I had to tell you all about this really cool blog I found called Criss-Cross Applesauce! Lisa has some GREAT games for young children AND the best part about it is she does most of the work for us by creating really cute & FREE printables!!!
When I saw her Decorate a Christmas Tree game, I had to try it!!!
Simply print out as many game boards as you will need and the game "cards". To get to the print outs just click on the photo above! I used a glue stick to give the game cards a backing so you don't see through the white paper! She laminates her game boards for reuse. I would recommend this if your kids are gunna play a lot!
Then cut around your cards and put your M&M's in a bowl!
Each player gets 20 random M&M's. Once they get them, they separate them to the right color box!
The great thing about this game is it can be played with many kids or just ONE child!
I love that I can pull this out when my daughter is bored and she can play a fun solo game!
The way this simple game is played is the kids pull cards till they fill up their christmas tree with their M&M's! Then you can replay the game by taking off the M&M's and putting them back in the correct color box! Lastly, EVERYONE wins when they get to eat their tree decorations!
I had to show you a few other fun Christmas/Winter printable games she has!
Stuff A Stocking is a counting game played with Hershey's Kisses!
Let It Snow is another counting game played with marshmallows!
Click on the pictures for their print-outs!
I just saw something this morning that I HAD to add to this post!!! If you have never checked out Joel's blog, you need to! He is full of great ideas! He drew a printable Nativity Scene! I don't know about you, but I'm totally coloring this with my kids!! Click on the picture below to print it for yourself!