Whether your crew is in the mood to go snowman bowling, get crafty with DIY activities, or try their luck with a few board games, you'll definitely want to set aside some time on Christmas for these holiday festivities.
You love shouting out answers to Family Feud, but did you know you can easily turn your living room into the TV game show? Download this Powerpoint file on Etsy and instantly get 13 rounds of holiday trivia questions.
Print out a handful of free Christmas bingo boards, filled with candy canes, snowflakes, and gingerbread men — only the most cheerful, holiday items.
Get the tutorial at Crazy Little Projects »
Because everyone LOVES a good game of charades. P.S.: This also makes an adorable gift idea!
These festive props (wooden rods included!) will convince even the most camera-shy family member to jump in the frame.
Quick! Do you know the only movie to win an Academy Award for its Santa? (Answer: It was Edmund Gwenn's Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street.) Be prepared to answer that question and more in this fact-filled test of holiday smarts.
Save your old Pringles containers and learn how to make them into holiday cookie containers. Not only are they cute, but they ship well, too!
Get the tutorial »
You'll just need some double-sided tape or dots for this variation on the classic party game. If you're feeling crafty, you can make a DIY version using a cork board with a tutorial from Living on the Crafty Side of Life.
This is your classic game of memory but with festive holiday pictures instead. Reviewers rave about how the beautiful (and sturdy!) the cards will last for many Christmases.
Equal parts craft and game, this bowling activity is pure winter fun for your little ones.
SHOP WHITE WRAPPING PAPER
Get the tutorial at Craftaholics Anonymous »
Round up all your friends and family so you can tackle this 1,000-piece holiday puzzle together. The image features Santa Claus checking his list — twice, of course.
A merry little spin on an Easter egg hunt, hide a set of wrapped candy canes throughout the house, and leave them for others to collect.
SHOP CANDY CANES
Get the tutorial at Dirt & Boogers »
Let the kids be Santa Claus for a change with this heartwarming board game where the emphasis is on giving gifts instead of receiving them. Fair warning: Players are also challenged to sing a favorite holiday tune.
Wine corks get the Frozen treatment for this wintry version of tic-tac-toe. Your little Elsa fans are guaranteed to love it.
SHOP WINE CORKS
Get the tutorial at MollyMoo »
This blogger went all out and built her own clay game pieces for this festive spin on the classic board game Sorry!. You can just as easily use Christmas Hershey's Kisses (which conveniently come wrapped in different colors) on your own DIY board.
SHOP HERSHEY'S KISSES
Get the tutorial at Motte »
It turns out you can play reindeer games south of the North Pole. Fave characters Rudolph, Hermey, and Yukon Cornelius all make an appearance in this movie-themed challenge of saving the misfit toys.
Find out how many Santa hats you can stack before your tower falls over!
SHOP MINI RED CUPS
Get the tutorial at LalyMom »
Transform white Styrofoam cups into mini snowmen, place them into a pyramid, and toss a makeshift snowball at them.
SHOP DISPOSABLE COFFEE CUPS
Get the tutorial at Growing a Jeweled Rose »
This easy game is bound to get a few laughs — and it just might reveal some artistic talent! But fair warning: drawing on top of your head is a lot harder than it seems.
SHOP PAPER PLATES
Get the tutorial at Housing a Forest »
This toddler-appropriate sorting game is one part festive fun, one part educational experience. Build a cardboard tree with circular colored cutouts, and then watch as your little ones match the balls — er, ornaments — to the right spaces.
SHOP GREEN POSTER BOARDS
Get the tutorial at I Can Teach My Child »
These extra-vibrant "snow paints" only require two ingredients, so they're super easy to make. Plus, they're perfect for a friendly family art competition or an ice-cold game of Pictionary.
SHOP SPRAY BOTTLES
Get the tutorial at The SITS Girls »
Challenge your kids to stack green cups high enough to look like a Christmas tree. The best part: When they're done playing, you can save the cups to use for next year.
SHOP PLASTIC CUPS
Get the tutorial at Little Bins for Little Hands »
Amy from Positively Splendid created these bean bags from scratch! If you're not as ambitious (or your sewing skills aren't up to par), feel free to buy them. This game is also a perfect opportunity for teams!
SHOP PAPER ROLLS
Get the tutorial at Positively Splendid »
The key to pulling off the cutest holiday game for kids is finding the perfect "V"-shaped sticks to serve as antlers in your backyard.
SHOP TOSS RINGS
Get the tutorial at Mrs. Richardson's Class »
Dress in red and white, and use some low-budget frisbee rings to toss onto the wooden stands.
SHOP RING TOSS
Get the tutorial at Home Confetti »
Having trouble deciding what game to play this Christmas? Make a game board with all of your options or the night's schedule.
SHOP POSTER BOARDS
Get the tutorial at Life. Design. And the Pursuit of Craftiness »
Put those extra three-sided poster boards to use, and feed this adorable snowman while you're at it!
Get the tutorial at In the Leafy Treetops the Birds Sing Good Morning »
White Elephant is the infamous gift-exchange game that has each player fighting for the best present. After the first person chooses a gift from the pile, the next person can either steal that gift or take from the stash.
Joe Wos's book Myths and Monsters: 50 Mazes for Kids is full of creative puzzles for any season, but he drew up this special holiday-themed maze exclusively for us. Just download and print for a quick boredom buster.
Download the maze »