Are your kids stuck inside? Here’s a fun printable “around the house” indoor scavenger hunt! This open-ended scavenger hunt can be used over and over again to entertain young kids.
So, it’s life in the Coronadome over here as COVID-19 sweeps through the country. It’s been such a strange time—having to distance ourselves from people we love to keep everyone safe. I’m sure you’re feeling the same way!
As we all get used to our new normal of having our kids home, like, all the time, I’ve been thinking about ways to help you make the most of each day! My best tip is to get outside if at all possible—your yard isn’t canceled! We’ve spent a lot of time playing with sidewalk chalk, swinging on our saucer swing, and digging in the sandbox.
We also broke out my Backyard Scavenger Hunt—it’s been a popular post this last week! BUT…the rain is coming (waahh!!) so I decided to whip up an indoor scavenger hunt for those of us stuck inside because of weather or other circumstances.
This is a free printable and I’ve designed it to be more open-ended. You can do this scavenger hunt more than once—there are lots of things that are blue, or shiny, or that open and close! This is perfect for kiddos in the 4-6 range, and is also a fun activity for older siblings to do with their younger brothers and sisters.
While you can have your child bring each item to you, I have found it easier just for them to yell out what they’ve found so I can cross it off—”MOMMY! THE FRIDGE OPENS!” or “MOMMY! MY STUFFED ELEPHANT HAS EYES!”
My boys are four. Everything is always in all caps.
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Sara Hamstra says
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Anne B says
I’m a teacher in Melbourne, Australia where schools are closed and teaching is online for at least the next 2 months due to Covid 19. I was hoping to use a modified version of your scavenger hunt as an online Zoom activity with my Year 7s Homeroom. If I acknowledge you as the source, can I use the worksheets? (I paid for the whole download package).
Thanks and I hope you are all keeping well.
Amy Motroni says
Yes, you can use it for educational purposes!
Thanks for checking!
Amy, HLMS Support
Louise Glaze says
This is great thank you
Wendy Stiles says
becky money says
Hi, I wanted to buy the scavenger hunt bundle and put it in my cart but then it doesn’t go to the next step. I’d really love these for our family reunion.
Amy Motroni says
Were you ever able to download this? Have you tried purchasing it from the store:
Let me know and we can figure this out!
Amy, HLMS Support
DEBORA R says
Lisa Oxendine says
I’m going to use this for a virtual company happy hour.
Love this! Thanks!
Piyanka Dilawari says
This scavanger hunt looks great
Laurel Jordan King says
Hi ! I’m trying to get the indoor scavenger hunt free printable. It was delivered (into my spam) but it will not let me print.
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