This printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt is the perfect addition to a Christmas bucket list, Christmas party, classroom holiday party, or just as a fun activity during winter break! Children will familiarize themselves with Christmas vocabulary while putting on their detective hats.
Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt
It’s time for the Christmas parties, classroom holiday parties, and trying to find activities to keep your little one entertained during winter break! This Christmas scavenger hunt is the perfect non-edible holiday treat! It can be done both inside and out, so the wiggles will come out!
Children will identify Christmas-themed objects and cross them off.
It’s perfect for Christmas mornings at home, too!
Check out our Bingo Christmas for another fun activity for the family!
How does a scavenger hunt help with holiday fun?
There are a variety of different objects that are typically associated with Christmas. Each has its own characteristics, and some have sounds. This scavenger hunt can help children identify each of these characteristics and the names of each Christmas object.
If you want to use the black and white copy then you can extend the activity by having your children color it in.
We love scavenger hunts in my house and I think one of the great reasons why is that they can be used by a wide variety of ages. They are also great for practicing teamwork where an older child and a younger child can search for the hunt items together.
Speaking of a great scavenger hunt, be sure to check out my Human Scavenger Hunt Questions as well! This is another simple scavenger hunt for kids.
While you may have the scavenger hunt, thanks to this printable activity, don’t forget to have your Christmas scavenger hunt prize ideas ready.
This is literally an activity that the whole family can join in. It’s a fun game and a great Christmas treasure hunt. When it comes to family fun, this free printable indoor and outdoor Christmas scavenger hunt needs to be at the top of your fun farm activities to do! Great for kids of all ages!
Can I use the scavenger hunt for a classroom setting?
Are you a teacher that is looking for an engaging Christmas activity? Then YES! It can be used in a classroom setting, Christmas parties, etc.
It’s a simple download, and the class will surely have fun looking for the Christmas scavenger hunt clues!
How to Prepare the Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Preparing the scavenger hunt is super easy. You just need to print the page. This resource comes in both color and black and white and is one page each.
For the classroom, one option is to laminate and use dry-erase markers. Then you have it prepped for future years.
Children can use any writing utensil that they would like.
Once the objects are found, they can be checked off.
How does a scavenger hunt work?
Once the clues are given and the list is shown, it’s time for the kids to go around and find the items. It’s really as easy as that.
You can have the kids bring the items to you or take a picture and show you that they found them.
If you want to set a time limit, that’s totally up to you. You can use your cell phone to keep track of the time or even use music as a prompt to get them to move faster.
Once they hear that ding or song on the phone, it’s time for them to pick up the pace to look for their next clue! This is so much fun for the holiday spirit!
These basic tips can be used for any winter scavenger hunt or even virtual scavenger hunts as well. That way, if there is a winner, you can have a starting and end point for it to happen.
Christmas Scavenger Hunt Game Includes:
The following are the items that you’ll find in this printable scavenger hunt game. Have fun seeing if they can find them all – or if you need your help!
- Christmas Tree
- Christmas Lights
- Candy Cane
- Santa Hat
- Christmas Ornament
- Christmas Card
- Snow Globe
Scavenger hunts can be fun as a team effort, too.
Pair this activity with other Christmas-themed activities. Or after they’ve been sitting quietly watching my recommended Christmas Movies for Kids.
You can use the vocabulary words to come up with Christmas riddles or get in the mood to decorate cookies, or make a gingerbread house or two!
They can even be creative and add some more holiday items to the scavenger hunt as well, like a sleigh, reindeer, elves, or even Rudolph!
For this type of hunt, it should maybe be about 20-30 minutes. Since it’s geared toward younger children, it’s not as detailed or long. The hunters won’t take quite as long with this one, but others may be longer! It all just depends on when they find the first clue and picture to move on to the next.
You can hide the clues anywhere. Since this one is about using clues that are already around the house or classroom, it’s fast and easy to do!
They’re going to learn about independent thinking if they’re doing it on their own. If you do this holiday scavenger hunt in the classroom, it’s a great way to work on teamwork and teambuilding skills, too.
Don’t forget to check out my Christmas Printable Activity Packet for Kids too.
Grab The Free Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Holiday scavenger hunts are so much fun for the holiday season! If you want to use this for home use, it’s perfect for the entire family to search for the list of items, too!
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