I have been trying to find great activities to keep the boredom complaints to a minimum this summer. This one was easy, free, and took about 5 seconds of preparation!
All that I needed to do was to draw and write items on a piece of paper, give the kids an old camera, and sit down to finish paperwork while I listened to them laughing and running around the yard completing their photo scavenger hunt.
The list I made for them (excuse my lack of artistic talent!):
And here are some of the pictures that the kids took to complete their challenge:
I find it interesting that the kids had such different interpretations of what was on the list. As an example, these are two interpretations of the word “garbage”:
I also love their different perspectives:
And this one is just plain cute:
What a fun activity. Goldilocks broke my camera so I am with out one for now. I hope to borrow my mom’s this weekend. You all do such amazing and fun things.
This is awesome, Sharla! I love the photos the kids took – such a great way to see things from their perspective!
I love this idea!!! I might just have to do it with Sarah.
Denise Naus says
So fun. Love the picture at the end 🙂
Caramia Sommers says
Love the bucket list and am taping inside kitchen cabinet door. I have 5 that I homeschool so I get the business without being engaged and although I am getting better each year, this will totally help. Thank you so much! I pinned the photo scavenger hunt as well. Thanks.
Karen Giles says
Just read your ideas and enjoyed many of them when my kids were small (all grown up now). But we loved the idea of a photograph scavenger hunt so we’re compiling a list of items for us to spread out and photograph while on holiday in an unfamilar city. There’ll be one point for each correct item and a bonus point for each item where no-one else has got the same one. Can’t wait to see what we all come up with.
I hope it’s lots of fun!