Christmas Game

This resource is a Christmas themed version of ‘stop the bus’. This game involves pupils finding the names of various items in categories beginning with the same letter. The categories include:

elf’s name
angel’s name
item of winter clothing
Christmas food
Toy or game
TV programme or film
Item that can be found on an advent calendar

Pupils are placed into teams of 2-4. Teams choose, in turn, a letter via an advent calendar. Behind each picture on the calendar is a letter. Teams have to think of one item to go in to each category beginning with the selected letter. The first team to finish shouts “Santa – Stop the Sleigh!” If you have a bell a pupil can run out to ring the bell to stop the game! The PowerPoint contains a Christmas-Themed timer with music. Teachers can dress up as Santa to make it even more fun!

Teams score 1 point if they have an appropriate item in the category. They get 2 points if no other team has that word. This resource is suitable for primary school pupils and older SEND pupils and… some adults! Great for parties and games to play at home at Christmas.

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Created: Nov 11, 2016

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