A photo scavenger hunt is a super fun activity that is perfect for kids, teenagers and adults. Plus, it is super easy to organize and everyone can feel included. Honestly, I don’t know why we didn’t do this before. Here’s how we did it and how you can do one too.
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I am a youth counselor. We are always trying to find fun activities to do with these fun girls. Well, this photo scavenger hunt did not disappoint. They loved it and it was seriously so easy. Check it out!
Download and print your scavenger hunt template
I designed this scavenger hunt with two to an 8.5×11 page. So, just click on the link below to download and purchase your PDF. Then you can print it from home or you can email it to your local copy store. You can print as many copies as you want.
Choose a location for your photo hunt
We did our scavenger hunt during Christmas time, so I thought it would be fun to do it at our outdoor mall. A couple of days before the hunt, I went to the mall and walked around. As I walked, I wrote down items that I saw such as a Nike swoosh, a 50% sale sign and a giant Christmas tree.
Fill in the blanks on your photo hunt template
There are 60 blank spaces on the photo hunt template. Fill in as many of the blank spaces as you would like with the items that you identified as your location. Then, you can just make copies of your completed form for all of your participants. You will need to fill out the items twice since there are two templates to one page. But it should only take a few minutes.
How to play the Photo Scavenger Hunt
To begin, split up your participants into teams of 3-5 people and give everyone a scavenger hunt list.
- Team leaders: Designate one person to take the photos and one person to mark off the items on the list.
- Time limit: Each team has 20 minutes to take as many photos on the list as possible and return to a designated location previously decided.
- No splitting up: Teams must stay together during the entire activity.
- Specified location: Photos cannot be taken anywhere except at the location specified.
- Prize eligibility: Teams must return at the specific time indicated in order to be eligible for the final prize.
- In the event of a tie: Whichever team took the best photos is the winner.
Award the winners at the end
Although everyone is a winner, we wanted to make sure the winning team got a prize. I was surprised how involved everyone was in the game. Everyone wanted to win. We ended up giving the winners a light up Christmas necklace. However, here are some other ideas for prizes as well:
Overall, this activity was a hit. Our young women were already talking about the next time we could do that again during the summer. I loved it because it was literally so easy and we were able to get outside a little bit and run around. Hopefully this activity is a success for your as well. Here’s a link to the printable template if you didn’t see it above. Thanks!
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