Christmas Charades by Candlelight
How you can possibly get everyone together for a moment of family time? Riley is surfing on the computer, Chase is texting on his phone, Eva is begging for a cookie and a story . . . and all you want is a chance to laugh, be close and unplug.
Well, the answer may be a time-honored family game night tradition: charades. Ah, but instead of just guessing words, what if you created a cozy atmosphere with candles around the living room? And, moreover, what if you made the charades all about the season? That’s right, Christmas Charades by Candlelight.
A member of the Coop staff was sparked with this idea while searching for holiday photos, like this:
In case you don’t recall the instructions for charades, access About.com to help you modify the gameplay for birds of all ages. To get you started in a festive direction, we listed 12 Christmas-oriented words below.
- Santa Claus
- North Pole
- Christmas Tree
- Sugar Cookie
- Hot Cocoa
- Silent Night
- Little Drummer Boy
- Mrs. Claus
- Frosty the Snowman
- Keep the candles out of reach of tiny hands.
- Brew hot cocoa and, if desired, hot toddies for adults.
- Remember to laugh and clap with encouragement.