The scavenger hunt is a great team building activity that boosts creativity and teamwork. It directs your employees to work towards a common goal.
Here are the top 10 team building scavenger hunt ideas.
Top 10 Team Building Scavenger Hunt Ideas
Before You Start
If you want to know how you can conduct team building activities, you can read this article for inspiration: How to Facilitate Team Building Activities in Your Workplace?
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#1. Classic Scavenger Hunt
Old is gold! Classic scavenger hunt is the traditional scavenger hunt where the participants need to find a given list of items within a certain time limit. The list may consist of both ordinary as well as hard-to-find items. Participants should not purchase any items.
#2. Text Message Quest
Here clues are given through text messages. Ideally, the participants need to crack the codes based on the clues. Once they solve one problem, they will get the next one, and so on. Finally, they will have to crack a master code in order to win the challenge.
#3. Destination Unknown
In this scavenger hunt, participants can have some clues to a particular location. Once they reach there, they will get the next clues to another location. This process is repeated until they find the ultimate location, where there is a party or a surprise.
#4. Information Scavenger Hunt
In this scavenger hunt, participants have to find information rather than objects. There may be a series of questions that lead the participants to go to a location and find information. The team that successfully finds all the answers (or more answers) within the time limit will win.
#5. Photo Scavenger Hunt
In the photo scavenger hunt, people should come up with photographs of certain places or objects. Participants should be provided with a digital camera and they need to capture photos of the places or objects. Scores will be given to each team based on the relevance of photos as well as creativity.
#6. Sound Scavenger Hunt
In the sound scavenger hunt, the participants should record the sound of various things given in the list. Here they are provided with an audio recording along with the list. There are different types of sounds one can focus on. For example, the sound of sea waves, animal sounds, etc. The team that comes up with more sounds within the time limit will win.
#7. Video Scavenger Hunt
Here the participants need to film videos based on a list of actions or situations. For example, a wedding function, preparing a cake, swimming, etc. would work well. Make sure that each video is only around 30 seconds otherwise it would become a time-consuming task.
#8. Human Scavenger Hunt
The human scavenger hunt differs from other scavenger hunts as it focuses on finding people, not objects. Here the participants are given a set of clues about a particular person and they should take a photo with that person or get a business card from him. It can be a known person or a total stranger.
#9. Treasure Hunt
Treasure hunt is one of the unique team building scavenger hunt ideas for years. The reason is it doesn’t require a list of items to find. The participants should focus on finding only one final item, that’s the “treasure”. There will be a series of clues as well as a time frame to find the treasure.
#10. Digital Scavenger Hunt
If you folks don’t like to travel, you can conduct a scavenger hunt with the help of the internet. The digital scavenger hunt is one of the virtual team building activities. In the digital scavenger hunt, participants need to find relevant websites or information according to a series of clues. You can set a time limit as well as certain rules for this activity like the search engines to use, starting letters of the websites, etc.