Who says you must be in the same room as family and friends to do a fun activity? This virtual scavenger hunt proves that technology and clues can go hand in hand! Adults and teens can use the clues on the screen to find things around the house and race against one another. This is so much fun for a rainy day or a great way to plan a fun activity with those that you can’t be with physically at the moment.
Sometimes, taking a break from the screen isn’t what we all want to do. This is especially true with rainy days, down days, holidays, or just times that you’re missing someone that you can’t be with.
This is where having an online scavenger hunt is a great idea! It steps up the routine phone call or online game. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, and even 3rd cousins can grab a phone, tablet, or computer. With one of those electronic devices, all you need next is a will to play – perhaps a bit of youthful energy.
The fun part about this editable scavenger hunt is that you can use the options listed or easily make up your own. This means that you can use the template over and over again so that it never gets old. With each new virtual game, twist up the virtual scavenger hunt list with your own desires and likes. Even fit your clues into any holiday or special occasion.
Not interested in changing it up? No problem. Best of all, even if you play the same game over and over, your answers will be different as the candy you had in the house in October might not be the same candy you have at home in March. Getting started with this scavenger hunt for adults is as simple as downloading the file, having a good internet connection, and allowing the fun searching to begin!
Who will be the winner? Only time will tell!
What age is this scavenger hunt for?
There is no age limit on this scavenger hunt. However, this virtual treasure hunt is best geared toward adults and teens because it requires a smartphone, computer, or tablet. In addition, the virtual treasure hunt really brings out a youthful competitive spirit in adults – reminding adults, they can have fun too!
That doesn’t mean that kids can’t join in on the fun. In this case, it is best to have an adult or pair older kids with younger kids for help.
What are the rules of scavenger hunts?
This is a find-it-fast virtual scavenger hunt though it can be played in person too.
The best part about scavenger hunts is that the rules are totally basic. With this printable, 36 scavenger hunt clues are already ready to go. Since the digital file PDF is editable, there is plenty of room for you to add your own.
It’s always a good idea to set some basic rules so that everyone is on the same page.
- Decide on a moderator. This person will send a group text for each item to collect. This can be done over a smartphone, Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, etc. They will end the text with go wait for all players to return a photo of the item. The text will look like “First item is something striped… and go!”
- Write down the first person to deliver a photo of the item over text or return the item in person or over video.
Figure out if you’re going to take pictures of items to text or if showing the items on the screen works for all. Also, if someone is using a computer and can’t take it with them, you’ll have to make it so that they can bring the item to the room to show on the screen as well. In fact, if you do it this way, you won’t have to get dizzy watching all of the players run through the house to find their item.
These simple scavenger hunt rules mean that you and your buddies can hit the ground running (maybe literally), trying to find all the clues.
It’s a scavenger hunt is a pretty easy game to play and it’s one that you can get started with ASAP!
Virtual Scavenger Hunt Clues
So now for the game – let’s talk about the supplies needed and example Virtual Scavenger Hunt Clues. With just a few materials, everyone is going to be involved and active – and having fun!
The more people that join in on the fun, the crazier and more competitive it gets. It’s always a fun idea to have adults working their brains and bodies – and this scavenger hunt will have them doing just that. It can even be used ice breaker or team building exercise for the office. Have teams compete in different areas of the office and work on problem-solving skills in a unit.
Make sure to have your camera finger ready because there’s a good chance that you’re going to get some epic photo moments on this wacky adventure.
Remember how easy I said that this scavenger hunt game for adults was? You’re able to literally print instantly and use it!
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer paper or cardstock paper (my favorite set)
- Laminator (optional – I love this one)
- Computer or Smart Phone
- Virtual Scavenger Hunt Clues
- Optional – Timer
Who presents the virtual scavenger hunt ideas?
You will need to have one person being the moderator. They will be the ones that will present the clue, and then everyone participating will be off to the races. A host is a neutral person that will keep track of the score and the rules.
