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Creative Scavenger Hunt

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How To Play Creative Scavenger Hunt

Seeing as cell phones are something most teens have, why not merge cell phones, scavenger hunt, and hide and seek.

Seeing as a lot of youth like to mess with their phones during services, have the youth turn off their phone and give the phone (or camera) to a leader before the service (This worked better if the youth do NOT know why you are taking their phones) Then have a leader hide the phones or camera while the service is going on.

After service, call the youth together and explain the game that they will be playing. Then pair up the youth who don't have a camera or cell phone with someone who does (groups of 3 or less). Then have them find their phones (or camera) and go to the leader to get a list of scavenger hunt items (created by the leader or someone else) the first group to find their phone (or camera) and take pictures of everything on the list wins (they must show a leader their pictures in order to recieve credit for taking the pictures).

Having the phones off prevents the youth from calling their phones to find them.

The adults even had fun playing this game!

Materials Needed

cell phone with a camera or a digital camera

Submitted by Anon on 20 Jan 2012 12:00:00

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Our youth group has done a "Photogenic Scavenger Hunt" a few times and it has always worked really well. We give each group a leader with a camera, and they drive their group around and take creative photos from a list. We've also done versions where the group walks around town or around the markets.

This idea has sparked some creative thoughts for me - I think it could be really cool to somehow use a combination of internet searching, google maps, photography, QR codes, GPS, twitter, facebook etc all in a scavenger. For example - each group might start with a few clues, and then to solve each clue different functions of their phones are needed. One could have a QR code which has another clue inside it, which then tells them to find someone on twitter and read their latest post which is the clue that leads them to the next spot etc. Getting excited about this!

Posted by Joel on 23 Jan 2012 at 8:22:04

i like your helps me a lot.

Posted by Anon on 23 Mar 2012 at 3:24:23

Groups of 3 people or less, or 3 groups or less ?

Posted by Cyrus on 25 Jul 2012 at 4:33:10

And what should i say if the youth asks why im taking their phones ?

Posted by Cyrus on 25 Jul 2012 at 4:34:19

I did groups of no more than 3 and when the youth asked why we were taking phones we told them it was for a game we would be playing later in the evening and they all cooperated

Posted by Gatwood on 26 Jul 2012 at 5:51:42

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