A classic way to get people thinking about words is to introduce a palindrome. For those of you who aren’t sure what a palindrome is, it’s a word, phrase, or sentence that’s spelt the same way forwards as backwards.
Some easy examples? Here we go: radar, level, noon, eye, racecar, pup, nun. Some tougher ones for adults? No probblm: deified, civic, tenet, kayak, deed, ewe (a female sheep).
Using palindromes in a treasure hunt setting is easy. Tell the kids or adults to each come up with their own palindrome. Encourage teamwork if people get stuck.
Other word riddles are similar to logic riddles. The main difference is that the answer focuses on a rearrangement of letters to get the correct answer, testing both logical thinking and vocabulary.