:
- A printed game sheet for each player (see below for download link)
- Markers or coloured pencils
- A dice
This printable is an A4 sized pdf file. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
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Here’s how to play to game:
Give everyone a printed sheet and some markers, ready to draw and colour.
The youngest child goes first (that’s always our rule but you can make up your own!).
Each player takes it turn to roll the dice and draw and colour the item that corresponds to the number on the list.
If you roll a 1 – add Santa’s pants
If you roll a 2 – add Santa’s coat
If you roll a 3 – add Santa’s boots
If you roll a 4 – add Santa’s hat
If you roll a 5 – add decorations to the Christmas tree
If you roll a 6 – add a star to the top of the Christmas tree.
If you roll a number that you’ve already rolled you miss a turn.
The first person to dress Santa and decorate the tree completely wins!
Do you have any activities or traditions that help you fill ‘the gap’ at your Christmas celebrations?
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