Teaching Games: Human Christmas Tree

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland, 5 November 2013

christmastreeSFor this game, divide your group into teams of four or five: one person will be the ‘Christmas tree’ and the others will be the decorators.

Our youth group loved it when they got to decorate the leaders. And yes, this is me covered in tinsel in the photo!

Give each team a decorating kit, which includes Christmas decorations, fairy lights, tinsel and a star for the top of the ‘tree’.¬†You may also like to include face paint and/or crepe paper, scissors, and tape.

Give them 15 minutes to decorate their team member as a human Christmas tree.

When time is up, turn out the lights, plug the ‘trees’ in, and watch them light up!

Take lots of photos and award a prize to the team with the best ‘tree’.