Sunday, December 29, 2013

Katrena's Scavenger Hunt #8: Under the Same Sky

Katrena's Indoor Scavenger Hunt #8 Under the Same Sky
I recently received a nice note from an 11-year-old who requested that I develop scavenger hunt #8. Although I live in the United States, this reader is playing my Wildflower Bouquets games on the other side of the globe! That has inspired me to create a scavenger hunt that reminds us that we are all under the same sky and that we all call Earth our home.

Aizaz, this one is for you. I hope you like it!

This hunt includes ten rhyming riddles with a celestial theme. As each riddle is solved, the leader can give players a hint where to look for the next clue. I hid each riddle inside a folded letter found in the last graphic on this game. Suggestions with several options for hiding the clues make this scavenger hunt great for home or school. The letters might be hidden in order or scrambled to add another challenge level for the players to spell the terms at the conclusion of the game.

This hunt involves basic astronomy terms. Because the riddles rhyme, younger kids may be able to guess some of these, or you might take the opportunity to learn more about our sky together. Here are a few web sites that you might wish to study before attempting this treasure hunt. Some of the terms are easy, but others might be a bit more challenging!
  1. Click on the images below to enlarge.
  2. Choose file-print to print the images.
  3. Hide each riddle in the locations designated below - you may wish to fold each inside a letter spelling the hidden message or you might exchange a letter for each solved clue.
  4. After all riddles are solved, players can assemble the letters to spell the secret message.
Here are the ten riddles for my Under the Same Sky scavenger hunt. You may wish to fold these inside each letter to spell the secret astronomy term:
Free Rhyming Riddles for Treasure Hunt
Here are the answers to the rhyming riddles:
Indoor Scavenger Hunt Rhyming Riddle Clue Answers
Here are suggestions for hiding places for the riddles that might be used at home or in school, or you might play the game again and choose other options for hiding places:
Fun Scavenger Hunt for Home or School
After the player(s) solve each riddle, offer a hint for where to look for the next riddle.
Free Astronomy Scavenger Hunt
Print and cut these letters or you might make them larger by cutting a piece of colored construction paper into ten pieces and writing each letter on a piece. I folded these around riddles #2 through #10 and placed the last one where players would look after solving the last riddle. Younger players might wish to name each letter. Scramble the order that players find each letter to make this treasure hunt more challenging.
Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Astronomy
Readers may also wish to try:
Scavenger hunts are a fun, unique way to learn all sorts of concepts as simple as letter recognition or as complicated as astronomical terms. Parents, teachers, babysitters, and many others might utilize scavenger hunts to break the boredom of staying inside. I welcome feedback in the comments section below and hope all of you enjoy this latest game.


  1. I am out of this world after reading my name !! xD
    Sorry for the late comment !
    This one is the best !!
    -Aizaz :)

  2. I'm glad you saw your name Aizaz. I hope you enjoy the scavenger hunt!

  3. Will you make 12 ?
    Make it fast !

    1. I'm working on #12 today and hope to have it posted soon!


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