Christmas Party Games: Win, Lose, or Draw!


Yes, I understand that it’s the same thing as Pictionary, but there is something that is way more fun about gathering around a giant pad of paper and drawing for a crowd. If you have an easel and one of the big Post-It tablets, you are all set for this activity. If not, there are much cheaper workarounds.

No need to shell out $25 for the Post-It brand paper pads. A big pad of kids’ drawing paper is less than $5 in most stores, or you can stock up on a pack or two of poster board. No easel? We made this work with a binder clip, some yarn, and our basement door.

Hang pad of paper with a binder clip, step 1 {The Reluctant Hippie}

Hang pad of paper with a binder clip, step 2 {The Reluctant Hippie}

Hang a pad of paper with a binder clip, step 3 {The Reluctant Hippie}

Hang the paper, grab the markers, print out the clues (click below for a printable list), divide into teams, and have fun.

Christmas Win, Lose, or Draw Clues

If you want to extend the activity, give each team a big piece of paper and a few markers at the beginning of the game, and then ask them to make a poster of the “12 Days of Christmas.” This will break the ice as they try to remember the lyrics, get the artistic juices flowing as the participants flex their drawing muscles, and will likely produce a few funny illustrations, too.