This free printable Christmas scavenger hunt activity bundle is a simple way to get festive with the family this season. Print once, and use it four different ways for hours of holiday fun!
To all the tired moms out there (I’m raising my hand with you!), repeat after me:
Making Christmas memorable does NOT have to be complicated.
I’m all about low-prep activities that help families connect and make memories during the holidays. That’s why I created today’s free printable activity pack. (That and I wanted another excuse to use all the fun Christmas graphics I used for Christmas BINGO and Christmas sudoku).
The best part about this super-simple activity pack is that you can print the Christmas scavenger hunt activity pack once and then use it for several different activities. I love being efficient!
Ready to play?
4 ways to play with this Christmas scavenger hunt for kids
- Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt. Go on a drive to look for Christmas decorations/lights. Blast your favorite Christmas music as you drive around, and see how many items you can cross off the list! Choose the longer list for older kids, or the shorter one for kiddos with a shorter attention span.
- Around-the-house Scavenger Hunt. Cut out the picture cards and hide them around your house. Give your kids the scavenger hunt list and have them mark off each picture as they find it.
Note: If you want to turn this into a sneaky learning activity, I’ve included a version of the scavenger hunt list that has blank lines so kids can write the name of the picture as they find it.
- Christmas Matching Game. Print two copies of the picture cards, cut them out (on card stock so the pictures don’t show through from the back) and place them face down on a table in a grid pattern. Take turns flipping over cards and trying to find the matching pictures!
- Charades. Put the picture cards in a bowl. Split into teams and take turns trying to act out the words on the cards. This is especially fun if you’ve already done some of the other activities and the kids are already familiar with the words on the cards.
Note: There is a longer list for older kids that has 16 items, or a shorter list for younger kids that shortens the list to 12 items. Use whichever version works best for your family!
Merry Christmas, everyone!