Photo Scavenger Hunt

During my 4th of July celebrations, one event stood out among the rest, namely, a patriotic Photo Scavenger Hunt. As a photographer, I thoroughly enjoyed this activity. But the neat thing about it is that everyone is involved, photographically talented or not. Each team of about seven people was given several different things to act out as a team under a certain time limit. The action was then carried out, photographed, and at the end, submitted to be judged. I was amazed at all the different ideas each team came up with. The game is perfect for any type of celebration, is easy to coordinate, and inspires creativity. Here are a few shots from our team:

Crammed inside the front seat!

This picture emphasizes a comment made about the size of the room where the Declaration of Independence was signed: "I can’t believe we all fit in here!" Our team squished into the front seat of Mr. Gothard’s 1973 Oldsmobile.

Not very well hidden In this picture, we are humorously depicting "camouflage."




Team-3_Picture-4 Our team writing their "John Hancock’s." We quickly made the textured paper using beige colored paper, some water, and, believe it or not, crushed coffee beans.


Team-3_Picture-5 Here, we were directed to recreate a famous work of art. Mrs. Johnson, who took the picture, had to lay flat on the ground to get just the perfect angle. This one is my favorite of them all.


A creative way of spelling someone's name In this picture, we are trying to spell the name of one of the signers. Can you guess what it says? The answer is J. Penn.



Team-3_Picture-7 The last one here is our team with Old Glory. We were out of time, but I think it turned out pretty well for it being a quick snapshot.

So, if your looking for a fun, creative, and all-inclusive game to play at the next event you’re coordinating, I heartily recommend a Photo Scavenger Hunt!


  1. Daniel July 14, 2008 at 12:00 pm #

    You all know how to think outside of the box!!! It is so hilarious seeing all those feet sticking out from under the curtains. 🙂 You also did an excellent job making a realistic depiction of the famous “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima” picture. Very creative!

  2. Donald July 17, 2008 at 7:52 am #

    That was creative. I must admit the Iwo Jima picture is my favorite too. We did a similar activity for our Saturday program here in Taiwan. I noticed that even those who had lower English-as-a-second-language skills were able to enjoy it: It really is a good large-group activity that requires teamwork and creativity but not a lot of actual commonality.
    Great to see the Wallers!–and I’ll see YOU soon James!

  3. Michael July 18, 2008 at 1:20 pm #

    Wow, James that looks like a lot of fun! What creative ideas! I think your favorite is mine too.

  4. Joshua Wilkes July 22, 2008 at 4:04 pm #

    Now I like this idea – a memorable event for people of all ages that couples fun and learning into one exciting adventure!

  5. Allen P. July 28, 2008 at 4:16 pm #

    Haha, that looks great! Who is hiding behind the flag in the second picture? I think I’m going to mention this idea to my family.

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