Simple And Fun Indoor Scavenger Hunt For Kids (Free Printable)

Being stuck inside doesn’t have to be boring! This simple Indoor Scavenger Hunt Printable will keep kids engaged and having fun no matter the weather!

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As moms, we know how important it is to have a few tricks up our sleeves…especially on days when we have bored kids who can’t go outside.

Well, look no further than a simple scavenger hunt!

With four little kids running around my house, I love finding activities that are easy, free, and require no prep. Which is one of the reasons I love scavenger hunts.

They’re easy, fun, and always seem to be a hit.

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Indoor scavenger hunts are an excellent boredom buster and are perfect for days with bad weather. Or even days you just can’t or don’t want to go anywhere!

They give kids a chance to burn off some energy while hunting for treasures around the house. Because who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt?

This Indoor Scavenger Hunt printable will get kids exploring the house in a whole new way. And it’s a simple, no-prep activity that you can keep in your tool belt for the next time you hear the dreaded…”Mom, I’m bored”.

Be sure to scroll to the end for even more ways you can use this activity.

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That’s it!

Kids can do this on their own or with a sibling. Or they could bring you along for the fun. It’s up to you (and what you have going on that day). 

Don’t want to print it out? That’s ok! Download it and use a phone or tablet.

Want to reuse the printable? Simply laminate it and use a dry erase marker.

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This scavenger hunt is simply a checklist. Kids can check off the items as they find them. 

Kids can also make it a race. They can break into teams, each with their own copy, and see who can get done first.

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Want to mix it up a little? Here are a few more ways to use this printable:

Turn it into a photo scavenger hunt. Kids can take pictures or videos of each item they find (with your help if needed).

Turn it into a treasure hunt. Grab a bag and go hunting! Each time an item is found, put it in the bag. At the end, kids will have fun going through their treasures.

Make it a sketching scavenger hunt. This idea is similar to the photo hunt, except kids draw each item they find. All they’ll need is a small notebook and a pencil.

Take it outside. If the weather gets better, send the kids outside! Each item on this list can also be found outside.

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Before you go, make sure to grab your copy of this Indoor Scavenger Hunt. Then you’ll be ready the next time you need a quick and easy activity your kids will love.

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For even more ways to have fun, try one of these other scavenger hunts!

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