Fun Event & Activity Ideas

Video Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt where each team has a video camera and they have a list of items to get footage of.

Here would be an example of a list:



    Mandatory Category (Must have all of these to qualify for prize!)
    Video of…

  • A creative introduction to that particular team's video

  • 3 team members being pushed in a shopping cart

  • A team member spontaneously interviewing 3 strangers: ask “what is your conception of God or what is God like?”

  • Someone in group chugging an entire can of Pepsi and belching

  • Team hanging upside down singing the “Pledge of Allegiance” to the tune of “Gilligan's Island”
  • 1000 point items
    Video of…

  • Team member hugging a stranger

  • Lady scolding child

  • A guy coming out of the girl's bathroom

  • A grocery clerk singing a recognizable song

  • Two teenager's kissing

  • Someone ordering a cheeseburger without any cheese

  • Lady walking her dog

  • Fitting your entire team on one tree
  • 1500 point items
    Video of…

  • Person peeling out in a car (team vehicles not included)

  • A fireman in uniform

  • Someone (other than a team member) buying “Depends”

  • Someone making a citizen's arrest

  • Little kid singing Mary had a little lamb

  • Someone giving a stranger a noogie

  • Team member hugging a gas station attendent
  • 3000 point items
    Video of…

  • A dog relieving himself on a fire hydrant

  • A traffic accident

  • Old lady on the ground yelling “I've fallen and I can't get up”

  • A police car (other than the one at the traffic accident) with its siren on (not lights, siren)
  • Someone crawling out of a manhole

  • Entire team coming out of a VW bug
  • 25,000 point item
    Video of a 300 pound Rottweiler eating an entire Carl's Jr. salad bar

    500,000 point item
    Video of entire team hovering over Arco Arena, balancing a stack of 7 baseballs on their noses and reciting “Hamlet” backwards

Ideas by Jessica Sundholm

    Mandatory Category (Must have all of these to qualify for prize!
  • Video of… Everybody 'searching' frantically on the ground for a contact lens

  • Making a commercial in front of your local Block Buster
  • 1000 points

  • Fitting your entire team on one tree

  • Your entire team in a new Volkswagon bug

  • Going to the mall and making a human pyramid
  • Worth 3000 points

  • Someone on your team on a lot pretending to be a used car salesman

  • Fitting the entire team in a telephone booth
  • Worth 5000 points

  • Singing to a waitress at a busy resturaunt (either to be sung by a representative or the whole group)

  • Going into a grocery and asking where the hemorroid meds is (you could substitute that for diarrhea meds)

  • Going through the Burger King Drive-Thru in a shopping cart

  • Getting a guy to try on a dress

(for a church youth group)

  • Girl in a real bridal gown, guy in suit being “married” by a real minister. (15)

  • A member of your group in a church member's bathtub serenading a rubber duck with “Rubber Ducky You're the One” (10)

  • Everyone in group with umbrella singing “Singing in the Rain”– there must be dancing– outside of a movie theater. (10)

  • Your group on the Sidewalk at a business that is open playing “Duck, Duck, goose” (10)

  • Group member in grocery cart sucking on a baby bottle while pushing a cart (15)

  • Group walking through Kentucky Fried Chicken flapping their wings bucking like a chicken(15)

  • Go Christmas caroling to pastor's house. Sing LOUDLY! (15) If they sing with you (+10), if they dance with you (+15)

  • Your group in costume “trick-or-treating” at a stranger's house (15)(Seasonal)

  • Your group T-Ping a youth group member's car (10) If you do your youth minister's car (-100)

  • A member of your group handcuffed to a police officer. (20) If you give him/her a doughnut (+15)

  • Get two total strangers to sing and do the motions to YMCA with your entire group. (10)

  • A member of your group sitting in the driver's seat of a fire engine, making siren noises.(20)

  • Your group buying $.10 of gas, receipt and pump must show amount. (10)

  • A member leading another member on a leash through a pet store. (10)

  • Two group members hanging upside down on monkey bars making “monkey sounds”.(10) if you eat a banana too (+10)

  • Everyone roasting a marshmellow over a fire and eating it. (15)

  • Get a deacon to sing “I'm a Little Teapot” with the motions. (15)

  • Your group in Walmart holding a pack of hotdogs singing “I wish I were an Oscar Meyer Weiner” (10)

  • Group member sitting on the lap of a public statue. (10)

  • If you film the outside of the youth minister's door at his/her home. (10)

  • Your group standing around a Christmas tree singing “O Christmas Tree.”(Seasonal) (10)

  • A group member doing a lap in a pool. (Seasonal)(15)

  • Your entire group sitting together in a VW bug. (20) if it is an “old school” bug (+10).

Added by Jennifer P.

By Marilyn Heminger

For 50 points each:
Video of someone in your group:

  • Doing a cartwheel

  • Hanging upside down singing the song “I believe I can fly”
  • Pick a house and do a sales promo of lifestyles of the rich and famous

  • Sing the National Anthem at a baseball diamond

  • Chugging a soda and belching

  • Make a Christian symbol in the grass using your bodies

  • A member leading another member on a leash through a pet store

  • A member from the group with an umbrella singing “Singing in the Rain” outside of a movie theater (you must dance too)

  • Going through the Burger King Drive-Thru with one person carrying another piggyback. You can make car sounds if you want. (Don't forget to order something even if it's just a soda)

  • Make a commercial in front of your local Block Buster (*video has to be done outside, you can't go it the store with the cam)

  • Find a junk car and be a used car salesman

  • Have a member of your group sitting in the driver's seat of a fire engine making siren noises

  • Everyone in your group standing outside the Wal-Mart entrance singing a Christmas Carol and welcoming people to Wal-Mart

For 100 points each:
  • Get an autograph of a fireman and ask if he's ever seen “101 Dalmatians”

  • At Dairy Queen, someone from your group dropping sprinkles in his or her hair singing “I feel pretty”

  • A small child singing “Mary had a little lamb”

  • Help a stranger fold their laundry at a Laundromat

  • Get two total strangers to sing and do the motions to YMCA with your entire group

  • Pump gas for a stranger at a gas station

For 200 points each:
  • Get a policeman in uniform to sing the theme to COPS, “Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do”

  • Get a different policeman in uniform (not the same one) and have someone from your group lie down and have the policeman draw a chalk line around them

  • Going into clothing store picking out a dress or skirt and asking a salesperson where the dressing rooms are.(Extra 50 points if you come out wearing it)…Oh and this has to be a guy!

For 25 points each (Put in your sack)
  • Chop Sticks

  • To-Go Box

  • Wendy's Jr.Frosty Cup
  • Chicken Bone

  • Pack of Ketchup
  • Coffee Stirer

  • Subwaywrapper

  • Sugar Packet

  • Napkinwithlogo

  • Pack of Hot Sauce

  • Straw

  • Coffee Creamer

  • Menu

  • Salt Packet

  • Spoon


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.

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