St. Patrick’s Day Activity: Photo Scavenger Hunt
With both St. Patrick’s Day & Spring break coming up, we like to kick off the break in a fun way ¦with a St. Patrick’s Day Photo Scavenger Hunt! Scavenger Hunts are a fun activity to get the kids thinking and working together as a team. It just takes a little bit of prep work, to create a fun experience for a group of friends.
St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt:
We invited a large group of kids from our neighborhood for a hunt one day of our Staycation Spring Break last year. The only instructions they received were to wear tennis shoes and bring a digital camera (a small hand-held camera is ideal).
A little pre-work was involved, as I went to the local park we were holding the scavenger hunt at a few days prior to get a lay of the land . It allowed me to select a few clues that would personalize the hunt better. I was looking for unusual rocks, sculptures, or landscapes that they have to find. When creating the clues, I added activities they would have to catch on film as well “ i.e. all teammates jumping in the air or mom taking a drink from the water fountain.
To give it more of a St. Patrick’s Day theme, I added clues to find a four leaf clover , find a pot of gold “ the more creative the better! and find all the colors of the Rainbow . Hide some gold chocolate coins for the kids to find for a fun surprise.
Keep the hunt easy “ allow the kids to naturally partner with who they would like to. Explain the rules, set the timer, and let them go!
Everyone enjoys the fun of a hunt!
Afterwards, we all came to our house to see the pictures everyone took. There are several programs available to create a quick and easy photo slideshow to play on a television. We served some leprechaun green cupcakes, gold chocolate coins, and green kool-aid (what else?) and had a blast seeing what everyone came up with.
Get creative with the prizes! We found funny St. Patrick’s Day themed goodies to give the team who earned the most points. The kids all had so much fun, everyone is asking us to do it again this year!
This is an awesome activity. My Girl Scouts are going to love it!
In the winter time, we play this game in the mall and use smartphones. So fun and easy.
What fun! I could do this with a list of pictures with my son’s playgroup!
Such a fun idea!
How fun!! I always do enjoy your posts and ideas! We love Scavenger hunts here, and I look forward to when my kiddos are a little older and the hunts can be such an adventure!! In the meantime, we just had a scavenger hunt for colors… definitely for the younger ones, it was a lot of fun 🙂
Wonderful! My son ADORES taking photos. How fun to combine it with a scavenger hunt!
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Maggy & Alissa
What a fun idea! I remember doing scavenger hunts as a kid and loving them! And I love the St. Patrick’s Day ideas of hiding gold coins and finding all the colors of the rainbow. Thanks for sharing!
What a fun activity. I would love if you shared this post on my fun frugal friday linky party at http://www.funfrugalmommy.blogspot.com
Love the idea of a photo scavenger hunt!! I usually just make maps for my girls. Might have to try the photo idea!