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Free Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt

This free printable Christmas scavenger hunt is a great way to keep your kids entertained this holiday season. It includes eight simple to solve clues which make it perfect for an indoor game.

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One Christmas tradition that I am really looking forward to this year is the Elf on the Shelf. Personally, I don’t remember the Elf on the Shelf being around when I was younger. I believe it started once my brothers and I were already teenagers.

Anyway! I absolutely love the idea of moving the elf around at night, having him end up in silly situations and leaving notes for the kids in the morning.

Since this is the first year my kids will really understand the concept of the elf, I wanted to start it off strong!

After some brainstorming, I decided that I wanted to create a fun and simple Christmas themed scavenger hunt that the elf could set up. I thought that once my kids completed the scavenger hunt (with my husband and I’s help of course!), they could find a small stocking stuffer type gift to get them excited about the elf’s stay in our home this holiday season.

I wanted to create an indoor scavenger hunt so that no matter where you live or are spending the holidays, you could still enjoy the game. This Christmas scavenger hunt includes eight clues that lead to areas around your home.

With the exception of the first and last clue, all other clue cards can be placed in any order you would like. Simply leave a small gift in a closet, place the clues around your home and tell those kids to get hunting!

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Christmas Scavenger Hunt Clues and Answers

This is a scavenger hunt just for you. Look in the bathroom for you every first clue.
Answer: Bathroom

Rudolph’s nose is oh so bright. Your next clue is near where you switch on a light.
Answer: Near a light switch

Decorating the tree is so much fun. Your next clue is in the room where cooking is done.
Answer: Kitchen

When is snows outside you can build a snowman. To find your next clue, look beside a garbage can.
Answer: By a garbage can

Santa’s sleigh can fly through the air. Your next clue can be found under a chair.
Answer: Under a chair

Great job, you found the last clue. Now check the closet to find a surprise waiting for you.
Answer: Inside a closet

Free Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt for Kids

This scavenger hunt game is designed to print onto a standard 8.5×11 inch piece of paper or cardstock. Once printed, you can then cut along the lines to separate the eight scavenger hunt clue cards.

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Feel free to download and print as many copies of the Christmas scavenger hunt game as you would like. However, please do not edit or redistribute the files in any way. This game was created for personal or classroom use only.

Favorite Printable Supplies:

These are a few of my favorite supplies that I use for printable games and activities:

  • White Cardstock: For most projects, I recommend printing onto cardstock. It is much more durable than standard printer paper and often produces a higher quality print.
  • Crayons: A staple in any crafting household. Crayola is always the top notch choice!
  • Kid Friendly Safety Scissors: These are perfect for little kids learning how to use scissors. They cut paper but not fingers or hair!
  • Glue Sticks: These disappearing purple glue sticks are by far my favorite! I love buying them in bulk since we use them so often!
  • Lamination Machine: Laminating printables are a great way to make them last longer. If you are planning on laminating to make games reusable, be sure to get a bunch of dry erase markers as well.
  • Dry Erase Pockets: Dry erase pockets are a great alternative to using a lamination machine when wanting to make printable games and activities reusable.
  • Printer: A high quality printer is always recommended for the best results. If you are in need of a printer this Brother Wireless Printer is a great choice.

More free Christmas printable activities for kids below:

  • Free Printable Build Your Own Snowman Coloring Page:
    This free printable build your own snowman coloring page is a great activity for kids to work on during a cold winter day. Simply color in the pieces, cut them out and then glue them together to build your very own snowman!
  • Free Printable Christmas I Spy:
    Have fun searching for and counting these Christmas themed pictures in this great I spy game. Perfect for at home, in the classroom or at holiday parties, it is the perfect festive game that will keep the kids entertained!
  • Free Printable Christmas Word Search:
    This free printable word search game features plenty of Christmas themed words to find. Word searches are fun, relaxing and perfect to get you into the holiday spirit.
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