Bigger and Better scavenger hunt

This is the simplest scavenger hunt ever! The object of the game is to come home with the BIGGEST or BEST item.

Set-Up No prior set up is required for this activity.

Equipment: You will need as many paper clips (or similar) as you have teams.

How to Play:

You send out teams of 3-5 young people with a paper clip (or another small item if you wish) and you instruct each team to go door to door in the neighborhood asking people if they will trade for something bigger (strictly the size) or better (quality, value, etc.).

Each team goes door to door in the neighborhood. One of the team members will ask the person at the first house if they will trade them something bigger or better than the paper clip. The team then gives the paper clip to the neighbor and leaves with the item they traded for. At the next house, a team member asks this neighbor to trade for soemthing bigger or better than what they just received at the last neighbor’s house. This continues until the time limit has been reached. All teams must be back at the starting point within one hour.

Judging: The teams look at all the items brought back. Each participant gets to vote for the item they believe is the BIGGEST or BEST item. In the event of a tie, the host of the party must cast the final vote.


  1. You may want to have an adult with each group.
  2. The last time I did this, one group came back with an old fridge, and another with an old bed. Make sure you have a plan to be able to dump such large objects.