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Start a new Christmas tradition this year. These Christmas scavenger hunt ideas are the perfect place to start! Indoor and outdoor ideas for the family.
A few years ago, I added something new to our traditional Christmas activities. I made a set of Christmas scavenger hunt pages for us to use when we went to look at lights on Christmas Eve.
We always put new Christmas pajamas on, make some hot chocolate, and then go look at Christmas lights.
Now, we like to print out the scavenger hunt pages before we go. We even hop out of the car to take a few selfies along the way.
If you’d like to add this tradition to your holiday activities, check out all of the ideas I’ve found. We may try something new this year!
Christmas Scavenger Hunt Ideas
Christmas scavenger hunts are a blast! This set has three different hunts to choose from. One has picture clues, while the other two are meant to be read.
Kids can get antsy waiting to open gifts on Christmas morning. Surprise them with a fun Christmas Eve scavenger hunt.
Whip up a super simple batch of holiday treats and hot chocolate, and head out for a Christmas lights scavenger hunt. This game board has pictures so even your littlest ones can participate.
This Christmas scavenger hunt printable is perfect for a cold December day. Print it out, and hide the cards around the house for a fun scavenger hunt matching game.
This Christmas light scavenger hunt includes pictures and words. With 12 items to hunt for, your kids will race to be the first to find everything.
I love the idea of making hot chocolate and going for a Christmas scavenger hunt walk after Thanksgiving dinner. What a great way to kick of the holidays!
These Christmas scavenger hunt bingo boards are perfect for preschoolers. They’re full of images instead of words so there is no reading required.
Turn a night in into a night of fun with a Christmas flashlight scavenger hunt for kids! It’s super simple to set up, and your kids will love it.
This Christmas scavenger hunt combines the holidays and family fun in one festive activity the whole family can enjoy.
How about a fun indoor Christmas light scavenger hunt that doubles as a festive Christmas craft for preschoolers!
These Christmas scavenger hunt clue cards are blank so you can personalize them.
While they were originally designed for a Barbie-themed Christmas party, these Christmas gift scavenger hunt cards are perfect for an indoor scavenger hunt with your little ones.
Don’t just hunt for Christmas lights, this Christmas decoration scavenger hunt has kids looking for inflatable holiday decor!
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT Christmas
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Christmas. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Bear Stays Up for Christmas – Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Meet the Herdmans—they lie, cheat, and love to give clonks on the head. They are, without a doubt, the worst kids in the history of the world. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.
Christmas in the Big Woods – Christmas has come to the Big Woods of Wisconsin! Laura and her family are excited to celebrate. When Laura’s cousins, aunt, and uncle arrive, they spend their time together eating sweets, playing in the snow, and reading. Their holiday celebrations are full of simple joys.
Dear Santa Letters
As you begin to think about your upcoming Christmas activities, be sure to provide your preschoolers with a chance to write a letter to Santa! These “Dear Santa” letter templates are perfect for kids of all ages.
There are six templates to choose from. Some have drawing space while others are fill-in-the-blank. All are sure to spark excitement for an upcoming visit from Santa!
Click the image below, add your email address, and then check your inbox for the download link.