Montessori-Inspired Christmas Scavenger Hunt

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I love preparing Christmas activities for kids, and I have lots of Montessori-inspired Christmas activities to share. Today, I had fun preparing a Montessori-inspired Christmas Scavenger Hunt.

Montessori-Inspired Christmas Scavenger Hunt

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There are a number of ways to do a Montessori-inspired Christmas scavenger hunt. Montessori Mischief has a great idea, and Montessori MOMents has another great idea.

For this scavenger hunt, I used the Safari Ltd. Christmas TOOB and the free Christmas Pack from 3 Dinosau.urs. The Safari Ltd. Christmas TOOB has 8 miniatures that can be used as ornaments or as objects for alphabet boxes. The Christmas Pack from 3 Dinosaurs has pictures and handwriting cards that coordinate with 7 of the 8 miniatures in the Christmas TOOB.

This could be a scavenger hunt for a number of different levels. Toddlers could simply take a card with a picture and look for the matching objects. Children who are working with sandpaper letters could take a picture card with traceable letters like the one in the basket in the photo. The child could trace the letter with a finger or with a marker. (Note: When preparing the activity, you could use a green marker to place a dot at each letter’s starting point.)

A child at another level could trace the word with a marker (like the Santa card in the photo). The printable pack even has blank cards so that advanced spellers could spell out the word. For advanced readers, you could use the blank cards to write a clue for the child to read to find the object (similar to Montessori sentence command cards).

You or another child could hide the objects around the room. Whatever the participating child’s level, he or she could find the object, trace the letter or word on the card on a clipboard, and find another object until all the the objects are found. Then the child could hide the objects for another child (in a class or in a home with siblings). The completed cards could be stapled together to make a simple booklet.

More Free Christmas Printables

My December Holiday Posts and Pinterest Boards (Updated 12/14) are my posts on Advent, Christmas, and other December Holidays:

Montessori-Inspired Christmas Language Activities (my monthly post at PreK + K Sharing, including links to featured free printables)
Activity of the Week – Montessori-Inspired Decorating the Christmas Tree Activity
Activity of the Week – Gift Wrapping Work
How to Use Godly Play at Home During Advent
December Family Activities
Turning Christmas Crafts into Montessori-Oriented Activities
Montessori-Inspired Christmas Activities
50+ December Family Activities
Montessori-Inspired Christmas Activities (2011)
Holiday Manners
How to Prepare a Special Kids’ Table for Holiday Gatherings
Homeschool Christmas
Montessori-Inspired Christmas Playdough Activities
40+ Christmas Countdown Activities
Montessori-Inspired Christmas Crafts
Montessori-Inspired Nativity Activities
Montessori-Inspired Hanukkah Activities
Christmas Around the World: Scotland.
40+ Christmas Sensory Tubs
Montessori-Inspired Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Montessori-Inspired Kids’ Gift Wrapping Activities
Hundreds of December Holiday Activities for Kids
Christmas Countdown Activities {with Lots of Free Printables}
Using Variations of Elf on the Shelf to Encourage Kindness
Montessori-Inspired Christmas Cards and Crafts
Montessori-Inspired Set-Ups for Christmas Playdough Activities
Christmas Gingerbread Man Fine-Motor Activity or Craft
Montessori-Inspired Christmas Craft – Painted Wooden Ornaments
Free Christmas Tree Printables and Montessori-Inspired Christmas Tree Activities
Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Activities – Israel (includes Hanukkah activities and free printables)
Using Kindness Elves to Encourage Kindness {Ideas and Free Printables}
Free Nutcracker Printables and Montessori-Inspired Nutcracker Activities
Montessori-Inspired Christmas Activities with Spielgaben {Free Printables}
20+ Christmas Phonics Activities, Free Christmas Songs and Rhymes for Circle Time
Baby or Toddler Handprint or Footprint Keepsake Ornament
Free Hanukkah Songs and Rhymes for Circle Time
Free Gingerbread Printables and Montessori-Inspired Gingerbread Activities
Free Kwanzaa Songs and Rhymes for Circle Time
Kids’ Christmas Activities Pinterest Board
Kids’ Non-Christian Religious Holiday Activities Pinterest Board

Montessori Moms Holiday Hop #2


Montessori Moms Holiday Hop

If you have a Montessori-inspired post of any kind, please link it up at Montessori Monday. If your Montessori-inspired post is holiday-related, you may link it up both here and at Montessori Monday. Both link-ups are open all week. The Montessori Moms Holiday Hop is open through December 24.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

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