Guest Author - Shelley Shearer
Heading to the zoo soon and want to add to the fun? Try having a zoo photo scavenger hunt. I’ve listed below a variety of common items that should be able to be found at most zoos. Feel free to add or take out whatever you think fits your outing! Some are subjective, but the main goal is to have fun and enjoy the zoo.
Let them interpret the items as they wish and you could end up with some really entertaining photos. Make it harder and have them take the photos in order. Another idea is to work through the animals in alphabetical order. Anteater, Beaver, Cougar, etc. They can skip a letter if an animal isn’t available. The letters “X” and “Z” should probably automatically be a freebie.
If you prefer a more educational hunt, be sure to find out the animals at the zoo you’ll be visiting and look up facts. Use those facts as some of the items to locate, but leave some of the just for fun ones in as well.
Non – photo items:
Unique zoo name of a food item at the deli
Animal that starts with the letter “S”
Animal that sleeps during the day
Animal with its tongue sticking out
Animal native to the area you’re from
Zookeeper tending to an animal
Picture of you in front of the zoo sign
Capturing two different species in one photo
Animal you like the most
Animal you wouldn’t want to meet in the wild
Cute and cuddly
Picture of yourself on or beside a statue of an animal
Picture that captures the most birds – only one person could claim this as a find.
Can you think of some generic ones to share? Email me and I'll add them to the list. Have fun! I'd love to see some of the attempts!