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Adult Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Updated on January 6, 2017
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Adult scavenger hunt ideas can make a normal day crazy
Adult scavenger hunt ideas can make a normal day crazy

In this article we will cover how to organise a hunt and provide you with fun adult scavenger scavenger hunt ideas.


Adult Scavenger Hunt Organization:


Step One: Choose a Location

This is a simple one! You need a place to begin your scavenger hunt. With adults, you are not limited much at all in terms of finding a location, but it may be of the best convenience for you to pick a small, centralized location. You can span the scavenger hunt over a couple of miles, sticking in the same town. But if the participants aren’t willing to drive, it’d be best to stick to someplace like maybe a shopping center.


Step Two: Invitations!

Now, you’ll want to begin inviting your hunters. You can do this any way you want. A lot of people prefer email invitations, but paper ones are great, too. For adults, most use their phones often, so text invitations work too, but a good idea is to mail an invitation too so you can better communicate with them!

Also, please add a designated drop off/pick up spot and time!


Step Three: Groups

Ideally, there will be a lot of participants. Things will work pretty smoothly if that group of participants is split into a bunch of tinier groups, perhaps of 4-5 people per group. That way, all group activities will have equal amounts of participants and more people to get more done!


Step Four: Make the scavenger list! (And check it twice.)

** Before you start your list, make sure whatever you decided does not get the participants in way of any danger or trouble! **

Now that that is out of the way, feel free to let your mind wander on what you want on your hunt. I am going to list example scavenger hunts, but of course you can cater it to your own needs.


Town Exploration Adult Scavenger Hunt

This scavenger hunt can be a lot of fun! This will be done easiest with cars for each group, but may be done without one if the town has a lot of stores in a single area!


What you’ll need:

  • Large bag to hold requested objects
  • Camera (phone is fine)


Rules:

  • 2 hour time limit
  • No stealing objects from other teams/the public
  • If there is a team of people, all pictures MUST include all members minus the photographer


List:

  • Take a picture of a stranger serenading a member of your group
  • Get a free company pen (with the company’s info on it)
  • Find a buy one get one free coupon from a local store
  • Take a picture of your entire team inside a shopping cart (picture taken by chaperone)
    • Can use up to three carts depending on the cart. Max of 4 people in each cart
  • Take a picture with a police officer
  • Take a picture of an out of state car license
  • Take a picture of a bus station
  • Take a picture in front of a display window of a retail store
  • Get a travel brochure
  • Get a local store’s shopping bag (plastic or paper)
  • Take a picture with someone 60 or older
  • Buy 50 cents worth of gas and keep the recipt
  • Collect a restaurant take out menu
  • Collect a receipt from a food store
  • Find a job application
  • Find 2 business cards
  • Take a picture of team members dancing in front of a store
  • Take a picture with multiple team members sleeping somewhere they really shouldn’t be
  • Take a picture of the entire team (must be a creative photo!)


After the Hunt is Over:

The first group to get everything on the list wins! If two hours pass and no one got everything on the list, the group with the most completed items will win.


Town Exploration Adult Scavenger Hunt

This scavenger hunt can be a lot of fun! This will be done easiest with cars for each group, but may be done without one if the town has a lot of stores in a single area!


What you’ll need:

  • Large bag to hold requested objects
  • Camera (phone is fine)


Rules:

  • 2 hour time limit
  • No stealing objects from other teams/the public
  • If there is a team of people, all pictures MUST include all members minus the photographer


List:

  • Take a picture of a stranger serenading a member of your group
  • Get a free company pen (with the company’s info on it)
  • Find a buy one get one free coupon from a local store
  • Take a picture of your entire team inside a shopping cart (picture taken by chaperone)
    • Can use up to three carts depending on the cart. Max of 4 people in each cart
  • Take a picture with a police officer
  • Take a picture of an out of state car license
  • Take a picture of a bus station
  • Take a picture in front of a display window of a retail store
  • Get a travel brochure
  • Get a local store’s shopping bag (plastic or paper)
  • Take a picture with someone 60 or older
  • Buy 50 cents worth of gas and keep the recipt
  • Collect a restaurant take out menu
  • Collect a receipt from a food store
  • Find a job application
  • Find 2 business cards
  • Take a picture of team members dancing in front of a store
  • Take a picture with multiple team members sleeping somewhere they really shouldn’t be
  • Take a picture of the entire team (must be a creative photo!)


After the Hunt is Over:

The first group to get everything on the list wins! If two hours pass and no one got everything on the list, the group with the most completed items will win.


Bridal Shower Scavenger Hunt

This scavenger hunt can be used for multiple different types of events, but it is super fun for events like bachelor or bachelorette parties or even baby showers! Just gets everyone hyped up and excited for the day!


What You’ll Need:

  • Large bag to carry necessary items


List:

  • A state quarter
  • A mirror
  • A bracelet
  • Something triangle-shaped
  • Receipt of a purchase under $1 (can be anything)
  • Paper clip
  • White sock (ALL white, no other colors)
  • Something with a roman numeral on it
  • A tic-tac (or other mint)
  • A $2 bill
  • 83 cents exactly
  • 5 napkins
  • A flower with a stem
  • A candy bar
  • A vintage object
  • A blade of grass
  • A small rock
  • A pen with words on it
  • A ball
  • A Q-Tip
  • A bible
  • A slipper
  • A plastic or paper plate
  • A grocery receipt


After the Hunt is Over:

The first group to get everything on the list wins! If two hours pass and no one got everything on the list, the group with the most completed items will win.


Adult Dare Scavenger Hunt

This scavenger hunt is essentially an “around the town” one but with a point system! It is not necessarily about the actual quantity of dares you complete, but rather the number of points you accumulate. There are some bonuses to help increase your score as well!


Rules:

  • One hour time limit
  • Each completed objective is 10 points
  • Each bonus is an additional 3 points.
  • Take a picture or video of any completed task to prove it was completed and include at least one team member in each shot.


What You’ll Need:

  • Camera (with picture and video capabilities)
  • Around $5
  • A pencil or pen and paper
  • Large bag to carry necessary objects


List:

  • Draw a funny picture and hang it on a public bulletin board
  • Find a street sign that starts with the letter F and take a picture with it
  • Propose to a stranger
    • Bonus if they say yes
    • DOUBLE bonus (6 points) if they are of the same gender
  • Take a picture with a police officer
  • Pump a stranger’s gas
  • Have entire team take a picture next to a sports /expensive car
    • Bonus if driver is in picture
  • Have team member hug a stranger
    • Bonus if you get a video of them being rejected
  • Entire team sharing a soda (everyone with own straw)
  • Have a stranger write you something in a foreign language
    • Must have picture or video of person writing it
    • Bonus if word ends up meaning something negative
  • Have one team member handcuffed to a police officer
  • Have a team member on or next to a fire truck with a fireman
  • Have entire team in front of an ice cream truck
    • Bonus points if everyone also has ice cream
  • Entire team on or around a tree
  • Take a picture next to a “No Parking” sign
  • Dress up a fire hydrant
  • Take a picture with a wild animal
  • Fit as many team members as possible into a port-a-potty
    • Bonus if you fit whole team in there
  • Take a picture with someone at least 80 years old
    • Bonus if they hold up their ID in picture


After the Hunt is Over:

Group with the highest number of points at the end of the hour will win!


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