Neighborhood Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Ages: 5 - 11

Gender: Male and/or Female

Take your Christmas spirit to the max with this festive and fun holiday scavenger hunt! This is a great addition to your Christmas Song Games. This hunt works well for a neighborhood—homes will already be decorated, and neighbors will be receptive to carolers and company! Try to target a few homes in your neighborhood with senior citizens, especially if the holidays are a lonely time. People from this age group will understand the scavenger concept, and enjoy carolers and holiday fun the most!

Ideal timing & location:The weeks leading up to Christmas are perfect for this activity, and your home neighborhood is an ideal location.

Ages:Appropriate for all ages, most fun for kids over 4 and groups. Since some tasks require visiting neighbors, be sure an adult or responsible older teen is paired with each younger child.

Advanced prep:

Choose your items and print up the lists on holiday paper. Plant any items if you have teams heading to specific locations.

  • Print a list for each team
  • Get a Christmas gift bag or pillowcase for each player or team
  • Make or buy Christmas cupcakes to share with the group when the hunt is done
  • Make or buy Christmas cookies for Clue #6, pack in small tins or festive bags.

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Just before the hunt:

Make hot chocolate

If you live in a cold climate, make sure all participants are dressed for the weather.

Ready, Set, Go:

  • Create teams, making sure they are evenly distributed across multiple ages and skill levels.
  • Explain the ground rules and any safety rules/boundaries to the teams.
  • Set a time limit for completion
  • Pass out the lists, and watch the fun!

To win:

The winning team will:

  • Have gathered each item on the list
  • Completed each task
  • Correctly answered clues 5 and 9

Clue Answer key:

Clue 5: Clement C. Moore

Clue 9: Mistletoe

Clue 11: something sparkly, like lights or sequined ornaments

Scavenger Hunt Clues

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