Whether it’s Christmas Eve or another evening during the holiday season, Christmas Scattergories is a fun game to play with your friends and family.
It’s easy to play with all ages. Even the youngest players can team up with an older player for some Christmas game fun! Scroll down for ideas on making it a fun game night and to get your free printable Scattergories sheets!
Christmas Scattergories is not only a great game because it can be played by a wide range of ages. But it’s also great for groups. If you have a small group, everyone can play individually. For bigger groups, players can make teams to play.
This makes it a great game for holiday parties and celebrations!
You can play the traditional Scattergories games and just substitute holiday prompts or you can use the Christmas Scattergories list pages included in the printable pack at the bottom of the post.
HOW TO PLAY CHRISTMAS SCATTERGORIES
If you’ve never played Scattergories before, here’s a quick rundown on the traditional way to play the game.
HOW TO PLAY SCATTERGORIES
The object of the game is to fill out the word list with as many unique words as possible. You have to use the assigned categories and the assigned letter for each round. At the end of each round, players compare answers and score a point for each unique answer. The player with the most points at the end of all of the rounds is the winner.
Each player takes a list. Make sure each player is using the same list.
Set a timer. Generally, each round is given three (3) minutes to play. Start the time when everyone is ready.
Players fill out the first column for round one. The answers must start with the key letter at the top of the list and they must fit the category.
When the timer stops, everyone stops writing.
Then players take turns reading their answers out loud. If someone has a matching answer, players cross that word off their list. If a player has an acceptable word that does not match another player’s word, they can circle it.
Each unique circled word scores 1 point. Players then total their scores for their round.
At the end of the game, the scores from each round are added together and the player with the highest score wins!
FREE CHRISTMAS SCATTERGORIES GAME
This printable pack includes lists that make it work as Scattergories for kids. All categories are appropriate for all ages so if you’re looking for printable Christmas games for adults, consider this as well.
HOLIDAY SCATTERGORIES SUPPLIES
Here’s what you’ll need to play this game:
- Pens or pencils (enought for every player/team)
- Clipboards (or a place for everyone to go to write where they can have privacy)
- Printable Scattergories sheets
After you download the printable, print as many copies as you need for your players. Each player will need a copy of the same Scattergories lists.
Once you’ve used all of the provided cards, you can use the card with the empty letter spaces to create new cards. Simply choose a letter for each round and write it in the boxes.
There are five cards included in the Christmas scattergories printable that have letters assigned to the lists. The sixth card is the card with blank squares to fill in your own letters.
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If you don’t want to sign up for the free printable, I have a different version available in my Etsy shop HERE!