Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Katrena's Indoor Scavenger Hunt #1 – Free Clues, Directions and Answers

Katrena's Scavenger Hunt #1 - Find Free Clues, Directions & Answers

Scavenger hunts can be great fun and educational too. Kids can hone their reading skills, thinking skills, and also learn about rhyming if the clues incorporate words that rhyme.

With three kids, I am often challenged to think of fun indoor activities that all of my kids can enjoy. I have found that they all absolutely love scavenger hunts. My two oldest kids can read, but the youngest one cannot, so I have the readers to take turns reading the clues. They all collaborate to decide where they will find the next clue and the youngest gets to the the group to that chosen spot.

Directions for Katrena's Indoor Scavenger Hunt #1
  1. Have the kids go to a room that will not have a clue with strict directions not to peek!
  2. Keep clue #1.
  3. Hide clue #2 at the answer for clue #1.
  4. Hide clue #3 at the answer for clue #2.
  5. Hide clue #4 at the answer for clue #3.
  6. Hide clue #5 at the answer for clue #4.
  7. Hide clue #6 at the answer for clue #5.
  8. Hide clue #7 at the answer for clue #6.
  9. Hide clue #8 at the answer for clue #7.
  10. Hide clue #9 at the answer for clue #8.
  11. Hide clue #10 at the answer for clue #9.
  12. Place prize or congratulations certificate at the answer for clue #10.
  13. Give clue #1 to the person doing the scavenger hunt.
 Printable clues for Katrena's Indoor Scavenger Hunt #1
Indoor Scavenger Hunt #1 Printable Clues

These aren’t socks, but you put them on your feet.
They may be white, red, or blue.
They come in pairs…so
You will find your next clue if you peek in your _____!
It’s a rather large box.
It is something easy to see.
You might watch movies on it.
Why not look on the _____!
This thing has lots of numbers,
It makes some feel less alone.
Perhaps you talk to others on it…
Find the next clue on the _____!
It is rather chilly in here.
That’s good for you and me.
You’ll get hungry now or later…
Perhaps you’ll see the next clue in the ______!
Food makes you a little sleepy
Once you have been fed?
This item has blankets & pillows.
Look for the next clue on the _____!
Ready to give up…
Or do you want more?
Uh oh…I think someone is knocking…
Perhaps you should look on the ______!
No visitors today?
Couldn’t even see someone through the crack?
Guess you ought to start working on homework…
Just open your ______!

Have lots of paper in your backback?
Not all is for homework, I assume…
This paper is for something very different.
It comes on a roll in the ______!
You are pretty good at scavenger hunts.
What do you think?
Maybe you’re just as good at washing dishes…
Maybe you should look in the _____!
CLUE #10
Perhaps you should wear a cape…
Or are you not really a flyer?
This thing gives the clothes a whirly, twirly ride…
You’ll find the grand finale in the clothes ______!

Answers for Katrena's Indoor Scavenger Hunt #1









Bathroom (toilet paper)


Clothes Dryer
Katrena's Scavenger Hunt #1 Printable Prizes

The Indoor Scavenger Hunt #1 clues are designed to help kids with rhyming and will get them moving all around the house. Feel free to choose any of the printable prizes and save the others for future hunts, like my scavenger hunt #2. My kids had loads of fun with this one and I hope you have great results too!

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Find more great ideas and additional printables on the Wildflower Bouquets site map.


  1. Thanks so much for the nice feedback on my scavenger hunt, Alan!

  2. You are a life saver!! I normally make these up on Easter and my girls are both in a hockey tournament this weekend. I thought I'd be up really late making these up and by fluke I found yours with a search - they are perfect! Thanks so much!

  3. Glad I could be of some help! I love to make scavenger hunts and thought it would be cool to share some of my ideas with others. I hope you enjoyed the tournament!

  4. Great clues! You've saved me a lot of time!

  5. Thank you so much. This was just what I was looking for to replace our outdoor Easter Egg hunt. We have too much snow to go outside so this will be perfect. I couldn't figure out where to hide the large bag of eggs, and the dryer was one place I hadn't thought of!

  6. Great! I'm glad you were able to find something helpful to you and hope you have a happy Easter.

  7. it is simple ..... no toughness

  8. I did design this scavenger hunt to be very simple, but you can easily make it harder in how you hide the clues. Many of my treasure hunts are simple, but I've made a few of them more challenging. Thanks for reading!

  9. thankyou it has helped me with what I was looking for to play at a birthday party I think that they will enjoy playing this. this will give them a great opp-
    ortunity to experience a good game of scavenger hunt I just wanted to thankyou for the ideas


    1. Thanks for the nice feedback, Nichola! I have lots of scavenger hunts on my blog and am pleased to hear when other people enjoy a hunt like my kids have enjoyed them.

  10. Thanks alot ! Great ideas !! Keep Publishing please !

    1. I try to publish as regularly as possible. I'm juggling several jobs, so it is a challenge, but it's nice to know that people are putting my scavenger hunts to good use!

    2. Dear Katrena
      Thanks for ur reply! I use your ideas and monthly make scavenger Hunts and we all family members play at home. Plz. try to make scavenger Hunt 8....and don't make it category wise. Regards
      Aizaz (12 years old from UAE) :)

  11. Dear Katrena
    Your doing I great job making these Scavenger hunts . I've made these 4 times at my house! Please make Scavenger hunt 8 without any category (ex- Us ) Thanks a lot for doing this !!
    Aizaz (11 Yrs old from U.A.E)

  12. Hi Aizaz! Thanks so much for your nice comments. After receiving your comment, I did begin work on Scavenger Hunt #8 and it is now published. I hope you will enjoy it!

  13. This was so cute! Have a house full of kids on New Years Eve this year and wanted to plan a fun activity for every hour leading up to midnight. This one was a huge hit!

    1. How cool! I hope your house full of kids has a blast tonight. I've created quite a few scavenger hunts and hope all of you readers check back for more in 2014!

  14. Thank so much! Finding this scavenger hunt was a HUGE timesaver!

    1. You are welcome! My kids had so much fun with this one that I wanted to share with others. I'm so pleased to see so many people enjoying it.

  15. My fellowship is having the Thanksgiving Sharing party and usually the kids would watch a movie next room. This year I can organize something more interesting and meaningful for the kids using your scavenger hunt idea. Thank you very much!

    1. Great! I hope they enjoy the hunt. I have quite a few scavenger hunts - hover over "pages" and look for scavenger hunts. If any of you are looking for something specific related to a holiday, you might want to take a look.

    2. Thank you.. It's family day and my husband hurt his foot so we're staying home. Now I can do this with the kiddos. It's such a nice idea.

    3. Sorry to hear your husband hurt his foot but glad you found my site full of fun things to do with the kids. Enjoy!

  16. This year at Christmas 4 of my 15 grandchildren want money. That is great since I hate to shop. Money will take the excitement out of the gift opening so I plan on using your "Indoor Scavenger Hunt" . this will be entertaining. :)

    1. Thank you so much for sharing this! My kids have loved my scavenger hunts and I hope your grands will enjoy it too. If you hover over "pages" at the top of my blog, you'll find additional scavenger hunts. I have even created a Christmas-themed one!

  17. Thanks for making this! It is great a really creative puzzle and fun.


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