Get off the electronics and solve a few challenging riddles! This printable teen scavenger hunt requires brain power and fun sleuthing skills. Teenagers can solve the clues to find a prize! It can be used at a birthday party, sleepover or as a fun activity (just because)! Get ready to see some serious teamwork from the tweens ( that’s off the online game system!)
I love a good scavenger hunt. There’s just something so exciting about reading the clues, running around, and racing against the clock or someone else. Let’s just say that friendly competition is something that I thoroughly enjoy.
In addition to me,
a middle aged mom, teens love to have fun too. And guess what?! Fun can occur off the phone and off the game system. Toss the electronics and enjoy a good ‘ole at home treasure hunt.
We’ve put together an epic scavenger hunt filled with fun riddles for teens. The good part about a printable scavenger hunt like this one is that it’s all done and ready for you. You don’t have to stress out thinking about challenging scavenger hunt clues. You don’t have to be a a mission to think of something clever to write that rhymes. We’ve done the hard work for you!
This fun activity for teens is as simple as downloading, printing, and letting the scavenger hunt games begin!
May the odds forever be in your favor!
What are the rules of a scavenger hunt?
Oh! You want rules and some guidance. Sorry, I thought for a second I was dealing with teenagers. Really, the great thing about a teen scavenger hunt is that you can have a basis for the rules, but they’re more than likely going to make some up on their own! The biggest thing to remember is that some printable cards and clues basically tell them what to look for – and that is the only rule that there is…. look for the next clue card until you get to the end.
If you have a lot of teens participating, it might be wise to create some basic ground rules like “no running in the house!” I might add in a few personal rules like “get along” and “don’t wreck mom’s house.” You can split the game up some, like player one finds the first clue, player two the second, etc. so everyone gets a chance to participate.
Other than those simple rules, the game is self-lead… let the games begin!
Printable Teen Scavenger Hunt Clues
The fun part about these clues is that they’re made just for teens! Have them work their brains and try to figure out where the next clue is hidden – and don’t give them any help (or at least for a while.) The hunt comes with answers to the riddles too (in case you find your are stumped as well.)
The more teens that are playing, the funnier it gets. This is because sometimes, more pots in the kitchen make that space too crowded. Who will have the right idea about where the next clue is? You’ll have to sit back and relax and watch to find out.
You don’t need a huge list of items for supplies to do this printable activity for teens! I’ve made it easy as possible to print instantly and go!
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer paper or cardstock paper (my favorite set)
- Laminator (optional – I love this one)
- Teen Scavenger Hunt Printable Cards
Where are good places to hide scavenger hunt clues?
In our printable scavenger hunt, we have listed all the locations. Some great places for clue hiding are:
- In a mailbox
- In a utensil drawer
- Under the bed
- In the washing machine
- In the refrigerator
- On the stairs
- In the microwave
And those are just a few options. Use the clues to be your guide to uncover all 25 of the hidden treasure hunt locations.
How can this scavenger hunt be used?
Use this scavenger hunt for a holiday or special occasion. If hosting a family birthday, each clue might have a new birthday present to unwrap. This could quickly become a family tradition. Save this particular hunt for your tween. Use an outdoor treasure hunt, indoor scavenger hunt, or even a scavenger hunt birthday party for the other members to find their presents during the rest of the year.
Other great times for a scavenger hunt include…
- Teen birthday party (find the party favors)
- Uncover a surprise family vacation
- Find all the laundry you’ve been begging them to put away
- Building problem solving skills
- Create a fun memory with siblings
- Explore a new house
- Just because
Are these hard scavenger hunt clues?
Yes and no. These are challenging scavenger hunt riddles for teens. They are not meant for younger kids. Initially they will be hard scavenger hunt clues, however once your children get the hang of solving these rhyming riddles, they likely will get into a rhythm of guessing quickly. If you have a group of younger kids, pair them with older kids.
Want a variation with a harder modern twist? One fun way to add a bit of an additional challenge is to test the scavenger hunt yourself. See how long it takes you in your dwelling and then challenge the players with a time limit (less than what it took you.) Set a timer. On your mark, get set, go! Racing against the clock adds a bit of excitement.
What are some of the scavenger hunt riddles for teens?
Need a little sneak peek? Here are just a few of the riddles for teens clues that you’ll find on these printable cards.
I’m not a selfie but I do show faces. Find me in a bathroom and a few other places.
I get bigger when I eat a fibrous treat, but die weakter with a drink that makes me obsolete.
Until you get your license to drive a car, my gears are your best means of traveling far.
Super cute, right? These clues for a scavenger hunt are written in riddle form and are challenging for teens but not too hard. The clues give them just enough of an idea to use their critical thinking skills and then figure the rest of the teen riddle out.
Where can I get an at home scavenger hunt for teens?
This Teen Scavenger Hunt printable set is found in our Frugal Coupon Living shop or Etsy Store.
What makes this teenage scavenger hunt set apart from the rest? It isn’t a scavenger hunt list you check with clues. It’s a series of clue cards that behave like trivia. Brain power is needed.
This scavenger hunt includes the clues and answers – if at any time you get stumped. If there are answers that do not fit your home (for example, you do not have a bicycle, leave that clue out of the treasure hunt. It won’t shorten the length as there are a lot of clues for many items found in your home.
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What’s included in these printable scavenger hunt riddles for teens?
- 25 Challenging Scavenger Hunt Riddles for Teens PDF Instant Download
- Scavenger Hunt Riddles Answer Key
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More Printable Scavenger Hunts
Scavenger hunts are so much fun! Once you do one, you’ll want to have some more ready to go. Here are some great printable scavenger hunts that anyone can do!
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See all of our fun scavenger hunt ideas including holiday scavenger hunts. Use them for holiday parties and celebrations.
- Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt
- Christmas Scavenger Hunt
- New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt
- Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt
- St. Patrick’s Scavenger Hunt
- Easter Scavenger Hunt
- July 4th Scavenger Hunt
- Back to School Scavenger Hunt
- Halloween Scavenger Hunt
- Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
- Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
- Indoor Scavenger Hunt
- Baby Shower Scavenger Hunt
- Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt
- Grocery Scavenger Hunt
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