Kids Photo Scavenger Hunt: Burning Daylight
It feels like we just got the kids back into school after their holiday break. Then, when we’re all feeling cooped up because it’s 12 degrees outside, the school says, “Here why don’t you entertain them at home for a while.”
We decided to try out a photo scavenger hunt because my kids love having free reign over a camera (my very old Canon Elph) and it’s something we could do mainly inside.
Remember the Burning Daylight series over the summer? This activity was good for burning a full hour of daylight and since it made no mess and required very few supplies I’m going to recommend the activity to you.
I went to Flickr to inspire our list of ‘finds’. The Kid’s Monthly Scavenger Hunt group had a handy list, but appears to be a non-active group. I used September’s list which was made up of all ‘C’ words. I think making all your subjects start with one letter will help you not only make a list for the game on your own, it will also help young kids with their letters.
Max was really interested in getting the shots but not as interested in learning about how to take pictures and since the camera he was using is old, a lot of them are out of focus. If we keep doing this activity I may add some technical help to the plan.
Still he had fun.
Here are Max’s pictures and here is the list we used.
Feel free to let your kids loose with a camera and share their results. Just tag them at Flickr with “BuzzOff”.