75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

75 fun challenges to try out with your friends

When we were kids, besides the toys, we always wanted to prove our leadership, arguing and provoking our friends to see who is the best, the strongest, the fastest. Adult people gathering for an entertaining friendly party can't deny the attractiveness of fun physical challenges either.

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Why are challenges so fun? They are a cure to beat boredom, a way to escape from everyday routine and to cheer yourself up. In this article, we are going to tell you about game challenges ideas for both teenagers and adults.

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Useful advice before we start: to win physically challenging games, you need to train. First, try to complete the challenges by yourself, check your abilities and find time to train. When you’re prepared, you will undoubtedly prove you are the best.

Fun Challenges for Teens

These fun challenges help pass time during weekends and school holidays. You can use them at parties, gets-together, and camping trips. Many physical challenges games can seem rough to parents, but they bring lots of fun for teens! Warning: some activities require parental supervision during dangerous challenges.

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Physical Challenges & Game

Pea and Chopsticks Challenge 

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Prepare several sets of chopsticks, chickpeas, dried black beans, or black-eyed peas or something that would be hard to grab with chopsticks. If you are on a camping trip and haven’t packed chopsticks, you can use twigs and small candy ‒ surely someone else has packed those! Pour the beans or dragees into one container, give chopsticks or twigs to each participant. The challenge is to collect the most beans one-handed using chopsticks. The winner gets a prize!

Cling Wrap Challenge

For this challenge, you need a minimum of two desk chairs with wheels and some cling wrap. Fix the participants in the chairs with cling wrap at the starting line, avoiding nose, mouth, and eyes. Indicate the finish line. The first one who gets to the finish wins. If there is only one chair, use a timer to fix the results. It’s a fun exercise to do with teens. 

Jumping Rope Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Buy the simplest inexpensive jump rope and arrange competitions in the following categories:

  • Who can jump for the longest time 
  • Who can make the most jumps
  • Who can jump the fastest: in 10 seconds or one minute

Hula Hoop Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Similar to the jump rope, the winner is the one who can keep the hoop spinning for the longest time. Also a super example of a teens challenge. You can complicate the task by:

  • turning on music that will knock the participant off the beat;
  • throwing a ball or a soft toy to the participant, which they must catch without stopping.

Plank Challenge

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It’s hard to stay in shape at home, even with all the motivational “find the resources and start training today” that comes and goes to your email address. You can start with something simple and this challenge will help you with that. Get a frendo who is ready to struggle with you. Every day do a plank. Starting from 20 seconds and increasing every day, there are many examples on the web. You can do the same with push ups. For safety reasons you may want to consult your fitness coach first. 

Ball-in-the-Air Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Blindfolded participants toss and catch a ball. You can track the time or count the number of successful attempts until the ball reaches the floor or the ground. A light and large-diameter ball would match this race perfectly. 

Ice Challenges & Activities

This fun contest will cheer you up and help you cool off on a hot summer day. Don’t forget to take pics and videos of your trembling and shocked friends!

Ice Bucket Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

This is an ice challenge for a hot summer day. Participants must be prepared to ruthlessly pour cold water from a bucket, which can be filled with ice to make it even colder. The whole squad takes off their clothes and remains in bathing outfits. Friends take turns pouring the icy water over each other. One who refused to participate loses. The rest get their photos taken the moment they are drenched in ice water. Ice bucket challenge was quite popular several years ago in social media, but it still popular among teenagers and adults.

Icy Pool Challenge

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A children's inflatable bath is filled with cold water and ice. Who is brave enough to submerge to shoulder height in the icy water, while singing a song? Each participant receives a video of their attempts, which will be fun to rewatch even after many years. This one is best for an outdoor challenge when possible

Ice Bath Challenge

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This is another example of using the kiddie pool full of ice and water. The first person must get into the ice water and stay there until they’ve answered one question. In order to complete the challenge, you must be able to stay in the cold water until you’ve answered the question completely. Make sure to have some tea afterwards, or if you are like Jim Hoff, you’ll prefer some ice cream afterwards.  

