Are you looking for fun party games for kids that would be perfect for a birthday party for tweens? Kids love a good photo scavenger hunt– but most of the scavenger hunt ideas I've found online take place at the mall- and I don't know that the mall employees are always so happy to have kids running around snapping silly pictures while not buying anything! So I created a fun photo scavenger hunt for kids that is perfect for tweens and can take place in your own backyard or at a nearby park!
How to Run Your Photo Scavenger Hunt
Whether you are doing this at a party or just during a fun get together- you'll want to divide the kids into teams. A team of four would be perfect but you can have smaller or larger teams and the photo scavenger hunt will still work!
You'll want to establish a starting time and an ending time- I suggest to give the kids an hour to complete all of the tasks and edit their pictures. (The instructions tell them that they will need to be able to show their pictures in order of the tasks listed- just one image of each task).
Pro Tip: If you are doing this at a party- it would be really great to have the kids take the photos on your phone and other family members' phones (just make sure that you have a good protective case and screen protector in case it is dropped!). That way you'll have all of the photos after the party is over (see my “step further ideas” below!).
List of Materials for Your Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
Since some of the photos call for props, here's what you'll need:
- Copies of the photo scavenger hunt list (you can get your free printables at the bottom of this post!). Print them on card stock This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. or attach them to clipboards This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. so they are easy for the kids to follow and check off as they go along.
- A clock that is accessible to the kids
- Sunglasses This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. for the kids
- Paper and markers to make a “Happy Birthday” sign
Awards for Your Photo Scavenger Hunt for Kids
It's part of the fun to give out some awards after the kids complete their photo scavenger hunt! As part of the download below, you'll get these cute “awards” that can be attached to candy bars! (I even provide a blank one so you can be as creative as you'd like with your award names).
Want to Take It a Step Further?
If you are playing this game at a birthday party- create a collage out of the scavenger hunt photos using PicMonkey This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. and place them in these inexpensive frames This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. . These make for a great party favor that kids will keep around for a long time!
You can also create a slideshow out of all of the scavenger hunt photos and show it to the kids on your TV (if you have a phone that allows you to mirror your device to your TV).
Planning a party or get together for tweens?
Then be sure to check out this list of The Best Backyard Games for Tweens This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. and The Best Party Games for Tweens This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. over on my Amazon influencer page This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. !
Download Your Copy of the Photo Scavenger Hunt for Tweens Here:
Simply sign up below to join the MomOf6 community, and you'll be directed to a thank you page with access instructions!
Looking for Some More Fun Games for Tween Parties and Get-Togethers?
These are the tried and true games my kids love to play with their friends! Click on a pic to check it out over on Amazon!
Looking for Some More Great Party Games, Crafts, & Activities for Kids?
- 100 Truth or Dare Questions for Tweens (free printable party game!)
- 50 Would You Rather Questions for Tweens (free printable party game!)
- The Best Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Tweens (great games from around the web!)
- 10 Great Birthday Party Games for Tweens (tons of ideas from around the web!)
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Would your tween love to play this party game?
Could you please send me the link for the photo scavenger hunts.
Kelli DeNovellis says
Hello! May I have the printable photo scavenger hunt, please? I signed up!
Sharon Rowley says
Once you subscribe (at the bottom of the post) you’ll be taken to a thank you page where you can print out the game.
Melina Easter says
I am already subscribed to your mailing list. That’s how I found this page. How do I get the photo scavenger hunt? Subscribe again?
Sharon Rowley says
If you look at the header of every email I send, I offer instructions on how to go directly to the download page. But if you do sign up each time- no worries. The system only adds you to the newsletter list once!
The photo scavenger hunt looks cool
I cannot access the download for photo scavenger hunt. Please help
Could you please send me the link to the photo scavenger hunt again please. I used it in December and can’t find it.
Thanks, we had SO much fun with this one. It makes for great memories.
I can’t find where to download the scavenger hunt. I signed up. Got the email. I don’t see where to get it.
Looking forward to the link, thank you.
Marea Rudolph says
Please can I have the download for the Photo Scavenger Hunt for Teens.
Thank you very much
Looking for the download of video scavenger hunt for tweens please
Radhika R says
Pls can I have a print of the photo scavenger hunt for tweens
Pearl Hutchinson says
I have already subscribed. Do I need to subscribe every time I want to download one of your printables?
Hi! I signed up and still can’t get the scavenger hint?
I just sent you an email!
I’d love the download for the photo scavenger hunt.
Thank you, Brenda
I signed up for your newsletter but cannot download the scavenger hunt. Is there something I need to do?
This is a great idea
These are very good ideas! I want to try them for my daughters 10 year old birthday this month!
How do you download..sign up and used password..very confusing to say the least! Thanks
Laura Sutter says
Would love your free printable Photo Scavenger Hunt for Tweens.
Hi, I love your ideas. A quick question: How can we edit your pdf’s? There are some items on the list that don^t apply to us. thx
I would like the download for the photo scavenger hunt
Jodi Rinear says
Photo Scavenger Hunt for Tweens (free printable party game)
I am not able to download and I did subscribe to your website. Please help!
I am not receiving the download for the photo scavenger hunt, not the video scavenger hunt??!!
That’s because you haven’t confirmed your subscription to that download. Don’t worry- you’ll only be added to my mailing list one time- but you must confirm each subscription in order to receive the download.
I am not receiving anything either?!? Is it an email to confirm?
I’m not receiving the downloads of the photo scavenger hunt