Kids love Santa Claus. He is a big part of Christmas festivities. With all the parties and social events during the holidays it is good to have activities ready for the kids! These Santa Claus games will keep kids entertained all month long. Playing Christmas games is a great way to keep the Christmas spirit flowing.
Santa Claus Games
When I started searching for fun Santa Claus games I found some that you can buy and others that people have come up with on their own! I love to use a combination of games.
Ready to Buy Santa Claus Games
The Santa Claus Game gets great reviews on Amazon. It is interactive and I love that kids as young as 3 years old can play it. That means the WHOLE family can have fun together. The game is really gears towards young children, but many reviews said that it is very fun for parents to play with their children. Did I mention you get to sing and twirl in this game?? FUN!
Santa Claus Go Fish is actually 3 games in one pack. You can play traditional Go Fish, Old Maid and Matching all from the same deck. These cards have very cute graphics on them and kids love to play these easy games. I love that this deck would be great for Christmas travel.
Santa's Sleigh Ride combines two of my favorite things…Christmas and travel! This is an educational game that uses math skills and teaches geography too. The premise is that each player is a Santa..and the Santas are all racing to see who can deliver all their gifts and make it back to the North Pole first. It is for ages 5+ and sounds like a blast!
Letter's to Santa is a fun game where you are trying to get your letter to Santa. It is for 2-6 players ages 10+ and gets really good reviews. It is a Christmas version of the classic game Love Letters. Some reviews said that kids as young as 6 could play this successfully.
Pin the Beard on Santa is a simple hands on game for toddlers. It is a spin-off of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Little ones will love trying to pin the beard on Santa.
Santa's Workshop is a board game geared for teens and adults. It is for 14+ and is a longer game that takes closer to an hour to play. The game is based on Santa's annual trip to the beach after he gets done with Christmas. He takes his hardest working elves with him on vacation and so you are playing to be one of the elves who gets to go along.
Santa's Christmas Bingo is a great game for a group of kids (or adults, LOL). Buy some small prizes and you will keep kids busy for a long time.
Digital Santa Claus Games
There are tons of app games that feature Santa Claus. You know as well as I do that a lot of game apps stink. 🙂 I did some research and found the ones with the best ratings. Some of these Santa Claus games are free and others are not. Honestly…I don't mind paying a little bit to have an ad free game experience.
Santa Claus-Christmas Game gets high reviews and sounds very entertaining. Santa will do all sorts of funny things in this game and it includes mini games too. This is rate E for everyone and is free. Grab it HERE for iOS and HERE for Android.
Santa Claus Adventure Game is all about helping Santa collect all the Christmas gifts. There is lots of running and jumping involved in this E rated game. Grab it HERE for Android.
My girls love to play dress up games and this Santa Dress Up game will not disappoint. There are lots of backgrounds and outfits for Santa to try! Grab it HERE for iOS.
Claus.com is a website with all sorts of Santa themed activities to do on your computer. There are short movies kids can watch, crafting ideas, songs, games and lots more. I played around on the site and did some activities and it was fun. There are so many activities to choose from that kids will love it.
Northpole.com is another interactive website. Kids, adults or even teachers/classrooms can make accounts and gain access to TONS of fun. There are educational things to do, printables, games and more. I really loved this site!
There are tons of Christmas games for your phone and tablet….but many have poor reviews and are similar.
Simple At Home Santa Games
If you want something really simple..that doesn't involve a game board or a tech device…here are some simple at home Santa Claus games for your family.
Santa Says is just like Simon Says except Simon is Santa! It is even more fun if Santa Simon wears a Santa hat during the game! Santa can have people do Christmas themed things like roll a snowball, pretend to eat Christmas cookies, open gifts, etc.
Secret Picture Santa is a silly game that can be on-going all day long. Print off a picture of Santa Claus and put a piece of tape on the back–double-sided would work great. The object of the game is the person who has the picture has to stick it on someone else's back without them knowing it. This game can go on and on!
Santa Hat Game or Guess Who Santa…this game could have many names. To play you need to get as many Santa hats as you will have people. Prior to the party pin a card onto the front of each hat that has the name of a Christmas character on it. Examples would be: elf, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Grinch, etc. People have to put the hats on WITHOUT looking at their card. Guests take turns asking a question to try and determine who they are!
Santa Belly is a game where you can burn some calories! Each person will put a large balloon under their shirt. The object of the game is to try and bust your balloon without using your hands. The first person to pop their Santa belly wins!
What Santa Claus Games Will Your Family Play This Year?
I have given you so many ideas of fun Santa games! Which ones will you be playing this year?? If you need some more fun be sure to check out all these fun reindeer printables and make some reindeer poop cookies!