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It’s officially Christmas time, so it’s time to break out the Christmas games!

This one was originally sent in by Amy.

Preparation:

1. ย Teach the What would you like for Christmas? lessonย (and good luck getting the song out of your head afterwards!)

2. ย Get the kids to think about what they’d like for Christmas.

3. ย If you’ve done writing then they can write down “I’d like ….” ย or use the worksheet on this page to use pictures instead.

4. ย Whilst they are doing this, grab a paper cup and fill it with lots of bits of paper with either “naughty” or “nice” written on them.

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4. ย Then either you, or better still a co-teacher, pops outside and jumps back into the classroom dressed as Santa!

Ninja Tip: ย Obviously a full costume is better, but even just a Santa hat is cool!ย 

The Game

Do a bit of a self intro for some extra practice e.g. asking the kids to guess what your name is (Santa of course!), where you’re ย from etc.

Then we do a modified version of the Lines Game

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1. Put the kids into two long rows.

2. Everyone asks “What would you like for Christmas?”

3. The front two kids each ask you (Santa!) what they’d like.

4. ย When they’ve said it correctly they can pick a piece of paper from the cup. ย If they get “nice!” they can sit down.

5. If they get “naughty” they have to go to the back!

6. ย Keep playing until everyone has got “nice!”

Of course some kids will keep going round & round until they get to be “nice” ๐Ÿ™‚

Ninja Tip: ย Adding in randomness like this works great in motivating the kids as ย otherwise the strongest kids always win. ย Here everyone has a chance.

It’s a great game so do give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments, ย  or check out more Christmas games here!

Be genki,

Richard

P.S. ย Homework applications are now closed, ย I’ll be working through everyone’s applications this week, but there are quite a few so it might take a few days. ย Hope that’s OK!

 

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. When I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. Now I help teachers just like you teach amazing lessons and double your incomes!

2 Responses to “Naughty or Nice Game”

  1. Irene

    It worked wonderfully for my kids starting from 4 years till 10 years old. The song “What would you like for Christmas” as background while they were telling Santa what they wanted. Thanks a million!!!

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