Food Challenges

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Such things are best done outside. Challenge participants should preferably wear old clothes, have water and towels at hand. For some participants, such challenges may result in vomiting. Therefore, the competition must be controlled by a referee who will stop an overly enthusiastic participant.

Baby Food Challenge

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Prepare 10-12 jars of baby foods. On them you’ll see only paper with a number. The referee is the only one to have a list of contents for each number. Participants taste the food and try to determine its composition. The one who guesses the most wins. The participants may wear bibs and use little spoons for extra fun.

Mystery Food Challenge

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Prepare lunch bags or containers containing foods that are not usually eaten together, such as strawberries, tuna, and tomatoes. Some packages contain foods that can be eaten easily. Number each container and put it in a bag. The participant chooses the number and announces what they will do: immediately eat the contents or carry the bag with them. If one decides to eat but can’t cope with the food, they lose.

Tin Can Challenge

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Have someone prepare about twenty different kinds of tin cans food (you can get nasty and add some dog food) by taking off the labels and then numbering them. Each can should have a corresponding number on a piece of paper to be drawn from a bowl. Put all the unopened cans on a table and be sure to have a can opener close by. The first person draws a number from the bowl then takes the can with the same number and opens it. That person must eat a spoonful of its contents without spitting it out or throwing it up. Each person gets a point for each of the food swallowed and loses a point when it spits out. In that case the person with the most points wins but the first person to throw up is automatically out. 

Blindfolded Food Tasting Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Prepare some delicious combinations of products and blindfold the participants. Applicants taste dishes without touching the food, in a minimal portion, e.g. offered to them on a toothpick. The one who guessed the most ingredients wins.

Food Source Challenge

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For this challenge, you will need to spend some money, but it is worth it. Choose fast food , such as french fries or hamburgers. Buy this food item at several restaurants and organize a tasting. Has the participant blindfolded to determine which restaurant each fast food is prepared at? One who gives the most correct answers wins.

Chubby Bunny Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

The goal of the game is to say “chubby bunny” with the marshmallow-filled mouth. Participants make sure that the competing candidate stuffs as many marshmallows into their mouth as they can. The words should be pronounced clearly, marshmallows should not fall out. If you fail, you lose.

Smoothie Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Everyone enjoys a delicious cocktail. But what if it contains ingredients that seem strange or even inedible? Prepare a smoothie for each participant using traditional milk, juices, and fruits to begin. Then take ingredients that are never added. For example, chili peppers, habanero peppers, pickles, mustard, meat, garlic, ketchup, saltine crackers, etc. Number each ingredient and put slip of paper with numbers in the basket. Each person draws a piece of paper and puts the appropriate ingredient to their cocktail. The recommended amount of ingredients for each participant is five. That is, you need to get five numbers from the basket. The referee adds pepper and other unpleasant foods to the smoothie, and participants are to drink those strange mixtures to the end, not always with straws. If you can’t finish your glass, you lose. The british version can be done with tea. 

Cinnamon Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Before we start talking about this challenge, keep in mind that it’s very dangerous and we don’t recommend you ever trying it yourself. The Cinnamon challenge is more like an example of what challenges shouldn’t be like. The main point is to film yourself eating a spoonful of ground cinnamon and not drinking anything for 60 seconds. The main thing for the person doing this is not to breathe, because there it gets very unexpected. Pictures of that game for adults can find all over the internet.

Lemon challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

This one is perfect for all the tequila lovers out there. When life gives you lemons, do a challenge. The goal is to eat lemon slices and be as expressionless as possible. Of course film it and put it online. You’ll be sure to witness some hilarious expressions. Don’t forget to take a photo. This lemon challenge can be easily transformed into a drinking game adding some salt to the slice. 

Oreo Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

The Oreo Challenge is easy to explain and hard to do. The main goal for the person participating is to move an Oreo cookie from the forehead to their mouth. What’s so hard, right? You can’t use your hands! Participants must use their facial expressions. And yes, make sure to bring the camera as you’ll witness many strangely hilarious faces.  

Raw Onion Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

For this challenge you’ll need 210g. of peeled raw onion. The one who eats it faster is the winner. Current record time belongs to James “Jim Bob” Rose. This guy managed to do it for 1 minute 35 seconds. Can you and your friends do better? 

