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If you are going to celebrate your birthday or your loved one’s birthday, and at that birthday party, if you want to host a scavenger hunt party, then with this article, you will be able to do so. Because, with this article, I am going to share a list of scavenger hunt with clues that you can use to host a scavenger hunt or a treasure hunt party anytime you want.

To read and follow this whole article, you will be able to know how to create the coolest scavenger hunt clues to create fun at your birthday party. Writing your own scavenger clues can create a lot of fun at the party, especially when the types of clues you make vary in the hunt.

Scavenger Hunt with Clues

Scavenger Hunt with Clues

Scavenger Hunt with Clues

For your scavenger hunt, you can create crosswords, puzzles, riddles, and rhymes, and lots more. Below in this article, I am going to share some original ideas that you can use to create your own original scavenger hunt clues. So now, just take a look below to know more about them.

Scavenger Hunt with Clues for Kids & Adults on Birthday

With this section, I am going to cover some best scavenger hunt clues that you can use to host a scavenger hunt or treasure hunt party for your loved ones or yourself as well. So now, keep reading and follow this whole section to know more about them.

  • Puzzle Scavenger Hunt Clues

You can go with Rebus puzzles, which are a fun way to create scavenger hunt clues. These are word picture puzzles that hold a hidden meaning within them that you have to solve. For example, you can create a puzzle with a picture of an apple minus a picture of an ape plus a picture of an ant equals to a hidden clue location in or around a plant (such as Apple – ape = PL + ant = Plant).

Another idea that you can choose for a puzzle is to create a real puzzle. For this, you have to take a picture of something and then you have to cut it up into many little pieces, and then you have to allow the kids to place the puzzle pieces back together in order to find out what they have to collect or find. Instead of this, you can also go with some ready-made puzzles.

  • Word Search Scavenger Hunt Clues

You can also go with the word search scavenger hunt clues which are also a really nice way to create your own scavenger hunt clues. This is quite simple to make. For this, you just have to create a small box of rows and columns (as an excel or word document or even you can create it on a graph paper). 

You have to make something like 5 to 7 rows and 5 to 7 columns (it totally depends on how long your word is). Then you have to add the word vertically, horizontally, or diagonally in the box that you create. After that, you have to fill in all the other spaces with the letters of a different word that you want to choose (that should not be similar letters to the first chosen word). 

Let’s assume if you go with the word FROG and then you write this word diagonally in the box, then you have to choose another word such as SUN and you have to fill it in all the empty spaces with the letters ‘S’, ‘U’, and ‘N’.

In this way, you can make many boxes. First, you have to start off with each word that you want to keep in each box and then you have to fill in all the empty spaces with the letters from a different word that you want to choose.

  • Hidden Letters

This idea will help you when you want to create something in which you want to mix or hide letters up to make it tough to understand the word. You can implement this idea in many different ways. 

One way, you can try, in which you have to mix up the letters of a word, such as if you choose the word “shoe”, then with this word, you can mix up the letters and make it “ehos”. You can make it easy for younger kids or can make it really challenging for the older kids (for example, you can choose the word “automobile”, then with this word, to mix up the letters you can make it “Imoabieuto”).

To hide word, you can also add many X’s in between the letters of the word. For example, to hide the word BANANA, after adding lots of X’s, it will look like “XXXXBXXXAXXXXNXXXXXXXAXXNXXXXXXAXX”. For different word, you can change the X’s with another letter such as Z’s. For example, to hide the word EGGPLANT, after adding lots of Z’s, it will look like “ZZZZZEZZZGZZZGZZZPZZZZZZLZZZZZZAZZNZZZTZZ”. 

Another way that you can use to write a word in mirror writing and then let the kids find a mirror or a reflecting surface through which they can read or understand the exact meaning of the word.

For the older kids, you can also use this method, in which you can write words and from that, you can take away the vowels. For example, if you choose the word COCA-COLA, then you can write it like “C_C_-C_L_” (instead of each vowel, you have to leave an underline).

Another way that you can with to write an entire sentence and below the sentence, you can write “Take the first letter of each word in the sentence and piece together the word”. For example, if you take the sentence “Make orange pie”, then to follow the above rules, the word will be MOP.  You can make this puzzle tough to make it the last letter of each word, or when you try to read it backward, etc.

There are many ways that you can use to mix letters up and hide the words, so just use your creative mind and create some fun-to-solve the scavenger hunt clues.

  • Secret Code

You can make a puzzle to use some secret codes that kids need to understand. For example, let’s take a look towards the following letters equal symbols: $ = M, @ = R, % = I, * = O, then “$%@@*@” that stands for “MIRROR”.

  • Picture Scavenger Hunt Clues

Picture scavenger hunt clues that you can make by taking and spoiling the pictures. For this clue, you have to take a picture and then you have to crop it so that you can only see a picture of it. Then the kids have to guess what the whole object is, by looking at a small cropped picture of it.

You can also crop the picture into many pieces and then glue the cropped pieces in mixed order. In this way, everyone will find the picture complicated and kids will have to look for a while to understand the object in the picture.

You can do this according to the age of the guests if they are younger children, then you can cut a picture into many large pieces and then glue them, or not zoom too much on a picture. For the older children, you can make it tough, cut the picture that you are actually zooming into and then it is tough to understand the object.

  • Rhyme & Riddle Scavenger Hunt Clues

This is another fun way to create your own scavenger hunt clues. Below, I am going to share some examples of it.

  • I start with an “e”, I end with an “e”, but usually I contain only one letter… (Envelope)
  • My words number quite many (such as pent, pen, and penny); my title you will discover, is explained under my cover… (A Dictionary)
  • What is black and white and read all over? (A Newspaper)

Final Words

Above in this article, I have shared some best scavenger hunt clues that you can use to host a scavenger hunt or a treasure hunt party for your loved ones or yourself as well. All the information that I have shared above in this article will help you to know how to create the coolest scavenger hunt clues.

So, with this article, if you feel better now and want to share your experience with us regarding this approach, then you can drop your valuable comment below in the given comment section.

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