Here’s a Christmas twist on the classic Halloween mystery boxes game that your kids will love this holiday season. It’s called Magical Mystery Christmas Stockings and it’s the bomb.
Every year I do Halloween mystery boxes in my kids’ classes at school and they absolutely love it. So, I figure, let’s do mystery Christmas stockings and add a magical touch to the holidays. Here’s how to do it:
Gather mystery stockings supplies
You can make this pretty easily. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Nine mini stockings (or regular stockings)
- Hershey’s bells
- Hershey’s kisses
- Pretzel sticks or Christmas candy corn
- Mini marshmallows
- Mini candy canes
- Milk duds or Whoppers
- Christmas sprinkles
- Fruit roll ups
- Chocolate coins
Since you’ll only be using a small amount of each item from the list above to place in the stockings, you can use what’s left over to place in baggies and give to each of the kids at the end of the game. Whatever you prefer.
Prep your supplies
Place two or three of each item on the list above in the individual stockings. Since the stockings are pretty small, they are perfect for little hands to reach inside without being able to see the contents.
Then, you’ll need to print out Mrs. Claus’ Magical Christmas Dinner recipe printable that goes along with the mystery stockings story. I offer this printable for FREE to all visitors of my blog, but if you’d like to show your support, feel free to buy me a taco 🌮.
You can give this recipe card to each of the kids at the end with their baggie of goodies.
Start playing the game
Gather the kids together in a circle on the floor. It will definitely add to the effect if you can dress up like Mrs. Claus and make the kids think that you are her in the flesh. But if you don’t have a Mrs. Claus costume, at least wear a Santa hat.
Begin by telling the kids that on Christmas eve, Mrs. Claus likes to make a special Christmas dinner for Santa and his elves when they get home from delivering presents all night long.
In order to make the dinner, she has to gather magical ingredients. Ask the kids if they want to feel the ingredients in her magical stockings. Then, one by one, explain what each ingredient is and let them feel them inside the stockings. Don’t let them peek. Here’s the ingredients:
- Elf kisses (Hershey’s kisses)
- Snowballs (mini marshmallows)
- Angel dust (sprinkles)
- Christmas tree sticks (candy canes)
- Wrapping paper (Fruit roll up)
- Reindeer poop (milk duds)
- Silver bells (Hershey’s bells)
- Snowman noses (Christmas candy corn or pretzels)
- Gingerbread dough (chocolate coins)
After they feel all of the ingredients, take each stocking and mix them together in a larger stocking. Then, pull out some printed pictures (download below) of a turkey dinner (that you conveniently placed in the stock beforehand) and show them the fancy dinner that everyone at the North Pole gets to have on Christmas day. I offer this printable for FREE to all visitors of my blog, but if you’d like to show your support, feel free to buy me a taco 🌮.
Give the kids their goodies
This is the best part (at least for the kids). Take your extra goodies, place them in a bag and attach Mrs. Claus’ Magical Christmas Dinner recipe onto the bag. They are going to LOVE it! So fun and magical.
This is a great game to play on Thanksgiving day to get the kids excited for Christmas. It will be a guaranteed hit!
What other fun Christmas games do you like to play during the holidays? Leave your comments below.
Related link: 20 fun and easy Christmas games for kids