Christmas is a great time to be a leader in your church’s youth group. are exciting things happening every day, with lights and music ablaze all over town and city. Bring some of that excitement to your own special youth group with seasonal games.
Split your youth group into teams of six or seven people, and pass out a sheet of Bible trivia questions about the birth of Jesus and the special events that took place at the time. This is a great way of introducing youth or parents to many of Christmas facts which frequently go unnoticed like: What was Christmas' original name? What day does the Bible say Christmas should be celebrated on? Is there a mention of Christmas in the last book of the New Testament? Where was the first Christmas celebrated according to the Gospels? Where were the Wise Men from? What was the significance of the gifts which Jesus received? What were the gifts that Jesus received? Each correct answer is awarded one point. After 10 or 15 minutes, reassemble the group and tally the points to see which team scored the highest number.
This is a great game for little one who are always enthralled by the thought of opening a gift! Sit your group in a circle and have them pass a wrapped parcel around. The parcel should be a gift, but with 20 or so layers of wrapping, and each layer should have an additional little surprise or gift. As the parcel is passed around the circle, play some Christmas music like "Jingle Bells" or "The Twelve Days of Christmas." When the music stops, whoever is holding the parcel gets to tear off a layer of wrapping and keep the prize. The last person holding the gift gets to open it.
Along with the prize, you can also include in each layer a prayer or a quick discussion question for the unwrapper, such as asking her to share what she feels is most important about Christmas.
Split your youth group into teams of four or five, and have each team offer one volunteer for each round of guessing. Each group of volunteers is called to the front of the room where the youth leader is and is secretly told a Christmas-related word or phrase. Then have the volunteers return to their group and communicate what the Christmas word or phrase is without speaking. Everything has to be communicated by using signs and gestures. The first team to guess wins a point. The first team to win 10 points wins the game.