Free printable Christmas games are a great, cost-free way to keep kids entertained during the busy and expensive holiday season. Here are over a dozen family favorites you can print and play right at home!
I LOVE Christmas and always have. When I was a child, it was because of the magic and the gifts. Now, it’s more about the excitement, Christmas spirit, and quality time with family.
Since my family really enjoys playing games, I naturally associate games with quality family time. And with one child in college and two more graduating high school this year, I love finding ways to play games that don’t cost a fortune.
That’s why I went in search of free printable Christmas games. I want you to make some fun, lasting memories without taking on a financial burden in the process.
You don’t need much to create and play the games below. You’re spending enough on your other holiday prep, so give your wallet a break!
For most of the printable games in this list, you only need some paper and a printer. Some games require something to write with, others need to be cut out with scissors, and one or two need markers of some sort (e.g. candy, coins, or buttons).
More than likely you have everything you need to start playing right on or near your home desk or office! So if you’re ready to have fun, just scroll through the ideas below and choose your favorites.
Free Printable Christmas Games
1. Christmas Who Am I?
2. Christmas Mad Libs
Mad Libs are always hilarious and these Christmas Mad Libs from Imagination Soup are perfect for the holiday season!
I also like this Christmas Mad Libs printable from Happiness Is Homemade.
And these Christmas Elf Mad Libs from My Life and Kids are another fun version!
3. Christmas Memory/Matching Game
Younger kids will love this printable Christmas memory game from Homeschool Preschool. These colorful printable cards are bright and cheerful. Kids will have a blast finding matching pairs!
You may also like this Christmas Matching Game from Simple Everyday Mom. Same concept, but different images.
Another fun game for preschoolers are these printable Christmas puzzles from Itsy Bitsy Fun. Kids can mix and match to create silly outfits or work to match the right pieces together.
4. Christmas Mix and Match Puzzles
5. Christmas Word Search
Older kids will have fun with this printable Christmas Word Search from Happiness is Homemade.
6. Christmas Word Scramble
While the kids have their pencils out, hand them this Christmas Word Scramble to work on next. These anagrams will give older kids a little challenge!
7. Christmas I Spy
Kids of all ages enjoy I Spy games. Check out this printable Christmas Doodles I Spy game from And Next Comes L.
8. Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Once the kids have warmed up their seeking skills, head outdoors (or at least around the house) on a scavenger hunt! Gift of Curiosity has two free printable Christmas scavenger hunts. One for younger kids and another for those who are old enough to read.
Head out as a family and do this Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt (courtesy of Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls) together.
9. Christmas Bingo
Bingo is a classic game that is always fun! I love these free printable Christmas Bingo cards from Pre-K Pages.
Artsy Fartsy Mama has a different, but equally adorable and fun version of Christmas Bingo available too.
10. Christmas Charades
Another classic game that’s always a blast is Charades! Try this version of Christmas Charades from The Joys of Boys.
This Elf Charades version from My Life and Kids is a great choice too!
11. North Pole Mix Up
I really love this printable North Pole Mix Up game from Line Upon Line Learning. The game is just as fun to make as it is to play!
12. Christmas Carol Quiz
How well do you know the lyrics to popular Christmas carols? Put your knowledge to the test with this printable Christmas Carol Quiz Game from Crafting Chicks.
More Christmas Fun
If you liked the ideas above, you might enjoy some of these other fun holiday activities.
Or, if you prefer a different advent activity, check out this collection of countdown to Christmas ideas.
I think Christmas is a great time to teach kids about charity and kindness. That’s why I created this Random Acts of Kindness Christmas Calendar for Kids.
The kids can perform all the activities without the help of adults, but you can also make a goal to complete the calendar as a family if you want!
I hope you’ve found at least a few activities you can enjoy with your children this Christmas season. Thanks for visiting!