How to Play: Pass the Bows

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Pass the bow while holding hands. Credit: Getty Images

What you need: 12 Christmas bows.

How to play: Teams race to pass the bows from one end of the line to the other, but the tricky part is that they must pass them while holding hands. This is a tricky Christmas game that takes a lot of patience. Divide the group into teams of six to 10 people, and have the teams line up side by side, either sitting or standing next to each other. At one end of the line, place the six Christmas bows and at the other end, place a table or stool where they can place the bows. Now, using their left hands, have each player grab the right wrist of the person to their right.

The rules: When you say go, the teams must pass all the bows down to the one end and place them on the table or stool. Once all six bows make it there, players start passing them back to the front of the line.

How to win: The team to pass the six bows back and forth down the line first wins.

What else you need to know: If a bow falls, players must retrieve it while still being connected, and if the chain breaks, all the bows currently being passed must move back to the beginning of the line.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.