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Coolest Scavenger Hunt Riddles

The coolest selection of scavenger hunt riddles are right on this page! You can use these riddles on your scavenger hunt lists or be inspired by them to create your own. For the coolest scavenger hunt ideas, make sure to check out our Main Scavenger Hunt Ideas Page.

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Let’s See If You Can Answer These Scavenger Hunt Riddles?

Q: The more I dry, the wetter I become?
A: Towel

Q: I’m a bird but I can’t fly?
A: Penguin

Q: I don’t go out and play, I just stay home all day, I’m nice – you might agree, but mostly your feet just rub me?
A: Door-Mat

Q: Stiff is my spine and my body is pale, but I’m always ready to tell a tale?
A: Book

Q: What has a ring, but no finger?
A: Telephone

Q: I have a neck, but no head, but I still wear a cap?
A: Bottle

Q: Some take me in the morning, others take me in the evening, but one thing you should know – that when I’m ‘taken’, I don’t really go anywhere?
A: Shower

Q: My words number quite many (like pen, pent, and penny); my title you will discover, is explained under my cover?
A: Dictionary

Q: Fluttering, flying and flitting so free, from flower to flower is where you’ll find me?
A: Butterfly

Q: I start with an “e”, I end with an “e”, but I usually contain only one letter?
A: Envelope

Q: I’m so simple that I only point; yet I guide people all over the world?
A: Compass

Q: Although I may have eyes, I can’t see. At one time there was a dearth of me in Ireland and people went hungry?
A: Potato

Q: What’s black and white and read all over?
A: Newspaper

Q: If you were ‘able’, you’d add a ‘T’?
A: Table

Q: Look for a rainbow in a box?
A: Box of Crayons/Markers

Q: Keys open my door, but mine only make a sound?
A: Piano

Q: I’m an insect, and the first half of my name reveals another insect; also some famous group of musicians had a similar name?
A: Beetle

Q: I may be black, and may be white, or any color in between. I’m small and made of plastic, not round but very light; when I’m moved up and down, I’m used to create sound?
A: Guitar Pick

Q: I get bigger when I eat, but die weaker when I drink?
A: Fire

Q: What invention lets you look right through a wall?
A: Window

Q: People climb me, cut me and burn me, they show me no respect! My rings are not of gold, but they do tell my age?
A: Tree

Q: What is higher without the head, than with it?
A: Pillow

Q: I have a heart, and my last five letters mean the same as “strangle”?
A: Artichoke

Q: I grow shorter, as I grow older?
A: Candle

Q: I have a face that doesn’t frown, I have hands that do not wave, I have no mouth, just a familiar sound, I don’t walk – but I move around?
A: Clock

Q: When you buy me I’m black, when you use me I’m red, and when you throw me away I’m gray?
A: Burning Charcoal


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31 thoughts on “Coolest Scavenger Hunt Riddles”

  1. Q1: I taste good when you watch the big screen, but if you get me with butter you’ll no longer be lean.

    A: Popcorn

    Q2: If you get a scratch, you’ll need me, when a kid gets one of these, they suddenly become happy.

    A: Band-Aid

    Q3: People move when they hear me speak, but when I’m too loud, it’s hard to think.

    A: Speaker

    These are Great for youth events at churches too! That’s where these ones were used.

  2. Question: From a narcissistic point of view, why look at everyone else when you can see you?

    Answer: Mirror

  3. A barrier of wood, wire, and stone
    And inside; a world of wonders sown.
    It must be opened by lock or hinge,
    to protect from the outside, of what lies within.
    What am I?

  4. A wide tin soldier on guard at his post,
    Waving his banner high
    When orders come in,
    He drops down his chin,
    And into his head they fly.
    What am I?

  5. By the twist of a thumb it’s controlled,
    Guarding it’s treasures within it’s hold
    Forever on end it dances ’round,
    until time stops-only to be rewound.
    What am I?

  6. I need help I want the clues to be rhyming riddles. I need to lead groups (kids 3rd-6th grade age group) to 1. canoe dock, 2. camp fire area, 3. rock climbing wall. Can anyone help pretty please?????


  8. hi Anyone,
    im thinking up a ‘dress me up’ SCAVENGER HUNT for 9yr old girls > i will have 5 stations :
    make up,
    Anybody have riddles to go with these ? PLEASE

  9. Anyone have a riddle for a graveyard? I want to make a small one in the yard and hide a clue but im stuck on this one.

    • The person who make’s it, does not need it
      The person who buy’s it does not want it
      The person who use’s it does not know it
      What is it?

      …. A coffin

  10. My visage high above your city,
    Shines like gold, but half as pretty.
    Arms I’ve none, but hands I’ve two:
    Mondo, mini, black not blue.
    Climb my stairs and have no fears,
    All that threatens are my gears.
    What am I?

    • Smaller than what eyes can do, bigger than what rain creates, frogs are happy in my goo, but no, I’m not a lake.

  11. Umm…guys, can anyone help me with a riddle for an assembly ground of a school or something like that. Well, basically a place where people assemble. And can it (the riddle, I mean) involve some mathematics?

    Thank You So Much!

  12. I’m your worst enemy when its not a good time, your best friend when you need me you hide the smell that comes out but still need to go about 200 times a month.
    Answer: Bathroom

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