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Spruce up your next scavenger hunt or photo scavenger hunt by adding some of the items in the form of riddles. Riddles may rhyme or simply present a conundrum.

Example Riddles for your Scavenger Hunt
* Come up and let us go; go down and here we stay. [Anchor]
* You use it between your head and your toes, the more it works the thinner it grows. [Bar of Soap]
* He can shave 25 times a day and still have a beard? [Barber]
* What is it that has four legs, one head and a foot? [Bed]
* What is white when its dirty and black when its clean? [Blackboard]
* Stiff is my spine and my body is pale, but I’m always ready to tell a tale. [Book]
* A hundred brothers lie next to each other; Each white and fine — they’ve only one spine. I am the tongue that lies between two. Remove me to gather their wisdom to you. [Bookmark]
* Man walks over, man walks under, in times of war he burns asunder. [Bridge]
* It stands on one leg with its heart in its head. [Cabbage]
* My life can be measured in hours, I serve by being devoured. Thin, I am quick, Fat, I am slow, Wind is my foe. [Candle]
* I’m usually old, in a yard with a fence, here someone rests, and another is of English descent [Cemetary]
* What is bigger when new and grows smaller with use? [chalk, pencil, soap]
* What’s black when you get it, Red when you use it, And white when you’re all through with it? [Charcoal]
* A slow, solemn square-dance, Of warriors feinting. One by one they fall, Warriors fainting, Thirty-two on sixty-four. [Chess]
* Throughout history, there have been thousands of well-documented cases of horses jumping over towers and landing on clergy and small men, forcing their removal. What am I? [Chess]
* Runs, but cannot walk, sometimes sings but never talks. Lacks arms, has hands; lacks a head but has a face. [Clock]
* I have head and tail, but no legs. I am that for which the beggar begs. [Coin]
* I am so simple that I only point; yet I guide men all over the world. [Compass]
* Put on the table and cut, but never eaten [Deck of cards]
* Has to be broken before it can be used [Egg]

Create your own
Create riddles for specific locations and items specific to you church, town, or area. For example, use the riddle for a river, but then add a couple lines to indicate a specific river near your location for participants to take a photo of.

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