Playing games around the holidays has a way of breaking the ice and focusing attention on fun instead of gifts. My family has been playing games for the holidays since I was a kid. It is one of the happiest memories of my childhood that I have. The scenery and the friends have changed over the years but the tradition remains. One of my favorite games has always been Scattergories and this year my oldest can play with me! To help celebrate passing the love of this game onto the next generation, I’ve created this free printable Christmas Scattergories game.
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I love this game so much that as a teenager I played an on-the-go version with my, now, husband as we walked around the neighborhood. One of us would start by naming a rock band. The next person would have to name a band that started with the last letter of the previous band. Yes, I have always been this much of a nerd. That’s why I can’t believe it has taken me this many years to create a Christmas version of the game.
How to Use Your Printable
To play, print out enough copies of the game for the number of players. Then cut out the lists and use them with your existing game. (If you don’t own Scattergories yet, you can grab it here.) I’ve also included a 6th blank list that you can fill in with your own categories. Feel free to make them as meaningful or silly as you want to suit your family gatherings. It doesn’t get much easier to enjoy a festive board game night than this. Having only 6 lists will also appease the players who aren’t as into the game as you are. It is played much faster than the traditional game.
This free printable Christmas Scattergories game is a great new tradition to start with family this year. Are you as excited about it as I am? If you are looking for even more fun ideas, my friends below have you covered. Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop is full of awesome holiday party games for you to enjoy with your family this season. Don’t forget to check out Day 4 of the hop for delicious holiday party food recipes like these Cheesy Bacon Ranch Smokies. You’ll be ready for all of your holiday entertaining in no time.
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.