TRIM A TREE CHRISTMAS GAME - SETUP & DIRECTIONS
Supplies for Trim-a-Tree Christmas Game:
4 Mini Christmas Trees (we used felt Christmas Tree Hats)
Your volunteers will love how easy this game is to setup and play! Simply place each tree hat on top of a plastic cone and line them up as shown in our photo.
This a a fantastic last minute Christmas Carnival Game as it is easy to set up and takes up a good sized area (like a parking space) to play. This is one of those carnival games that looks like it would be simple for everyone to win, each tree gets harder to hoop.
When lining up your trees, they should be about 1 1/2 - 2 feet in between each tree to make the game sufficiently difficult and to allow room for the hula hoops to land.
How to Play the Trim-a-Tree Carnival Game:
Players are given 4 small hula hoops in hopes of hooping each tree once!
This game allows two main ways to reward your prizes - you pick the best for your carnival!
#1. Total Number of Trees "Trimmed":
You can give a prize that coordinates to each Tree that is "hooped" or you can give prizes based on the number of Trees "hooped"
0 - 1 Trees Hooped = Consolation Prize
#2. Each Tree Coordinates to a Prize:
With this prize method, you will need 4 buckets or containers to place 1 prize that coordinates with each tree hooped.
Of course, you will be passing out lots of prizes, so make sure the first two buckets that coordinate with the closest trees should have inexpensive prizes like a small piece of candy or cheap toy.
Tree number 3 can have a medium prize and the fourth tree will have the top prize, possibly a small stuffed animal as we have found in every case, the stuffed animals prizes are a favorite!
Additional Hints & Tips:
This a a fantastic last minute Christmas Carnival Game as it is easy to set up and takes up a good sized area (like a parking space) to play. This is one of those carnival games that looks like it would be simple for everyone to win, each tree gets harder to hoop!
Note: For younger children, you may wish to give them 1 extra ring for tossing to help them have a chance to win at this game too!
If you are short on time and need this game ASAP, feel free to use Mini Trees (For Example, Mini Potted Rosemary Christmas Trees from the grocery store) and small hula hoops to play the game. When the carnival is over, you can give out the mini trees to volunteers or put al lthe names of the top winners in a bucket and draw out 4 folks to take home the mini trees!