This fun free printable Christmas Hunt is a great way to add a little extra excitement to Christmas this year!
Print out the Christmas hunt cards, hide them around your house, and let the kids follow the clues to find a special Christmas gift!
For Christmas one year our kids got a trampoline! My husband and my Dad spent hours on Christmas Eve night building the darn thing, and when it was finally done I realised there was no way to wrap it, so there would be no present for the kids to unwrap on Christmas morning!
So at midnight on Christmas Eve I was busily making a Christmas hunt! I came up with lots of silly clues and hid them around the house, and the last clue was attached to end of a piece of string with the instruction to follow the string till they found their Christmas present! When the kids woke on Christmas morning they ran around following clues until they finally ended up in the backyard jumping on their new trampoline!
The kids loved the trampoline, but they really really loved the Christmas hunt! We’ve did a Christmas hunt a few times after that and, even now they are all older, they still talk about times they had to hunt for their gifts!
Doing a Christmas treasure hunt is a fun activity for Christmas morning, or for a family Christmas get together. You can have the hunt lead to Christmas presents, or to their Christmas stockings, or hide small treats with each clue along the way. It’s a great way to make a gift you can’t wrap extra special, and it’s a great way to make Christmas a little more magical for your kids this year.
Free Printable Christmas Hunt Cards
Our Christmas Hunt includes 12 clue cards with fun rhymes and riddles that will lead the kids from one clue to the next.
The clues lead to various locations all around the house such as the letterbox, the kitchen cupboard, the laundry basket and even the sock drawer!
Some clues are a pretty straight forward, but others are a little more tricky! You can hide the next clue somewhere easy to spot, which is perfect for little kids, or make it even more challenging for older kids by hiding the clues really well!
There are also 12 blank clue cards so you can write your own clues to suit your particular situation.
So if your last clue leads to a special gift you can write a clue that matches where you’ve hidden that gift. If you live somewhere with a summer Christmas like we do, you can add clues to send your kids outside. Or if you If you have family members staying for the holidays you could even hide a clue with each family member and get the kids to perform a fun task to get the clue!
There are so many fun ways you can use these Christmas hunt cards.
There are 12 cards with pre-written clues, and 12 blank cards. The blank cards are editable with adobe acrobat, just click on the blue squares and type in your own clues, then print. Or simply print them out blank (the blue editable fields won’t print) and write on them yourself.
There is also a page of answers to help you work out where to hide each clue.
This printable is an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open it. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
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Thanks so much for this and all your fab content. It’s been a life saver this year! Thank you. X
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