A beloved tradition in my family and for many Between Us Parents readers is the Christmas scavenger hunt. It’s a tradition started by my dad when my brother and I were little and it grew as we did. It’s a particularly fun activity for tweens and teens.
I have done it with my daughter and have been sharing our rhyming clues for many years now.
You can find more than 50 other schools from the prior six years of printable holiday scavenger hunts here.
Combine them for a longer expedition, or assign different clues to different kids or older family members. (Each hunt uses different locations around the home and all end under the Christmas tree.) There are lots of possibilities and you can be as creative as you like!
Here are this year’s Christmas scavenger hunt clues! You can download and print the clues or use the clues below to create your own. Answers to the rhymes can be found at the end of the post. Happy holidays and happy hunting!
Christmas Scavenger Hunt Clues
Your first clue is not obvious it is hidden beneath
That classic round decoration also known as a ______.
Around the Christmas tree all the fun people will be rocking
But you should go check where you hang your ________.
The elves work hard – all those presents are a lot to handle!
Light way to your goal when you look under a ______.
Scrooge is known for being cantankerous and saying “Bah humbug!”
Be merrier when searching under a cup for hot drinks, better known as a ___.
To Santa and Rudolph we give our greatest regards,
Find your next clue amid the regards folks sent your way by mail in the holiday _____.
The children were nestled in their beds, nice and snug
Your next stop is on the floor under the covering also known as a ___.
Dasher, Dancer, and the rest of the reindeer are seasoned pros, not rookies.
Now go look by where we keep the treats we’ll leave for Santa, not milk but the _______.
Speaking of reindeer, NORAD tracks them as they travel through the airspace,
Seek your next clue in that item you take when you travel – your ________.
“‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” is a tale told in verse
Your next clue can be found under your mom’s _____.
The wise men brought gold, frankincense and myrrh – points for creativity
You may see them and your next clue in the representation of Jesus’ birth, the ________.
You’ve looked high, you’ve looked low, on that we can agree,
Let’s wrap up this search – you’ll find what you seek under the Christmas ____.
Holiday Scavenger Hunt Answer Key
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