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It can be daunting to find creative ways to entertain young children. You have to keep them busy or they make crazy messes for you to clean up, which leads to a vicious cycle of you not engaging the kids and the kids being bored and destructive. Little kids are curious and full of energy so you always have to be one step ahead! Here are some free printable indoor rhyming treasure hunt clues to keep those kiddos having fun! To add to the sense of adventure, give kids magnifying glasses, binoculars or “spy hats” because everything is more fun for kids when they dress up!
To download the clues: click the green link here:
Rhyming Tresure Hunt for Kids FREE Printable from jenny at dapperhouse
or scroll to the end of this post and click the pic.
Here’s what you need to do.
- Print out the two pages of clues.
- Cut them into strips.
- Lay the clues out in the order that you want the kids to look for them.
- Keep the first one as the starter clue.
- Hide the rest of the clues in the correct order.
- At the spot where the last clue lead the kids to, hide the treasure for them to find!
TIPS: Older children who can read will love to help the younger siblings.
Here is a list of the clues and where to hide them:
- CLUE 1 (the start clue): Hickory Dickory Dock. The mouse ran up the CLOCK.
- CLUE 2: (Hide this clue at a “clock”) The itsy bitsy spider went up the WATER SPOUT.
- CLUE 3: (Hide this clue at a water faucet) This is where I lay my head at night time when I go to BED.
- CLUE 4: (Hide this under your child’s pillow) To find your next clue you don’t have to go far, it is where you can buckle yourself in the CAR.
- CLUE 5: (Hide this one on your child’s car seat or a toy car indoors) Look for your clue there are still a few more, you will find it where you hear someone knock at the DOOR.
- CLUE 6: (Hide this one at the door) If the room is dark you can make it bright, find your clue where you turn out the LIGHT.
- CLUE 7: (hide this clue at a lamp, or light switch) Listen up close so that you know where to go, find your clue in the place where you watch your SHOW.
- TREASURE: The place where a child watches their shows might be the television, could be the ipad… this is the last clue so this is where you will place the treasure.
TIPS: Younger kids can learn the concept of finding clues by you hiding the clues in different order over and over again.
TIP: Treasure does NOT have to be a toy, prize or treat. A treasure can be a surprise, or an agreed upon item that they kids are looking for like a small toy or a sticker.
What a lovely adventure of printable for children – I would have adored this a child.
We did something like this for my son’s birthday party. It was such a blast!
What a fun activity for kids! This would help keep them from getting bored when they’re on break from school.
Oh I love this! How fun. I love printables. We’ve started homeschooling so I print what I can for the fun stuff, and I think they’d love this!
What a fun activity to try out with the kids. I love this idea!
I can always use some printable coupons. My kids enjoy stuff like this, especially the littler ones.
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
This is adorable! Kids seem to always love treasure hunts!
Stacey- Travel Blogger
I love printables! They are such a great and inexpensive way to entertain.
Great adventure for the little ones. Wonderful printables too
This looks like a really fun game. I love games that teach children while you spend time together.
This is a great idea. I love that you can take this and use it at Easter or for a birthday party as well just as daily entertainment for your child. Great printables.
That’s so cute! I really wish I would have had this for when my girls were smaller. Maybe I can change it around and make it a little harder for teens?
What a lovely printable. My daughter will have lots of fun with it. Thank you
Chrystal @ YUM eating
What a great activity! Many kids (and parents) are going to love this. I have so many printables on a Pinterest board that I wonder if I will ever get to enjoy them all.
Life as a Convert
This is a cute rhyming activity. My kids would really like it.
This is a great printable for kids & I love that it is absolutely free as well. Such a fun activity for kids which will help them stay busy & active & learn something out of it. Would love to try this with my kids.
I have just printed this because I know my son will LOVE it! Thanks for planning out our next adventure!
That is a great way to get the kids collaborating and having fun. I like it. 🙂
Heather D. (@GirlGoneMom)
This is so much fun. The perfect party or play date game 🙂
This will be so much fun. Thank you for the printable. We’ll be home a lot this week so will be using this.
Thanks, this is awesome! I’m putting list of things to do this summer!
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