How to write your own treasure hunt or scavenger hunt riddles:

You can create some good clue based poetry as treasure hunt riddles with some simple rules.

Treasure Hunt Clue Ideas:

Click here for Some Clue Ideas or see if you can Solve These Puzzles.

This is how we come up with treasure hunt rhymes, how to fit them around clues, and some examples:

Direction Riddle:

What is the answer you are looking for, or what do you want the players to do – go to a location or find an object?

If we wanted our adventurers to go to the STAIRS then this is an easy word to rhyme with. Think of another word that rhymes with stairs. We’ll use CHAIRS. We can mould that into a question.

The key is the rhythm of the phrases and a missing word that clearly rhymes with the second line.

Go through the place,
That hosts the chairs.
The prize is hidden,
On the…?????

Difficulty Rhyming:

If you have a word that is impossible to rhyme with, place it in the middle of the sentence. Say there is something below an ORANGE:

The goody is hidden,
When found you will sing,
In a bowl on a table,
Beneath orange thing!

The key is to come up with the two linking rhyming words first, like SING and THING and then work back from there. Keep saying the rhyme back to yourself as you write it to make sure it scans nicely.

Hinting Riddles:

You can suggest what the hunters may be searching for by outlining what they are seeking. In this case, if we wanted to get people looking for a MIRROR we could make a treasure hunt riddle along these lines:

All shining and silver,
With a beautiful face,
You look into me,
And find this place.

Or if you wanted a treasure hunt clue for a TREE you could say:

With clothes of green,
And bark of a dog,
Search me for the goods,
I sleep like a log.

Take into account the abilities of the people attempting to solve your riddle. When you know the answer, it may seem a lot simpler to you than it is – try to make it a touch easier and if possible, test them out on an independent victim.

Alternatively, you may be looking for other clue ideas

Treasure Hunt Riddle Examples:

The more effort that is put into the way the clues are written, the more participants will enjoy the experience.


  1. Jane
    December 8, 2015

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    Could i have rhyme or something that i could use to give my sister a clue of her presnt.. I want to be able to tell her this and she can find out what it is. I’m going to ve giving her concert tickets to Olly Murs

    • Treasure Hunt
      December 9, 2015

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      Treasure Hunt Clue for OLLY MURS tickets:

      I’ve got you a certain thing
      That’ll make you want to dance and sing
      The golden tickets you will find
      Who’s your mixed up act in mind?

      Yum Rolls

  2. Ashley
    December 5, 2015

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    Hi I’ve been trying to look around for a riddle/hint for my mums Christmas present but can’t think of any ideas? The present is a Peter Andre ticket?

  3. nikhil tongya
    December 2, 2015

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    hyy i want to conduct a treasure hunt in my college in a different way..i want some clues for it …pls help me in this,..
    the clues are attached to each other,the places are notice board,library,canteen,reading room,academic block,badminton court,parking area,stationay,main gate,temple

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