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Outdoor and indoor Christmas scavenger hunt

Christmas is one of our favourite times of year – we love the lights, the presents, and the festivity. Today we are sharing a Christmas Scavenger hunt with you, to help keep the kids busy on their walks through their neighbourhoods this year. The focus for this Christmas scavenger hunt is the lights that you can see on the walk, alongside some of the other decorations that people put out during these festive times.

Outdoor and Indoor Christmas Scavenger Hunt

How to take part in the Lights Christmas Scavenger hunt

The printable that we have given is complete with checklist for you, as you can see…

Christmas Scavenger Hunt

We have loads of different items for the kids to look out for on their travels including:

  • Santa,
  • Candy cane,
  • Wreath on the door,
  • Stocking,
  • Snowman,
  • Carolers,
  • Elf,
  • Snowflake,
  • Angel,
  • Peace sign,
  • Rudolph,
  • Toy soldier,
  • Grinch,
  • Nutcraker,
  • Teddy bear
  • Reindeer on the roof,
  • Poinsettia
  • Christmas train,
  • Polar bear,
  • Sleigh,
  • Snow globe,
  • House with red lights,
  • House with blue lights,
  • Mrs Claus,
  • Gingerbread man,
  • Giant present,
  • Joy Sign,
  • Dancing lights,
  • Puppy, and
  • House with gold lights.

There is such a lot to spot for them – so print it out and away you go.

How to do this Christmas scavenger hunt at home

Christmas Scavenger Hunt at Home

If you are stuck at home (and we know that some of you are), then why not set up this scavenger hunt indoors! All you need to do is click on the links in the above, and we have managed to find a picture for you for each of these items. They aren’t lights BUT you can print them out, and hide them in your homes for the kids to seek out. We’ve managed to find simple pictures for you for all the options above to adapt the scavenger hunt for indoors…

Isn’t this a lovely idea for a bit of Christmas Scavenger hunt fun, without getting quite so cold! Make sure you make note of where you put the pictures for the kids, and you can give them instructions as to how close they are particularly for the younger children by saying they are “hot” or “cold” with the objects you are looking for.

It is also a good idea to sometimes split them into sets of six, so that they aren’t trying to find too much all at once!

To download the free scavenger hunt checklist click on the circular image below.

Christmas Scavenger Hunt Outside

To get your images for the indoor scavenger hunt, then click on the image below:

We hope you like this Christmas activity, part of the fun for the kids and you is matching the images to the items within the scavenger hunt. If you do have any problems with anything in the article, or on the site generally, don’t forget to drop up a line on Facebook or Twitter. You can also fill out the contact us form on the site too.

If you do, check out some of these other printable Christmas ideas for you as well.

Christmas Printables on KiddyCharts

More fantastic Christmas printables for you all to download on KiddyCharts. Make Christmas a little more magical for the kids.

We even have some more Christmas scavenger hunt clue cards for you too. There are lots of other ideas as well out there too:

Christmas Printables from the Web

Some more ideas for Christmas Printable fun from the internet. Why not nip off my site and check them out? But DO come back afterwards!

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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