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25 Christmas Games Saint Nick Would Be Proud Of

Top Games Dec 2, 2021

As we grind through the final teaching days of the second most challenging year in living memory, it’s time for teachers to put some focused attention into planning their final lessons before Christmas.

As excitement builds towards Saint Nick’s imminent arrival, your kids’ behavior will wobble as familiar routines change and ‘ordinary’ lessons fail to compete with the hype of the festive season.

You already know this, of course. But you also know that if there’s one thing kids respond positively to at any time of year, it’s fun and novelty. Ideally, intelligent fun and meaningful novelty.

Now, if you’ve used Baamboozle before, I don’t have to tell you how simple and fun it is to use. For those of you who are new to Team Baam, however, a brief word of warning:

While it IS true that Baamboozle’s eye-poppingly attractive platform covers every conceivable subject across all age groups, and that using your free account enables you to play any of the 500,000+ teacher-made games available immediately with your class with close to zero preparation time…

I MUST tell you that the educational experience we deliver is certainly not a passive ‘glued-to-the-screen’ one. Zombification is NOT on our Christmas wish list y’all.

Teachers are regularly in contact with us, often in a state of surprise or shock, to tell us about their class’ responses to our games. And, oh boy.

Tears, tantrums and triumphant celebrations were noted as surface reactions to our games; yet, considered teacher-led reflection yielded deeper responses from many children who struggled with ‘losing’, ‘failing’ or collaborating with others. Baamboozle allowed teachers a way into these challenging subjects.

Now, if there’s a more valuable gift to give your students this Christmas, I’d love to hear about it ;)

Without further ado, here are Baamboozle’s top 25 games for Christmas.

1. “I Spy” for Christmas

“I Spy” for Christmas Baamboozle Game Screenshot

👁 Spy with my little eye, something beginning with Awesome!

Baam-link: Play Game


2. Christmas Fun

Christmas Fun Baamboozle Game Screenshot

A mixed Santa’s sack of festive icebreaker questions. 🎅

Baam-link: Play Game

More Icebreakers: 35 Essential Icebreaker Games to Hook Your Class


3. Christmas Missing Numbers

Christmas Missing Numbers Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Gingerbread men as teaching tools?! What spiced sorcery is this! Sharpen your class’ number sequencing skills with this seasonal segue 🎄

Baam-link: Play Game


4. Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Christmas Scavenger Hunt Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Need some help getting full bellies moving after Xmas dinner? We’ve got you covered with this fast-paced scavenger hunt 🔎

Baam-link: Play Game


5. Christmas Songs

Christmas Songs Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Sadly, some schools have been unable to sing for the last 12-18 months, due to restrictions. What better time to test ‘n’ refresh their musical memories?

Baam-link: Play Game


6. Christmas Words

Christmas Words Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Holy stockings! Here’s a rapid-fire recall game to get young tongues wagging 🧝

Baam-link: Play Game


7. Christmas Time

Christmas Time Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Snappy little quiz covering all things Christmas, and why Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Thomas Edison 💡

Baam-link: Play Game


8. Christmas Speaking

Christmas Speaking Baamboozle Game Screenshot

All I want for Christmas is… your opinion! What do you think of this highly opinionated game? Now featuring the coolest Santa Claus in history 🤘

Baam-link: Play Game


9. Describe Christmas Scenes

Describe Christmas Scenes Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Challenge your kids to describe the Christmas scenes as accurately or creatively as possible. Can be differentiated in myriad ways to include figurative language, or a written challenge ✍

Baam-link: Play Game


10. Christmas Spelling Bee

Christmas Spelling Bee Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Fun and festive attention-snagger to get little minds engaged and lock in some spelling practice 👄

Baam-link: Play Game


11. Festive Vocab Fun

Festive Vocab Fun Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Micro-riddles given to build their festive vocabulary, plus an excellent opportunity to lock down some tricky spellings 😉

Baam-link: Play Game


12. Emoji Christmas Game

Emoji Christmas Game Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Is there anything emojis can’t improve? Probably! But this game ‘deduce the Xmas song’ revolves around emoji magic 🌠

Baam-link: Play Game


13. It’s Almost Christmas!

It’s Almost Christmas! Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Psst - Baam games are seriously versatile 😎 they can be dropped in at the start or right at the end of a lesson, or even as part of the main activity. Meanwhile, check out this festive mini-quiz!

Baam-link: Play Game


14. How Many Can You See?

How Many Can You See? Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Well? Take a look! Cool, calm and collected (and Christmas-y!) observation skills are needed here - which team will prevail?

