Scavenger Hunt, Since the shift to remote and hybrid working, businesses have had to think outside the box and come up with innovative ways to maintain and grow team dynamics. Human beings are social creatures and need to connect to work well together.

Team development is a process that doesn’t happen overnight. Thankfully, the tech world was already well equipped, and when the COVID pandemic took us by surprise, most companies (and employees) had the basic infrastructure. We all just had to learn quickly and adapt. But that’s what humans do best.

Reinventing the wheel

The pandemic also shifted the way HR and management value employee happiness. Happy employees are more productive, and if they feel valued, they feel they are contributing to a greater good rather than just being a small cog in a big wheel.

So how do businesses ensure employee happiness, facilitate team building and keep morale strong in a remote world? Simple, find interactive, innovative, and fun ways to come together in the virtual realm. For example, the year-end office party can just as easily be a virtual party.

All you need is some inspiration and ideas; fortunately, there is plenty to go around. You’ll also find plenty of facilitated team-building activities that take all the pressure off you, handle all the nitty gritty and allow you to sit back and enjoy the fun with your employees.

 Another team-building activity that can be enjoyed virtually is an online cooking class. No matter what happens in the world, one thing that will always unite the human race is food. Of course, there are so many benefits beyond having fun and producing good food — but if your staff get to have a good time in the kitchen and cook up a storm while developing their team, why the heck not?

Want some more inspiration? Try a Scavenger Hunt

The scavenger hunt is the perfect activity for team building and getting to know your coworkers better. Make your next office outing a memorable adventure by planning an unforgettable experience.

This fun, interactive game will test everyone’s problem-solving skills while bringing everyone closer as a team.

Let your employees get to know one another better than ever before with this scavenger hunt game that only gets better with age. Whether searching for the perfect vintage hat, exploring a new cafe, or going on a virtual reality adventure, this ultimate scavenger hunt has something for everyone.

What is a scavenger hunt?

A scavenger hunt is an adventure game where players follow clues to answer questions or find items hidden in different locations. Unlike other games that are competitive, a scavenger hunt is a collaborative game that brings people together to work as a team to solve puzzles and find items.

The scavenger hunt is great for team building, group outings, parties, and more. They can be tailored to any age group and are perfect for all skill levels, whether you’re an expert or a beginner. And best of all, you can make them as long or as short as you want.

40 best clues for your ultimate scavenger hunt

The most challenging part of creating a scavenger hunt is coming up with clever, cryptic clues that will are not impossible to solve but enough of a challenge to let the team thinks. So here’s a helping hand.

