The Best Christmas Treasure Hunt For Kids – Free Printable

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These printable scavenger hunt for Christmas clues are the perfect way to start the festivities this year.

Simply print out the Christmas scavenger hunt clues, and hide them throughout your house.

Then let your loved ones follow the clues to a gift or surprise at the end! Scavenger hunts should not just be for the Easter Bunny, why not enjoy this at Christmas time too.

I mean who wouldn’t love a Christmas present scavenger hunt from Santa or the Elf on the Shelf?

Free scavenger hunt for Christmas for the whole family. Free download

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Christmas Treasure Hunt Clues

These 12 scavenger hunt clues are all inspired by the most popular Christmas songs. So as you or your kids are reading them out I hope you have a little sing-song too!!

If you prefer to buy a scavenger hunt though these two are the best Christmas ones we have seen:

Christmas Scavenger Hunt Game (Amazon Exclusive)

Scavenger Hunt Game – Includes 220 Cards with Holiday-Themed Objects Found both Inside and Outside the Home

Christmas Scavenger Hunt Clues

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If you’re simply looking to set up a scavenger hunt with riddles, there really isn’t much you’ll need.

  • Printable Christmas scavenger Hunt clues (get them at the bottom of this post)
  • Scissors
  • Pen and paper (to remember where you put the clues!!)
  • Gift for the end of the scavenger hunt

How to set up the Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Setting up the gift scavenger hunt is easy. Just follow the instructions below for a quick setup!

  1. Print out the scavenger hunt clues (get the free printables below), I recommend printing on cardstock (this is the card stock we use) to make the cards a bit more durable, and then you can keep them for years to come. Although they work just as well on paper.
  2. Cut out the clues. I purposely didn’t number them so you can do what is best for your house.
  3. Get a sheet of paper and answer the clues from the 12 scavenger hunt clues. Then organize it in such a way that the clues are all in different rooms. Write the number on the back of each clue so when you are hiding the clues you don’t get confused.
  4. Hide all of the clues, and remember to put a gift or a treat after the last clue.
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As you can see the Christmas treasure hunt clues are super cute and simple

How the Kids Christmas Treasure Hunt Works

Christmas treasure hunt clues

Now that the scavenger hunt clues have been set up, completing the scavenger hunt is even easier!

Simply give the first treasure hunt clue card to the children and let them follow the clues to the end.

If you are doing this with multiple children, there are two fun ways you can do it:

  • Split them into teams, and the first team goes but makes sure once the clues have been read they put them back where they found them. (It is always best to check afterwards though) And you time to see which team completed it first.
  • All the kids go around together and they take it in turns to work out where the next clue is.

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and then click on the shrink to fit button. With all of our printables, they work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

If you enjoyed this Christmas scavenger hunt, why not have a look at other Christmas treasure hunts clues here.

These are the other free scavenger hunt printables we have created:

If you have older children what about these escape room puzzle ideas!

Last Updated on 27 April 2022 by homeschoolof1

16 Comments

  1. As others noted, there is no link even after subscribing to print the scavenger hunt clues. Disappointing and frustrating.

    1. Hi

      In the email you have been given a password to enter the subscriber’s page: https://www.homeschoolof1.com/subscribers-free-resources/ on this page, under the image there is the text for you to download the printable. Christmas-treasure-hunt is what is written under the image for this printable. If you click on the words it will immediately download. If you have any further problems please email me 🙂

      1. Good Morning,

        Happy Christmas to you and your family.
        I’m desperately trying to download the Christmas Treasure Hunt and getting nowhere. I am looking to use it today. Please kindly assist

        Many thanks. Philippa

      2. Hey Philippa, I am so sorry for the delay but we were away for a few days. Did you manage to download it? If not please email me at [email protected] or hit reply on my email and I will get back to you today.

  2. Hi – I also subscribed and cannot find how to download the Christmas treasure hunt printable. It just keeps circling back to main page. I entered password but can’t seem to find where to download.
    Thanks.

    1. Hey, Heather please click on the link under the image on the subscribers page and it will instantly download. Please email me if you have any further questions and I will be happy to help. [email protected]

  3. I can;t find the christmas scavenger hunt, I subscribed to your newsletter. Thank you

    I can’t find the download for the christmas scavenger hunt, I subscribed to your newsletter.

    1. Hi Angela I am sorry about this, can you please check your spam folder? Occasionally my emails land in there. When you find it you will see a password to access the subscriber’s free resources page. When on that page you will see all of our free printables that you can instantly download. Under each image, there is a text (Christmas-Treasure-Hunt) which is what you need to click on to start the download. If you are still having issues please email me.

  4. I subscribed but I didn’t receive an email or download button for the scavenger hunt printable. Could you help?

    1. Hi Amanda, can you please check your spam folder? Occasionally my emails land in there. When you find it you will see a password to access the subscriber’s free resources page. When on that page you will see all of our free printables that you can instantly download. Under each image, there is a text (Christmas-Treasure-Hunt) which is what you need to click on to start the download. If you are still having issues please email me.

    1. Hey Tammy, you need to subscribe above. You will be instantly sent an email (please allow 5 minutes and check your junk folder) with a password to enter the subscriber’s page. You will then be able to download ALL of our free printables including this one.

      1. I subscribed and also can’t find the download button anywhere. I entered password- clicked on link and it circled me back to original page asking me to subscribe again.

      2. Ok, I know what the problem is, if you go back to the subscriber’s page with the password, and find the printable you want. Don’t click on the image but click on the text under it, it will say Christmas-treasure-hunt. If you click on that it will download immediately. If it still doesn’t work please email me,

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