Baam-link: Play Game


15. Junior Christmas Word Scrabble

Junior Christmas Word Scrabble Baamboozle Game Screenshot

I jsut konw yuor kdis wlil lvoe tihs adtivdcie ftivsee-tmeehd agraanm gmae 😄

Baam-link: Play Game


16. The Christmas Movie Quiz

The Christmas Movie Quiz Baamboozle Game Screenshot

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a festive movie or two 📽 but, if it’s a tad too soon to crack open your Netflix account, whet your class’ appetite with this Xmas Movie naming game!

Baam-link: Play Game


17. What Do You See at Christmas?

What Do You See at Christmas? Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Can your kids describe these seasonal scenes to your satisfaction? Only YOU can be the judge!

Baam-link: Play Game


18. Would You Rather Christmas?

Would You Rather Christmas? Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Would you rather spend Christmas at Disneyland? Or at home? That’s a no-brainer right? But… Can your kids use full sentences to explain why? 🧚

Baam-link: Play Game


19. Simon Says Christmas

Simon Says Christmas Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Dance like a reindeer! Melt like a snowman! Walk like an elf! Who says? Simon, of course 👦

Baam-link: Play Game


20. Holiday Jeopardy

Holiday Jeopardy Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Bringing the classic gameshow ‘Jeopardy’ bang up to date with a Baamboozle twist. Correct answers to general knowledge questions mean points, and what do points mean? Glory for the winners!

Baam-link: Play Game


21. Christmas Taboo

Christmas Taboo Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Speedy and cute, Taboo means three clues point to one object which kids have to guess. Some teachers set time limits, some teachers use power-ups to up the ante. Which type of Baam teacher will you be?

Baam-link: Play Game


22. Xmas Traditions in the US & UK

Xmas Traditions in the US & UK Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Some say the UK and US are separated by a common tongue, but here at Baamboozle we like to celebrate our differences and get to know each other through our various traditions. Happy Chrimbo!

Baam-link: Play Game


23. Christmas Quiz

Christmas Quiz Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Merry little quiz with a wide range of cultural topics dipped into. And who doesn’t know by now which country tucks into a KFC meal on Christmas Day? YOU don’t?! Hit that link right now!

Baam-link: Play Game


🎅 🎄 But Christmas isn’t the only festival being celebrated this Winter…

24. Festivals around the World!

Festivals around the World! Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Ever heard of Kwanzaa? And what do you know about Eid? Bastille Day anyone? Celebrations that’ll pique your kids’ curiosity are covered right here in this tantalising little Baam

Baam-link: Play Game

Even More Festivals: Top 10 Educational Halloween Games 2021


25. Hannukah

Hannukah Baamboozle Game Screenshot

Have you touched on Judaism in your Religious Studies lessons so far? As many children and adults don’t know the story of Hannukah, this Baam maybe the introductory activity to it you’ve been looking for..

Baam-link: Play Game


‘Twas the night before Christmas…

If you’ve never used Baamboozle in your classroom before, Christmas is probably the best possible time to get the ball rolling. Timetables are more changeable, your kids are more open to trying new things in the run-up to the holidays.

Being educators ourselves, We’re painfully aware of how tempting it is to cling to safe, tried and tested activities that ‘get the job done’. Here at Baamboozle, we’re huge advocates for simply diving in and having a go.

You’ll find that many of the activities on offer are rooted in familiar classroom activities, except our platform aims to rid you of the time consuming, unnecessary planning that comes with them.

We recommend trying it with your colleagues first, using one of the growing number of hilarious Professional Development games already being played by teachers the world over (check out Teachers say the Funniest Things for example).

Baamboozle was developed by one renegade Educator whose mission was to marry up the power of intuitive gaming technology with an inclusive, collaborative approach to learning. In 6 short years we’ve seen the time-saving, lesson-invigorating benefits of Baamboozle surge into hundreds of thousands of classrooms across the globe.

We’re seriously passionate about the wellbeing of our loyal teacher-creators who’ve come with us on our journey so far. For that reason, I want to pass onto you a hard-won yet cheeky little tip based on the Law of Reciprocity:

Try something new during these last weeks of 2021 (whether you’re using Baamboozle or not)! The more memorable experiences you give your kids during this time, the more likely you are to receive genuinely heartfelt gifts at the end of term; handwritten cards, crafts and artworks are sooo much more wholesome than another batch of mugs and random objects with ‘Best Teacher Ever’ emblazoned on them, right?

Ooh, that reminds me! From all the team here at Baamboozle, we wish you a merry, happy, safe and fun end to the year 🎄🎅🎁

And by the way, if you’re loving what Baamboozle is giving you so far, we’re unveiling some SERIOUS educational firepower in 2022 that are going to totally blow your stockings off.

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Alek Asaduryan

Baamboozle enthusiast, search geek, and technology fanatic.

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