Football Photo Scavenger Hunt List

It’s football season! Why not celebrate by using this funny photo scavenger hunt idea to organize a game that’s great for players of any age.

This idea also includes a free printable list – keep reading to get your copy.

Here’s how to play it:


  • List of football teams (see below)
  • Pens
  • Cameras (cellphone cameras are fine to use)




This scavenger hunt is the most fun when played in small teams, but if you only have a few people participating it can be done in pairs or individually.

If playing individually, players will need cameras that have a timer as they won’t have a teammate to take the photos for them.


Give each team a copy of the list of NFL teams (see the download link below). Explain that their task is to dress up like as many different teams as they can and take photos of each one.


Dressing up as some of the teams will be fairly straightforward – especially for teams like the Lions and Bears.

Some of the team names can be a little more ambiguous though, so let players interpret those ones how they like.

For example, the San Diego Chargers have a lightning bolt as their symbol. Teams could therefore dress up as lightning, or they could be even more creative and dress up like a phone charger or cavalrymen leading a charge.

For the Cowboys, if you’re playing this with young guys, they could dress up as cows (i.e. cow-boys).


Award points as follows:

  • One point for each NFL team that they take a photo of
  • One point for each member of a team who’s part of a photo
  • One point for the best photo of each NFL team – this can be based on creativity, how funny they are, etc

When awarding points for each player that’s in a photo, they should only be awarded if they’re actually participating in it.

For example, if one person’s dressed up as a bear and the other players are just standing there smiling, only one point should be awarded. If the bear’s attacking one player and another is posing with a fake gun about to shoot the bear, three points would be awarded.


Here’s a list of 20 different NFL teams who have names that are a little easier to take photos of. Beneath this is a link to a printable scavenger hunt list – please feel free to print as many copies as you need when playing this game.

Alternatively, you could put together your own list, either with different teams or all of them.

  1. Ravens
  2. Bengals
  3. Bears
  4. Lions
  5. Packers
  6. Vikings
  7. Panthers
  8. Saints
  9. Buccaneers
  10. Dolphins
  11. Patriots
  12. Jets
  13. Cowboys
  14. Giants
  15. Eagles
  16. Redskins
  17. Broncos
  18. Raiders
  19. Chargers
  20. Rams

Printable Football Scavenger Hunt List

Talk Like A Pirate Day Video Scavenger Hunt Idea

September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, so what better way to celebrate it than with this funny video scavenger hunt idea.

This is perfect for adults and youth groups, so gather up your hearties and play this game.


The funniest way of playing this is by having a pirate costume. You can get a full outfit here, but it might be easier to just get a few important pieces like:

Each team will need the same equipment, so you’ll need more than one of each item if you’re splitting a group of people into teams.

You’ll also need some way of taking video footage – most cell phones can record video, so using those is fine.




This will depend on how many people you have playing. It can be done individually, in pairs or in small teams, although there isn’t be much need for more than three or four people per team.


Give each team the same set of resources. Explain that their task is to get random members of the public to put on the costume and equipment and to then take video footage of them talking like a pirate.

How To Talk Like A Pirate

In case they need any hints on things to say, you could give them a list of pirate sayings – check out the official Talk Like A Pirate Day website for some ideas.


This video scavenger hunt can be played anywhere that there will be large groups of people.

A mall is therefore an obvious choice, but other places could be at a church, grocery store, sports event, etc.

Time Limit

Set a time limit for teams to be finished by – an hour or two should be enough.


Players / teams earn one point for each member of the public who agrees to be videoed.

You should then award bonus points for each video that makes you laugh or where the person in the video does an extremely convincing pirate impression.


If you want to offer some booty as a prize, give the winning team a treasure chest of gold (chocolate) coins.

If you liked this suggestion, check out all our other pirate scavenger hunt ideas.