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Christmas Scavenger Hunt
with Scripture

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:

  • 1 Chronicles 16:11 - "Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually."
  • Jeremiah 29:13 - "And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart."
  • Psalm 27:8 - "When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You,“I shall seek Your face, Lord.”
  • Matthew 6:33 - "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided to you."

Christmas Scavenger Hunts

A Christmas Scavenger Hunt - Indoor

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

  • Micah 5:2
  • Isaiah 7:14
  • Psalm 23:1
  • Luke 2:1
  • Matthew 2:1
  • Psalm 91:11
  • Luke 2:12
  • Revelation 18:13
  • John 19:39
  • Luke 1:26
  • Exodus 37:6
  • James 1:17
  • Luke 10:34
  • Matthew 2:9

Free Christmas story scavenger hunt printable

Christmas Story BIble Scavenger Hunt

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_______________________

Both Christmas Scavenger Hunt printables - Here

Christmas gifts hunt

Christmas Scavenger Hunt 
for Younger kids

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:

  • a round or circular ornament - A circle has no beginning or end just like God and just like His love.

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" 

  • a red ornament - We think of red when we think of love.  God demonstrated His love by Jesus dying on the cross to shed His red blood for the forgiveness of our sin.

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."

  • a star - The star in the East pointed the wisemen to Jesus.  When we look at the stars we can remember to point to Jesus and worship Him.

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.”

  • an ornament with a word on it - In John 1 Jesus is called The Word.  Just like when letters come together to form a word and have meaning, Jesus gives meaning for life.  Truly He is the reason for the season and for everything!

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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