This Back to School treasure hunt at home is so much fun. You can turn school supply shopping into something unique and fun with these school-themed rhyming riddles for kids. This Back to School Scavenger Hunt includes 20 clues that send the kids on an at-home treasure hunt looking for their school supplies. The end of summer can be hard. Get excited about the return to school!
Doesn’t anyone love the smell of a brand-new box of crayons?! Back to school is such a fun season as it is but when you add in a fun activity like these Back to School Scavenger Hunt Riddles, it takes the task of gathering school supplies to a whole other level! Having a scavenger hunt for kids is always a good idea and with this one being back-to-school themed, you know it’s going to be a great time starting off the holiday season!
Kids love fun ideas created out of boring occasions – like back to school supply shopping for a new school year. Create a new back to school tradition with this memorable idea for the kids.
How do you make a scavenger hunt for kids at home?
It’s actually really simple to make an at-home scavenger hunt for kids. Using common places like the front yard, bedroom, and utensil drawer, your kids will go on an adventure through the home seeking clue after clue with rhyming riddles to guide them.
A kids’ scavenger hunt for back to school can have a small treasure with each found clue or a jackpot of treasures at the end of the hunt. If using a small gift with each new location, make sure your kids have a basket, bag, or even a backpack to help them collect their back to school supplies.
What things do I need for school?
Back to school basics include a few school supplies you can find at your local stores. Many of these items are the same year after year, no matter what your age or grade.
Number 2 pencils
Older kids might need things like graphing paper and graphic calculators. Add to the list of items needs for your particular grade level, school, or classroom teacher.
Scavenger Hunt for Back to School
Once you have all of your child’s school supplies, add one school supply item to each clue for up to 20 items. Have fewer items, use fewer clues, or split up packaging like pencils, highlighters and/or markers. The best thing about the kids school supply scavenger hunt, is you adapt it to your situation. Pick the order. Pick the clue. Number them. Hide them with a school supply. Done.
Send your kids on an at home treasure hunt adventure!
What kinds of rhyming riddles are part of this scavenger hunt for Kids?
While I can’t give you ALL the riddles, below is just a short and sweet sampling of what you’ll find with this fun Back to School printable.
Back to School Riddle #1
You’re doing great, on this school treasure hunt,
the next one is found on the grass out front.
Back to School Riddle #2
New school supplies are really quite neat.
You will find your next clue, in a place where we sit down to eat.
Back to School Riddle #3
A clock can tell time, a pencil can write.
What utensil do you use, to take a really big bite?
… and of course many more!
The easy school scavenger hunt includes twenty rhyming riddles. Use the entire set of clues or skip the ones that don’t fit your dwelling. Collect all the classroom supplies in a cute school supply treasure hunt for the return to the classroom.
The best thing about this Kids Scavenger Hunt is you can adapt it to your space. Don’t have a grill, skip that school riddle!
Can this scavenger hunt be used at school?
No, this scavenger hunt is ideal for at home. it is not a school scavenger hunt. Instead of classroom scavenger hunts, try our playground scavenger hunt to get to know your new recess environment. It will be their favorite place anyways! You can use the playground treasure hunt in the same way. With a little creativity, hide fun school supplies around the schoolyard playground and find them as you go.
What are scavenger hunt prizes?
This school scavenger hunt’s prizes are school supplies. If your child might find the collection of back-to-school items boring, then add a few additions.
Creative ways to step up this school treasure hunt are adding a few special scavenger hunt prizes like…
- Cute paper clips
- A favorite book
- A new lunch box
- Fun snacks for school
- Fun markers
- Decorative clipboard
Make it your own scavenger hunt with fun ideas that fit your child.
School Supply Scavenger Hunt Printable
Ready to find those school supplies? You need your set of school riddles. Download and print the beginning of the school year scavenger hunt printable. It’s a great activity to awaken that sleepy academic summer and let those problem-solving skills get to work.
You also can choose the order of treasure hunt clues. To set up the treasure hunt, number the clues on the back. That will help you arrange your clues in order when prepping the back to school activities for the kids. Keep the first clue to get started.
As we know, the end of summer can be hard. Download this fun way to look forward to the first day of school with a great scavenger hunt pre-game.
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More Fun Back-to-School Ideas
Back to school is a fun tradition for both kids and parents. While starting a new grade level and meeting a new teacher and friend can be a bit intimidating, it’s possible to make a back to school tradition fun with a few school games, back to school routines, and activities for kids.
Need more Back to School fun? Check out these Free Back to School Printables. Fun activities, school games, lunchbox notes, photo props, and teacher gifts that you can print at no cost! Pin to Pinterest.
Were you looking for a school scavenger hunt? Getting to know a new school or the classroom is fun, but a playground scavenger hunt is quite epic. Team up before the first-day bell or gift to the classroom teacher for the kids to use. Scared kindergartners might like it for a kindergarten playdate before they start the new year. Print the picture scavenger hunt list and let toddlers, kindergartners, or younger students navigate their way around the premises. Pin to Pinterest.
A new school might mean a new neighborhood. Get to know your surroundings with a fun neighborhood scavenger hunt. This can be used for older and younger kids as it comes with a cute checklist for the walk. Pin to Pinterest.
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Last Updated on February 23, 2023 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living