The concept of this free summer activity is a pretty simple one, but it can be altered to be more difficult or more fun. The idea is that you get a camera and find items that start with each letter of the alphabet and take a photo of each. This can be made more difficult by making it a competition between 2 or more groups of people to finish first. It could also be made more fun by making it a scavenger hunt on the go and finding these things around town.
We chose to do it in our yard over Memorial Day Weekend a couple years ago and some of them were a little hard to find. Here's what we got:
|Airplane ride-on toy|
|Clouds, of course|
|Quench... it's a stretch|
|Rainbow. Do ya see it!?|
|"X" marks the spot. Totally cheated on this one|
| Alas, no "Z". I intended at the time to get a photo of Boog after he feel asleep, for "Zzzzz", but didn't for some reason. When we play again, we will set a time limit. Each photo will be worth 1 point and each photo that depicts a double letter word, such as "bouncy ball", "green grass", or "elephant ear" will be worth 2 points. And any 3+ letter photos, like "rusty red roof" would be worth 5. We might also split into teams or do it in a store or something to shake it up. I think the game has a lot of potential to be fun, especially if prizes are involved. Free prizes, of course... like getting to choose what movie to watch that night.|
Have you ever done an alphabet themed scavenger hunt? How did you play it? Any ideas for shaking this up some?