Virtual scavenger hunt

A virtual scavenger hunt is similar to the original game – participants compete to find all items on a provided list – but no one has to go outside!

How to

  1. Decide how long you want your activity to be:

    • Single meeting: If you want to complete the scavenger hunt over the course of one meeting, opt for easier items when creating the list in step 2.
    • Extended duration: If you run the scavenger hunt over a few hours or days, plan to host a separate meeting to share back the scores and celebrate the winners.
  2. Create a list of items or questions for participants to seek out. Get creative! Use our scavenger hunt list for inspiration.

  3. Choose how you want to communicate about this activity. If you choose the extended duration, consider using a central messaging channel like Microsoft Teams. To get a specific group of people involved, announce it in your meeting.

  1. Create some rules and decide on the prizes.
    • Your rules may include things like the start and end time and if there are certain things that do not count. For instance, you may ask people to take a photo of something and it has to be original.
    • Although prizes are optional, they’re a good way to keep participants interested and create some healthy and fun competition.

Image from Habanero's Miro board for the virtual scavenger hunt activity, showing examples of items that were included in the game.

  1. Make the hunt list and rules accessible in one place. You can follow our example and put it all in a Miro board but a Word document also works!
  2. Go on a hunt and have fun!

What we like about it

It’s simple to put together and very easy to customize to a specific topic or a theme. It’s also a great way to get people moving while being part of a virtual meeting! It’s a nice way to break up all of the sitting we do at our desks.

Hab-approved templates

Miro logo

Use our Miro template

Speed up this kickstarter by using our Miro template! Just duplicate the file and it’s ready to use!

Use the Miro template

Explore more meeting kickstarters