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Keeping your kids entertained at home during the coronavirus pandemic is no easy task — am I right?! Use these free indoor scavenger hunt ideas for kids to keep the fun and learning outside the classroom alive. Best part? Many of the ideas below come with a free printable.
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1. Hunt for numbers and shapes with math scavenger hunt bingo.
Family Math Night has some fantastic free scavenger hunt printables to keep kids who are in kindergarten through grade 5 learning about numbers and geometry.
2. Keep it simple with an adjective scavenger hunt.
Who says you need a fancy printable to make learning games fun? Create a list of adjectives or one-word descriptions for younger kids to explore around your home.
3. Make kids solve riddles to find the next clue.
If your kids love mystery games and shows, they’re going to love spending an afternoon searching for answers to the clues on this free scavenger hunt printable by Sunny Day Family.
4. Use pictures, photos, and drawings for younger kids.
For younger kids and toddlers who can’t read yet, keep the scavenger hunt list short, and use pictures, shapes, or just letters for clues.
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5. Have kids read clues that lead to a fun prize.
Print out these 16 free scavenger hunt cards with clues that rhyme, and watch kiddos scramble to find card after card, eventually leading to a fun prize.
6. Keep little ones on track with a string scavenger hunt.
Create a string path for younger kids to follow and hide letters, clues, or treasures along the way. Weave the string over and under chairs and tables to make your kids duck and crawl in order to follow the string. Don’t let kids stray — they might miss out on a clue or treasure!
7. Ask kids to count the number of certain objects in your house.
Ask your kids to find all the keyholes, clocks, toothbrushes, and more in the house. This free printable will keep them busy and put their simple math and counting skills to the test.