  1. You cut me on a table, but I’m never eaten. (Deck of cards.)
  2. A band that doesn’t play instruments but has plenty of styles. (Headband)
  3. Everything ends with me. What am I? (Letter G)
  4. How many glasses of water can one drink on an empty stomach? (One)
  5. I am not a lamp, but I can light up. I don’t use any petrol but can start fires. (Matchstick)
  6. I am not an organ, but I have 13 hearts. Tell me, who am I? (Deck of play cards)
  7. I begin and end with the letter “e,” and usually only contain one letter. (Envelope)
  8. I can cause love, but that’s not the ideal outcome. I’m always happy to serve. (Tennis racket)
  9. I can run but cannot walk. I have sound but can’t talk. I have a bed but can’t sleep. (River)
  10. I come in the middle of March and April, but May doesn’t have me. (Letter R)
  11. I get dirty when I become white. (Blackboard)
  12. I greet every guest but never say a word. (Welcome mat)
  13. I have a spine but no bones. (Book)
  14. Are you camping out? Keep me near. However, I cannot solve your fear. It just helps to flick my switch when in the dark, you sense a twitch. (Flashlight)
  15. I have keys, but no locks and space, and no rooms. You can enter, but you can’t go outside. (Keyboard)
  16. I have lots of stars, but I’m not the sky. I’ll be sitting here quietly until you need me. (TV)
  17. I run around the backyard but never move. (Fence)
  18. I used to be a tree until I traded my roots for routes. So I have a rose, but I’m not a garden. (Paper map.)
  19. I’m a bed without sheets, and I’m always dirty. (Flowerbed)
  20. I’m full of holes but can still hold water. (Sponge)
  21. I’m made of water but will die if you put me in water. (Ice)
  22. I’m tall when I’m young and short when I’m old. (Candle)
  23. I’m always running, though I never walk. Sometimes, I can sing, but I never talk. I have hands, and I have a face. You use me to decide your pace. (Clock)
  24. It has four legs but cannot walk. (Table)
  25. It is my property and belongs to me, but others use it more often. (Name)
  26. Flip me open, clap me shut. Whenever you meet a rut, step away and rest your eyes. My glowing screen you can’t disguise. (Laptop)
  27. I have a ring, but no finger. Sometimes I die, but I’ll be revived if you charge me up. (cell phone)
  28. My name means “sightless,” but if you want to see it, all you have to do is open me. (Blinds)
  29. The building that has the most stories. (Library)
  30. Hold me light, hold me gentle. When you handle me, always be careful. But when it’s time to use my insides, tap me hard and crack my outside. Here it comes, the gooey flow. Into the heat, I slowly go. (Egg)
  31. The person who makes me has no use for me. The one who buys me doesn’t use me, but the one who uses me has never seen or used me before. (Coffin)
  32. The place where today comes before yesterday. (Dictionary)
  33. The world lies in me, but I am not the earth. ( Paper map)
  34. This coat can only be put on when wet. (Paint)
  35. What comes after E and before ant? (Elephant).
  36. You answer me, but I never ask any questions. (Telephone)
  37. Your uncle’s brother is your father, but what is your relationship with your uncle’s sister-in-law (his brother’s wife)? (Your mother)
  38. Open, shut, open, shut. When you’re bored, I take the brunt. But there’s nothing here, you see. Time to visit the grocery. (Refrigerator)’
  39. Open me up, and there are lots to see. But sometimes, you still frown at me! You’ll say I’m not diverse enough. I don’t believe it’s my fault you don’t buy new stuff! (Closet)
  40. Fill me up and make me fat. You like me best when I’m like that. But lose track, and you will see you’ve nearly finished what you put in me. (Wallet)

A numbers game?

If you and to get a few people scratching their heads with a Math clue, here are some ideas to help you.

  1. Two fathers and two sons sat down to eat eggs for breakfast. Only three eggs were eaten, but each person had an egg. How is this possible?

      Answer:  A man, his father, and his grandfather are eating breakfast. He and his father are both sons (2 sons). His father and grandfather are both fathers. (2 fathers)

2. Add me to me and multiply by 4. Divide me by 8, and you will have me once more. What number am I?

      Answer: Any number.

3. If a zookeeper had 100 pairs of animals in her zoo, and two pairs of babies were born for each of the original animals, then (sadly) 23 animals don’t survive. How many animals do you have left in total?

Answer: 977 animal (100 x 2 = 200; 200 + 800 = 1000; 1000 – 23 = 977)

4. There is a 3-digit number. The second digit is four times as big as the third digit, while the first digit is three less than the second digit. What is the number?

Answer: 141

5. Ram has five sons. Each of his sons has a sister. How many children does Ram have?

Answer: Six. All of the sons have the same sister.

Let the good times roll!

It’s time to get creative and make your next office outing unforgettable. Scavenger hunt games can be a fun way to catch up with coworkers and strengthen relationships. It’s also a great way to increase collaboration and team spirit. We have a clue for you no matter what you’re searching for or where you need to go.

Nicola Killops

Nicola Killops

Nicola is a former teacher and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. She now writes full-time, with her partner, Justin. Nicola loves food, music, travel, and is a proud human and pet mom.

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