Santa's Great Adventure: A Choice Story Game

A choose your own adventure game in which you help Santa make choices while delivering presents

This is a Christmas choose your own adventure story game based on the Haunted House game someone made (I'll link in the inspired by).

Santa is getting ready to deliver presents on Christmas Eve. He must make choices throughout the night to make sure he delivers presents to each continent before sunrise.

I usually play as a whole class and have students vote for each choice by raising their hands and taking the majority. I start the class with 6 hours (you can do more or less to change the difficulty). If I remember correctly, there are about 11 opportunities to lose time if you play all the way through.

There are green arrows in the corner of most slides which will take you to the next part of the story. After you finish the first 4 pre-story scenarios, it will take you to the map screen. You can choose any of the houses (and the penguin for Antarctica) to start the storylines for each continent. There are transitions on some slides. You will usually know all of the transitions have played out when either "-1 hour" or "Time OK" appears and then it's okay to click the green arrow. If there is no green arrow, just click the slide like normal and it will take you to the next slide.

After each continent storyline, it will take you back to the map so you can play through each continent storyline in any order. If you get down to zero hours, click the red arrow on the map screen to go to the losing slide. If you get through every continent storyline without getting to zero hours, press the green arrow on the map screen to go to the winning slide.

Since I live in Nagasaki, I made the Asia storyline pass through Nagasaki, but feel free to change this to your area or delete it (but be careful not to mess with the slide order because it can affect the slide links).

I made this on Google Slides, so I apologize to anyone that this may inconvenience. Below is the link. You can save a copy to your own Drive if you want to make changes:

Below is the story document to follow along with out loud. Some of the grammar might be a bit hard and admittedly I just wrote some things to match my humor regardless of level. Usually I translate the harder stuff or my JTE helps. I also repeat things a lot and change to simpler language if they're struggling so feel free to adjust how you like.

I'm not the most skilled at creating PPT, so at times the formatting is pretty messy, but I was inspired by many of the talented people on here. I had a lot of fun making this and my kids enjoyed playing it. I hope more people can enjoy it too!!

Submitted by morebeans December 15, 2022 Estimated time: 30-50 mins
  1. Metapod December 15, 2022

    As someone who doesnt have access to powerpoint at his schools, all my activites are google docs/slides based. This is perfect and now i dont have to worry about the format being messed up when ppt activites change to google slides. THANK YOU!

  2. Jed222 December 16, 2022


  3. ArianneO December 16, 2022

    The elves suing for パワハラ was so funny! Thanks for this!

  4. kirbystar December 16, 2022

    This is so cute and well done thank you so much!

  5. GaeilgeAmee December 16, 2022

    "Mrs Claus considers divorce" was legitimately the funniest thing I have read all week thank you so much!

  6. MinamiCat December 16, 2022

    This looks like so much fun! I'm definitely going to do it with my kids next week! I was laughing so hard at these scenarios!! Great job making it!

  7. hall1428 December 16, 2022

    Thank you for this game that was humorous and fun for both me AND the students. I was especially grateful for the non-obnoxious images and that the game was kept simple. We had a blast! Please make more!

  8. robertsbp December 16, 2022

    This is so cute and funny!!! I hope I get a chance to use it!

  9. Chrissy0317 December 19, 2022

    absolutely LOVE THIS!

  10. crisxselda December 19, 2022

    I enjoyed this a lot! I can't wait to use this in class. Thank you for your hard work on this. 🙏

  11. Isa 2022 December 22, 2022

    Note: If anybody needs it as PPT. Go to "file" -"download" -pptx. That's it.

  12. dansdaman December 23, 2022

    I used this in all of my classes this week! The kids had so much fun and my JTE's all died laughing when Mrs. Clause thinks about divorce xD . Thank you for your hard work!

  13. Isa 2022 December 23, 2022

    PPT VERSION (little fixed)

  14. Lasha November 30, 2023

    Thank you so much! I will try it with my JHS 1st years! They also enjoyed the Haunted House version, so I'm sure they'll enjoy this one!

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