Scavenger Hunt - Ideas to Challenge Your Participants

Thinking of organising some team building exercises or getting delegates to interact in a team game?  Scavenger hunts may be the ideal solution. 

Participants are normally asked to complete all items on a list, or get items - usually without purchasing them.  They work in small teams with the goal to be the first to complete the list or to complete the most items on that list.  A certain colour, smell, sound, location or any other characteristic can be added to make things more challenging.


Sometimes the easiest ideas for your scavenger hunts are the hardest to think of! That’s why we wanted to share some easy-to-use ideas that are guaranteed to be fun as well!  Enjoy!


Video Ideas


  • Get a stranger to sing your country’s national anthem
  • Fake a Kung-Fu battle in a public place and capture bystander reactions
  • A teammate walking a dog (any dog or a certain type)
  • The team singing at a karaoke bar
  • A team member break dancing in the middle of a mall
  • A teammate washing the window of a stranger’s car (ask first…)
  • The team doing a Gangham Style/Macarena/Flamenco dance together in a public place
  • The team standing under a public clock at an exact time (such as 1:24 p.m.)
  • Get a stranger to let you bowl for him/her in a bowling alley
  • Any of the teammates doing a performance in the middle of a very crowded street (extra points if someone gives money at the end) or the whole team singing a song while in a restaurant
  • A team member washing dishes at a restaurant, or convince a stranger to let you taste their food
  • An unknown couple telling the story of how they met, or a stranger telling a joke
  • A group member doing a lap in a pool
  • A team member helping to carry a stranger’s groceries
  • Conduct a crazy exercise class at the park publicly, or go through a fast food drive-thru - walking
  • Everyone playing “Duck, Duck, Goose” in a public area
  • Buy something that costs at least a dollar with pennies only
  • One teammate does a dance in front of a stranger, then ask the stranger to score him/her on a scale from 1 to 10
  • Your whole team humming the Mission Impossible song while everyone acts like a spy going front to back in a store


 Photo Ideas


  • A restaurant napkin or take-out menu from a specific restaurant or a type of restaurant (Somalian food for example)
  • A photo with the local newspaper from today (or from yesterday)
  • A coupon for a certain type of product or from a specific store
  • A receipt for a certain product or from a certain store or for a specific amount
  • A bus/subway/train/boat ticket
  • A business card of a Dentist/Lawyer/Etc
  • A stranger’s autograph (extra points for specific names)
  • The team sitting with an unknown family at a restaurant/on a bench/in a bar
  • A picture with someone famous
  • The team’s reflection in something
  • The team standing on a statue, or holding an animal
  • The team on a spiral staircase
  • The team standing next to a certain type of car/motorcycle (extra points if on/in the vehicle)
  • The entire team on a tree or on a slide, or in a boat
  • The team in front of a food/coffee/ice cream truck
  • Funny Graffiti in a washroom (nothing inappropriate please!)
  • The team folding clothes in a public laundry mat
  • The team all in the air (you decide how)
  • The team sharing one drink (each teammate has their own straw)
  • A team member acting as a waiter/barman in a restaurant/bar/hotel


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Most of these ideas will be used in conjunction with the Photo/Video Challenges in the MooveTeam system and therefore are also very easy to grade and fun to incorporate in the post-Scavenger Hunt festivities slide show.  The photos and videos taken in the mooveTeam app are automatically downloaded to the server for this reason!  Contact us to help you with your next amazing team building or scavenger hunt!




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