Solve these fun indoor scavenger hunt riddles for kids. If you are looking for some creative at home fun, use these 20 rhyming clue cards to find your prize. This indoor treasure hunt is perfect for snowy, hot or rainy days… or use anytime! Instantly print your indoor scavenger hunt digital download now.
Rainy days or summer heat slowing you down? Not anymore! Entertain the kids at home with a printable indoor scavenger hunt with clues. The kids will love it and you’ll have a great time helping guide them as they read each clue to solve the rhyming riddle.
Indoor Scavenger Hunt
Kids love scavenger hunts but not all scavenger hunts can be done without leaving the home. This one’s great indoors. It’s fast-paced, fun and only a little bit challenging. Kids get to discover a lot about their homes and utilize some teamwork as they race to solve clues and discover fun prizes.
How to Set Up a Kids Scavenger Hunt for Indoors
Scavenger hunts do not have to be challenging. If you have a printer, you can have your own treasure hunt with just the click of a print button. To get started, you’ll need to download you files and print them out on your color printer. To make the cards more sturdy, consider using cardstock if you have it on hand.
The next step is to prep for the scavenger hunt by cutting the clue cards apart, and deciding which cards you’ll use. You can just use the ones that work best for your home, use less to make the hunt easier for younger kids, or use all 20 to extend the fun. The printable set includes blank cards so you can custom the scavenger hunt for your family or occasion too!
Set out the clues in the order you want the kids to find them and keep the first clue to hand to the players when you explain the game. You’ll have the scavenger hunt list answer key, in case anyone gets stuck on a house clue.
Once you have everything ready, it’s time to start the fun!
How do you start a scavenger hunt?
Before you begin a scavenger hunt with clue cards, you need to hide each clue card. Do yourself a favor and write the number on the back of the card. You can also use the answer key we provided and keep the same order we already have. Once the cards are in order, hide them in the correct spots. If a clue card reads
“A clock can tell time, a pencil can write. What utensil do you use, to take a really big bite?.”
That means the next clue card should be hidden in the utensil drawer.
Practice the scavenger hunt so you can make sure you did not make mistakes when setting it up.
To start a scavenger hunt at home, keep your first clue card. You can read it aloud to your children or hand it over to your the players to read themselves. At this point, the players are on their own as they begin the challenge. You can be there for support if they are stumped on one of the fun riddles.
What are some good scavenger hunt clues?
Good scavenger hunt clues are just a tad bit challenging. That means to you they may seem like easy clues (or very obvious), but you want your child to scream out the answer as if they were so excited to quickly get the clue puzzles correct.
Example clues for an indoor scavenger hunt include…
You fill me up, then drain me when done. Adding lots of bubbles, always makes me more fun.
I have a round knob and also a lock. Visitors and salesman may give me a knock.
At this point, you might be tempted to stop. Keep going and look in the place at night you will plop.
All of these riddles are found inside our indoor scavenger hunt set.
What are some good scavenger hunt prizes?
While prizes are required, it certainly is fun to have a reward of some sort at the end of the scavenger hunt. It can be as simple as screen time tickets or a fun snack you make together.
Some kids scavenger hunt treasures include…
- Screen Time
- Treasure Chest with Chocolate Gold Coins
- Small Toys
- Incentive Coupons
- Gift Cards
You can hide a prize with each card or keep the big prize for the end of the treasure hunt with the last clue card.
What are some scavenger hunt variations?
If you are looking for some scavenger hunt ideas, try variations on how to play. One way to play is to have the kids work together in teams. This can be a lot of fun, especially if you make a rule that the first team to find all the clues, or the team with the most points at the end, wins a prize.
If you have younger children playing, you might want to consider having an adult or older kid help each team. This way everyone can join in on the fun, and no one feels left out.
Another variation is to have a time limit. This adds a bit of extra pressure and really gets the kids excited as they try to beat the clock.
If you want to play again, or use the same scavenger hunt clues for a different occasion, you can always mix up the order of the clues. This way, even if the kids remember where some of the clues were hidden, they’ll still have to search high and low to find them all as they have no idea what clue will be next.
Which every scavenger hunt idea you choose, have fun and make your day a great one!
Indoor Scavenger Hunt Printable
This creative indoor scavenger hunt PDF set comes with the clues you need for easy set up and uses standard items you’ll have around the house like shoes or toilet paper. So there’s no need to worry about having to run out and get supplies, you have everything you need to make a stay inside day into a super exciting day!
And because all you need is a printer to get started, you can set this indoor game up today, in just minutes. Here’s an example of what you can expect from this indoor scavenger hunt for kids.
What you get with purchase:
- 20 Indoor Scavenger Hunt Riddles for Kids PDF Instant Download
- Indoor Scavenger Hunt Riddles Answer Key
- Bonus: Scavenger Hunt Blank Clue Cards Template
Download and print these twenty rhyming riddles for kids, teens, or tweens today! Please note this is a non-editable set but we do include a blank scavenger hunt template if you wish to add your own clues.
Get the printable PDF now and get started on your indoor scavenger hunt today.
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More Scavenger Hunt Fun
Scavenger hunts can be used for toddlers, teens, adults, or kids of all ages. If you are looking for more scavenger hunt fun, take a look at these year-round scavenger hunt ideas. Also enjoy our fun selection of scavenger hunt ideas in the shop.
There are creative ways to bring the fun to your home. If home scavenger hunt riddles are more your thing, how about going on a Birthday Scavenger Hunt? With 20 rhyming riddles, your child can race around the home until they find their final treasure. It’s a fun way for your tween to get their gifts. You can have a present with each clue or all the presents at the end. Use at a birthday party or as immediate family fun.
There are other ways to incorporate treasure hunts into a teen party. Take a look at these other printable scavenger hunt ideas…
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- Public Location or Mall Scavenger Hunt
- Back to School Scavenger Hunt
- Flashlight Scavenger Hunt for Night
- Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt (Checklist and Clues)
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