This Christmas Scavenger Hunt is a fun way to spread some cheer in the classroom, daycare, a Christmas party or even at home! It’s a festive children’s game (adults are welcome to play too!) that can be played in groups or individually, and can be as competitive as you want it to be.
The printable comes with a list of 16 Christmas-themed items that are typical at Christmas time. There are also three blank lines so that you can add items that may be unique to your space. This is a great way to make the game harder – find a small, unique item that can be hidden really well. As the players start checking things off the list, it will eventually come down to that one item to see who can find it first!
I think most people know how scavenger hunts work, but here’s the rules of the game: Give each person or team a copy of the Christmas Scavenger Hunt. Set a time limit and then set the players free to look for all of the things on the list. As they find them, they check them off.
If you want to make it a bit more competitive, you can offer a prize to the person that completes the list first. This can be a simple Christmas treat, Christmas-themed book, stickers, or small basket of trinkets. Concerned with cheating? You can add a photo component by asking each player or team to take a photo of the item that they found!
If you’re a fan of scavenger hunts, I also have a Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt, a Halloween Scavenger Hunt, and a Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt!
Looking for more festive Halloween Games? Check out this printable Roll-a-Reindeer Children’s Game!
PRINTABLE CHRISTMAS GAME
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