Get ready to make a jolly addition to the holidays with learning how to make a candy cane scavenger hunt!
Hunting for hidden candy canes in the library, in the house, or at school is just what kid’s need for holiday fun this season.
Candy Cane Hunt for Kids
Going on a candy cane hunt and finding hidden canyon canes is such a highlight for the whole family!
What You Need : CANDY CANES!!
The cool part for you is you stumbled onto the right post! We give you several name options to use as well as a free printable! Score! 🙂
For example, some of our favorite names for a Candy Cane Hunt are the following!
Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt Names
- Christmas Scavenger Hunt for Candy Canes
- Going on a Candy Cane Hunt
- Holiday Scavenger Hunt
- Hunt for Candy Canes
- Candy Cane Chase
We had a reader host a Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt for adults each adult held a flashlight and looked for hidden candy canes in the dark. It sounded like a lot of fun!
Another fun idea to take it a step further is to host it for kids and have them put their favorite Christmas PJs on and give each of them a flashlight and a Santa hat.
It would be cute and the kids would highly enjoy that festivity I’m sure!
Since we know your a fan of candy canes (we are too) we thought we would share a fun way to play our game!
In fact, hid them around your home, indoor, or outdoor it’s a fun little idea with inspiration from the North Pole.
Get ready to participate in this year’s Candy Cane Hunt!
If you go outside be sure to dress warm! Decemberrrr is so cold!
Sneakiest Hiding Places
Teams: You are welcome to choose to work as a team, in pairs, or as an individual. It will depend on how many students or players that will be joining in on the fun.
The Test: Set an allowed amount of Candy Canes in hidden areas all over the backyard (or space where the activity will be held).
With lots of candy canes spread out in the backyard or at the park the players will need to find them.
For example, they could be put in trees, bushes, and places you won’t expect!
The kids will love searching and the boy or girl that find the most cane canes could win a special prize!
If you are playing inside the home perhaps the following places would work for fun hiding spots.
- Cereal Box
- Couch cushion
If you are playing in a doctor’s office, dentist office, or classroom? Perhaps one of these choices may help!
- Christmas Decorations
Free Printable Candy Canes
With many choices for what you use for the candy cane itself to scatter around. You could make gigantic candy canes like the picture below.
All you would need for the above is cardboard, pasteboard, and red duct tape!
Find inflatable giant candy cane decor that you could also use here!
You could place them on the back of a shirt like featured on Get Your Holiday On.
You could use candy canes from the store and place them in the hidden areas.
Lastly, you could use our free printable and cut out the candy canes out and place them around your home or business too.
Click below for your Free Printable
In fact, you could take it a step further and instead of the players just looking for candy canes and spotting them. You could make the hunt for different levels of ages.
For example, perhaps making clues to find the candy canes if the places are tricky to find.
Another way, if you want to make it even hard is make coded clues. Therefore, the kids will have to figure out the clue and then find the candy cane.
We hope you enjoyed these ideas! Have fun hosting and inviting your crew to your next holiday hunt!