Christmas Cookie Pictionary

Summary: Christmas Cookie Pictionary is played with sugar cookies and frosting rather than pen and pencil.

Ages: From 12 to adult

Recommended Number of Players:
Between 5 and 20 players broken into two teams

Equipment:
1) Large baked sugar cookies, enough for one per player
2) Frosting in tubes with fine tips or in a baggie with a small hole cut from the corner
3) Slips of paper containing the pictures/clues to be drawn
4) Paper plates
5) A one minute timer

Set Up:
Have the cookies, frosting and word strips available on a table.

How to Play:
The first team begins by choosing a player to be the one to draw the word on the cookie using only the frosting. This player will choose a slip of paper containing the first word and has 5 seconds to look at the word and come up with a strategy. The player can not use letters, only pictures to get their team to guess the word from the slip of paper within one minute. If the team guesses corectly, they get a point. It is then the next teams turn to choose a slip of paper and draw a different word on their cookie. Everyone should get a chance to draw on a cookie.

Winner:
The team with the most points at the end of the game, wins.

Christmas Theme Word Strips

Santa Claus

Snowman

Christmas Tree Light Bulb

Pinecone

Mistletoe

Gift tag

Poinsettia

Nativity

Lump of coal

Candy cane

Bell

Star

Gingerbread Man

Elf

Nuts

Popcorn

Sleigh

Christmas Tree

Santa Hat

Rudolph

Ornament

Gift

Wreath

Chimney

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