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A Christmas scavenger hunt is always a fun activity to add to any family time or group event. These use Scripture and the Christmas story from the Bible to keep our focus on the true meaning of Christmas - Jesus!
Seeking and finding is spoken of often in the Scriptures. Here are just a few which can be used to introduce your scavenger hunt:
All that's needed for this Bible Christmas scavenger hunt is a Bible, pencil & Bible verses below.
Look up each Bible verse to find a word common in the Christmas story. Find the matching first letter from the box below as a hint for the words you’re looking for. Each will be used once, but there is one extra that will be left. Ready, set, go!
F A S M S G C I M I G W B M S
This Christmas scavenger hunt also uses Bible verses from the Christmas story, but is more of an on the go activity. Participants are to either gather an item for each or take a photo.
Look up each Bible verse to find a word from the Christmas story which will fit in the blank, then seek and find an item to represent that. (Collect or take a photo of items.)
Seeking and finding should be an integral part of our faith journey as we seek to know God better. Use Matthew 7:7 as a "jump-off" verse for this activity -
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."
Ready, set, go!
1. Luke 2:8 A S________________
2. Luke 2:7 A piece of C______________________
3. Matthew 2:10. A S____________________
4. Matthew 2:11 G _________________
5. Luke 1:38 An A___________________
6. Matthew 2:11 Something that is G_____________
7. Matthew 2:11 A G____________________ (not the same as above answer!)
8. Luke 1:52 Something you would want when you are H_______________
9. Luke 2:4 A H_________________________
10. Matthew 1:18 A C_____________________
11. Luke 2:12 A S____________________
12. Matthew 1:24 Someone S_______________________
For younger children, especially those who cannot read yet, prepare a Christmas Tree photo Bible scavenger hunt!
Take a photo of various ornaments on your Christmas tree for children to find. Try to include those which can be connected to the true meaning of Christmas and share Scripture for each such as:
Revelation 22:13 "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
Isaiah 40:28 "The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth"
Romans 5:8 "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Hebrews 9:12 "He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining[a] eternal redemption."
Matthew 2:1-2 "After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
Add others for fun and share the stories behind the ornaments; then share the true story behind the celebration of Christmas!
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