Looking for a super fun way to get older children and younger children up, active, and away from their screens? If the answer is yes, check out this Christmas Scavenger Hunt and get ready to start hiding some holiday treats for them to find!
Making the Christmas season fun for kids is a snap with this crazy scavenger hunt. It is designed to be played indoors so regardless of what is going on outside, the hunt will not be postponed.
This super fun and creative game will take some preparation on your end, but I have done the organizational scavenger hunt work for you! Carry on!
Here’s What you Need to Prepare for the Christmas Scavenger Hunt!
- download my free printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt pdf below
- get cardstock on which to print Christmas Scavenger Hunt Clues
- make copies of the Clues so the “Hunters” will know where to hunt
- make little treats or purchase little prizes to hide at each location
- provide a bag or sack to hold the goodies they find
You can decide which card will be your first clue and then the order of the next clues.
Do you have older children and need to turn it up a notch? Let kids figure out the last rhyming word of each line to learn the clues.
- Very Important Pro Tip: make yourself a master copy of your Christmas treasure hunt clues and what you hid, so you can help the participants if they get stuck!
Ready to Play Christmas Scavenger Hunt?
- Will you let the kiddos play in teams or individually?
- If they play in teams, help them assign roles: Clue Reader, Treasure Bag Holder, Treasure Grabber, etc.
- Let the teams or individuals know how many things they can take at each location.
- Will you give them a time limit? You’re the boss, so you get to decide!
Before you Head Out
Thank you for stopping by to check out my Christmas Scavenger Hunt Game today! I can’t wait to hear how much fun you all had, so please leave me a comment below. And, in case you need more games, I’ve dropped a few of those, too!
- Looking for a Christmas gift passing game? Here’s one called Left Right Passing Game.
- Anyone for Trivia? Try Christmas Movie Trivia to test your knowledge.
- Any lovers of the poem T’was the Night Before Christmas? Here’s a present passing game using the beloved poem and many more free printable Christmas games!
- Need an educational game for older kids to play at the school Christmas party? Try this!
- Here’s a quiet activity to use when it’s time to wind down, Christmas Coloring pages.
- Make the season memorable with a personalized letter from Santa.