Indoor scavenger hunts for kids are fun, interesting activities you can do when you have bored kids but need to stay inside. It really is not hard to set up an indoor scavenger hunt, and there are so many ways to do it. Take a look at the following ideas to get you started!
Indoor Scavenger Hunts For Kids
Sometimes circumstances such as bad weather or illness require that we keep the kids inside. And we all know that kids seem to get bored quickly, especially when they’re stuck inside! So having an arsenal of fun, educational and engaging things for the kids to do is important for everyone in the family. Here are some ideas for indoor scavenger hunts for the kids.
Fun Indoor Scavenger Hunt Ideas
Puzzle Scavenger Hunts
Do your kids enjoy puzzles? It’s easy to use a puzzle they already enjoy to build a scavenger hunt. Put the puzzle together yourself, write a clue on the backside, and take it apart again. The kids have to work together on the puzzle for their first clue. Or create your own puzzle clues by cutting written clues into pieces that the kids need to put together to solve.
Do your kids own sets of small plastic dinosaurs, or even bugs or army guys? Gather a collection of these items and hide them around the house with a clue to find the next one. A fun idea is to write or print the clues very small so that the kids need a magnifying glass to read them.
Educational Indoor Scavenger Hunt Ideas
Task-Oriented Scavenger Hunt
One way to make the kids’ daily tasks more fun is to include them in a scavenger hunt. For example, if practicing the piano is a challenge, require your child to play a certain song or practice for 10 minutes to receive a clue.
Spelling Scavenger Hunt
Kids who love reading love spelling scavenger hunts! Use handwritten letters or small plastic letters for this idea. Decide on words for the kids to spell, and hide the letters for the words around the house for them to find.
Face-Timing Scavenger Hunt Ideas
When stuck inside, your child may feel sad about missing grandparents, teachers, or other loved ones. Get these loved ones in on the scavenger hunt fun! Prepare a hunt that requires the kids to video chat with a loved one or friend for each clue. They’ll love it!
Need more ideas for bored kids? Try making your own “I’m bored” jar full of fun activities!