Raejean Roberts loves to spend time with her family celebrating life! She's always looking for a way to turn an everyday event into a party. You can read more of her adventures on her personal blog Easy as PIE.

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Christmas Picture Search

We had so much fun with our Christmas Scavenger Hunt, we had another searching game.  This time we pulled out all the Christmas picture books and placed them in the middle of the living room floor.  We gave everyone a list of the items below and set the timer for 10 minutes.   Before I started the timer, I explained the rules: Write the title of the book that contained the picture of each item.  I originally wanted everyone to write the page number, but many of our Christmas books don’t have page numbers.

  • Manger
  • Christmas tree
  • Wreath
  • Candy Cane
  • Jingle bell
  • Santa
  • Stocking
  • Snowman
  • Elf
  • North pole
  • Christmas cookie
  • Caroler
  • Ornament
  • Christmas card
  • Ice skater
  • Train
  • Star
  • Gift
  • Candle
  • Reindeer
  • Bag of toys
  • Chimney
  • Christmas lights
  • Snowflake
  • Mittens
  • Angel

It was interesting to watch the different strategies.  One of my children just looked on the book covers; she actually tied for first place!  The rest of us tried to remember specific books.  There were also a few books that were worth looking at page by page for all the great pictures.

As we dove into our Christmas books, I kept hearing my children say “I love this book!”   Some of our favorites are The Christmas Blizzard by Helen Ketteman; The Bear Santa Claus Forgot by Diana Kimpton; The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg; and Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood.  What Christmas books does your family read every year?

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