20 Christmas Party Scavenger Hunt Questions

If you’d like to plan a fun game for adults this festive season, here’s a great Christmas party scavenger hunt idea.

It’s a great ‘Getting To Know You‘ activity that’s perfect for using with friends, at an office Christmas party or as a festive team building game.

It also includes a free printable list of 20 questions for you to use – keep reading to get your copy.

Here’s how to play it:

Resources

  • Questions list (see below)
  • Pens

Preparation

None needed.

Teams

This is a game played individually, although it still works well as a team building scavenger hunt as players have a chance to get to know each other better by asking all the questions.

Instructions

Give each person a copy of the questions and a pen. Explain that their task is to go around the room and try to find different people who can answer ‘Yes’ to each of the questions.

When they find someone, they should write their name down in the right-hand column (both first and last name) and then find someone else who can answer ‘Yes’ to a different question.

Players aren’t allowed to write down their own name on their sheet.

Set a time limit that everyone needs to be completed by, then send them off hunting for people!

Points

There are a few different ways that points can be earned and lost – make sure that these are all explained to players before you start:

  • Players earn one point for each question that they’re able to match against someone else in the room
  • The first person to match up people for all 20 questions earns two bonus points
  • Subtract one point each time a person’s name appears twice or more on the same list – this is to encourage players to speak to as many different people at the Christmas party as possible

The person with the highest score once all these points have been taken into account is the winner.

Scavenger Hunt Questions

Here’s the list of 20 different questions that people will have to ask each other.

Beneath this list is a link for a free printable sheet containing these same questions – please feel free to print as many copies as you need when organizing this Christmas party game.

  1. Were you at least 1 week overdue when you were born?
  2. Do you have an older sister?
  3. Have you ever been on TV?
  4. Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
  5. Have you had at least 10 different jobs?
  6. Can you speak at least two other languages?
  7. Have you visited at least 15 different countries?
  8. Do you own a purple car?
  9. Have you ever gone bungee jumping?
  10. Do you have a Z in your middle name?
  11. Are you allergic to dogs?
  12. Do you have more than 10 keys with you?
  13. Can you play the piano?
  14. Do you have on socks that don’t match?
  15. Have you run a marathon?
  16. Did you not pass your driving test the first time?
  17. Do you have green eyes?
  18. Do you own at least 5 pets?
  19. Do you have a photo of your partner in your wallet?
  20. Have you never watched Star Wars?

Printable Christmas Party Scavenger Hunt Questions

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Math Scavenger Hunt Questions

If you want to plan an activity that makes math even more fun, here’s a set of math scavenger hunt questions you can use.

This idea could be used in the classroom at school if you’re a math teacher or at home with your own kids if they’re home-schooled (or even if they’re not!)

It also includes a free printable worksheet for you to use – keep reading to get your copy.

Here’s how to plan this math scavenger hunt:

Resources

  • List of questions (see below)
  • Pens
  • Can of soup (if using the worksheet)

Preparation

If you’re going to be doing this activity at home and will be using the sums we’ve provided, there’s no preparation needed.

If you’re going to be playing this at school or want to choose a different location and/or item to use, you’ll need to create your own set of scavenger hunt questions.

Instructions

Give your kids a copy of the worksheet and pen. Explain that there’s an item they need to find, but they’ll have to answer some sums in order to find it.

First of all, they should calculate the answers to all the sums – not using a calculator – and write the answers in the answer column.

Once they’ve done that, they need to convert the numbers into letters. A = 1, B = 2, etc, so they should write down the letters in the letter column.

These letters will then spell out two sets of words – the first set states where the item is hidden and the second set states the item they’re looking for.

Difficulty Level

For older kids, rearrange the order of the sums for each word. This will therefore add an anagram element to the game, increasing the difficulty level.

Math Scavenger Hunt Questions

Here’s a list of questions you can use for this game. As you can see below, the location will be ‘Kitchen Cupboard’ and the item they’ll need to find is ‘Can Of Soup’.

Beneath this list is a link for a worksheet containing these same sums – please feel free to print as many copies as you need based on how many kids you’re organizing this for.

Where To Look

  • K: 48 ÷ 3 – 6 + 1 = 11
  • I: 6 x 4 ÷ 3 + 1 = 9
  • T: (80 – 20) ÷ 4 – 2 + 7 = 20
  • C: Cube root of 27 = 3
  • H: 3 x 9 x 2 x 0 + 8 = 8
  • E: (17 – 2) ÷ 5 + 2 = 5
  • N: 1 x 7 x 3 – 7 = 14
  • C: (17 + 21 + 13) ÷ 17 = 3
  • U: 2 x 4 x 2 + 5 = 21
  • P: 44 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 = 16
  • B: (23 – 5) ÷ 3 – 4 = 2
  • O: 9 – 2 + 4 – 1 + 5 = 15
  • A: 16 ÷ 4 x 2 – 7 = 1
  • R: 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 – 3 – 2 – 1 = 18
  • D: 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 ÷ 30 = 4

What To Look For

  • C: 42 ÷ 7 ÷ 2 = 3
  • A: 16 – 12 + 5 – 8 + 7 – 3 – 4 = 1
  • N: Square root of 196 = 14
  • O: 1 x 2 x 3 x 2 x 1 + 3 = 15
  • F: 14 – 3 – 2 – 1 – 4 + 2 = 6
  • S: 3 x 7 x 3 ÷ 9 + 12 = 19
  • O: (1 + 2) x 3 + 6 = 15
  • U: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 = 21
  • P: (7 + 3 – 1 + 2 – 3) x 2 = 16

Printable Math Scavenger Hunt Questions

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