Christmas Pictionary

Download your free printable Christmas Pictionary cards below. Play this Christmas version of Pictionary at home, in church, or at any Christmas party! You can also use this game to introduce a lesson on the true meaning of Christmas.  

Bible: Luke 1:26-33; 2:1-21; Matthew 2:1-12; John 3:16

Ages: 8 and above

Group Size: 4 or more

Supplies: Christmas Pictionary Cards – Download Here (There are 90 cards in this printable. For additional Christmas Pictionary phrases, you can use our Christmas Charades cards), Dry erase board with markers or papers and pen, and Timer

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Christmas Pictionary

Preparation

Download, print and cut up the Christmas Pictionary Cards.

There are 90 Christmas Pictionary Cards in this printable.
For additional Christmas Pictionary phrases, you can use our Christmas Charades cards.

Christmas Pictionary Printable Cards

How to Play Christmas Pictionary

Divide into teams of 2-6 players per team.

Each round of Christmas Pictionary lasts 1 minute.
For each round, only one team will play while the other teams watch.
Teams take turns to play.

The team playing appoints one drawer for that round; the other players of that team will be the guessers.

On “Go!”, the drawer picks up one Christmas Pictionary Card.
That player must draw out the word or phrase on the Christmas Pictionary Card while his or her teammates try to guess the correct answer within 1 minute.

If they get it correct within the 1 minute, the team scores 10 points.

Play for a pre-determined number of rounds or period of time.

Variations

Variation 1
If the playing team fails to get the correct answer, allow the other teams to guess.
Get them to write down their answers if you are playing with more than 2 teams.
Award 5 points for the correct answer.

Variation 2
For a more intense Christmas Pictionary game, instead of using just 1 card per round, allow the playing team to draw out as many cards as time permits.
(You may want to consider extending the time limit to 2 or 3 minutes for this variation.)
But players are not allowed to “pass” on any card.
Award 10 points for each correct answer within the time limit.

Share the Gospel this Christmas

The holiday season presents an excellent opportunity to share the message of salvation.
Consider giving out innovatively fun Christmas tracts such as The True Story of Christmas Animated Tract or You Are the Reason for Christmas! Box-Tract during your Christmas lesson, event or party.

Christmas TractChristmas Tract Inside

Christmas Box Tract

Bible Lesson – The True Story of Christmas

Discuss
1. Did you enjoy this game?
2. Can you think of other Christmas Pictionary phrases to include in this game?
3. Do you celebrate Christmas? Who do you usually celebrate Christmas with? How do you celebrate?
4. Do you know why we celebrate Christmas?

Say
There are many Christmas stories about Santa Claus, but Christmas is not really about Santa. Let us read the true story about Christmas together.

Read
Luke 1:26-33

Discuss
5. In this passage, the angel Gabriel appeared to a young girl named Mary. What did the angel tell Mary?

Say
The angel Gabriel told Mary that she was going to have a son. Let’s read what happens next…

Read
Luke 2:1-21

Discuss
6. Why didn’t Mary give birth in her own hometown?
7. Who told the shepherds about the baby?
8. What did the angel say about the baby?
9. Where did the shepherds find the baby?

Read
Matthew 2:1-12

Discuss
10. Why did the Magi from the east go to Jerusalem?
11. How did the Magi describe Jesus?
12. What did the Magi do when they found Jesus?

Say
This is the true story of Christmas.
Christmas is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
God sent his Son, Jesus, to be born on earth because he loves us very much.

Read
John 3:16

Conclusion
God loves us so much that he wants to be with us forever and ever! But we cannot be with God because we have all sinned. We have all done things that are wrong. Telling lies, fighting and stealing are examples of sins.

So God sent his Son, Jesus, to come to earth to die on the cross so that all of our sins can be forgiven.

And on the third day, Jesus became alive again!

If you choose to accept this perfect Christmas gift of Jesus, you can be with God forever and ever.

You can accept Jesus by:
1. Admitting that you have sinned and asking God to forgive you,
2. Believing that Jesus died on the cross to be punished instead of you, and
3. Inviting Jesus into your life to help you turn away from sin.

You can talk to Jesus about this right now:

Dear Jesus, I know that I have sinned. I believe that you died on the cross to take the punishment for my sins. Please forgive all of my sins. Please come into my life and help me turn away from doing wrong. Thank you that because you took the punishment for my sins, I can have a relationship with you now and will one day be with you in heaven. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen

Bible Lesson for Younger Kids – The True Story of Christmas

Discuss
1. Did you enjoy this game?
2. Can you think of other Christmas Pictionary phrases to include in this game?
3. Do you celebrate Christmas? Who do you usually celebrate Christmas with? How do you celebrate?
4. Do you know why we celebrate Christmas?

Say
There are many Christmas stories about Santa Claus, but Christmas is not really about Santa. Let us read the true story about Christmas together.

Read
The True Story of Christmas Word Search or The True Story of Christmas Animated Tract.

Say
This is the true story of Christmas.
Christmas is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
God sent his Son, Jesus, to be born on earth because he loves us very much.

Read
John 3:16

Conclusion
God loves us so much that he wants to be with us forever and ever! But we cannot be with God because we have all sinned. We have all done things that are wrong. Telling lies, fighting and stealing are examples of sins.

So God sent his Son, Jesus, to come to earth to die on the cross so that all of our sins can be forgiven.

And on the third day, Jesus became alive again!

If you choose to accept this perfect Christmas gift of Jesus, you can be with God forever and ever.

You can accept Jesus by:
1. Admitting that you have sinned and asking God to forgive you,
2. Believing that Jesus died on the cross to be punished instead of you, and
3. Inviting Jesus into your life to help you turn away from sin.

You can talk to Jesus about this right now:

Dear Jesus, I know that I have sinned. I believe that you died on the cross to take the punishment for my sins. Please forgive all of my sins. Please come into my life and help me turn away from doing wrong. Thank you that because you took the punishment for my sins, I can have a relationship with you now and will one day be with you in heaven. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen

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