65 Popular YouTube Challenges To Do [2020]

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Youtube challenges are fun to do and can result in hilarious videos.

Most challenge videos actually get more views than your regular videos so it’s a great way to grow your channel. They are also fast and easy to record.

Not sure which challenge you want to do? We made a list of 65 youtube challenges to make it easy for you. You can do these alone, with friends or with family.

If you are looking for video ideas that aren’t challenges, check out our other articles

YouTube Challenges With Food

We’ll start with a list of 22 youtube challenges that involve food.

Be aware of any food allergies or choking hazards before doing 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’s 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. 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, you take 20 ingredients (10 delicious, 10 gross). 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


McDonald’s Roulette Challenge

In the McDonald’s Roulette Challenge, you go through the McDonald’s drive through 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.

McDonald's Roulette Challenge


10.000 Kcal Calories Challenge

The 10.000 Kcal challenge is pretty self-explanatory. The challenge is to consume 10.000 Kcal in a single day. This might not sound very difficult if you consume high calorie food like fast food but it’s still a lot of food to consume in a single day.

10.000 Kcal Calories challenge


Big Meal Challenge

The big meal challenge is challenging but not as hard (and unhealthy) as the 10.000 Kcal challenge.

The big meal requires you to eat one very big meal. There are no requirements for the type or amount of food but make it challenging for yourself.

Big Meal challenge


Hungry Hippo Challenge

The hungry hippo challenge is a fun challenge where you have to slurp up the most amount of small candy (like Skittles or Smarties) in a fixed amount of time.

You put the candy you slurped up in a glass and the person with the most candy in their cup wins!

Hungry Hippo challenge


Brand Name vs. Generic Brand Challenge

Can you really tell apart the brand name food from the generic brands?

This challenge requires one player to be blindfolded while someone else feeds them brand name or generic brand food. The blindfolded player has to guess if it’s genuine brand name or a generic brand.

Brand Name vs. Generic Brand challenge


Pizza Challenge

In the pizza challenge each player creates their own pizza with ingredients they choose themselves.

You can try to create the most delicious pizza and declare the creator of the most delicious pizza the winner. Or you can try to create the worst tasting pizza and make the person who is able to eat it first the winner of the challenge.

Pizza challenge


Extreme Sour Candy Challenge

There is some extremely sour candy on the market which is challenging to eat and will make you involuntarily create funny faces.

Try to eat the most sour candy you can find and see how well you can deal with the sourness. You can buy the sour candy from Amazon or at your local supermarket.

Extreme Sour Candy challenge


What’s in my Mouth Challenge

This challenge requires one player to be blindfolded while the other person feeds the player food. The blindfolded player then has to guess what food is in their mouth. It’s not as easy as it sounds!

What's in my Mouth challenge


Pancake Art Challenge

This is a fun baking challenge where every participant has to create pancake art. The person who creates the best art is the winner. If it’s hard to decide who won, ask your viewers what they think in the comments.

Pancake Art challenge


Saltine Challenge

This is a hard challenge. In the saltine challenge you try to eat 6 saltines in 60 seconds, without water!

Saltines are very dry and hard to eat without drinking water, can you do it?

Saltine challenge


Exploding Watermelon Challenge

In the exploding watermelon challenge you buy a normal watermelon (duh) and wrap elastic bands around it. As you wrap more elastic bands around the water melon the pressure increases. Once the pressure gets too big the watermelon will explode!

Who is the last person that can wrap an elastic band around the watermelon before it explodes?

Exploding Watermelon challenge


Singing Gargle Challenge

In the singing gargle challenge you drink a sip of water (or other drink) and gargle it while trying to sing a song. Try to do it without laughing or otherwise you might spit the drink all over your own face!

Singing Gargle challenge


Egg Roulette Challenge

In the egg roulette challenge you buy 6 eggs and boil 5 of them. Every player has to smash an egg on their forehead, the player who smashed the unboiled egg on their forehead loses (and has to clean the mess!).

Egg Roulette challenge


Korean Spicy Noodle Challenge

Korean noodles can be extremely spicy, especially if you are not used to eating spicy food! Can you finish the entire spicy meal?

Korean Spicy Noodle challenge


YouTube Challenges Without Food

Challenges that involve food can be gross or messy. If you’d rather do a challenge without food, here is a list of fun youtube challenges that don’t involve food.

Say Anything Challenge

This challenge requires at least two players but can be played by more people to increase the difficulty. In this challenge, you 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.

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


Try Not to Laugh Challenge

The try not to laugh challenge is very accessible and suitable for all ages. The goal of this challenge is to watch funny youtube videos without grinning or laughing.

For an extra challenge, 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. 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 player with the most correct answers wins.

Internet slang challenge


Cotton Ball Challenge

In the Cotton Ball Challenge a player puts a bowl on their head and places a bowl filled with 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.

The cotton balls are so light you can’t feel if 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 partner 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-canceling 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 lip-reading. 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


100 Layers of … Challenge

In the 100 layers challenge you try to put on 100 layers of… something. Cosmetic products, clothing items, nail polish.

How many layers can you reach?

100 Layers challenge


Not my Hands Challenge

In the not my hands challenge you have to tie your own hands behind your back. Someone else will then use their arms to pretend they are yours while completing tasks.

You can try to put on makeup, do your hair or try tell a story with “your” hands.

Not my Hands challenge


Not my Legs Challenge

The “not my legs” challenge is very similar to the not my hands challenge but instead uses your legs.

Not my Legs challenge


Roast Yourself Challenge

In this challenge you try to roast yourself by making fun of yourself.

Roast Yourself challenge


Floor is Lava Challenge

Everyone has played this game when they were a kid so this challenge needs little explanation. The floor is lava and you can not touch it, who can make it the longest without touching the floor?

