Summer Fun! Photo Scavenger Hunt

by , posted on August 1st, 2013 in Games & Creative Play

Today’s post by Rebecca Cooper of Simple as That is a great way to encourage kids to explore the world around them. It’s also a clever and stylish way to avoid vacation knick-knack clutter—something we’re hoping to avoid this trip. ps. I just discovered Rebecca is a nap lover too. Between that and the name thing, I’m thinking we must be long-lost sisters.

photo scavengerhunts are a great way to get kids exploring the world around them

I don’t know about your kids, but mine sure love a good scavenger hunt! I can’t count how many scavenger hunts we’ve done lately. They just seem to be the perfect activity to fill up a slow summer afternoon.

In our family, we particularly like going on photo scavenger hunts. Instead of collecting things (ie. the ones you never know what to do with afterwards) we collect photos that center around a particular theme as we go for a walk or drive together.

Rebecca Cooper of Simple as That offers great photo scavenger hunt tips

Arm the kids with disposable cameras, a hand-me down point and shoot or let them snap photos with your phone if you’re comfortable and go on the hunt for things like:
-unique doors
-letters of the alphabet

This is one of the my kids favorite summer activities and it requires little to no preparation and is very inexpensive. I love that it’s an activity the whole family can enjoy together.

photo scavenger hunt

The fun doesn’t have to end when your scavenger hunt is over. Once you’ve uploaded your photos you can watch them as a slideshow and enjoy them together over a bowl of popcorn. You could even print your photos and compile them in a small photo album or create a scrapbook so you can enjoy them again and again!

tips for capturing vacation memories

We lived on a tiny island for a short time and here’s a peek at some photos we collected while searching for signs on one of our photo scavenger hunts. I plan to put these photos together as a collage and have it framed to remember this beautiful and unique place.

tips for preserving vacation memories

A photo scavenger hunt is a lot of fun and a great way to get out and explore your community. Happy photo hunting!

Rebecca Cooper is a 34-year-old wife and mother of four who lives with her family in beautiful Alberta, Canada. As a photographer, crafter, author, and blogger, she finds joy and fulfillment in celebrating everyday moments. She loves to read and eat chocolate, and is a firm believer in afternoon naps. Rebecca shares her family’s adventures, photo tips, simple craft projects + more at Simple as That.

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One Response to “Summer Fun! Photo Scavenger Hunt”

  1. Jane Says:

    August 1st, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Rebecca what a fun idea! I love this :)


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