Fun Winter Scattergories Game – Free Printable

Winter Scattergories is a fun game that everyone can enjoy! It’s the perfect activity for winter break.

Nothing brings family and friends together like a game. This season, instead of breaking out a classic board game, try something new with this winter-themed categories game.

This creative and interactive game is a great way to get the whole family involved and laughing with a bit of friendly competition.

Printable Scattergories game sheets on top of a winter background

Plus, you don’t need any fancy tools – just print out this free printable, grab a pen, and you’re ready to build some memories this winter.

From classrooms to homeschools, co-op classes, and family game night – you will have a blast playing this winter game. It’s one of our family’s favorite games to play together.

Winter Scattergories

This version is played similarly to the favorite board game, Scattergories. The objective is to quickly come up with creative and unique answers that match the given categories before time runs out.

There are a couple of key differences with this version.

  1. When brainstorming answers, remember to think seasonally. For instance, the item outdoor activity, your response should reflect something that is typically done during the colder months of the year.
  2. Forget about having to use a letter die for this printable – the initial letters are at the top of every column.
  3. Instead of using a physical product (board game), you’ll print off game sheets (digital download).

This fun, fast-paced game is perfect for all ages to enjoy. It’s one of the fun things to do on snow day with teens!

Keep reading to grab your instant download pdf file of this winter Scattergories game.

What are the Benefits of Playing Scattergories?

Scattergories is a classic game that not only offers endless entertainment but also provides educational benefits.

This fast-paced category game works to challenge the brain. It helps increase cognitive abilities and language skills, by forcing players to think of creative words related to the category given.

It sparks creative thinking as each person in the group will come up with wildly different answers.

Whether played casually or competitively, it’s a fun way to pass some time while challenging your skills and learning something new.

How to Play Winter Scattergories

This pdf includes four printable game cards, which include four rounds on each sheet. Every game has a list of 10 different Scattergories lists. They are all different themed lists.

Players race against the clock to come up with words that fit each category, using one letter to begin each one.

Every player needs their own answer sheets.

For this winter-themed game of scattergories version, you’ll use a letter found in the word on top of each page to begin your answers.

Use the same categories for each round, just change out the first letter. Words on the pages include SNOW, SLED, and COLD. There’s also a game with blank lines so you can add your own letters.

Set the timer for three minutes. Before the time limit, write down winter things that fit each category. Don’t forget that all of your answers need to start with the specific letter on top.

If you’re playing the game with SNOW on top, during the first round the answers to the different categories on the left should begins with the chosen letter S. That means for “something blue,” you could write down scarf.

Everyone should attempt to write down creative answers because if any match, they don’t count.

When time runs out, players should share what they’ve written. If anyone has duplicate answers, they need to cross them out. Each answer left earns one point and the highest total wins.

Image of pdf printable pages against a winter background

Game Resources

The first step to having a winter-y game night is getting all the materials necessary to play.

You’ll need:

  • A copy of Winter Scattergories for each person (digital files)
  • pencil or pen
  • timer

Once you have everything together, you’re ready to play.

With minimal supplies required to play, this game gives families with older kids a way to have fun together. It’s a great way to enjoy some creative indoor entertainment during these chilly months.

Winter-Themed Games

Here are some other fun games you can play this season.

Are you ready to play winter scattergories with your tweens and teens?

Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.
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