Christmas Flashlight Scavenger Hunt

Christmas Flashlight Scavenger Hunt
Courtesy of Adam Riemer

Flashlight scavenger hunts are fun year round, but when you can tie in gifts, even things like Christmas Pajamas become fun to wear and fun to get or find as a surprise at the end of the hunt. Here is a fun holiday themed flashlight scavenger hunt for your kids this Christmas.

What you will need:

  • Colored bows (you’ll need sets of colors for multiple kids)
  • 1 flashlight per kid and 1 for yourself
  • Colored Markers
  • Pens
  • Paper

Colors and Clues Holiday Flashlight Scavenger Hunts.

This one will take a bit of creativity. The first thing to do is create a holiday themed answer for a bunch of clues. It could be singing a specific Christmas Carol, a tradition like leaving cookies out for Santa or something like what color is Rudolph’s nose. Then create a series of clues that use a color and a shape that resembles something within your house or outside that point to where the kids can find the clues to the riddle.

The color you use should be a clue to which room the object is in and the shape should be a clue about the object they are looking for. Green lines going up could be the yard and grass or pink roses could be wall paper in a specific room and a flower pot. You could try a blue rectangle if you have blue paint in a room and a large check or a bunch of boxes and a black shoe for a dark shoe closet with dress shoes in the hallway or a bedroom. The other option is to use colors and shapes to represent holiday decorations. If the wallpaper or paint in the room with the tree is yellow, draw a yellow pine tree, etc…

You’ll want to draw the images on the bottom of the bows. The kids will have to take the bows one at a time and figure out what the color and image mean and then go get the clues. The trick is that the house is completely dark and they need to use a flashlight to find it. If you want to help them, you can place a colored bow that matches the color of the drawing somewhere in the room so they know they are in the right place. At the end of the hunt, they will have to take their clues and whoever guesses the answer to the holiday riddle wins a prize.

 

 

 

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