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Photo Scavenger Hunt Ideas: The Possibilities are Endless and can be Funny!

Updated on February 15, 2016

If you’re looking for a great way to have fun with a large group of people, scavenger hunts are the best way to do it. Scavenger hunts can be used as fun ways to keep your family entertained during a Staycation, or as a sort of contest or competition. Now that modern technology has progressed as far as it has we can have Photo Scavenger hunts easily.

This type of scavenger hunt opens up a huge world of possibilities. Instead of having to acquire the item in the riddle or clue (although you can mix these too), all they have to do is take a photo of it. If planned correctly photo scavenger hunt clues can be posted on the World Wide Web to be used in grand scale Internet hunts, either for fun or competition. Sometimes planning really great scavenger hunts can be pretty difficult.

The concept seems simple, but people can be pretty hard to entertain sometimes. Technology has given us all a mild case of attention deficit, and to fight against that you have to try to keep your photo scavenger hunt ideas original and captivating. Keeping the Photo scavenger hunt clues creative and thought provoking, without being too difficult, can be hard as well. There’s a delicate balance to be kept, but if done correctly a great photo scavenger hunt can be a truly great time!

Photo Scavenger Hunt Ideas

If a photographic scavenger hunt sounds like something you’d like to do, but you can’t think of where to start, try one of the photo scavenger hunt ideas listed below. You can always change things around to fit you particular needs. Try throwing some unique scavenger hunt riddles out there to keep things interesting.

Photo Riddle Scavenger Hunt

  • This is a fun scavenger hunt that involves some fun scavenger hunt riddles. Instead of telling the participants what to find and photograph, try giving them a sneaky riddle to figure out first. Their answer to the riddles will be their photographs. The winner of the hunt would be determined by the first person to submit all of the scavenger hunt’s photos with the entire scavenger hunt riddle list being correctly solved.

Nature Photography Scavenger Hunt

  • This one is sort of educational. Give a list of plants and trees that grow in the area of the hunt. Participants in the scavenger hunt are to identify and find those plants growing and photograph them. To help make sure that no one is cheating and finding Google images, you can request that they hold something up in each photo to verify authenticity.

Film Fashion Photo Scavenger Hunt

  • Make a list of movies or fictional characters. Have the participants of your photo scavenger hunt find and take pictures of either people wearing or places selling items of clothing or entire outfits that could be worn by someone in the movie or the character in question.

These are just a few ideas to help get you going. Part of the real fun is building the riddles, creating the clues, and weaving together an adventure for your group. Make sure to enjoy all of the fun of creating the hunt as much as the participants will enjoy solving it!

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      Brenda Trott, M.Ed 

      6 years ago from Houston, TX

      Voted up and useful:) I think I will organize one of these for Christmas Eve.

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      Thomas Silvia 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Very awesome and interesting idea and would be a lot of fun.

      Well done and vote up !!! SHARING !

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      7 years ago from Florida

      I did a social in my sorority like this. Weused polaroid cameras and were separated into groups. Then we were assigned things we had to get pictures of like someone in a tree, someone eating an ice cream, the whole group standing on their head, etc. Lots of fun. Voted up and interesting.


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