Program Details
Fitness Scavenger Hunt

Embark on an exciting journey through our community with our Fitness Scavenger Hunt! Residents will search high and low for clues while getting their hearts pumping and enjoying the thrill of the hunt. Here’s an example of how you could set up the Scavenger Hunt that you could copy and paste into a document to print out for your residents.

  • Promote physical activity and exploration.
  • Stimulate cognitive function through a scavenger hunt.
  • Create a sense of adventure and excitement.

  • Create a list of fitness-related items or activities.

Here's an example: 

Exercise: Climbing stairs or stepping up and down on a single step for lower body strength and cardiovascular endurance.

Indoor Plant or Flower
Exercise: Arm curls using water bottles or resistance bands to strengthen the arms and shoulders.

Picture of a Favorite Destination
Exercise: Leg lifts or knee extensions while seated to improve lower body strength and flexibility.

Piece of Fruit or Vegetable
Exercise: Standing side leg lifts or hip abduction to strengthen the hips and improve balance.

Favorite Book or Magazine
Exercise: Seated trunk rotations or seated marches to work the core muscles and promote spinal flexibility.

Piece of Paper or Cardboard
Exercise: Seated overhead presses with light weights or resistance bands to strengthen the shoulders and upper back.

Clock or Watch
Exercise: Seated leg extensions or seated calf raises to strengthen the lower body and improve circulation.

Piece of Yarn or Ribbon
Exercise: Seated rows using resistance bands or light weights to strengthen the back and improve posture.

A Familiar Face or Picture of a Loved One
Exercise: Seated bicep curls with light weights or resistance bands to strengthen the arms and improve grip strength

Musical Instrument or Music Album Cover
Exercise: Seated marching or seated toe taps to the beat of a favorite song to promote cardiovascular fitness and coordination.

  • Distribute the list and encourage participants to explore.
  • Guide participants as needed and keep track of completed items.
  • Celebrate the successful completion of the scavenger hunt.

Staffing Requirements

1 staff


List of scavenger hunt items

  • Physical strain during prolonged walking.
  • Potential environmental factors like uneven terrain.
  • Potential for resident's pushing past capabilities

Expected Outcomes
  • Increased physical activity and engagement.
  • Positive social interactions and a sense of accomplishment.

Program Type
Level of Care
Assisted Living
Independent Living
Dimension of Wellness
Exercise, Aerobics, Weight Training, Walking