Playing board games are one of the best ways to practice social skills and academic concepts such as counting, number identification and color identification. We have a collection of printable board games on this site that kids love to play. This Gift of Christmas Printable Board Game is great for the holiday season, and one that the whole family can enjoy.
The Gift of Christmas Printable Board Game
Board games involve so many opportunities for critical thinking. Children need to identify and count numbers, strategize and take turns.
This christmas printable board game is great for preschoolers and early elementary aged children. My 9 year old has been playing these types of games since he was 4 years old, and he still loves them.
This game has a printable dice if you don’t have a physical one on hand, cute Santa character tokens that kids will love, and a 2 page game board to print.
Setting Up the Christmas Printable Board Game
Print the board game here.
Cut out all of the game tokens to use as game pieces. Laminate or glue to cardboard circles for durability if you want to play this one over and over.
This game board will be downloaded on one page. You can opt to print it on one page as a smaller game board – but children might enjoy the board a bit bigger.
To print on two pages, look at the image below of my printer settings. Clicking on ‘poster’ will split the game board printing half on each page. Then you can simply tape the two together and create a larger game board. Print the game board only like this, then go back and print the dice and character sheet to size.
How to assemble the printable dice:
This game board comes with a printable numbered dice. To assemble, cut out the entire dice around the edge (do not cut out each individual square). This is the same as a regular dice though, so if you have those at home, you can just use one of those instead.
Fold along all of the black lines to form a cube.
Place glue or tape along the flaps to secure the dice into a cube.
**If you have pocket cube dice (a good investment if you print a lot of games) then you can cut each individual square to place inside the pocket cube.
How to play the Gift of Christmas Printable Game
All players can place their Santa game tokens on the start space on the game board.
Taking turns, players roll the dice and follow the footprints along the path.
If you land on a space with writing, follow the prompt on the square. This might have you move backward or forward some spaces, or perform a task like sing a Christmas song!
The first player to help Santa deliver the presents by getting to the end of the path wins!
Choose how you would like to end the game, by landing on the ‘you win’ space with the exact number or not. (This is always a question in my house!)
Get the Christmas Printable Board Game here
To download this printable board game, simply click on the image below and print! Print as many copies as you need.
Tip: Print on heavyweight paper like card stock, or laminate to use over and over again.