Are you looking for something fun and different to do with your kids this Christmas Season? Why not challenge them to a Christmas Treasure Hunt with clues, puzzles, riddles, and of course TREASURE!
This printable Christmas game comes in a ready-to-print download, all you have to do is hide the clues and watch the fun begin. This is the perfect activity to entertain the kids and do a little something different this Holiday season, it would also work great for a special classroom or youth group activity!
This game can be played cooperatively or players can race against each other. Once a player solves one clue it will provide the clue to where to find the next. Best part is you can play this game anywhere because it's special design allows you to choose the hiding places!
Each team starts out with a Clue Master sheet and the starter clue.
Each of the clues (see clue samples below) has a numerical answer. When players figure out the answer they look up that number on their Clue Master ( shown on right) and they search in the location written next to that number.
When you set up the hunt you will fill out the Clue Master with whatever locations you want to use as hiding spots, and fill in the rest of the spots with decoy locations.
So if the players believe the answer to a clue is (for example) the number 4, players will look on their Clue Master and go to whatever spot is written in spot number 4 to look for their next clue. If they are correct they will find the next clue there, if they are wrong they will be lead to a decoy location where they will find a Try Again card.
This continues until they have solved all Eleven clues. The last clue will lead to the treasure. You can make the treasure whatever you like. We have also included a VICTORY card with this hunt.
Each of the clues in this hunt are different, and requires a different way to solve. Once players solve the clue they will look up the answer (which is always a number) on their Clue Master. The location written next to the correct answer is the place they will find their next clue.
NOTE: Average Clue size measures 7.5' x 5' and prints two per page
The first clue players must determine how many of the Christmas icons are in all four boxes - the answer is four. You will only find four of the images show up in all four of the boxes.
This second sample clue shown above uses the Christmas Decoder (included)
Players must find which symbols are used in the word CHRISTMAS and color them in. When all the correct symbols are colored in the number 45 will be revealed. Players then look on their Clue Master to see which location is listed at number 45. This is where they will find their next clue.
The second one players which of the square blocks is NOT part of the larger image. In the second clue shown players use the decoder skull to place over each colored outline which will reveal letters through the skull eyes. When all the letters are put together it spells out the next clue location number. They will look for that number on there Clue Master sheet and the location written next to it is the place they will find there next clue.
WHO CAN PLAY THE CHRISTMAS TREASURE HUNT?
This Christmas Treasure hunt is perfect for kids 8 and up (but still fun for younger teens) younger kids can often play it with a bit of guidance. We also have an Editable Christmas Treasure Hunt where the clues are a bit easier you might want to check out.
HOW MANY PLAYERS CAN PLAY THIS GAME?
This printable treasure hunt can be played by one child or a whole group of children. If you have more than five players you may want to consider trying the competitive version where players are divided into teams to compete to see who can get to the end first.
IS THE CHRISTMAS TREASURE HUNT PLAYED COOPERATIVELY, OR IS IT A COMPETITIVE GAME?
It can be either! You can have players work together to solve the clues and find the treasure or you can divide them into teams to play against each other. If you want to play a competitive version the you will need to print out two sets of clues (or more depending on how many teams you have) and print out a separate Clue Master sheet for each team. Then simply change the hiding locations for each team. So for example, though the answer might be 4, each team will have a different location listed under number 4 so that they are not all going to the same place at the same time.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE GAME?
That depends on how long it takes the players to solve and find the clues, on average this takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour. It also depends on how hard and far apart you hide the clues.
WHERE CAN THIS TREASURE HUNT BE PLAYED?
ANYWHERE! Because you decide where the hiding locations are you can play this game anywhere. In the house, in the yard, at church, in the classroom. As long as there is enough space for it to be fun then it can be done.
Your Kids Christmas Treasure Hunt Game includes the following:
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