Grades K-2
Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8

Team Scavenger Hunt!

Challenge students to work together in teams to complete this scavenger hunt!

Activity Partner
Total time estimate:
30-60 minutes
Activity Objectives
  • Students will work in groups to take fun photos and complete a team scavenger hunt challenge
  • During this activity, students will practice cooperative skills such as listening to others’ ideas, reaching decisions fairly, and working toward a collective goal

This activity supports the development of the following
social-emotional skills: relationship skills and social awareness.


Divide students up into teams of 4–5 students, and challenge them to work together to complete a scavenger hunt! Which team will win?! Students should work with their group members to take photos that fit into each of the categories listed below, and then share their photos through a digital tool (e.g., Wakelet, Padlet, or Buncee).

Category ideas:

  • Something that everyone in the world loves
  • A re-enactment of a popular scene from a movie or TV show
  • An act of kindness that made someone smile
  • Something that all the group members share in common
  • A special talent that only one person in the group has
  • A recreation of a famous work of art (bonus points for any costumes and props!)
  • A letter of the alphabet formed by group members’ bodies
  • A group selfie!

Share your students’ photo collections with your Empatico partner class (e.g., through a live virtual exchange or a tool like Wakelet, Padlet, or Buncee). Invite students to share more about their photos, describe their experiences from the scavenger hunt, and ask questions. You might even challenge them to complete the scavenger hunt together over a video call! 


Guide students through a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions:

  • What are some strategies that your group used to work together and take the photos?
  • Did your group experience any challenges? How did you solve them?
  • What would you do differently next time?
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