When I was a teenager, we loved to host New Year’s Eve parties. I’m a bit of a social girl and love to hang out with the people I love the most. One of those parties, we had a video scavenger hunt. It was a lot of fun. Fast forward 20 years. My daughter was turning 14 years old and thought it sounded fun to do the same thing. Yeah, I thought that was a great idea, too. So last year, at her 14th birthday party, we planned our first one. It was a success, although we had some technical difficulties with our videos afterwards.
What You Do on a Video Scavenger Hunt
— Break all party attendees into 2 or more teams.
— Have a list of tasks, many of which are silly or funny for each team to work through in no particular order.
— Make sure each team has a way to take video (that has a completely charged battery, lol)
— Make sure each team has a flashlight and is instructed to video in the light as much as possible, as darkness makes it hard to see the videos of course.
— Set a time limit, so that you’re not waiting forever for everyone to return.
Once you’ve gathered your teams, your clues and your video equipment, each team takes off in their cars (with a responsible driver) and attempts to complete all of the tasks on their list, the fastest. The first team to complete all tasks, without cheating is the winner. When you get back to the party place, you all watch the videos.
It is hilarious and a LOT of fun! Here’s an example of one of our very short videos….(beware though, there’s an awesome burp at the end….lol….and the video is not great quality).
Video Scavenger Hunt Ideas: What Should I Use for the Tasks?
You can get as creative as you want for this. We like to use a list of about 15-20 things to do. Many of the tasks could be specific to your town or your area. Also, you may want to think up some that are a challenge, or the answer to a riddle. Here’s some examples of what we had done or plan to do in the future:
- Imitate a statue in your town (ours was a miniature version of the Statue of Liberty) and sing Mary Had a Little Lamb.
- Fork someone’s yard. (preferably a friend, who will think it’s funny) [If you don’t know what forking someone’s yard is, it is buying plastic forks and sticking them into the ground, all over a person’s yard]
- Go buy a stranger a gift and give it to them.
- Play ring around the rosy around a light pole near a busy street.
- Drink a can of soda and burp.
- Go sing a Christmas Carol at a friend’s door.
- Have one person in your group try to sell an old beat up car to your group.
- Take a video/picture of the whole group posing next to a yellow car that doesn’t belong to you.
- Each person in group picks up 10 items of litter.
- Whole group on the swings at the park.
- Do cartwheels or at least try to. (whole group)
- Go buy a jar or pouch of baby food and have one team member spoon feed it to another team member.
- Baby talk to a dog.
- Everyone on team shake hands with a law enforcement official.
- Go trick or treating at someone’s house.
- Skip backwards across a street downtown.
- Pose with inflatable Christmas decorations in someone’s yard.
- Build a gingerbread house
- Each person on team chews a piece of gum and blows a bubble at the same time.
- Play tag together.
- Play leap frog.
- Run the bases at a local baseball diamond.
- Swing from monkey bars.
- Make up your own – the possibilities are endless!
Do you have some great ideas for video scavenger hunt tasks and clues? Please leave a comment to share what you would do!