Photo scavenger hunt

Photo scavenger hunt

Photo scavenger hunt

Photo scavenger hunt is a simple activity to play outdoors. You can make this activity as easy or as complicated as you want. Here’s how to play photo system treasure hunt game.

Game sheet

  • number of players: from 8 children
  • age: from 5 years old
  • material: sheet and pencils; items of the house or natural elements
  • Played outdoors
  • Duration: 40 minutes

Photo scavenger hunt game rules

1- Prepare a list with different objects or elements of nature that the children will have to find in a marked area.
2- Divide the children into groups of the same size. About 6 children per group. Make as many groups as you need. Give each child a camera or smartphone.
3- They must walk around the area where the party is taking place, find the items on their list and photograph them. You can adapt the difficulty of the search according to the age of the children. For example, “find a yellow object” for a simpler search or “find an oak leaf” for the older ones. You can either place objects to find or the children will have to bring back elements from nature. Children should not collect the object but just take a picture of it to leave the element in place for the other teams. They therefore take a photo and check the item found on their search sheet.

4- When all the elements have been found, then they return to the adult to validate their findings. The first team that returns to see the adult with all the elements found wins the treasure hunt.


You can also speed up the game by giving kids a time limit and see how many things they are able to complete in the time frame. Include a rule to know what happens if the group misses an image or got an incorrect one – usually just deduct a point or two.

The educational advantages of the game

  • develops concentration and attention
  • allows you to work on the sense of observation
  • develop gross motor skills
  • play as a team
  • learning and listening to the rules of the game

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