I remember participating in scavenger hunts as a kid at birthday parties. With today’s technology and everyone having a smart phone, you can easily hold your own scavenger hunt with family or at events just by using a phone. Below is a guest post from Siege Media with some great theme printables for your next scavenger hunt.
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Whether you’re on a long road trip, on a walk through nature or visiting your local zoo, a scavenger hunt is a perfect way to keep little ones entertained. A photo scavenger hunt helps spark creativity and curiosity, giving kids a chance to explore and understand their surroundings.
All you’ll need to get started is a camera or smartphone, something to write with, and the scavenger hunt list for that location.
Choose a theme from the 10 creative scavenger hunt printables below, varying from the zoo to the beach or even your own backyard. The best part is you can play pretty much anywhere.
Airport Scavenger Hunt
Beach Scavenger Hunt
City Scavenger Hunt
Farmer’s Market Scavenger Hunt
Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt
Home Scavenger Hunt
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
Road Trip Scavenger Hunt
Zoo Scavenger Hunt
Then, briefly explain the scavenger hunt rules below:
- Choose your location and theme
- Assign someone to be the judge
- Decide if you want to break into teams (in each team, pair kids with adults)
- Set clear boundaries within your location
- Set a timer (an hour is plenty of time)
- Award the winner a fun prize
Photo scavenger hunts are the perfect rainy day (or sunny day) activity to keep your kids busy and entertained for hours. Once you’ve completed your hunt, compile your photos to create an adorable photo book that you can look back on together. Find favorite scavenger hunt category below and get started.
I hope you enjoy some summer scavenger hunts with your family.