Treasure Hunt Ideas

Free treasure hunt that is harder and indoors

Below are listed some slightly harder treasure hunt clues. They are for locations and objects around the home for you to use, for free, in treasure hunts you are making. You can use as many of them as you like, and in any order.

Simply choose some clues, put the first one aside (to give to the hunters) and hide the rest in any order. Give the hunters the first clue to set them off.

If you need more clues take a look at our list of free treasure hunts or treasure hunt ideas.

Glowing treasure chest


  1. Clue: riddle. Answer: clock
    I have a face but never smile.
    I have hands but never wave.
    What am I?
  2. Clue: morse code. Answer: teapot
    Teapot - morse code
  3. Clue: word search. Answer: TOILET
    Find the only word hidden in this grid.
  4. Clue: onomatopoeia. Answer: Door Bell
  5. Clue: multi-tap text message writing. Answer: cereal box
    Cereal box - multitap messaging
  6. Clue: word association. Answer: Fridge
  7. Clue: anagram. Answer: desk drawer
  8. Clue: nursery rhyme. Answer: kettle
    Polly put the ____ on
  9. Clue: question. Answer: Telephone
    Alexander Graham Bell is most famously associated with what?
  10. Clue: mathematics. Answer: SPEAKER
    Speaker - maths clue
  11. Clue: jigsaw. Answer: UNDER A CHAIR
    Jigsaw – cut along the lines to create the 20 jigsaw pieces that have to be put back together to reveal the clue.
    Under a chair - jigsaw
    The answer is revealed by reading the letters touching the grey line.
    The other letters are red-herrings.
  12. Clue: A=5. Answer: saucepan
    If A = 5
  13. Clue: letter substitution. Answer: INSIDE THE TISSUE BOX
    1 = I, 2 = N, 11 = X
    Inside the tissue box - letter substitution
  14. Clue: QR code. Answer: Under a cushion
    Under a cushion - QR Code
  15. Clue: letter shift. Answer: mirror
    A = B
    L H Q Q N Q
  16. Clue: missing letters. Answer: RUG
  17. Clue: word association. Answer: Salt
    Sodium chloride (NaCl)
  18. Clue: symbol. Answer: iron
    Iron - symbol
  19. Clue: cropped word. Answer: VASE
    Vase - cropped word
  20. Clue: links words. Answer: plant
    House _ _ _ _ _
    Industrial _ _ _ _ _
    _ _ _ _ _ pot