Give Your Christmas Morning an Extra Dose of Excitement with a Santa Gift Scavenger Hunt!
Christmas mornings are a magical time, and what better way to make them unforgettable than with a Santa Gift Scavenger Hunt? Even as your children start questioning the existence of Santa, you can reignite their belief and create a unique experience. Last year, I collaborated with Santa himself to orchestrate a thrilling adventure for my kids. In this blog post, I’ll share the details of our Santa Gift Scavenger Hunt and provide step-by-step instructions so you can recreate the magic for your own family!
Our Santa Gift Scavenger Hunt Adventure:
Santa and I teamed up last year to make Christmas morning extra special. I asked Santa not to bring unnecessary junk and to bring cash instead. To make sure his elves didn’t end up in trouble, I provided a stack of $1 bills. He agreed, and our adventure began!
What You’ll Need:
- Small gift boxes (one for each child)
- String or ribbon for gift box tags
- Paper for printing clues and tags (downloadable below)
- Small envelopes for each clue (you can use the gift boxes as well)
- Tape or glue to attach clues to envelopes
- Cardboard box (for the Money Scavenger Hunt)
- $1 bills (for the Money Scavenger Hunt)
- Special wrapping paper to make the gifts look like they’re from Santa
Let the Santa Gift Scavenger Hunt Begin:
To kickstart the hunt, Santa left beautifully wrapped small boxes under the tree, each adorned with personalized tags from Santa. These boxes instantly piqued my kids’ curiosity and set the stage for the adventure.
I wish I had more pictures to share with you of the box but I was almost 9 months pregnant and it was before I started this blog! I will be sure to get good pictures this year 🙂
I’ve created a blank tag you can download and handwrite each child’s name on for that personalized touch.
What’s Inside the Box:
In each box, Santa placed a note that read:
“A special present is yours to find, Jump up now! Move your behind! Yes, it’s the truth, don’t think I’m a liar, To find your first clue, go to the ____ (dryer).”
Santa also included a dollar in each box, so there was a dollar in every clue box.
and we even had a melt down! He was not happy he didn’t find the first clue.
Next, Santa placed each clue in an envelope, hidden around the house based on the answers to the clues. The first clue (answer: dryer) that’s in the box started the scavenger hunt, and it followed the clues below:
“When you’re feeling less than fresh, There’s just one place to go… To wash and get all squeaky clean, And scrub between each toe. (Shower)”
“This box outside is mostly filled with things That rarely bring you glee, Like bills and junk and other stuff You’d rather never see. (Mailbox)”
“This hunt I hope your lovin’ Now find your next clue… It’s right in the ____ (Oven).”
“The head of the house retires here To get some peace and rest. Of all the rooms within the home, The master’s room is best. (Parent’s Room)”
“When couples are well-organized, They park the car in here. But otherwise, it’s full of junk, And not one inch is clear. (Garage)”
These clues are provided in Word format, so you can edit them as needed. You’ll also find tags for the clue envelopes, which Santa can print out and tape or glue to each envelope.
Now, this is where the $1 bills come into play. Santa placed 100 of them in each box for the older kids. The little one wanted a pirate ship, but Santa still included $25 so he wouldn’t feel left out.
Santa took a cardboard box, cut the top off, placed 100 $1 bills inside, and wrapped it in special wrapping paper. On the top, where the box was cut open, he put a sign that read “Punch here.” He then placed these boxes in the garage, and the kids found them after reading the last clue.
They punched open their boxes and were incredibly excited. We all had a blast, and it truly made for a fun Christmas morning. In fact, my daughter said, “I hope Santa does the money scavenger hunt again.”
Are you ready to embark on your own Santa Gift Scavenger Hunt? Follow the simple instructions provided in this post, and get ready for a Christmas morning filled with adventure, laughter, and treasured memories. Unwrap the magic and create a holiday tradition that will be cherished for years to come!