Saturday, April 28, 2012

Katrena's Indoor Scavenger Hunt #2 – Free Clues, Directions, and Answers

Free Rhyming Scavenger Hunt Clues and Answers © Katrena
Scavengers hunts are always a hit at my house. This indoor treasure hunt challenges the kids with rhyming clues that will get them searching throughout the house. The red word in each clue gives a hint for the answer because the answer rhymes with or sounds very similar to that word.

Directions for Katrena's Indoor Scavenger Hunt #2:

  1. Print clues #1-10 (click on the image to enlarge and then select "file" and "print") and cut on the lines.
  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 reward at the answer for clue #10.
  13. Give clue #1 to the person(s) doing the scavenger hunt.

If you have kids of various ages, you might want to have them work together as a team or take turns solving and searching for the clues.

Clues for the scavenger hunt (I have copied and pasted the clues as well as creating a screen shot):
Free Treasure Hunt clues - Click on the image to enlarge before printing © Katrena

These things are quite useful if you wish to eat soup.
Use two of them to play tunes.
It is not a fork or a knife you are looking for…
Find your next clue in a drawer with the ______!
These things might be quite a few different colors.
They might even get covered in dirt.
They cover your back and your shoulders.
The next clue is hidden in a drawer that holds ______!
This thing has lots of keys,
But they won’t play a chord.
Instead they have letters and numbers.
The next clue is near the ______!
You might open these up on warm spring days,
But they will be shut tight when the temperature is zero.
It is something you look through to see outside.
You’ll find the next clue on a ________!
Perhaps you have worked up an appetite from all this searching?
Is it food you now crave?
Maybe you should heat up a snack….
The next clue is in the _____!
This thing is quite useful for brushing, but please don't use it on your hair.
Maybe you forget to brush with it if you are in a rush.
It has a handle and bristles…
The next clue is hidden near your _______!
This thing just lies around on the floor,
If it were a person, it might be called a slug.
Instead you might wipe your feet on it.
The next clue can be found near the _____!
Perhaps you need more than a rug to get clean…
This looks like a case of rub-a-dub-dub!
Perhaps rubber ducky can find the next clue.
It just might be in the _____!
This thing may get quite full,
It might hold dolls or trucks or blocks.
It can be useful for holding items that you don't want sitting out.
Maybe you’ll find the next clue in the ______!
CLUE #10
After all this work, you might need to rest.
Are your feet telling you “Ouch?”
This thing has cushions and is a great place to sit.
Find the last item somewhere near the ______!

 Answers for the scavenger hunt:












Printable rewards: 

Treasure Hunt Rewards - Click on the image to enlarge before printing © Katrena
Check out my Wildflower Bouquets site map for additional scavenger hunts, printables, and other fun ideas.


  1. For #4, zero and window do not rhyme, you should fix it before you screw up more scavenger hunts like you messed up mine!!!

    1. Thanks for your feedback on my scavenger hunt. Not all of the rhymes are exact because I want the clues to incorporate basic terms but try to make the clue itself rather obvious. My kids did this scavenger hunt before I posted it, and they were able to guess each answer, but no hunt is going to work perfectly for everyone. If you decide to try more of my hunts, feel free to read over all clues and answers to see if you think it might work for you. Many, but not all, of them have exact rhymes.

    2. One additional suggestion would be to give additional clues if the players cannot guess the answer. I post answers to all of my riddles so that the person leading the hunt can offer suggestions if the players are stumped.

    3. Unbelievable rudeness towards someone who has taken the time to post helpful stuff on the internet rather than the normal trash. Well done Katrena from a grateful Dad in England.

    4. Thanks for the positive feedback! I do try to put up games that my kids enjoyed, but I realize not everyone may enjoy them. I'm so glad to hear that my scavenger hunt was a good experience for you.

    5. Way to be graceful Katrena! I'm trying to decide which one of your hunts to use at our upcoming birthday party! So many great choices.

    6. Thanks so much, stonemillnz! I'll readily admit that some days I am more graceful than other days. I'm honored that you would choose one of my hunts for the birthday party and hope it goes well.

    7. Maybe "But they will be shut tight when the temperature is low"? Your treasure hunts are great, and I'm so glad you are willing to share them. I'm excited to try them with my kids.

    8. That's a good one, happifeat! I'll also suggest making a "word bank" of answers for my scavenger hunts. If the kids are having a hard time thinking of an answer, you could always pull out the list and see if they can pick out the correct answer from the list. Or you might suggest three words, one of which is correct if you don't want them to see all the correct answers before seeing the clues.

  2. Thank you for sharing katrena these are wonderful.

  3. Thanks so much for the positive feedback, Sharon!

  4. Katrena,

    Thank you! My three kids just completed one of your scavenger hunts and they had a blast. We are in Maryland, currently snowed in, and your website made our day so much better.

    Best regards,

    1. You're welcome, Val! I'm so glad to hear that folks are finding my resources to be helpful on these snowed in days. I know it can be challenging to find something different and unique on snow days. I just posted a new one on weather patterns today - I hope you guys will check it out!

  5. I notice that the negative comment is from anonymous! Amazing what people have the nerve to say on the internet without showing their identity. Thank you for sharing these riddles. I found them very useful.

  6. I will be using this scavenger hunt for my teenage daughter tomorrow. I've looked everywhere for one that I think she would like. Thank you!

    1. I hope your daughter will enjoy the hunt as much as my children did!

  7. Thanks Katrena for your amazing scavenger hunt clues. My child had a blast on her birthday. Thank you very much

  8. Awww....thanks so much for taking the time to send this message, Marilyn! I hope your daughter had a happy birthday and many more happy ones to come.

  9. You are so clever! I'm horrible at this sort of thing and thankful for creative and generous people like you! Thank you!

  10. Thanks so much for the kind feedback!

  11. It is my son's birthday tomorrow and I just found this. It is just want I need to help me put a scavenger hunt together for him to make him feel special and have fun! Thank you! I am have a hard time figuring out how to print it though.

    1. Thanks for the nice feedback on my scavenger hunt! If you click on the clues (smaller white box), I believe it should pop up larger on the screen. Try pressing and holding down the ctrl button on your keyboard and while holding down ctrl, click on the letter "p" in order to print. Make sure your printer is on - if your printer is not printing anything you try to print from your computer (for instance, you recently replaced your printer), check your properties and make sure your computer is set up to print on the printer connected to your computer. Another option would be to copy and paste the clues into a document and print from there. I hope that helps!

  12. Thanks for putting this on here. Great job

  13. Thank you for sharing. I have older children and I need something to challenge them. I think this will do the trick. I look forward to stumping them.

    1. Thanks so much and I hope it is fun for them!


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