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Friday, December 18, 2015

December Daily - Day 18

Christmas Eve or Christmas Day Games!

1. Fill a Christmas stocking: Hang stockings and divide into teams. Each team has to race to fill their stocking with spoonfuls of wrapped candy using only one of their hands. The stocking cannot be held and if it falls on the floor, that team is disqualified from the race. Each team member should take a turn dumping a spoonful of candy into the stocking. Race time is 3 minutes. Fullest stocking wins.

2. Gift wrap relay: Pick a judge who will not see the race in progress. Set up assembly lines of boxes, scissors, wrapping paper, ribbon, and tape for each team. Each team member has a task: one cuts paper, one wraps, one tapes, one ties ribbon. Neatness counts! Then race to wrap! The judge will come in when it's over and pick the best wrapped gift. Race time is 5 minutes. Teams have to have gift judged in the condition the box is in when time is up

3. Christmas Carol Charades: Write out well known Christmas Carols and put them in a bowl. Have each person act out the carol they choose.

4. Photo booth: Provide silly props and backdrop to take silly photos in front of. These pictures will be looked back on for years to come! An idea for a backdrop to use is a very large disposable table cloth that has a festive print on it. You can often find silly ones that are child themed. Tape it to a wall. If there isn't room in your house, consider doing it outside. A garage door would be perfect. Silly prop ideas would be elf ears, blinking or glittery eyeglasses, santa beard, canes wrapped to look like candy canes, bow ties,  mustaches, hats of all kinds, 2 signs with "naughty" and "nice" written on each one.

5. Two truths and a lie: Each person tells three stories about themselves. Two are true and one is not. Tell them about this a few hours before you play so they can be thinking about it. They should not share their stories with others. With family, this is especially difficult for the truth stories because family knows each other so well. For truths, give them the idea to think back to school, work or things that happened when they were alone. For the lie, tell them to think of things that happened to other people that their family does not know. Also, the stories do not have to be elaborate. Examples:

Truth: I received a random act of kindness - someone taped a $1 bill on a vending machine for the next person.

Truth: I ate a donut and the very last bite had a hair it in. So gross.

Lie: I got so drunk that I forgot to take my pants down before I went pee.

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