Christmas Puzzles for Kids - Printable Party Game – Kids Puzzles – Family Game Night - Holiday Activities - Christmas Game - Gift Ideas
Be the “cool” parent that celebrates the holiday with a Christmas puzzle game! Want to keep the kids entertained on Christmas? Looking for unique Christmas gift idea? Planning a Christmas party? Need some fun kids games or puzzles to keep them occupied? Looking a last-minute kids’ party game or festive ideas? Well, look no further!
Perfect for small and large groups, kids’ parties, and family game night. The puzzles can be completed individually or in small groups. Just print, hang and go, it’s that easy!!
🧩 Gameplay: 30-60 minutes (depending on age and group numbers)
🧩 Ages: 8+ (younger kids can play with the help of an adult or older kid)
🧩 Number of players: As many as you want!
What’s Included in the Instant Download?
🔎 PDF game materials with 6 types of puzzle decoders
🔎 Hint cards
🔎 Answer key
🔎 Set up instructions
🔎 Recording sheet
🔎 Frequently asked questions
🔎 Coupon code for future purchases
🔎 Completion signs to hold up at the end
Each puzzle station has its own decoder and three questions per puzzle. Hint cards are included in case you need them.
Kids learn about the holiday as they decode! Just a fun way to gather some quick facts and keep the kids entertained (and add a touch of educational value!)
The final answer will be a word that needs unscrambled. Each answer that is decoded will be found in the word search. First person to decode the answers AND find all of the words in the word search wins!
Everything you need for your printable kids puzzle game is included in your download. To extend the game experience for the kids at home, you can hide the puzzles around the room like a scavenger hunt. Don’t worry - you are only printing the puzzles and decoders in ONE TIME (not for every kid). Only the answer sheet needs to be printed for every kid participating.
***PERSONAL USE ONLY*** ***No physical item will be shipped***
HOW TO PLAY
☑️After purchase, it takes just a few minutes for your digital file to be ready to download in your email inbox. There are 6 stations with various puzzles and code-breaking games. Some stations may be trickier than others so we’ve included hint cards to help solve each puzzle. Play time varies depending on how large of a group is playing.
How long does this activity take to complete?
It really depends on a lot of things. Estimated completion time is 30-60 minutes but is also based on the kids’ puzzle solving experience, decoding skills, critical thinking skills, age and group size. The first time always takes much longer than the next since it is the first time they are seeing these types of puzzles. Once they understand how to decode the puzzles, the next time you choose to do an activity like this goes much quicker.
How many kids can play at once?
As many as you want! Personally, I prefer to let them work on their own or with a partner, however, you can play in small teams as well! If you are working in small teams, the completion time will be much quicker.
How do I set up the activity?
To set-up the puzzles, you simply need to print, hang and play! It’s that easy! Everything you need is included in your download. You will need to hang the six printed decoders around the house. (I like to hide mine, so they really have to search for them!)
Do I need locks, envelopes or special equipment?
NOT AT ALL! This was created to make your life easier! You don’t need any locks, envelopes or special equipment. No silly envelopes to stuff! No odd shapes to cut out!
What if the kids get stuck on one of the decoders?
First off, let them think for a bit! This is where critical thinking skills come in. If you have a kid truly struggling, show them the Hint Card for that puzzle. This will provide them with directions for each decoder. Please do NOT hang the Hint Cards up or hand them out to all kids…that takes away the element of fun and that special “AHA” moment.
Where do kids start?
It does NOT matter the order in which they visit each puzzle decoder. Just be sure to remind the kids to answer the question next to the correct question on the recording sheet.
Who can play the game?
We recommend ages 8+. However, younger kids can definitely play if they have help from an adult or older kid.
How much space do I need?
That’s up to you! You can do the whole experience at the dining room table, spread out on the floor or even on the couch if you wanted. You can also spread the puzzles out throughout the house and turn it into a scavenger hunt if you so choose.
How are Think Tank activities different than other printable puzzle games?
Our products are unlike any others! What sets us apart is the element of NO-PREP! They are print and go ready with NO PREP required from the host (aside from hanging)! Perfect for someone who wants to try something fun at home but doesn’t want the hassle of cutting out puzzle pieces, folding handmade envelopes or taping shapes together.
Do I have to print out the game materials for every single kid?
Nope, not at all! Unlike other printable, ours is the ONLY ONE where you only have to print out the answer sheet for each kid or group. Just one set of the Game Materials is all you need!
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