Puzzle clues

Puzzle clues are for kids of all ages so select from the options below to download the ones that best suit your kids ages. You can then mix these in with our simple and advanced clues to create your treasure hunt. Choose which clues you think your kids will have fun trying to solve but always be at hand to give additional help when required.

FUNNY-BUMPS
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The kids will need to use the braille alphabet to solve this one. This can be found easily on the internet. Once solved the clue reads “look under a pillow” , so hide your gift there along with the next clue.

NORTH-EAST-SOUTH-WEST
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Can you solve it ? OK you need to select the letter in the North square first then the East square and so on, this then spells out the word sofa, so put a gift under the sofa along with the next clue and see if the kids can solve it.

DECODE-THIS
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To solve this clue you must first put the rest of the alphabet into the spaces, then use the column references to decode the words, the answer is, “look in the car”. So hide a gift in the car along with the next clue.

OLD SIGN
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The kids have to put the missing letters back in the correct positions to solve this. The answer is “look behind the TV”,  so hide a present there before the treasure hunt begins.

 

A-BECOMES-B-a
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If A becomes B means you have to look at each letter then go back one in alphabet, so M becomes L, P becomes O etc, this the changes the words below to “look in the fridge”

MIXED-UP
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This is simple, just unmix the letters to solve the clue. The answer is “dog basket” so hide a gift near the dogs basket along with your next clue.

NONSENSE-a
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This clue could be used in a pirate themed treasure hunt but it would also be OK in any other treasure hunt. The kids need to count the letters not including spaces to change the numbers below into words. The solution is “near the tub” so hide a present near the bath along with your next clue.

DINOSAUR
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For this clue you will need to buy…….. a thesaurus ! and put it with your other books, when the kids search the books they with find a book that sounds like a dinosaur, so hide your next gift here with the next clue attached.

 

OLD-COG
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Just use the code breaker A = 6 to decode the numbers, if A = 6 then B= 7 and so on. When you change all the numbers to letters it reads ”dining table”, so hide a present under or near your dining table and see if the children can solve it.

WORD-HUNT
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A simple word search where the answer the kids are looking for is ” Christmas tree. So hide a gift behind the tree but make sure you put it there at the last possible moment to prevent it being found early by accident. Remember to put the clue leading to your next hiding place with it.

TREASURE-MAP
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This could be used as part of a pirate themed treasure hunt, just follow the compass directions to solve the puzzle. This should lead to the Magic carpet or rug as it’s known in our house. So hide something under the rug. Ok if you don’t have anything that’s flat just put a note under leading to another location.

MIRROR-MIRROR
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This is a very simple clue, you just hold this up to a mirror and the hiding place of the treasure will be revealed. The answer is “look in the wardrobe”. So hide a present in a wardrobe along with the next clue.