Creating a Photo Scavenger Hunt Party:
Age of the Party-Goers:
There will be different considerations depending on whether the scavenger hunters are kids, teens, or young adults. If they are old enough to drive, or you have designated chaperones, you can widen the territory that your scavenger hunt covers. If they are not old enough to drive, limit the hunt to your local park or the neighborhood.
Gather Party Items:
You'll need a rough idea of how many groups you will have for the scavenger hunt so that you can acquire enough cameras. It is likely that many of your partygoers, or their parents, will have digital cameras they can bring to the party. If not, you can purchase enough disposable cameras. If you are using disposable cameras, you will want to limit the number of items on the scavenger hunt list to the amount of pictures in the disposable cameras. You'll also want to have access to a 1-hour film developing station, so that the party guests can see the results of the scavenger hunt that day. Make sure the cameras have film, batteries, SD cards as needed, and are in good working order.
Make Your List:
The biggest difference between a photo scavenger hunt and a typical scavenger hunt is that you will be taking pictures of the group at interesting places, or doing interesting things, rather than gathering items. Examples would include:
Give your groups a time limit, and let them know that the first team to get all the pictures on the scavenger hunt list and return to home base first, wins. When they return, write down the order that the teams show up, and have something else planned that will last an hour, if you have to develop film. Otherwise, start looking through the pictures on the cameras (don't delete them...the kids will find them funny for years to come), and find your winner.
Have a prize for the winning team, as well as something smaller for the participating teams.
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