How to Make an Easy 2-in-1 Christmas Activity at Home

How do you entertain your family at Christmas? Make a 2-in-1 Christmas game! These games are perfect for kids 3-years old and up. They can be played over and over. You can also get the FREE PRINTABLE SCORECARD to help your family keep track of the points. This Christmas holiday is sure to be more fun with DIY games you and your kids can make together! Your kids will love decorating and creating their one of a kind games. BONUS: Helps children practice addition and taking turns! #ChristmasGames

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Having a 2-in-1 Christmas activity is a great way to keep your family entertained at Christmas.  You and your family will be able to play “Wreath Toss” on one side of the board and then you can play “Decorate the Tree” on the other side. Your family will not only get to enjoy playing two fun Christmas games but will also enjoy making them!
 
The 2-in-1 Christmas activities are easy to make and play with children 3-years old and up!  You and your kids will get to have fun and make some memories with this Christmas holiday activity.
 
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Do you want a fun Christmas activity your whole family can do together? This 2-in-1 Christmas holiday activity is a perfect way to entertain your family at home. Making the games are not hard, and your kids can help you. Best of all, the supplies can be bought online or in the grocery store! These Christmas activities are also great for kids to practice writing numbers, taking turns, keeping score, and adding. Keep your family entertained this Christmas. #FamilyChristmasActivity #XmasActivity

Supplies to make the 2-in-1 Christmas Activity

Supplies to make a 2-in-1 Christmas Activity

Directions for Making a 2-in-1 Christmas Game

  1. Using your ruler and pencil, draw a tree on the green poster board.  Be sure your tree has enough room to fit the widest part of the cups.  (Tip:  If you are having trouble, you can draw triangles overlapping and increasing in size. )
  2. Cut out the treeCut out Tree
  3. Place your foam core board on a flat surface that you don’t mind cutting on top of.  (I used one of the carpeted rooms, but you can also use a cardboard box if you don’t have carpet or a floor you can cut on top of)
  4. Put the Christmas tree cut out on top of the foam core board
  5. Place the cups upside down onto different parts of the tree
  6. Have your child help you trace the cups onto the tree
  7. Using the scissors or the box cutter, pick up the tree and cut the circles out of the tree
  8. Place the tree on top of the foam core board again and have your child help you trace the holes you just cut out
  9. Remove the tree and cut the circles out of the foam core board.  (Save the circles for optional decorating)Place the cups on top trace and cut
  10. Have your child put the cups through the holes cut in the foam core board
    Remove the tree and place cups in the holes
  11. Use 2 pieces of packing tape for each cup to tape it to the board by placing one end of the tape inside the cup and the other end onto the board.Tape cups to board
  12. Place the tree on top of the foam core board being sure to line up the holes
  13. Help your child attach the tree using packing tape rolls as double-sided tape.  (Cut a small piece of packing tape and roll it over onto itself keeping the sticky side out)
    Line up tree with hole and tape down
  14. Ta-Da!  You now have the game all set.  Now we can move on to making the wreaths and decorating
How do you entertain your family at Christmas? Make a 2-in-1 Christmas game! These games are perfect for kids 3-years old and up. They can be played over and over. You can also get the FREE PRINTABLE SCORECARD to help your family keep track of the points. This Christmas holiday is sure to be more fun with DIY games you and your kids can make together! Your kids will love decorating and creating their one of a kind games. BONUS: Helps children practice addition and taking turns! #ChristmasGames

Directions for Making the “Wreath Toss” Christmas Wreaths

Each wreath is made using 2 green pipe cleaners and 1 red pipe cleaner.  If you don’t want to make your own wreaths, you can buy these small wreaths for the same effect.

  1. Take 2 green pipe cleaners and lay them end to endTwist Pipe Cleaners Together
  2. Have your child help overlap the ends that are touching and twist them together
  3. Grab the two remaining ends, loop them around so they overlap,  then twist these two ends together to make a wreathMake a circle and twist ends
  4. Use the red pipe cleaner to make a bow
    1. Bend one end of the pipe cleaner to the middle of the pipe cleanerFold one end to middle to make a bow
    2. Be sure to leave some of the pipe cleaner’s end long enough to make the tail of the bow. Loop it around the middle of the part of the pipe cleaner and twist around the middle.
    3. Repeat for the other bow loopFinish Bow
    4. Attach to the wreath by twisting the bow tail around the wreath and back through the bow loops.make a wreath
Looking for ways to make Christmas more fun? Why not make your own Christmas game? Best of all, it is 2 GAMES IN 1!! You can also get the FREE PRINTABLE SCORECARD to help your family keep track of the points. BONUS, it also helps children practice addition and taking turns! Learn how to make these fun Christmas games the whole family can play together. Perfect for groups including kids 3-years-old and up! #ChristmasFunActivities #ChristmasActivitiesforKids #ChristmasEducationalActivities

Directions for Decorating (Optional)

  1. “Decorate the tree”
    1. Using the school glue, have your child attach the glittery pom-poms to the tree.Decorated tree with pom poms
    2. Put the remaining red pipe cleaner and silver pipe cleaner into the ornament
  2. “Wreath toss”
    1. Have your child decorate the foam core board circles to look like ornaments using washi-tapes/coloring supplies/paint.
    2. Write a point value on each of the “ornaments”
    3. Using washi-tape, coloring supplies, or paint, make lines next to each of the cups
    4. Using packing tape as double-sided rolls, attach each of the “ornaments” next to a cup. Be sure to assign the cup at the top to have the most points value.
      Use washi tape to decorate ornaments and points on the back

How to play both Christmas Activities

Lean the board against a door or a wall.  Then follow the directions for the Christmas activity you are playing.

  1. Decorate the Tree
    1. Take turns tossing the ornament into the holes in the tree.
    2. Keep score with the FREE printable scorecard (Download here)
    3. After 10 rounds, total the scores to find out who the winner is!
  2. Wreath Toss
    1. Take turns tossing the 5 wreaths onto the cups.
    2. Total the points for that round by adding the points of all 5 wreaths
    3. Keep score with the FREE printable scorecard (Download here)
    4. After 10 rounds, total the scores to find out who the winner is!

Tip: If you laminate the scorecard, you can use a dry erase marker and reuse the score card!

This 2-in-1 Christmas holiday activity is perfect for families to make and play at home.  Your kids can practice taking turns. Older kids can even practice math by keeping score (FREE Printable Score Sheet here).  You and your kids can make the decorations as fancy as you want. I hope you have fun playing these fun DIY Christmas games with your family and also have fun making them.

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