Reindeer Games

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 Looking for ways to entertain the girls this holiday season and have a lots of fun introduce them to the Reindeer Games. This patch is so pretty I'm certain all your scouts will love them!


(Activity Ideas listed below)


1. Pass the Antlers

 Played like the traditional game of Hot Potato, pass the antlers have guests gather in a circle and pass a pair of antlers around as music plays.

When each player receives the antlers, she must put them on her head, then take them back off and pass them to the next player. Any player caught wearing the antlers when the music stops is out of the game. Play continues until one player remains.

2. Reindeer Relay Race

To play this game, you will need two large boxes to act as the sleighs. You can even cover them in holiday gift wrapping or have the guests paint and decorate them as one of the party activities. Attach lengths of ribbon to each box to form the sleigh reins.

Divide players into two teams and have each team form a line on one side of the room. Stack a pile of gifts – or empty, wrapped boxes – on the floor in a spot on the other side of the room (make sure you have one gift per player). Give the first player in line for each team a pair of antlers. Inform the players that Santa is almost ready to embark on his journey, but the elves are snowed in at the toy shop, so it's up to the reindeer to load the sleigh.

When you signal the start of the race, the first players in line don their antlers, pull the sleighs to the stack of presents, load a gift inside and return to their teams. When a player returns to the line, she must hand the antlers to the next person in line, who must put them on and take the sleigh back to retrieve another gift from the pile.

The first team of reindeer to fill their sleigh with all of the gifts wins the race.

3. Red Nose Wins

For this game, you will need a bunch of trinket prizes and several small rubber balls or even gumballs. Fill a sack with the balls, making sure there is only one red one inside the bag. Have guests sit in a circle and pass the sack around. As each guest receives the bag, he must reach in without looking and pull out a “nose.”

When a player gets the red nose, he wins one of the prizes. That player then sits out, and the red nose is put back into the bag. Play continues until everyone has pulled out the red nose and won a prize.

4. Balloon Antlers

Divide players into two teams, and have each team choose who will be the reindeer. Hand each team’s reindeer a pair of pantyhose and give the rest of the teammates a bag of balloons. Set a timer for five minutes and have the players blow up the balloons that the reindeer must then stuff into the legs of the pantyhose.

When the timer rings, both reindeer must race to place the pantyhose antlers on their heads. The first team whose reindeer is wearing its antlers wins. Another variation is to have some judges on hand to determine the winning team based on the better pair of antlers.

5. Reindeer Food Hunt

Making magic reindeer food is a fun party activity that creates little packages guests can take home to sprinkle on their lawn for the reindeer to eat on Christmas Eve.

Before making the magic reindeer food, send your guests on a scavenger hunt for the ingredients. Hide them around the party space and give guests a list of the ingredients they need to locate. Once they have retrieved all of the items, they can gather at the table to mix them into a big bowl and divide the batch into individual, take-home portions.