22 Fun YouTube Challenges To Do

Fun youtube challenges to do at home with friends

Having one of those days where you want to create a new YouTube video but you just don’t have inspiration enough to think of unique ideas? Do one these fun youtube challenges!

The benefits of doing a challenge are:
  • Fast and easy to record, not much editing needed
  • You don’t have to think of new ideas for videos, just follow the instructions
  • Excellent for collaborating with other YouTubers or friends
  • Challenges are easy to do at home
  • Challenges always get a lot of views, laughs and shares to help your channel grow

Of course you can also do these challenges with friends!


YouTube Challenges With Food

This list contains all the food related YouTube challenges. Be aware of any food allergies or choking hazards before picking or starting one of these challenges!

Bean Boozled Challenge

The Bean Boozled challenge is based on the different flavored jelly beans used in the Harry Potter movie. These jelly beans are a mix of good and terrible flavors and it will be a surprise which one you get.

The challenge is fairly simple. First you order the Beanboozled Mystery Bean Set on Amazon or buy it at a shop near you.  Once you have the mystery beans you simply start recording and grab a random jelly bean. Will it be delicious or do you get a disgusting jelly bean?

Bean boozled challenge


Cinnamon Challenge

This challenge has been around for a long time and may be the challenge that started the trend on Youtube. The goal of this challenge is to eat a spoonful of cinnamon.

We don’t recommend this challenge as it can be dangerous for your health, especially if you have asthma. There are lots of other fun challenges in this list, pick one of those instead. The only reason we mention it is because it has been a very popular challenge on YouTube.

Cinnamon challenge


Chubby Bunny Challenge

The Chubby Bunny Challenge is another classic YouTube challenge. The goal of this challenge is to put chubby bunnies or marshmallows in your mouth and say ‘Chubby Bunny’. If you can properly pronounce ‘Chubby Bunny’ put another chubby bunny or marshmallow in your mouth and try again. The goals is to see how many you can fit in your mouth before you can’t say it anymore.

Be warned to not go over your limit because of the obvious choking hazard with this challenge!

Chubby bunny challenge


Eat It or Wear It Challenge

This YouTube challenge can get messy so make sure you put on old or damaged clothes. For this challenge you need to put random foods in non-transparent bags and number the bags. The goal of this challenge is to eat random foods placed in accordance to a number. If you refuse to eat something, you will have to ‘wear it’. The winner of the challenge will be the person that ‘wears’ the least amount of food. This challenge usually ends in a food fight which can be quite entertaining.

Eat it or Wear it challenge


Tin Can Challenge

In the Tin Can Challenge, players take off the labels of food products in tin cans and consume the mystery contents.

Tin can youtube challenge


Ghost Pepper Challenge

In the Ghost Pepper Challenge the participant eats a ghost pepper and films their own reaction. The ghost pepper is one of the hottest peppers in the world so the reaction is usually very intense. We recommend watching some of the existing ghost pepper challenges on YouTube before starting your own to make sure this is something you really want to put yourself through.

ghost pepper challenge


Baby Food Challenge

The Baby Food Challenge is pretty self explanatory. You get a variety of baby food at a local supermarket or order a variety pack on Amazon, try out each flavor and film your reaction.

You can also add an extra twist to this challenge when you do the challenge with some one else. Blindfold them and feed them baby food without telling them which flavor and they need to guess.

baby food challenge


Smoothie Challenge

In the Smoothie Challenge, there are 20 different ingredients(10 delicious, 10 gross). You write these ingredients down on a piece of paper and put them all together in a bowl. Players take turns picking random ingredients to put into a blender to create a smoothie. No matter what the combination, all players need to finish the smoothie!

smoothie challenge


McDonalds Roulette Challenge

In the McDonalds Roulette Challenge the player goes through the McDonalds drive through – or any other drive through such as Starbucks or other fast food restaurants – and order EXACTLY what the person in front of you has ordered. The funniest part of this challenge is that you will never know what you are going to get. Maybe the person in front of you has ordered for a family of 5 or maybe they have only ordered a milkshake.


Non-Food YouTube Challenges

These are all the challenges that don’t involve food.

Say Anything Challenge

This challenge is played with a minimum of two players but can be played by more people (which makes it more difficult). The goal of this challenge is to say a random word when it’s your turn to speak. The caveat? You can never say a word twice and you’re not allowed to pause for more than a second or two when it’s your turn to speak.

