List of Online Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Virtual Scavenger Hunt Ideas & Examples

If you want to put together a virtual scavenger hunt we have the ultimate list for you.

There are so many reasons why virtual scavenger hunts and remote games have become so popular. They make the perfect addition to zoom chat, a class full of students or even friends who are just doing a get together online. A virtual scavenger hunt is a great experience and one that will energise a group of people and lift their spirits.

A scavenger hunt like this is pretty easy to play but just encase you have never competed in an online scavenger hunt we will explain how you play. One person will have to put together a list of things that the players will have to try and find. Once you have found an item on the list you will have to take a photo of the item or video the task. Each is worth a point and the player with the most points at the end of the hunt will be crowned the winner.

Below you will find a complete guide to a range of different style virtual scavenger hunts to browse through. Have a read and see which suits you the most.

Standard Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Here is a standard virtual scavenger hunt template that is suitable for a large range of people.

Standard Virtual Scavenger Hunt

  • Adult colouring book or self-help book
  • Favourite mug
  • Coffee machine
  • Hair accessory
  • Your most worn pair of shoes
  • Childhood toy
  • View from your window
  • Home cooking/baking
  • Something you can’t live without
  • Your garden
  • Favourite spot on the sofa
  • Family member
  • Door mat
  • A DVD with Robin Williams in
  • Expired food item in your cupboard
  • Plant
  • Your bed
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Perform a Tik Tok dance or trend
  • Home office set up

Virtual Scavenger Hunt for Students

Below you will find a virtual scavenger hunt for students’ template that will be perfect for your online classes.

Virtual Scavenger Hunt for Students

  • A pen/pencil
  • Ring binder folder
  • Laptop
  • Flash cards
  • Post it notes
  • Selfie with a pet
  • Your lunch
  • Recreate a Tik Tok dance
  • Home baked goods
  • Recreate an old family photo
  • Pencil case
  • Desk chair
  • Reading/blue light glasses
  • Your work area
  • Phone charger
  • You doing your favourite study break activity
  • View from your work station
  • Plant
  • Desk lamp
  • Study playlist

Virtual Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Here is a template you can use for virtual scavenger hunts for kids. Perfect for online birthday parties and younger school children.

Virtual Scavenger Hunt for Kids

  • Your favourite teddy
  • Newest toy
  • A bouncy ball
  • Perform a handstand or cartwheel
  • Plant
  • Something with wheels
  • A board game
  • Selfie with your pet
  • Colouring book
  • A family photo
  • Your parents
  • Something round
  • Pillow
  • A backpack
  • Favourite book
  • Alarm clock
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Something that is your favourite colour
  • Lego
  • A magazine

Virtual Scavenger Hunt for Adults

Any age can have some fun with a scavenger hunt. Here you will find a list of items to search for in a virtual scavenger hunt for adults.

Virtual Scavenger Hunt for Adults

  • Yoga mat
  • School photo
  • Baked goods
  • Favourite mug
  • Newspaper or magazine
  • Vouchers or coupons
  • Online shopping packaging
  • Favourite place in the house
  • Top shelf of your fridge
  • Something you can’t live without
  • Teddy bear
  • Something that lights up
  • Your favourite snack
  • Something circle shaped
  • Seashell
  • A musical instrument
  • A music CD
  • Fire extinguisher
  • A spider web
  • Selfie with a pet


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