Get Ready! Kids will enjoy this challenging
game to prepare them for the fun and joy of the holiday
Get Set! You'll need green pool noodles or a
large artificial wreath, a hot glue gun, ping-pong balls, fishing
line, blindfolds, and gift tags. Create a large Christmas wreath by
forming a pool noodle into a circle and gluing the ends together.
You can hang the wreath from the ceiling with fishing line, or you
can have helpers hold the wreath during the game.
Go! Have kids take turns trying to toss
"snowballs" (pingpong balls) through the wreath. Have kids see who
can get the most snowballs through the wreath from farthest away,
blindfolded, or throwing the balls over their shoulder
Afterward talk with kids about the preparations their families
make for Christmas, such as decorating, baking, or shopping for
Say: The game we just played was physically
challenging-it can also be challenging for us to focus on preparing
our hearts for Christmas.
Give kids gift tags and have them write how they'll prepare for
Christmas in three ways: giving, thanking, and celebrating.