Candy Cane Games – 20 Ideas for Jolly Christmas Games!

The twinkling lights, the cozy gatherings, and the sweet scent of peppermint in the air. It can only mean one thing Christmas is just around the corner! And what better way to spread some holiday cheer than with Candy Cane games? That’s right, I’ve rounded up 20 fantastically fun Candy Cane game ideas, that are sure to keep your family and friends entertained all season long. So, grab your Santa hats, and let’s dive into the sugary world of Candy Cane fun!

20 Fun Candy Cane Games

20 Fun Game Ideas for the Candy Cane Extravaganza

1. Candy Cane Hunt: Hide candy canes all around the house or yard and let the little ones embark on a sweet adventure to find them.

2. Candy Cane Limbo: Grab a couple of candy canes and have a limbo contest just watch out for those sugar-induced giggles!

3. Candy Cane Toss: Set up some targets and see who can toss candy canes into the designated spots from a distance. Aim for a peppermint bullseye!

4. Candy Cane Spoon Race: Balance a candy cane on a spoon held in your mouth and race against each other. It’s harder (and sillier) than it sounds!

5. Candy Cane Ring Toss: Stick candy canes into the ground in a circle and take turns tossing rings (made from pipe cleaners) around them.

6. Candy Cane Memory Game: Place several different patterned candy canes on a tray, let everyone study them, then cover them and see who can remember the most.

7. Candy Cane Bingo: Create bingo cards with various candy cane patterns and colors. The first to get a line shouts, “Candy Cane Bingo!”

Candy Cane Bingo

8. Candy Cane Decorating Contest: Provide plain candy canes and a plethora of decorating supplies, including frosting, sprinkles, and more, and let creativity run wild.

9. Candy Cane Relay Race: Divide into teams and race while holding a candy cane between your chin and neck, passing it to the next teammate without using your hands.

10. Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt: Create a list of candy cane-related items for participants to find around the house or outdoors in a Christmas scavenger hunt.

11. Candy Cane Freeze Dance: Dance to some jolly tunes and freeze when the music stops just don’t drop your candy cane!

12. Candy Cane Storytime: Sit in a circle and create a story together, with each person adding a sentence and incorporating the phrase “candy cane.”

13. Candy Cane Karaoke: Put a pepperminty twist on karaoke by singing your favorite holiday tunes while holding a candy cane as your microphone.

14. Candy Cane Obstacle Course: Set up an obstacle course that includes candy cane hurdles, a candy cane limbo station, and more.

15. Candy Cane Memory Match: Create pairs of matching candy cane cards and play a memory-matching game.

16. Candy Cane Charades: Act out holiday-themed phrases, movies, or songs that feature candy canes Just don’t forget to include some peppermint flair!

As the holiday season wraps us in warmth and joy, these Candy Cane game ideas are sure to create lasting memories filled with laughter and merriment. So, gather your loved ones, grab a stash of candy canes, and let the games begin! From our family to yours, we wish you a sweet and joyful holiday season.

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Candy Cane Minute to Win It Games 

These quick and exciting Christmas Minute To Win It games are perfect for gatherings where you’re looking to inject a burst of energy and tons of laughter. So, let’s dive into the sugary world of Candy cane minute-to-win-it challenges with a peppermint twist!

1. Candy Cane Pick-Up: Place a bunch of candy canes on a table and challenge participants to pick up as many as they can using only a candy cane held in their mouths.

2. Candy Cane Stack: Balance candy canes on top of one another, creating a tower. The participant who stacks the most candy canes in a minute wins!

3. Candy Cane Spoon Relay: Balance a candy cane on a spoon and race to the finish line without dropping it. Pass the candy cane to the next teammate, and keep the relay going.

4. Candy Cane Bridge: Create a bridge using two candy canes placed parallel to each other. Balance as many mini marshmallows on the bridge as possible in a minute.

5. Candy Cane Shake: Attach a candy cane to a box filled with jingle bells. Participants must shake the box to make the bells ring, attempting to get the most rings in a minute.

6. Candy Cane Tilt: Place a candy cane in the mouth and attempt to balance as many other candy canes as possible on the end of the first candy cane in 60 seconds.

7. Candy Cane Archery: Set up a target and use a candy cane as a makeshift bow to shoot mini marshmallows at the target.

8. Candy Cane Balance: Balance a candy cane vertically on the back of your hand and see how long you can keep it up without it falling.

9. Candy Cane Ring Toss: Toss mini candy canes onto a wreath or a stand with hooks. The participant with the most candy canes hooked onto the wreath wins.

10. Candy Cane Cup Stacking: Stack cups into a pyramid and use a candy cane to hook and transfer cups from one side to the other.

11. Candy Cane Blow: Place a line of mini marshmallows on a table. Using only your breath, blow the marshmallows across the table and into a designated container.

12. Candy Cane Relay Race: Carry a candy cane on a spoon while completing an obstacle course or running to a designated point and back.

13. Candy Cane Pickup Game: Place a bunch of candy canes on the floor. Participants must pick up as many as they can using only another candy cane.

14. Candy Cane Catch: Toss mini candy canes in the air and attempt to catch as many as possible in a cup or bowl held in your other hand.

15. Candy Cane Balance Tower: Stack candy canes horizontally on top of each other to create a tower. The tallest standing tower at the end of the minute wins.

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Final Note: Candy Cane Games

There you have it, a merry collection of Minute to Win It games with a Candy Cane Extravaganza! These quick challenges are bound to bring loads of joy and excitement to your holiday gatherings. So gather your loved ones, set your timers, and let the fun begin! May your Christmas be filled with sweet memories and lots of laughter.

20 Fun Game Candy Cane Extravaganza

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