If you’re currently sheltering-in-place and in possession of a smartphone, the odds are pretty high that you’ve succumbed to societal pressures and downloaded TikTok. You may not have been proud of yourself for initially installing the app but I know what you’re thinking now - how do I become TikTok famous?
One strategy is to participate in challenges.
TikTok has a constantly evolving stream of challenges that users —both young and old— partake in. They’re fun to watch and even more fun to create. So, if you’re looking to kill some time with a fun and simple activity or looking to pick up traction on your TikTok account, consider participating in any of these 10 trending challenges.
Grab your toilet paper and get to stacking. For this challenge, people are to build a wall out of any material and jump over it. Majority of the time, people film their dogs competing in this challenge; however, plenty of others choose to do the jumping themselves. With each successful jump, you are to “level-up” by building another layer to your wall — increasing the difficulty of the task. Test out the agility of both your pets and yourself as Ciara serenades you.
Wipe It Down Challenge
Looking for an excuse to change out of your pajamas? This challenge is it. Simply record yourself looking into the mirror in your normal, at-home attire. Then, take a cloth and some spray and clean that mirror. Not only are you now cleaning your house, but you’re also creating a smooth transition. Change into a nicer outfit and touch up your appearance before cutting to a new video of you in front of the freshly-wiped mirror.
Flip the Switch Challenge
This is hands down one of the most popular challenges on TikTok. It’s fun to do with a sibling, significant other, or just about anyone. Stand in front of a mirror alongside your partner and record yourself flipping the light switch off. When the lights turn back on, you and your partner will have swapped both places and outfits.
If you have yet to get in your daily workout as of yet, this challenge may just serve as a viable alternative. There are a few variations of this challenge that exist so you can choose one that best suits you. One option is to do a solo up-and-down plank challenge in sync with the song. If you’re with a partner however, there is slightly different version that involves working with the person beside you.
Blinding Lights Challenge
Crank up The Weeknd and get ready to put your moves to the test with this challenge. Participants are to learn a choreographed dance to the song “Blinding Lights” and perform it wherever they see fit. This challenge has raked up a great deal of attention from families, roommates, and celebrities such as Jessica Alba.
TikTok Dance Challenge
TikTok is known for its wide array of trending dances that millions of people practice and recreate online. That having been said, many loyal TikTokers put their knowledge to the test with this challenge. The audio used for this challenge switches between various songs that have corresponding TikTok dances. Participants must perform the dance associated with each song if they remember it. This challenge will definitely weed out those who have been spending a significant amount of time in quarantine learning TikTok dances.
This one is a little tricky to say the least. You’ll need a willing partner and some decent climbing abilities. One partner who will serve as the “tree” will stand in place and assist their partner “koala” who will attempt to scale the tree. Hard to pull off but extremely entertaining to attempt.
Unfortunately, this one is not any easier as it requires both strength and balance. The stronger participant will begin by laying on the ground and will gradually rise into the air in sync with the song. With each movement upward, their partner will be hopping up with them. If all works out, the duo will finish standing completely vertical, one on top of the other’s shoulders.
Sometimes tensions can arise when trapped indoors with your family for a prolonged period of time. Thankfully, this challenge can help let out some of that pent up steam. Two of the participants will stand or sit in front of exposed bags of flour. Behind them will stand a parent, sibling, or roommate who will push one of the two participant's faces into the bags of flour as an answer to various questions presented in the audio. Messy but rewarding.
Similar to the flour challenge, this one incorporates an audio file that asks a series of questions. However, for this challenge the questions will all be regarding the couple’s history. The couple will record themselves with their eyes closed, pointing at whomever they believe fits the question. Uncover the truth as to who thinks they’re superior in the relationship in various aspects.
If you’re seeking more tips, tricks, or entertainment, go check out Kapwing’s TikTok account where we frequently post new and exciting clips. Also, be sure to tag us @Kapwing if you decide to partake in any of these trending challenges. We love to see all of your content creation!