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15 Jul, 2013

The photo hunt: a great activity for kids! (The second batch of photos)

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy

This is a continuation of yesterday’s post about a photo hunt our kids did over the weekend. It was such a neat little activity! It kept them busy and engaged for awhile, and the results are kinda sweet.

The photos below were taken by my youngest. I just love them.


Both Directions

Purple Flowers

Day Light




Evening Air


Red Star

Planning a photo hunt in your family? There are a few different ways to do it.

  1. 1) Give the kids a list, that way it becomes more of a scavenger hunt. You can make it as easy or as hard as you want! For example, you can ask them to find something green, something tall, something bumpy, something smooth, something funny… and see where it leads. I bet the results will surprise you.
  2. 2) Give them free reign in a defined area. I asked the girls to go out and shoot outdoors around the house, then come back with ten great photos. That meant they shot a bunch, and then had to really pare it down. I like what happens during that process, it means they have to be self-critical and really think about the results.

If you decide to let your kids do a photo hunt I’d love to see what they come up with! Leave your link in the comments so I can see their work. :)

3 Responses to "The photo hunt: a great activity for kids! (The second batch of photos)"

1 | Susan

July 15th, 2013 at 11:01 am


Love the pics from your girls.

This is so much fun even for adults! I’ve been meaning to do a “cottage alphabet” photo set sometime when we have an extended stay out in the woods. Maybe this will be the year.

2 | Kate S

July 15th, 2013 at 8:04 pm


S, these are FANTASTIC – great work :)

3 | Ginger

July 16th, 2013 at 5:05 pm


I love how they have a few of the same shot and then different ones! The “Wi-Fi” photo is so creative! Both girls did a great job!

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