When I think of Christmas I picture the colored lights, smell the tangy scent of gingerbread, and hear my kids belting out Feliz Navidad at the top of their lungs. As noisy as that might be, I wouldn’t want my holiday memories any different.
To my family Christmas is a time when our family comes together and shares our love for one another. What a perfect way to spend time together then by going on a Christmas scavenger hunt!! The Free Christmas Scavenger Hunt is ready for you to share whenever your kids are headed into the holiday spirit.
Learning About Preschool Scavenger Hunts:
printable CHRISTMAS SCAVENGER HUNT
CHILDREN CRAVE AND NEED TO GET OUTSIDE EACH DAY TO DEVELOP GROSS AND FINE MOTOR SKILLS. OUTSIDE TIME ALSO HELPS DEVELOP SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING WITH PEERS. THIS THEMED KIDS SCAVENGER HUNT ACTUALLY OFFERS A LOT OF LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR KIDS.
Outdoor activities, like scavenger and treasure hunts, are highly recommended and provide an interactive way for kids to practice important problem solving and observation skills from a very young age.
I love this Christmas scavenger hunt game because it can be adapted for different learning styles and English language learners.
In addition, there is a page included with words and space for kids to draw their own items when found: Hot cocoa, sleigh, candy cane, star, ornament, gift, tree, milk and cookies, lights, and peppermint.
You could use the Christmas scavenger hunt ideas outdoors or in, and you could use it to kick-off the unit, to culminate, or somewhere in between! For a Christmas party or for early risers on Christmas morning. It really doesn’t matter!
Your students will love this scavenger hunt list regardless of how you choose to implement it in your unit. There are many thought-provoking questions you might ask before/during/after this fun Christmas activity for kids:
- What other holidays are celebrated instead of Christmas?
- Why do you think candy canes are red and white? What other colors could they be?
- What do you think the perfect gift would be for your friend?
- What animals do you think might live in a pine tree?
What Can Preschoolers Learn From a Printable Outdoor Scavenger Hunt?
themed SCavenger hunt
TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS LEARN IMPORTANT SKILLS WHEN THEY ENGAGE WITH SCAVENGER HUNTS, CLUES, AND SEARCHING FOR ITEMS.
Why Are Free Printable Scavenger Hunts for Kids Valuable?
Aside from the fact that kids will run wild whenever given the opportunity, hunting for objects develops important skills.
How To Use This Easy Christmas Themed Activity for Kids
How to Use the Activity
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- Choose whether you want color or black-and-white printables.
- Print and you are ready.
Using the Free Scavenger Hunt Ideas Outside
Group your students accordingly.
Decide whether you want them to cross off the items when they find them, or draw a picture.
Set a time limit, or provide an additional activity for groups to do as they complete the scavenger hunt.
Adapt to Indoor
If weather isn’t on your side, adapt the hunt for indoors by hiding as many of the items as you can in the classroom or common area, if possible.
If you have technology available that allows students to take pictures, you can require them to snap a photo of each item before they check it off the list.
Our Favorite Christmas Books:
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Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
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Grumpy Monkey Oh, No! ChristmasHow to Catch a Gingerbread ManLittle Blue Truck’s ChristmasThe Jolly Christmas PostmanMadeline’s ChristmasPete the Cat’s 12 Groovy Days of ChristmasThe Giving Snowman: A Children’s Bedtime Story about GratitudeThe Nativity Story for Toddlers and Kids: The Christmas Book with Simplified Classic Bible Jesus’ Birth Story and Cute, Large Pictures (Christian Stories for Children)Don’t Push the Button! A Christmas Adventure: An Interactive Holiday Book For ToddlersHumphreys First ChristmasConstruction Site on Christmas Night: (Christmas Book for Kids, Children’s Book, Holiday Picture Book) (Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site)Jan Brett’s The NutcrackerPolar Express 30th Anniversary EditionThe Best Christmas Pageant Ever (The Herdmans series Book 1)The Littlest Reindeer (Littlest Series)