If the kids have maxed out their screen time, have some pent-up energy to burn off or simply need to get a bit of fresh air out in the garden, we’ve got a scavenger hunt to keep them entertained – for a little while at least. Whether school is back in full swing and they miss home activities, you’re working from home and need some peace and quiet or it’s just time for some fun, this activity is a practical game that will delight and educate.
Depending on their age, set up the kids with an old camera or smartphone. Now they can learn new camera skills and discover there’s more to photography than just taking selfies by snapping as many of the items on our list as they can. Make sure to use our checklist to keep track of how many they’ve found already, and if they’re old enough they can have the satisfaction of ticking off each item as they go. If you’d like a few copies of the checklist, you can print some more by visiting our website and typing ‘Scavenger hunt’ in the search bar – yes, your search begins here!
If you’d like to add a little competitive edge to the hunt, make the first one to complete the list the winner. You could also judge their photographs on creativity and style.
For the chance to have your child’s best photograph in the running to appear in our next issue, send your favourite photographs and their name to firstname.lastname@example.org
And above all, have fun!