Hamburger Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

There are many variations of this challenge around the globe. The most popular ones are in America. Almost every grill bar has one of their own. In Michigan there is even a wall of fame, for the winners. But you can also make it happen at your next BBQ party with friends. You’ll need to make some super enormous hamburger. The first person to eat the massive hamburger wins the challenge. Picture that, the more you eat the better you get. 

Eat It or Wear It Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

For this one you can challenge one person or more. Prepare a bag with mystery food items. In another bag prepare the names on separate sheets (if you’re in a big group). Now all the chosen one has to do is decide either to eat it or wear it. Or in a more extreme variant let your friends decide. One product at a time. That should be some great content for your social media. 

Pizza Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

For this one you’ll need your taste buds. One of the best party games for those who love food. But you might want to get ready for this one. Order a whole pizza pie for each person who is participating in this challenge. See who can finish a whole pie in one sitting. The first person to finish their pizza pie wins the challenge. It’s all a fun game until anyone vomits, then they have lost the challenge.

Donut Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Imagine that dream job of eating donuts all day? Yes, and what about eating 5 donuts in less than 5 minutes, without having anything to drink? Do it with a friend and in the end you’ll be surprised to the image you’ll see

Bread Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

This one gives you the opportunity to make your friends give up on bread for a month or, well you name it, what will you make them do if they don’t complete the challenge. 

McDonald's Roulette Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Go to the nearest McDonalds and listen closely to what the person in front of you is having. Now you and your friends will see who has the cleanest carma. Some will need to eat only a mac menu, while others may have to chug three or maybe more huge portions. You never know. 

Mindful Meal Challenge 

An original way to discover your eating habits. Anybody can participate, but not everybody will want to. The goal is to eat only once a day for 5 days straight. There is a special menu online that makes sure you get enough nutritions. You can engage with family members in a new way. A totally new experience and more health benefits. If you feel like you’re always overeating, this might be the thing for you. 

Challenges to Do with Friends

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

How about arranging a really crazy day for your friends? Don’t worry: this is not dangerous and will not spoil your relationship. Some challenges need preliminary preparation, and some can be organized impromptu, using home tools.

Blindfolded Drawing Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Everything is simple: you, as a referee, invite your blindfolded friends to draw on a piece of paper. It can be a self-portrait or something self explanatory: a dog, a car, a flower. The winner is determined by the general opinion or by the referee’s decision, in other words, the best drawing wins. How fun is that?

Pop rocks challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

This challenge goes to the cinnamon challenge type. It’s dangerous, so don’t be too hard on yourself. If you’re home alone, it’s better to do it with a friend. You’ll need two packs of pop rocks and some soda. The mix is not one of the best so be careful. The chance of you spitting that out right away is super big. Goal is to chug that thing. Some people put a time limit, but it’s on you. 

Soda Challenge 

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

The Soda Challenge...this is another one to test your tasting skills.You’ll need to find as many flavors of soda you can, so that all the guys from the squad can have enough. Better play it blindfolded. Try not to add any comments while others are tasting. The one who made the most correct guesses wins.

The Egg (Russian) Roulette

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Rules are super simple. Before the start prepare a box where part of the eggs are hard boiled and part of them is raw. Now you’ll have the perfect opportunity to see somebody smashing a raw egg on his/her head. The winner is the one who makes it out with none or minimum amount of raw eggs on his/her head. Any body part you pick is good. You can think of something for the losing team, maybe they can sing a song or make a tiktok dance. 

Explode the Watermelon Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

This is best done outdoors. You will need to prepare a small watermelon for each participant and get a sufficient number of thick rubber bands. The essence of the challenge is that the more elastic bands are put on the watermelon, the sooner it will burst. Participants put bands on their watermelons and the one whose watermelon explodes first wins.

Bubble Gum Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Behind this easy challenge stands a big idea. Every year the Oral Cancer Cause, Inc starts this challenge, and companies that participate donate money to those who have oral cancer. The instructions are simple. Buy chewing gum, the more the funnier, divide it equally between participants and see who blows the biggest bubble.

