Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Photo Scavenger Hunt

Photo-a-Day challenges are awesome.  They're lots of fun and such a great way to spark ideas for creative photography.  When someone posted this Christmas Challenge list at Scrapjazz at the beginning of December, I knew I wanted to play along... and that I wanted Steve and Trevor to play along too. 



But rather than complete the list as a Photo-a-Day, I decided to treat it as a Photo Scavenger Hunt.  (As you know, I love any type of Scavenger Hunt.)  I printed out the list and set it aside.  

Fast forward to the weekend of Dec. 6/7. Trevor woke up with a fever and had to miss several events he had been looking forward to attending, including a gingerbread decorating party.  He was really disappointed.  


I pulled out the list and announced we'd be doing a Photo Scavenger Hunt, which perked him right up. Each of us had all day to take as many of the 31 pictures as we could, with Trevor able to rest as much as he needed between photos.  Here are a few of Trevor's pictures:

Twinkle.

Wrapped.

Carols.

After a handful of pictures, Trevor was back on the couch resting.  Over the course of the day, he ended up taking 20 pictures out of the 31 prompts.  It was a fun activity for him and he enjoyed watching from the couch to see the pictures that Steve and I took, even if he wasn't up to taking them all himself. 


Here are a few of my favorites from among the ones Steve took:


Merry.

Wrapped.  (Note that he only photographed the gifts for Daddy.)


The Naughty List.


Candlelit.



Peace.


Lit.

And here are some of my favorites from the ones I took.


Rosy.


Stocking.


Ornament.


The Naughty List.



Bow.


Warm and Cozy.


Must Be Santa.

Lit.

Between the three of us, we took a total of 82 pictures based on the prompts (plus a bunch of other random ones).  I'm planning to use the best of them on a layout about how we decorate the house for Christmas.
Have you done a Photo-a-Day Challenge, either the way it was intended or all at once like a Photo Scavenger Hunt?  If not, I'd encourage you to give it a try!  It's a great activity to do alone or as a family.  

6 comments:

  1. I'm so stoked that the ornaments I made Trevor over the years are still on the tree, and made it in the hunt. :-)

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    1. Yes, he loves them. They were the first ornaments he put up.

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  2. Soooooooooo fun!!!!!! I have a Smore's ornament too!!! And the cardboard I used for my trees were inserts from a box my boss got. :)

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  3. I LOVE the way you turned the photo a day prompt into a scavenger hunt. What a great idea. Cory would love this activity, even if he found the objects and I took the photos of them. Will have to give this a try! The Naughty List items made me LOL. Also that Trouble was Peace. Ha!

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  4. I so want to do this next year!!! How fun!!! :)

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