Indoor Investigations (Grades K-2)

This investigation will take kids on an indoor scavenger hunt until somebody yells “Bingo!”

A bingo card, its squares all filled with different colors

What You Need

A blank bingo card

  • Pick a theme and make one card for each player. In our example at the top of this page, we decided to use colors.
  • The center square of a Bingo card is usually marked as a “free” space.

What To Do

  1. Give each player a Bingo card, then start hunting!
  2. If you find an item that matches a square on your card, mark its square with an “X.” You could use Bingo chips if you have them, or mark your squares with coins, pebbles, or poker chips.
  3. The first player to get five covered squares in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row wins! Or you can play for a “coverall” to see who can cover every single square of their card.

Bingo Themes

Here are a few more ideas for your Bingo cards, but use your imagination. What else could you hunt for in your house?


  • Fits inside the palm of your hand
  • Taller than you
  • As long as your foot
  • As small as a fingernail
  • Fits inside your backpack


  • Square or Cube
  • Round
  • Pointy
  • Triangular
  • Flat


  • Squishy
  • Scratchy
  • Slippery
  • Shiny
  • Stretchy