Scavenger Hunt Riddles

Scavenger Hunt Riddles

Here are some brain-tickling scavenger hunt riddles you can use for your scavenger hunt party, to put your young scavenger hunt teams to the test.

Why not include some of these brain-teasing riddles on each of the team's scavenger hunt lists to use as scavenger hunt party clues?... most of the riddles refer to objects or items like a chair, a clock, water, phone, etc. that the scavenger hunt teams could search for once they've solved the riddle.

You'll find all the answer to these riddles on our scavenger hunt riddle answers page  and at the end of each question below.

Have fun! ;-)

Scavenger Hunt Riddle Questions:

1. What has a tongue that can't taste, a throat that can't swallow, eyes that can't see and a sole that will never die? - Answer   

2. What is black when it's clean and white when it's dirty? - Answer

3. I am a king or queen but also a common device to measure. What am I? - Answer

4. When I put on my clothes, it takes off its clothes. What is it? - Answer

5. What's the only room from which no one can enter or leave? - Answer

6. I sit in a corner and travel around the world. What am I? - Answer

7. What starts with e, ends with e and has one letter in it? - Answer

8. I cannot hear or even see, but sense light and sounds there may be,
sometimes I end up on a hook, I can be combined with a book.
What am I? - Answer

9. I always run but never walk, I sometimes sing but cannot talk,
No head on which a hat to place, you always look me in the face. What am I? - Answer

10. What has a ring but no finger? - Answer

11. I have many feathers to help me fly. I have a body and head but I'm not alive. Your strength determines how far I go. You can hold me in your hand, but I'm never thrown. What am I? - Answer

12. I have three eyes but only one leg. I still close one even if you beg. What am I? - Answer

13. Tear one off and scratch my head, what once was red is black instead. What am I? - Answer

14. Keys open my door, but mine only make a sound? What am I? - Answer

15. I spit like bacon, am made with an egg,
I have plenty of backbone but lack good legs,
I peel like an onion but still remain whole,
I'm long like a flagpole, yet fit in a hole
What am I? - Answer

16. I am in the sky but also in the ground. When you study me, no matter how long, I will always end with an f. I may be in your yard but not in your house. What am I? - Answer

17. What has arms and legs but no head? - Answer

18. 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. What am I? - Answer

19. Boys use it, girls like it, parents hate it. What is this 5-letter word? - Answer

20. What's black and white and read all over? - Answer

21. Comes as wooden as a tree, covered in paint, don't you see,
Makes you laugh, or run and hide, for it has something dark inside. What am I? - Answer

22. What kind of a nut has a hole? "What has no beginning, end or middle?" What am I? - Answer

23. What can't be burned in a fire nor drowned in water? - Answer

24. Sometimes you'll find me hard and cold, other times I'm hard to hold,
always present in the air, if I'm ever gone, beware.
What am I? - Answer

25. What is made of wood but can't be sawed?  What am I? - Answer

26. What always works with something in its eye? What am I? - Answer

27. I am two-faced, but bear one head.
I have no legs but travel widely.
What am I? - Answer

28. I'm a bird but I can't fly? - Answer

29. I cover what is real and hide what is true, but sometimes I bring out the courage in you.
What am I? - Answer

30. We are not flesh, feather, scales nor bone, yet we still have fingers and thumbs of our own.
What are we? - Answer

31. 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? - Answer

32. A three-letter word I'm sure you know,
I can be on a boat or a sleigh in the snow,
I'm pals with the rain and honor a king,
But my favorite use is attached to a string.
What am I? - Answer

33. I have a neck but no head, yet I still wear a cap? - Answer

34. I am only useful when I'm full,
Yet I am always full of holes.
What am I? - Answer

35. Lovely and round, I shine with pale light, grown in the darkness, a lady's delight.
What am I? - Answer

36. My words number quite many (like pen, pent, and penny), my title you will discover, is explained under my cover? - Answer

37. What always runs but never walks, often murmurs, never talks, has a bed but never sleeps, has a mouth but never eats? - Answer

38. At night they come without being fetched. By day they are lost without being stolen. What are they? - Answer

39. There was a green house. Inside the green house there was a white house. Inside the white house there was a red house. Inside the red house there were lots of babies. What is it? - Answer

40. The eight of us go forth not back to protect our king from a foe's attack. What are we?  What are we? - Answer

41. Fluttering, flying and flitting so free, from flower to flower is where you'll find me? What am I? - Answer

42. What type of house weighs the least? - Answer

43. What kind of pet always stays on the floor? - Answer

44. What do you throw out to use and take in when you're done? - Answer

45. I wear a red robe, with staff in hand and a stone in my throat.
Cut me and I weep red tears. What am I? - Answer

46. Stiff is my spine and my body is pale, but I'm always ready to tell a tale? - Answer

47. I am big and mighty, and scared of sharp objects.
I feed everyone and watch people go by.
I have my feet stuck and hate talking with my big mouth.
What am I? - Answer

48. I am whole but incomplete. I have no eyes, yet I see. You can see, and see right through me. My largest part is one fourth of what I once was. What am I? - Answer

49. The more I dry, the wetter I become? -Answer

50. I'm so simple I can only point, yet I guide people all over the world? - Answer


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We hope you had lots of fun with these kid's scavenger hunt riddles and brain-teasers ;-) ...just make sure you pop back again soon as we'll be adding more mind-bending scavenger hunt riddles regularly ;-)



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