A Super Fun Christmas Game

I happened upon this site the other day and plan on using it with my classes tomorrow, the last day before Christmas break. I can see the possibilities for this game, however, in terms of community building. The Christmas Tree picture could be swapped out for virtually anything — indeed, the picture could be curriculum based (I’m teaching 1984 with my grade 12’s right now and we could have attempted to draw, as a pre-unit mental teaser, a telescreen or Big Brother or his journal…)

Here is the game from Happy Home Fairy:

 

 

 

All you need are sturdy paper plates and pens for each player.

Tell the players to put their paper plate on their head.

Then the host will give a series of instructions for the players to draw on their paper plates (that are on their heads) without looking.

Here are the instructions:

1. Draw a line for a floor.
2. Draw a Christmas Tree.  Add decorations if you feel so inclined.
3. Draw a star on top of your tree.
4. Draw a fireplace with a mantel next to the tree.
5. Draw a stocking hanging from the mantel of your fireplace.
6. Draw a present below the tree.

After the six steps have been given, let everyone look at their masterpieces.

Get ready for a serious giggle fest.

Then have players count up how many points they received by following this rubric:

1. 2 points if the tree touches the floor.
2. 2 points if your stocking is touching your mantel.
3. 1 point if your star touches your tree.
4. 1 point if your star is above your tree.
5. 1 point for every Christmas ornament ball that is ON your tree, etc.
6. 1 point if your fireplace doesn’t touch the tree (it’s a fire hazard!). :-)
7. 1 point if you actually drew something decorative on your stocking (or something cute, like a tiny kitten peeking out).
8. 2 points if your present is under your tree.

The player with the most points should receive a really awesome prize.

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