On Christmas Eve, after dinner, we gather around to play Regalo o Broma (Gag or Gift). Each player brings 2 nice gifts and 2 gag gifts. We draw numbers, we choose a gift or we steal a gift that's already been opened. We take turns until all of the gifts have been opened. I normally spend only $5 on each nice gift so the total is $10 because I get creative and make my gag gifts from things I find around the house. In this packet, I have provided more detailed instructions and the numbers for the drawings.
After Christmas, we play Bunco Navideno (Christmas Bunco) with family and friends. If you've never played you might need to watch some videos on YouTube to get a visual demonstration. We each pay $10 to play. We also place candy bowls at each table for snacking. You can modify it to fit your family's needs. We play with 12 players, 4 at each of the 3 tables. We have a head table that begins the game by ringing a bell. We roll for "ones" with 3 dice. For each "one" you earn a point. As long as you roll "ones" you keep rolling and accumulating points. Once you don't roll a "one" your turn is over and it's someone else's turn. On the next round, we roll for "two"s, and so on. My Christmas Bunco has more detailed information and the score cards ready for you to print.
|Regalo o Broma|
|Adivinando Dibujos Navidenos|
Hope you can find one of these games useful during this Christmas season, whether it's at home or in your classroom!
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas from A La Escuelita!