The Cotton Ball Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

This one is more of a home activity. You’ll need blindfolds, two bowls, a large kitchen spoon, and a bunch of cotton balls. Set a timer or set a certain amount of time and while blindfolded, you must hold the empty bowl on your head and scoop some cotton balls from the other bowl into the one on your head. The person who scoops the most cotton balls wins. You can make it extreme and add some song singing to this. 

Card House Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Everyone grab a deck of cards, find a sturdy place, and start building the best house you can without knocking it over because if you do, you lose. Okay, so it might sound old-fashioned and corny, but sometimes the older games and challenges are the most popular.

Makeover Challenges

Don’t forget to prepare a camera to share your makeup play with friends on social networks. Provide plenty of clean wipes and makeup remover. Fun fact: it’s a super awesome way of bonding between mother and daughter. 

Hairstyle Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

First, have the participants blindfolded. Provide them with a partner, and everything needed, like hair accessories to create a hairstyle, turn on the camera, make some tiktok videos and have fun!

Makeup Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

A blindfolded participant is trying to apply makeup to another sitting in a chair. Make sure to use as many items as you can: blush, foundation, mascara, eye shadow, eyeliner! Don’t forget to look at that face in the end. 

High Five and Selfie Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Set a period for the participants to go around giving high fives to strangers. Each player is required to take selfies while giving high-fives or get someone to record it for evidence. You can form teams and do this challenge as a team.

“How Good Is Your Memory?” Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

The referee lays out various small objects on a table and covers them with a tablecloth. There are no limits on what kind of object there must be. Then they invite the players, remove the cover for a few seconds, and set the table again. The players are to make a list of items they remembered. The winner is the one with the most accurate and complete list.

Popsicle Stick and Cup Tower Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Set up a table that is super stable and gather as many popsicle sticks and paper cups as you can possibly find. Make sure they are all clean. We’ve had enough lockdown from dirty hands. Put all the sticks and cups on the table and let the building begin. See who’ll have the highest building. Set a timer to make the challenge even better, or just keep going until the last person’s tower is still standing. When you get into it, the art process starts. 

Egg Drop Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Prepare a lot of paper, bubble wrap, old clothes, rags, and other things. These will be the materials for each person to build a soft structure on the floor. Then give each of them an egg and let them drop it on their own structure. Let them start at shoulder height. One whose raw egg is broken leaves the game. The next stage is standing on a chair. The further, the higher, until there is a winner whose egg survived all the drops and did not break. Those challenges can actually bring up some great engineering ideas, or not. 

Truth or Dare challenge

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Most of us know this game from school and for most of us it’s about asking the questions nobody would usually answer. But it can be more fun if one steps out of the uncomfortable questions box. Try choosing “dare” instead and use creativity. For a fact you’ll start moving. Many of instagram’s viral content has its roots in the Truth or Dare game. Still this one is not for the one who prefers privacy. 

Hoverboard Challenge

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Instead of watching a movie grab a hoverboard and set up a challenging obstacle course, then let the extreme hoverboarding begin! Just like any other obstacle course game, there must be a time limit, so, you guessed it, the one person who completes the obstacle in the least amount of time without falling off the board wins the challenge! Have a blast! 

100 Layer Challenge

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For this one you’ll need the help of your entire wardrobe. Find 100 pieces of clothing, keep in mind that you can even include hats, socks and t-shirts in the mix. Start with the layer of clothing you’re already wearing, that counts as the first layer and then continue to layer the clothes until you’re wearing all 100 pieces of clothing. If you can’t make it then you can’t win the challenge.

Value Menu Challenge

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Randy Santel started this trend where he challenges people to order at least $20 USD worth of food from the same value (saver) menu and neither taxes nor tips may factor into that $20 USD minimum. For this amount you should get at least three dishes, every dish should be different. Don’t forget the hot sauce with that. And of course get that on camera and put it on YouTube. It doesn’t matter from which country you are. Have some lunch meat and try your luck! 

