With the holiday season in full swing, your kids will be on break soon and we all know this can be a good and bad thing. We all aren’t used to having to entertain our kids all day long and this can be a real challenge. I’ve figured out playing board games as a family burns time and helps bring the family together. Below I want to share with you some of my family’s favorite board games to play during the holiday season.
Snowman Game & Guest Board
Get guests into the spirit by setting up this multitasking game board in a prominent spot. For the game, attach poster board circles to a presentation board with glue, cut two holes (ours measure 5 1/2 and 8 1/2 inches across), then add details with paper. Have guests test their skill at throwing Styrofoam snowballs through the holes. For the guest board, invite visitors to make paper snowflakes, then tape them to the board and use a marker to sign their work.
DIY Jeopardy Board Game
This is a little bit of a lengthy DIY, but so worth it! First, find some jeopardy game templates and print them out. Print 5 pockets on 5 different colors of cardstock, for a total of 25 pockets. Then, you’ll need 5 small rectangles, 1 of each color for the packet colors. Then, fold the colors on the dotted lines and middle fold line and secure with tape. Next, print out the point value cards on cardstock and cut them out. Tape or glue each point value to the pockets you cut out earlier.
Assemble the board by taping or gluing the category cards to a foam board. Make sure to spread each category out evenly. Next, print out the category cards on white card stock and write out the categories. Affix a velcro dot to the middle of the colored category cards at the top of the game board. Finally, print out the question cards. You’ll need 25 for each category. Write the questions on the front and the answer on the back. When the games not being used, just store the questions cards and category cards in a ziplock bag. Label the ziploc with the game game subject.
This is not only perfect for the family but for houseguests too to help burn time while waiting for the food to get done. The kids will absolutely LOVE these board games! What are some of your favorite holiday board games to play? Leave your comments below!