SO. MUCH. FUN.
I loved it so much I shared it at a few speaking engagements that year and everyone went bananas for it! It’s become quite popular (there are even versions out there on the Internet for bridal and baby showers), but if you haven’t heard of it and you happen to be in charge of a party’s gift exchange, this is the perfect game for you!
Someone reads the story below. Every time the word RIGHT is read, everybody passes his/her gift to the right. Every time the word LEFT is read, everybody passes his/her gift to the left. When the word ACROSS is read, pass the gift to the person across from you. The gift each person is holding when the story ends is the gift he/she keeps.
Even if you aren’t going to a party with a gift exchange, why not wrap up a few candy bars as the gifts and play this game around the dinner table tonight??
Your Happy Homes will love it!
Christmas With the Right Family
Christmas was almost here and Mother RIGHT was in the kitchen finishing the Christmas baking as Sue RIGHT was ACROSS the room decorating cookies.
Father RIGHT and Billy RIGHT returned from their last minute Christmas errands ACROSS town at the mall.
“There’s not much LEFT to be done,” said Father RIGHT as he walked ACROSS the kitchen to eat one of Sue’s cookies.
“Did you leave the basket of food at the church ACROSS town with A CROSS on top?” asked Mother RIGHT.
“I LEFT it RIGHT where you told me to,” said Father RIGHT.
Bill RIGHT walked ACROSS the room to get a cookie too, “I’m glad my shopping is done,” he said, “I don’t have any money LEFT.”
“And pretty soon there won’t be any cookies LEFT!” Sue said laughing.
The hall telephone rang and Sue RIGHT LEFT to answer it.
She rushed back and told the family, “Aunt Tillie RIGHT LEFT a package for us RIGHT on Grandma RIGHT’s porch! I’ll go over there RIGHT now and get it!” she said and LEFT in a rush to go ACROSS the street to Grandma RIGHT’s house.
Father RIGHT LEFT the kitchen and brought in the Christmas tree and set it up ACROSS from the fireplace.
By the time Sue RIGHT had returned, Mother RIGHT, Father RIGHT and Billy RIGHT were trimming the tree.
The entire RIGHT family sang Christmas carols while they decorated. Then they hung A CROSS on the top branch.
They LEFT all the presents under the tree and went ACROSS the room to admire the twinkling lights.
As they drifted off to sleep that night, the RIGHT family hoped that they had selected all the RIGHT presents for their family.
Now I hope you have the RIGHT present for yourself, because that’s all that is LEFT of our story!
Except to wish you a Merry Christmas… isn’t that RIGHT??
You can click HERE for a printable version of this great game.
Happy Christmas With the Right Family-ing! :-)
*I also found a version of the Left/Right Game that uses the Christmas story from the Bible! It’s quite amazing and a fun way to read the story of Jesus’ birth with your Happy Homes! Check it out HERE!