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How to play the Holiday Sock Exchange Game

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A book and socks

Ever wonder How to play the Holiday Sock Exchange Game?
This post is sponsored by Disney Hyperion. All opinions are my own.

We've all been to an awkward White Elephant Party where you either get a gift you will never use or a gift that you are embarrassed to open in public. Gift exchange parties are a lot of fun though, and often bring a lot of laughs.

This year, for my daughters school class we are doing the Holiday Sock Exchange Game. At the holiday party, we are reading a different books with the kids and then playing a game. If you are like our family, you LOVE the popular Elephant & Piggie book series by Mo Willems.

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We read books from these series again and again. Elephant & Piggie have a new series called Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! in which they introduce readers to some of their favorite new books from other children’s book creators.

The newest book in the series is called It’s Shoe Time by Bryan Collier. This is a really fun book in the series all about shoes. Under every good pair of shoes is a fun pair of socks so we are excited to pair this book with our fun holiday game.

Book and Shoe

About the Book

Tie your laces. Zip your zippers. And tap your toes. It’s…SHOE TIME! This lyrical beginning-reader by multi award-winning artist Bryan Collier turns the closet on its heel and redefines what it means to be a pair. Beautifully rendered art paired with rich, rhyming dialog creates a powerful reading experience.

Other books in the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series:

A close up of a book bag sitting on top of a table
How to play the Holiday Sock Exchange Game

For a classroom party or a holiday party, each person needs to bring a wrapped pair of socks. They can be silly socks, holiday socks, striped socks, polka dots socks or any pair you like.

This is a fun game for kids because they learn to give, take turns and have fun. Click on each of the free printables below to print. Makes sure and print two copies of the numbers.

(One for the socks and one for the bowl)

Sock and Holiday

It’s Shoe Time! by Bryan Collier is a part of the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Series from Mo Willems and was released on November 7th, 2017. This fun book is recommended for ages 6-8. Make sure and visit the Official Website,  follow Disney-Hyperion on Twitter and check out Disney Books on Facebook and Instagram.


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