10 Indoor Scavenger Hunt Riddles

If you need a fun activity to do on a rainy day, why not use these 10 indoor scavenger hunt riddles.

It’s a great game to play with kids and teenagers, although some of the riddles may be too difficult or advanced for young children.


  • Indoor scavenger hunt riddles (see list below)
  • Each of the items the riddles refer to


Go around the house hiding the 10 items in different rooms. Try to hide them in places that will be difficult to find – this will make the scavenger hunt last longer.

Make a note of which item is hidden in which room as you go around indoors, as you’ll need this for later.

How To Play

Read the first riddle to the players and have them race to be the first to answer it correctly.

Once they know what the answer is, tell them which room the item’s hidden in. They then have to race to that room and find it.


There are two points available for each item:

  • 1 point for answering the riddle correctly
  • 1 point for finding the item first

The winner will therefore be the player with the highest points total at the end.

Indoor Scavenger Hunt Riddles

1. Printer

Plug but no bath. Ink but no pen. Paper but no news. Cable but no TV.

2. Clock

Is it time to look at its face?

3. Fork

When you reach this point in the road, do you feel hungry?

4. Candle

Is it made of the stuff that’s in your ears? No! But it will light up the room.

5. Monopoly

Are you the only person who owns this board game?

6. Soap

Could this type of TV show make you clean?

7. Pepper

This Dr’s drink is both a type of food and something you might add to it.

8. Socks

You might see red and white ones at a baseball game.

9. Light bulb

If you look over your head, you might see that you’ve had a bright idea.

10. Calendar

Lots of dates, but not a boyfriend or girlfriend in sight.

If you liked these ideas, we also have 10 more indoor scavenger hunt riddles – these are a little different as they’re rhyming riddles and it’s played in a different way, so make sure you check them out too!