This is a very simple game for which you only need a slip of paper and pencil for each player (or you can use our printable, below). It works well in the classroom and in middle-sized mixed gatherings, where everybody knows each other to some extent.
How to play:
Give everyone a slip of paper to write down their dream gift, if money were no object. Put them all in a Santa hat and shake them around. Now each person draws a slip of paper, reads out the gift, and tries to match it with the person who wants it.
It can be fun seeing how well everyone knows each other. And you may find that the children surprise you with their dream gifts.
Set a money amount. What would your dream gift be if you could spend £1,000? £10,000?
Instead of "My Dream Gift", ask children to write down a gift for a particular person. This could be a celebrity, a politician, a family member, or perhaps someone you know who is unhappy or needs help this Christmas.