Example Scavenger Hunt List of Items:
- A clothed selfie in a bathtub
- Something with stripes
- A mop
- Something broken
- A deck of cards
- A vegetable
…only photographic evidence or something on screen counts. Get ready to have fun!
These are just a few options – and remember that you can easily add more to create your own unique virtual scavenger hunt lists! With an editable PDF, there are endless options to make and find scavenger hunt clues.
When should I use this scavenger hunt activity?
This can be used for virtual fun! It’s so much fun for a family birthday as a way to hang out with relatives and include them in the day.
Use it for an office party and turn a mundane video conferencing call into a surprise virtual Soom scavenger hunt.
This would also be great to use for:
- Virtual scavenger hunt for work
- Holiday virtual scavenger hunt
- Virtual baby shower scavenger hunt
- Free virtual scavenger hunt for employees
- Team building activities for youth groups
- Family reunion
Having a virtual hunt means that the options are endless in ways that they can be used!
How do you keep score?
Let’s talk about how to score an adult scavenger hunt. The are a few ways to keep track of the winner. The moderator can keep real-time track of team members’ points. A leaderboard can be displayed on a dry-erase board with all participants’ names listed. The host can also text the group after each challenge with a list of each player’s points i.e Adam 8, Sarah 4, Jane 2, Mark – keep trying.
The host can adapt this as needed to fit their environment but generally, the virtual scavenger hunt rules are as follows…
- The first person to return an item gets one point. You can also play with first, second, and third-place winners. For each round, the first person to return an item gets 3 points, the second person 2 points, and the last person 1 point.
Add a time limit or just let the wild
geese players go. The game-winner is the player with the most totaled points last the end of all the rounds of the Virtual Game Treasure Hunt!
What are good prizes for a Virtual Scavenger hunt?
This game will get competitive. Virtual scavenger hunt games are a fun way to create bonds. Often the gloating, glory, and and team’s morale are enough intrinsic rewards. However, this fun game is for adults – have something really awesome they are going to work for.
Fun adult scavenger hunt prizes include…
- Electronic gift cards
- Small liquor bottles
- Fancy restaurant certificates
- Homemade dinner
- Sports tickets
- Entertainment tickets
- Lottery tickets
While all the ideas are fun, think of a gift that could be sent over email – after all, this is an electronic scavenger hunt! Good prizes will really be a great incentive for crazy participation.
The last question remains…Where can I get this amazing adult scavenger hunt?
Virtual Scavenger Hunt Printable
We’ve put together a really fun list of ideas and things to find around the house – but there is always room for more. The great thing about having a template that you can edit is that you can make it easily work for you.
This scavenger hunt includes a list of 36 clues – and then a list that is blank and easy to edit and fill.
What’s included in this text, zoom or skype scavenger hunt?
- 36-Item Virtual Scavenger Hunt PDF Instant Download
- Editable Scavenger Hunt Template PDF Instant Download
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More Printable Scavenger Hunts
Once you do one, you’re going to want to do even more! Here are some other printable scavenger hunts that are great for all ages!
Are riddles more your jam? This cute and easy adult scavenger hunt takes your significant other on a journey around the house. Use it as a romantic at-home date night or for a birthday scavenger hunt challenge. It’s a cute way to step up your game (pun intended.) Pin to Pinterest.
Teens love a good challenge too. This teen scavenger hunt leads your teen on a scavenger hunt at home. Of course, in the end, they must complete the experience with a TikTok dance. Grab your phone for evidence. Pin to Pinterest.
We have a ton of scavenger hunt ideas that are perfect for all occasions!
- Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt
- Christmas Scavenger Hunt
- New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt
- Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt
- St. Patrick’s Scavenger Hunt
- Easter Scavenger Hunt
- July 4th Scavenger Hunt
- Back to School Scavenger Hunt
- Halloween Scavenger Hunt
- Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
- Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
- Indoor Scavenger Hunt
- Baby Shower Scavenger Hunt
- Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt
- Grocery Scavenger Hunt
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Last Updated on March 28, 2023 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living