This indoor scavenger hunt idea makes the perfect activity for kids who may be stuck inside.
It’s super easy to create this fun game. All you need is a camera, printer and the free template (scroll to the bottom for the download). Then have kids explore inside to find each of the photo scavenger hunt items. Check out my Nature Scavenger Hunt round up for even more ideas!
I have used this activity a number of times in my past work as a program coordinator. It’s perfect for small or large groups of kids. In the activity center I would pair older children with younger children, give them this printable scavenger hunt and have them search through the building for each photo. We also love this Nature Photo Scavenger Hunt free printable.
How to create an indoor photo scavenger hunt:
Start by taking photos of stationary things around the house. It’s important to use items that don’t move or won’t be put away so that we the kids go to complete the hunt, you know where each photo is located still.
Zoom in on things closely to make the scavenger hunt more difficult for older children or zoom out to make it easier for younger children. This can be done in you editing software once the photos have been downloaded. You can also edit the photos directly in the template I have created (download at the bottom of this post).
This is a close up photo of my rolling pin and wooden spatulas in the kitchen for example.
This is a close up photo of a plant and wall hanging in our living room. Zooming in on this photo would make it even harder to find for older kiddos.
This photo scavenger hunt idea works great for outside events too! I created a giant one for our local 24 Hour Relay one year. Participants were given a sheet with 50 photos that I had taken of items around the facility. Teams then had to identify each photo and list where the item was located. It was a great way to have people participate in exploring the facility and vendors.
Follow this link to Canva and the free photo scavenger hunt template: