If you’re a fan of candy canes, you’ll love this candy cane hunt! This easy-at-home game will be snow much fun for your family to play this winter!
Candy Cane Hunt
Get your holiday on by going on a candy cane hunt. The best part about this game is it’s easy and affordable!
If you love affordable games, be sure to check out this How to Play a Game with Christmas Bows that we played parents verse kids last Christmas! It is snow much fun!!
Have you ever played a game with candy canes before?
Let’s get started!
What is a Candy Cane Hunt Game?
The elves hid all of Santa’s candy canes, and the North Pole needs your help to find them all for Santa!
Depending on where you are from, you may use real candy canes, but we played this in our backyard. Unfortunately, we had to change it up a bit due to the frozen ground.
But you could also choose to play this indoor instead of outdoor.
Christmas Games for Kids and Adults
To make this Christmas candy cane hunt, you will need to arrange the candy canes throughout the yard or indoor playspace.
Next, (optional) add one minute to the timer and say GO! This will make it a Minute to Win It Candy Cane Game.
Each player will pick up as many candy canes (or green candy canes for a grinch candy cane hunt) as possible before the clock hits zero!
The participant with the most amount of candy canes collected for Santa wins!
Players will wait with excitement to line up for their turn. Play again and again.
Tip: Add a special sticker or wrap gold ribbon around some of the candy canes and let the kids redeem the special candy canes for prizes.
Best Places to Hide Candy Canes
- Small Trees
- Hanging Plants
- Behind Lawn Ornaments
There are so many things that I love about candy canes. I love how bright the red and white colors look together. I love how it’s a happy Christmas treat that children and adults love!
Plus, it’s a traditional symbol for a holiday tradition to put on your tree!
It’s a sweet, sugary, tasty peppermint dessert that is colorful and the perfect object for this fun activity for Christmastime!
Please brighten our Christmas and share this family fun idea! It would make our day! Thank you!
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