Candy Cane Games

Candy Cane Game Ideas

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the holidays this year? Why not try out some of these Candy Cane Games. These games are perfect for family gatherings, parties, or just a fun night in with friends. 

Candy Cane

One of the best things about the holiday season is all the delicious candy that is available. And what better way to enjoy that candy than by using it to play some fun games? Here are a few ideas to get you started:


Candy Cane Escape Room

For something challenging, give this Candy Cane Christmas Escape Room a try. It is perfect for kids aged 7 - 13 years. Players will need to work together to track down the Candy Cane Bandit who stole Santa's magical candy canes. 

They will search for hidden puzzles and figure out codes, to uncover the ultimate set of numbers and crack the final lock combination.

Candy Cane Hunt

No list of candy cane games would be complete without mentioning the ever-popular candy cane hunt. This can be done inside or outside, depending on your preference. Simply hide a bunch of candy canes around the house or yard and let the kids loose to find them. The first one to find all of the candy canes is the winner!


Candy Canes - Peppermint FlavorCandy Canes - Peppermint FlavorCandy Canes - Peppermint FlavorVariety Candy CanesVariety Candy CanesVariety Candy CanesRed and White Peppermint CandyRed and White Peppermint CandyRed and White Peppermint Candy


Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt

This fun printable Candy Cane Treasure Hunt has done all of the hard work for you. There are 17 super cute treasure hunt clues for your child to solve, and each one brings them closer to the treasure hidden at the end. The answers and suggested hiding places for these clues are included so it is such as easy game to set up. You can hide Candy Canes with each clue or leave some with the final treasure. This game is such a fun kids Christmas activity.

Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt

Candy Cane Balance

This is a test of both skill and patience. See how long you can balance a candy cane on your finger, nose, or forehead.The person who can go the longest without dropping their candy cane wins.

Candy Cane Wrap

Divide your group into teams of 4 or 5. Choose one person in each team to be the 'Candy Cane' while the others are the 'Wrappers'. The Candy Cane person must stand still while the Wrappers use their red and white crepe paper to wrap them up in stripes like a candy cane. The first team to finish wins!

Crepe Paper Roll, RedCrepe Paper Roll, RedCrepe Paper Roll, RedRed and White Crepe Paper StreamersRed and White Crepe Paper StreamersRed and White Crepe Paper StreamersCrepe Paper Roll, WhiteCrepe Paper Roll, WhiteCrepe Paper Roll, White


Candy Cane Relay

This is a great game for larger groups. Divide your group into teams and line them up behind a starting line. The first person in each team must run to the other side of the room (or outside if you have enough space) and back holding their candy cane. As they cross the finish line they must hook their candy cane on the next person in the line's candy cane. The next person then has to run with the both candy canes and so on until everyone in the team has had a turn. If any candy canes fall off during the race, the team must pick it up and go back to the start. The first team to finish wins!

Holiday Cherry Candy CanesHoliday Cherry Candy CanesHoliday Cherry Candy Canes


Pin the Candy Cane

When it comes to playing games with candy canes, there are quite a few options available. One popular game is the classic "pin the tail on the donkey" game, but with a holiday twist. Instead of a donkey, use a gingerbread man or gingerbread house and have players try to pin the candy cane onto the correct spot. This is sure to bring some laughs and make for a great photo op.

Large Fabric Colorful Gingerbread House Door CoverLarge Fabric Colorful Gingerbread House Door CoverLarge Fabric Colorful Gingerbread House Door Cover


Candy Cane Fishing

This is a fun Christmas Minute to Win it game. The aim of the game is to collect as many candy canes as you can in just one minute. To do this you will need 2 players, 2 cups and a pile of candy canes. Each player picks a candy cane and holds the straight edge in their mouth. They will use the candy cane like a fishing hook to try to pick up another candy cane and put it into their cup. They can not use their hands and can only pick up one candy cane at a time. Place the candy canes in a pile in between the two players and on the count of three watch as they hilariously try to 'fish' for candy canes!

Girl with candy canes

Candy Cane Face Off

Using a small candy cane, each player must place it on their forehead. The object of the game is to get the candy cane into your mouth without using your hands. The first person to do so wins!

Organic Mini Candy CanesOrganic Mini Candy CanesOrganic Mini Candy CanesMini Candy Canes TubMini Candy Canes TubMini Candy Canes Tub


Candy Cane Tree Toss

You will need to give each team a small artificial Christmas Tree and a pile of candy canes. Standing a distance away from the tree, each team must take turns throwing their candy canes at their tree, trying to get them to stick. The team with the most candy canes stuck in their tree at the end of the game wins!

Candy Cane Christmas Tree

The candy cane is one of the most classic Christmas candies. These striped peppermint sticks are not only delicious, but also versatile. So, if you're looking for a fun and festive way to keep the kids occupied, try one of these candy cane games. They are sure to provide hours of entertainment for everyone.

More Fun Party Games:

Balloons provide hours of fun for kids. These fun games are just a few examples of the many possibilities. With a little imagination, you and your children can have a blast with balloons!

It can be tough to get your kids away from screens and into playtime, but it's important for their development. Here are a few tips on how you can make that happen. With a little effort, you can create a balance between screen time and playtime that works for your whole family.