The left-right Christmas Game is a popular game to play during Christmas. It is a present exchange game you do with your friends or family. The rules of the game are quite simple. First, everyone who participates should come with a present. They will sit in a circle. One person should act as a host and read a story. Every time the word "left" is read, the participants should hand the present to the person on their left. Every time the word "right" is read, the participants move the present to the person on their right. At the end of the story, everyone ended up with a surprise present from a random participant in the game. You can change the game to fit your own situation and occasion and you can change it into another name with the rules followed. For example, you can change it into an "Apple and Pie Game", "Sweet and Candy Game", etc. You can even come up with your own story to make the game fit your needs.
You can write a story for a left-right game however you want. There is no exact rule on how the story should read. The only thing that has to exist in the story is the keywords which in this case, the word left and right. And you need to make sure that the story contains enough of the keywords to make the game work. You may want to check if the amount of the keywords are able to make the presents move enough so the participant won't end up going home with their own present.
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Passing the gift game is another form of the left-right game. The rules of the game are similar. Participants sitting in a circle. A person reads a poem or story. The participants should pay attention to a verbal cue. In the left-right game, they are the word left and right, but for the gift game, you can make your own rules and set your own keywords. Every time they hear the keywords, they pass the gift to the left or their right. Once the poem or story ends, everyone keeps the gift in their hand. Passing the gift game is a great way to exchange presents, spend time together, and have fun.
In America, Christmas dinner is having similarity to the Thanksgiving menu. Here are the most cooked foods!
Turkey, become the main course that is enough to feed a lot of people. It is perfect for a Christmas dinner with your relatives. Usually, it is cooked with a sweet and spicy flavor.
The dressing is another meal for Americans for dinner time. Commonly it contains sausage and fresh mushrooms. Sometimes, people add sage to it.
Mashed potato. The creamy mashed potato is always served at Christmas dinner for Americans.
Creamed Spinach. After eating meaty meals, a bowl of creamed spinach will never go wrong. It is also a popular side dish to serve.
Cookies are perfect for dessert. It is also a must-have meal on Christmas occasion because the kids will love to eat, it and even decorates it by themselves.
You can also make other food complimentary such as fruitcakes, roast potatoes, and apple pie with a warm drink like wassail.
The children usually enjoy Christmas by singing their favorite Christmas songs, including these lists;
The popular one is Jingle Bells. It is perfect for kids at early ages because of its catchy tune and lyric that is easy to learn. Usually, it is also played in public places in the town.
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. The next carol is for any age. The song tells about Santa’s reindeer called Rudolph who named himself by using his glowing red nose to lead Santa’s way through the foggy night.
All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth. This song is about a child who lost his/her front teeth on Christmas night so he/she can’t wish everyone a merry Christmas. Kids of elementary age will be relatable to this song.
Talking about Christmas with the kids, the primary focus will be Santa Claus. It is one of the iconic Christmas traditions all around the world.
Christmas itself is magical. Santa is part of the excitement. The kids fully trust the parent about Santa, so tell them the truth and try to not lie on top of a lie about Santa.
Santa is also a symbol of loving and sharing unconditionally. This behavior trains the kids to not worry whether they will get a gift in return after giving a gift to others just like Santa did every Christmas eve.