Dizzy Challenge

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Someone actually tried this and thought it’s a good idea. So you spin your friend on the spot repeatedly until they start feeling dizzy, and then they have to perform some tasks in the dizzy mode only. There is no going back. The one who does best wins the challenge. Worst that can happen is some throwing up. 

Guess the Song Challenge

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Classical and always existing, super easy to make. All you need is some music, a bunch of great songs and friends. Find a cozy place, split into teams. Take it to the next level with a friend who can play some kind of an instrument. It will be way more fun. See how many of your mates are true melomans and really know songs. You can also upgrade this with some song lyrics guessing. Can you feel the rhythm? 

Say Anything Challenge

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For this challenge are needed at least three people. One will be the assistant. You’ll need a tape, a jar and many pieces of paper (where different categories will be written). The main goal is to play fast. For example you get from the jar with ideas the flower category, and you should say for example “a tulip”. The first one who hesitates with the answer, will have a piece of tape on his/her face. In the end, loses the one who has the most tape pieces. Most people who played this as a kid now are more erudite. 

Accent Challenge 

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This fun challenge is perfect for actors who want to get a role with a certain accent. Like James Franco who rehersuled his accents while working in McDonald’s drive, you and your friends can just have fun and put a referee, who will make the decisions. Or if you are into content creating, make some live streams and let your followers decide. 

Tickle Me Challenge

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A classic one. Each person takes a turn asking another a question, but if the person answers it incorrectly, that’s right, they will have to be tickled until the time is up. Kids love this one. 

No Hands Nail Polish Challenge

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Now this one is actually more fun when women aren’t involved. They can make videos for youtube, because it will be some content. Find these brave men who will be ready to compete to see who can paint the most nails in one minute by using only their mouths. It seems easy on the first sight, but think twice. The person who gets the most nails painted in one minute wins the challenge. Also you can make a nail beauty contest, your instagram page followers could love it. 

Try Not to Laugh Challenge 

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends

Find some super fun videos and try not to laugh, that includes a smile.

You will need some of the funniest videos. Stand ups work best, after the hilarious doggo videos. Ah, fun time for all the players. Take it to the next level and add some helium balloons. 

Tons of positive emotions are guaranteed. Also if you have a mate that is a fan of different stand ups and comedy shows and dreams of becoming a stand up comedian one day, this is the time to shine. That friend can be your opponent in the laugh challenge. The main goal is to make your opponent laugh. No one can continue the poker face forever. 

The Mannequin Challenge

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The actual trend was started by high school students at Edward H. White High School in Jacksonville. Simply ask everyone in the room to find a position and to stay in that position as still as a mannequin doll. Then take a phone and move around the room showing each person in view. The winner is the one who will make it longest without moving 

Whisper Challenge

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Much like a game of a broken telephone. You will need some noise-canceling headphones and a few friends to make this challenge more fun. Each person must have their headphones on and put on maximum their favorite music. The first person starts the challenge with a random phrase that can be drawn from a prepared pile of phrases, or by being creative, catching the inspiration and coming up with your own ideas. Tell the first person the phrase and then the next person repeats what they think they heard from lip reading and so on until the last person is left. In the end, the person who started the phrase can then reveal what it was supposed to be. This is a perfect example of how information can be scrambled. 

No Thumbs Challenge

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Card House Challenge Everyone grab a deck of cards, find a sturdy place, and start building the best house you can without knocking it over because if you do, you lose.

Try finding a stranger challenge than this one. Each player tapes his/her thumb and forefinger together making it impossible to use your thumb. In the meantime, a non-participant should create a list of tasks for each person to perform. Get a point for each completed task (writing a text message can be very hard. ), but get a point taken away for each task that’s incomplete. At the end, the person who has the most points wins the challenge. You might need paper towels in case some of the tasks include liquid.

To sum-up

The bottom line is that some of the best challenges are fun and silly. While many challenges might be gross, it is best if they are not dangerous. Pin the things you liked and maybe try them later. Don’t forget to capture the funny, scared and dirty faces of your friends on camera!

Card House Challenge Everyone grab a deck of cards, find a sturdy place, and start building the best house you can without knocking it over because if you do, you lose. 

75 fun challenges & activities to try out with your friends