Christmas Scavenger Hunt

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What can make the Christmas season even more festive? A Christmas Scavenger Hunt, of course! This free printable comes with both an indoor and outdoor scavenger hunt version. There are a total of 8 different Christmas scavenger hunt game cards, four for each version.

top image - Santa on table, bottom image - 8 red and green scavenger hunt game boards

This printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt comes with a version for inside play and and outside version. Each set contains four different Christmas scavenger hunt cards.

What Are the Rules for a Scavenger Hunt?

  1. You can establish any rules that you like.
    1. Consider the age of the people playing.
    2. Consider the location of where you’re playing.
  2. Establish the boundaries of the playing location.
  3. A scavenger hunt can be played by individuals or teams.
  4. You can have players verify they found the item by taking a photo of it.
  5. You can also require that a judge verify that the item qualifies in real time while the game is being played.
  6. If the playing area is large, you can assign a judge with each player or team.
  7. You can require that all items on the scavenger hunt card be found to win.
  8. You can choose to have the player with the most found items win.
  9. You can choose to have players find all items in a row, column or diagonally similar to the game bingo.
  10. You can establish that one an item is found by one player or team, then that item is out of play. This requires players or teams to find a second or third similar item.
  11. You can establish a time limit for the game or let it run until the requirements for winning are met.

When to Play a Christmas Scavenger Hunt Game

  1. At a school Christmas party
  2. At a church Christmas party
  3. At a Christmas fair or fund raising activity
  4. On a snow day during the Christmas season
  5. For the kids at an office Christmas party
  6. At a neighborhood party
  7. At a large family party
  8. On a long drive during the Christmas season
  9. On Christmas Eve to keep kids distracted and engaged
  10. On Christmas day to keep kids busy and active

Christmas Scavenger Hunt

How to Use this Christmas Scavenger Hut Printable

  • There are four game boards for indoor Christmas Scavenger Hunt play
  • There are four game boards for outdoor scavenger hunt play.
  • Each board is unique.
  • Give each individual or team playing, their own Christmas Scavenger Hunt game card.
  • Clearly establish the scavenger hunt game rules.
  • Play and have lots of Christmas fun.
printable Christmas scavenger hunt pages for indoors and outdoors

Get 20 different scavenger hunts in the Big Bundle of Scavenger Hunts, with a total of 80 different game board pages, that you can download immediately.

collage of brightly colored scavenger hunt game boards

Expert Tips for Printables

How do I access the free scavenger hunt?

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I’m worried about wasting printer ink – what can I do?

Most printers offer you the option to print in greyscale which is in black and white.

You can also look for the option to print in draft or economy mode. This usually means that the sheet is printed out with less ink. It still looks great and is a good way to print in color but use less ink.

How can I use the printable (what restrictions are there on use)?

You can print these pdf files as many times as you’d like for your personal or classroom use. Please do not share the file with family, friends or coworkers. Please do share the link to this post so they can access their own copy of the printable. All printables are copyrighted.

Additional Christmas Game and Activity Ideas

Be sure to pin for later so you can share these free Christmas Scavenger Hunt printable game cards with friends for find them when you need them for a party or get-together.

See all my most festive Christmas ideas, printables and recipes in the table below. You can scroll though the table and look for ideas or search for specific ideas with the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner (on desktop). Click on the topic and then click through the specific article.

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