If you do either of these things you will be ‘punished’. Most youtubers choose putting a piece of scotch tape on your face and declare the winner with the least tape on his or her face the winner. However, you can also choose to do another punishment or combine it with one of the food challenges. If you get it wrong you need to do the tin can challenge, the bean boozled challenge or eat a ghost pepper. Be creative.

Say anything challenge


Watch Without Grinning or Laughing Challenge

The watch without grinning or laughing challenge is very accessible and suitable for all ages. The goal of this challenge is to watch funny youtube or vine videos without grinning or laughing. This sounds simple but the harder you try the more difficult it becomes. For an extra challenge you can also take a big sip of water before starting this challenge without swallowing. Make sure you don’t spit the water over your laptop, tablet or phone when you fail the challenge and have to laugh.

There are plenty of playlists with funny videos on YouTube created for this challenge but you can also make your own compilation. The winner of this challenge is the person that can watch the most videos without laughing or grinning.

Watch without grinning or laughing challenge


The Disney Challenge

The Disney Challenge is a challenge where two players have to listen to a series of Disney songs and guess the movie origin and song name within 10 seconds of the start. This challenge usually needs a third person to select the clips in a random order but you can also create your own playlist and play it on shuffle.

If a player guesses both the movie origin and song name within the time limit they receive two points. If they can only guess one they get one point. However.. if the other player guesses one or both of them correctly if you got them wrong, they get the points instead of you.

The winner of the challenge is the person with the most points after you have played all Disney songs. How many songs you include in the challenge is up to you.

the disney challenge


Internet Slang Challenge

The Internet Slang Challenge is a quiz where a third person asks (at least) two players a series of questions about internet slang. You can ask for the meaning of a word in the urban dictionary or ask what a certain abbreviation on the internet slang dictionary means.

The winner is the player that answers the most questions correctly.

Internet slang challenge


Cotton Ball Challenge

In the Cotton Ball Challenge a player puts a bowl on their head and places a bowl of cotton balls in front of them. You are then blindfolded and have to put the cotton balls into the bowl on your head with a spoon. Usually players get five scoops and the player that has the most cotton balls in the bowl on their head wins.

Since the cotton balls are so light you can’t feel it when they are on your spoon and you also can’t hear it if they fall in your bowl making this is surprisingly difficult.

Cotton ball challenge


Blindfolded Makeup Challenge

The Blindfolded Makeup Challenge is a makeup challenge with two participants. One of the participants puts on a blindfold and tries to do the other person’s makeup.

Blindfolded makeup challenge


Boyfriend Does My Makeup Challenge

This challenge is another makeup challenge but this time your boyfriend has to do your makeup. Because most men have no idea how to do makeup this can create some hilarious videos

Boyfriend does my makeup challenge


Touch My Body Challenge

In the Touch My Body challenge one person wears a blindfold and the other person makes them touch a part of their body. The person wearing the blindfold then has to guess which part of the body he or she touched. You only get one guess and the person with the most correct guesses wins.

Touch my body challenge


Speed Drawing Challenge

In the Speed Drawing Challenge you and one or more others have to draw a picture in a short time span (1-2 minutes) and the person with the best drawing wins. You can have a third person judge the drawings or you can ask your viewers to comment who they think won. It’s a great way to involve your audience in your videos!

You can decide what you want to draw, a celebrity, a cartoon, an animal or an object.

speed drawing challenge


The Whisper Challenge

In the Whisper Challenge one person wears noise cancelling headphones or earplugs. While you can’t hear the other person will tell a sentence to you and you have to guess what they said by lipreading. Since this is so difficult to do you usually get hilarious results.

the whisper challenge


7 Second Challenge

In the 7 Second Challenge you have to complete a certain task within 7 seconds. Each player gets 7 turns and the player with the most completed tasks wins.

7 second challenge


Whipped Cream Challenge

For the Whipped Cream Challenge you will to buy the Pie Face Game. Once you have the game you spin the wheel and it will indicate 2, 3, 4 or 5. This means you have to place your face on the chin rest and turn the handle on the pie thrower the amount of times the spinner indicated. For every time you turn the pie thrower without getting splashed you score a point.

Whipped cream challenge


Blindfolded drawing challenge

The Blindfolded Drawing challenge is pretty self explanatory. The players wear a blindfold and have to draw something as accurately as possible. You can use a random word generator to generate drawing ideas. The other player has to guess what you are drawing and you get points if the other person guesses it correctly.

Blindfolded drawing challenge


We hope you enjoy doing these challenges! If there are any challenges you feel we missed, please let us know so we can add them to the list.


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