You can do this challenge at home or in a public place.

Floor is Lava challenge


Yoga Challenge

In the yoga challenge you try to recreate difficult yoga poses. Do you have the strength and flexibility required to do it?

Yoga challenge


Speech Jammer Challenge

In the speech jammer challenge you put in headphones and play a sound that makes it really difficult to talk while playing it. Are you able to tell a story with the speech jammer?

Speech Jammer challenge


Accent Challenge

There are a few variations of this challenge but the most popular one is from The Ellen Show. You write some nationalities on a piece of paper and you have to recreate their accent as good as possible.

Accent challenge


Backward Word Challenge

You guessed it, in this challenge you try to say words backwards. Which of the participants is the best at doing this?

Backward Word challenge


Duct Tape Challenge

As this is a popular youtube challenge we felt we needed to mention it in this list but we don’t recommend doing this challenge for safety reasons.

In the duct tape challenge you duct tape someone to a chair and they have to try to escape. This has gone wrong on many occasions as people fell over or had panic attacks. It even left a teenager who attempted it without vision in one eye as he fell over and fractured his eye socket.

If you insist on doing this challenge. Do it in a safe environment (not near water or hard/sharp objects) and make sure there is someone there to help or cut the tape when you want to give up.

Duct Tape challenge


Guess the Song Challenge

In this challenge you listen to a song that is chosen by the other player and have to guess the artist and title. The one with the most correct guesses wins!

Guess the Song challenge


Guess the Video Game Song Challenge

This is similar to the previous challenge but better suited for gaming channels. You listen to a soundtrack of a video game and you have to choose which game it was featured in.

Guess the Video Game Song challenge


Guess the Youtuber’s Voice Challenge

In this challenge one participant starts a youtube video from a well-known youtuber and the other participant has to guess which youtuber it is. How many youtubers can you recognize by their voice?

Guess the Youtuber's Voice challenge


The Dizzy Challenge

In the dizzy challenge a participant makes themselves dizzy by spinning and then has to perform a task. Make sure you remove all hard and sharp objects from your surroundings so you don’t injure yourself if you fall over.

The Dizzy challenge


Going to the Worst Rated Place Challenge

Go to Yelp or Google Maps and find a place in your city that has the worst reviews. A massage salon, barber, restaurant or something else. You then go to that place to see just how bad it really is and video your experience.

Going to the Worst Rated Place challenge


Going to the Best Rated Place Challenge

Instead of going to the worst rated place in your city, try to find the place with the best ratings and go there instead. Is the experience really as good as all the online reviews claim?

Going to the Best Rated Place challenge


Youtube Innuendo Bingo Challenge

In the Youtube innuendo bingo challenge 2 people sit in front of each other with a big gulp of water in their mouth. They then listen to innuendo sound snippets of youtubers and try not to laugh. Laughing will make you spit all the water over yourself and the other player.

Youtube Innuendo Bingo challenge


What’s in the Box Challenge

In this challenge you cut holes for your hands in a box and put a variety of items in the box. The other player then has to guess what is in the box by feeling with their hands.

What's in the Box challenge


Heads Up Challenge

In the heads up challenge you have to explain a person, animal or item to the other player without saying the name. The other player has to guess as many as possible within 60 seconds.

You can write these out yourself on a piece of paper or use the popular heads up app for iOS or Android.

Heads Up challenge


Water Bomb Challenge

In the water bomb challenge you put a water balloon in a plastic ball with a timer. Once the timer expires a needle will pop the water balloon and make the player holding the ball wet.

Water Bomb challenge


Shock Ball Challenge

The shock ball challenge is very similar to the water bomb challenge but instead gives an electric shock when the timer expires. You can order the game from Amazon.

Do you dare to play this game of hot potato?

Shock Ball challenge


Lego Challenge

In the lego challenge you decide on an item to build within a short amount of time. Each player tries their best to build it, the best one wins!

Lego challenge


Potato Carving Challenge

This is a fun challenge to do if you want to get crafty. Each player dresses up a potato to look like the other person. Who can do it best?

Potato Carving challenge


Pinhead Balloon Challenge

In this challenge you fill up a few dozen balloons with helium. Each player then puts a pin on their head and tries to jump to pop the balloon.

Who can pop the most balloons?

Pinhead Balloon challenge


Q-tip Dart challenge

For this challenge you’ll need some cheap white t-shirts, markers, straws and q-tips. Draw some target on each t-shirts whit number on them to keep score.

Players will stand a few meters away from each other and try to hit the target with q-tips by blowing them through a straw. Who can hit the highest score?

Q-tip Dart challenge


What’s the Scent Challenge

In this challenge a player puts on a blindfold while the other person has them smell a variety of items. The blindfolded player then has to guess the item based solely on the smell.

What's the Scent challenge


No Thumbs Challenge

Wrap your thumbs to the palm of your hand so you can’t use them and try to perform a variety of tasks. Can you write your own name on paper or drink a glass of water without your thumbs?

No Thumbs challenge


Obey the Cards Challenge

In this challenge you play the popular board game Quelf where you have to obey the instructions on the card you draw.

If you obey the card you can move forward. Be the first player to reach the answer and correctly answer the quiz question to win!

Obey the Cards challenge


24 Hour Challenge

In the 24 hour challenge you try spend 24 hours straight in one location.

This challenge is also called the 24 hour fort challenge where you stay in a venue after closing time while hiding in a ‘fort’.

Participants in this challenge risk being banned from stores or facing criminal charges for trespassing, criminal damage and breaking and entering.

Therefore we recommend to instead challenge yourself to spend 24 hours living in your car, a tent or your garage.

24 Hour challenge


The Pause Challenge

In this challenge you can “pause” the time for 1 minute for the other participant.

The Pause 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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