This nature photo scavenger hunt post is a paid collaboration with Very. I love getting outside in nature with children, however, sometimes when I suggest a hike, I am met with the words “Walks are boring”. The best way I have found to get them outdoors and enjoy a walk is to make it a challenge and a scavenger hunt always gets them interested and excited.
I have fond memories of instant cameras from when I was younger, however, instant cameras have come a long way since I was then. We opted for the Instax Mini LiPlay Hybrid Instant Camera because it is an instant camera with an LED screen and a printer that connects with smart phones, which my teens love. It really is magical to watch the image develop in front of you.
It works so well for a photo scavenger hunt as it means not every child needs a camera, especially as most already have a smartphone or tablet so can use that to take photos of each item and then they can all be printed with the camera or the kids can take turns with the camera. Instead of fighting to get kids off their devices, you are demonstrating an active way to use them.
Nature Scavenger Hunt
This really is a fun way to get out and about and a fab way for children to get interested in photography and the natural world. I love to see their perspective on the items on the list. I have two options, once for younger children and preschoolers with pictures and text and for older children with just the text. The idea is that they take a picture of each item and glue it onto the free printable and they end up with a photo book as a memory of their photo challenge.
It is a way for children to learn how to take notice of their surroundings by promoting active engagement. Younger kids around kindergarten age are more likely to look for things that are an exact match to the clues, however, you can offer a special prize or bonus points for interpretation with older kids. I always like to include reflection for this reason. I am often astounded by children’s natural photography skills.
Scavenger hunts like this as perfect outdoor fun at birthday parties or as a class, or group activity.
Nature Photo Scavenger Hunt Download Below:
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How to download your Photo Scavenger Hunt List
All you need to do is add click on add to cart and they will be added to your shopping cart. When you are finished click on the orange shopping trolley at the top right of your page and follow the instructions on the screen. You will not be charged and the free pdf file will be available for you to download immediately and will also be emailed to your inbox. These are not physical items but rather digital downloads.
Other Free Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Printables
We have lots of other printable scavenger hunt ideas available, including a garden scavenger hunt, zoo. beach, rockpool and summer. They are brilliant for holidays, family reunions, group activities (such as beavers, girl guides and cubs) or fun challenges for birthday parties.