Children tend to get bored easily so clues and riddles for your party need to be easy. Look around your house and examine your most common possessions or household items. Think how you can make funny quips or jokes about these ordinary stuff that are in your home. Here’s an example of a one liner: “What did one potato chip say to another potato chip? Answer: Let’s go for a dip. Or, can giraffes have babies? Answer: no, they only have giraffes”. These funny witticisms may seem corny to older kids but for young children this will certainly send laughs all around. A question and answer clue is also easier to make than the usual riddle. This style is also easy for inexperienced clue makers or for novices who are about to host their first ever scavenger hunt. If you are still having a hard time making a question and answer type of riddle, try doing it backward. Think of an item and make a funny joke about it or just say something about it. Example: “I am smooth and sweet and fun to put in your cocoa drink” Answer: Marshmallows. It is important to note that your clues and riddles need to be appropriate for your kid’s age group. As kids get older more difficult and crafty clues might be needed to stimulate the players and make the game more exciting.
Another good idea might be to host a photo scavenger hunt for kids. But unlike most photo scavenger hunt, make the game more challenging by taking a close-up photo of the items to make the hunt more tricky and entertaining. You can add clues or a general location of the certain thing in the photo and watch them hunt around matching the pattern of your photos. For pre school children who can’t read yet, drawings or photos of toys and other knickknacks would be suitable for them
Most scavenger hunts end with having to award a prize to the winner who found the most items. So it might also be a good idea to make some of the clues harder to solve to make sure that the kids won’t end up with the same number of items.
Making clues and riddles for scavenger hunt parties will get easier as time goes by. It may seem daunting at first but with practice and experience the task won’t seem as overwhelming as it once did. Imagination and patience will always help. And practice may not always make perfect but it will take you as close to it!