Update: Find a complete list of 46 clues and printable versions here.
The Christmas scavenger hunt has been a Christmas Eve tradition in my family for decades, and it ended with my brother and I getting to open one special present that evening. You can get the background and fun reasons why you should do a scavenger hunt here.
Now, the Christmas scavenger hunt is a popular tradition on this blog, with this being the third annual set of clues.
Here are this year's clues:
You can download the PDF file here: Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt Clues 2015
All three hunts stand on their own, and all end with a present under the Christmas tree. That is the only location in common. Other than the Christmas tree, no location in the house is repeated in any of the three hunts.
That helps keep the hunts new and different from year to year, but it also gives you the option of combining all three hunts together into one massive hunt with a total of 28 clues. If you're looking to keep the kids (or adults) busy, that ought to do the trick!
The beauty of the scavenger hunt is that it's easy to customize to suit your family.
In our house, we right click on the file, download and open it, print it, and then cut the clues out so you have strips of paper to hide in each location. (Pro tip: when hiding start at the last one and work backwards through the hunt.)
If you want to fill in the blanks to make it easier, go for it.
If you want to take out some additional words to make it harder, that's great too. (I'm all about them putting in a little effort!)
If you want, send the clues to those embarking on the hunt one at a time via text message.
Don't have that location or don't want them snooping in that spot? Just eliminate that clue.
And this doesn't have to be just for kids. Some of my favorite reader responses over the years have been from parents of adult children who have loved the scavenger hunt. If you try it out, let me know how it goes.
However you approach it, I wish very happy scavenger hunting and a very merry, magical Christmas!
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