Scavenger hunt riddles are a fun activity for adventure lovers and an easy yet mind-stretching game experience.
For the perfect scavenger hunt, you’ll want to give your guests a challenge and make them think. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best scavenger hunt riddles.
We hope you enjoy them!
Short Scavenger Hunt Riddles
1.) From my reflection, you will see your complexion.
2.) I am heavy and hard to pick up, but backward I am not. What am I?
3.) Turn out the light and rest your head on me tonight.
4.) I have a head and a tail, but no arms and legs. What am I?
5.) What has two hands and a face, but no arms and legs?
6.) I willingly lay on the floor, welcoming you at the door.
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Easy Scavenger Hunt Riddles
7.) I swing open wide and lock up tight, although I’m outside, I will keep you safe at night.
8.) I make your dirty garments clean, so stains and dirt cannot be seen.
9.) I have four legs but no feet. When you get tired, have a seat.
10.) Dangling on the seat by a chain, kicking your feet some height you will gain.
11.) I smash scissors, and paper covers me, what am I?
12.) I have a drain, and my head’s full of water. You use knobs to make me turn colder or hotter.
Hard Scavenger Hunt Riddles
13.) Oscar thinks it’s really neat, but ask another and they will say, “it really stinks and should be left on the street.”
14.) All your answers are inside this box. With Google, sometimes it talks.
15.) The more I dry the wetter I become, what am I?
16.) I have seas without water, coast without sand, towns without people, and mountains without land. What am I?
17.) Never resting, never still. Moving silently from hill to hill. It does not walk, run or trot. All is cool where it is not.
18.) I can bring good news, but I also hold junk. I am creaky and squeaky and close with a clunk.
19.) For the movie, you shall pop some corn. When it’s ready the buzzer will warn.
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Funny Riddles for Scavenger Hunts
20.) In this place where the dog goes to sleep, you’ll see that the inside needs a good sweep.
21.) Pump me up so I can roll; I could pop if I hit a hole.
22.) I am constantly overlooked by everyone, but everyone has me. What am I?
23.) I get smaller every time I take a bath; what am I?
24.) My chime can be loud, or it can be soft, but no matter what, it’s time to get up.
Riddles for Kids
25.) Inside here, you will find coats and shoes. Keep it organized so you know whose are whose.
26.) Cows swallow this blade, but it’s not sharp or metal.
27.) Throw me on before you go, especially when the temperature’s low.
28.) Things go inside me when dirty but come out clean. You will find me standing sturdy next to my mate.
29.) I will keep your books safe in my pack. Zip me up before slinging me on your back.
30.) I nourish my body by eating grass; I can run with electricity, but I prefer gas.
31.) I am black when you buy me, red when you use me. When I turn white, you know it’s time to throw me away. What am I?
32.) They grow up tall but could be small. They smell so pleasant and make a good present.
33.) Two in a bedroom, one in a house, but none in a kitchen, what am I?
The letter “O.”
34.) I start with an E, end with an E, and have a letter in me. What am I?
35.) I’m extremely humble as I make your clothes tumble.
Tricky Scavenger Hunt Riddles
36.) I sit in a corner while traveling around the world. What am I?
37.) Grown-ups use me to take you around; when it rains, I’m sure to get drowned.
38.) I can be flat but usually round; some like to paint me, and some like to throw me around. Find the shrubs in the front and pick me up off the ground.
39.) I can fall off a building and live, but put me in water and I will die. What am I?
40.) From this pot, the adults can drink a lot.
41.) I have a single eye but cannot see. What am I?
42.) This flat box houses color and sound. In the living room, it can be found.
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Creative Scavenger Hunt Riddles
43.) Open me up and take a peek; inside, you will find a frozen treat.
44.) In a bowl or on a hook, keep me somewhere you will look. On a shelf or in your pocket, have me near before you lock it.
45.) With two wheels, I’ll gladly roll, taking you where you want to go. Not too fast, but rather slow; we don’t want to hit a pole. What am I?
46.) Can you find something which has keys that open no locks, with space but no room, and allows you to enter but not go in?
47.) Our spines are stiff, and our contents are pale. We’re always ready to tell a tale.
48.) I have no life, but I can die; what am I?
49.) You use me after playing in the dirt. If I get in your eyes, it might hurt.
Fun Puzzles For Your Hunt
50.) Stretch me far and fill a trough; spin me around, and I will cool you off.
51.) I cannot be burned in a fire or drowned in water; what am I?
52.) When I’m hungry, feed me some bread; after I pop, bring on the spread.
53.) I am full of holes, but I can hold water. What am I?
54.) When friends come by with news to tell, let them in when you hear this bell.
55.) Hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, and more. On here, you’ll find plenty of food galore.
56.) Pull me back in the morning, shut me at night. Let the light shine in by bundling me tight.
Scavenger Hunt Riddles with Answers
57.) This is a house that’s built for a car. Sometimes it’s where the lawn tools are.
58.) Here, for your safety in the dark, I will glow; with two in the front, you can see where to go.
59.) I can’t be used until I’m broken; what am I?
60.) From my skin, paper can be made, but I prefer that you use me for some shade.
61.) I’m liquid, but I’m not a drink. Instead, you spit me in the sink. If you leave without our session, you might not make a great impression.
62.) By the TV I can be found, with buttons galore to provide some sound.
63.) I’m the longest word in the dictionary, yet I only have eight letters. What am I?
Scavenger Hunt Clues and Riddles
64.) When the wind blows, I wave to you. Sometimes I am red, white and blue.
65.) Turn me on when it’s dark at night. My brightness beats out candlelight.
66.) Adding bubbles to me is fun. You usually get in me at night before your day is done.
67.) I have eyes but cannot see.
68.) Give me a tap and I’ll give you some suds; I come in handy, especially when you’re covered in mud.
69.) People love to make fries out of me.
Scavenger Hunts FAQs
Here are some frequently asked questions related to scavenger hunts.
What is a scavenger hunt?
A scavenger hunt is a game played by individual players or teams of players where they’re tasked to find and accumulate a series of objects without purchasing them. The object of the game is to be the first competitor to come back with all of the items.
How did scavenger hunts originate?
It is believed that scavenger hunts evolved from folk games played in ancient times. Elsa Maxwell, a noted gossip columnist, popularized scavenger hunts in the U.S. in the 1930s.
What is the difference between a treasure hunt and a scavenger hunt?
In a treasure hunt, the competitors are generally challenged to find just one item. Typically, elaborate clues are given. With a scavenger hunt, competitors have to find multiple items.
By Mia Thorne
Mia is a game writer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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