As a treat, eat pizza at the mall. You can compare pictures and no clean up. Most stores are willing to go along so are a lot of customers and the kids have a great time. We did this with a small group and the kids had a great time.
By Marilyn from Lewisburg, TN
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Thank god! My birthdays next Sunday and I've been searching for something cheap to do. I'm turning 15 and this will be perfect!
Oh, that is SUCH a great idea. For young adults it's great too. I'm going to suggest this to my college age son. They have mall gift certificates now that you can use in any store in the mall. I might buy him a small one to give as the prize to the winner. Actually, it will be a birthday gift to him from me but he'll have so much fun too that it really doesn't matter who wins. Thanks for sharing this.
All you need are 2-3 digital cameras and a computer to download them for quick viewing. Divide your group into teams. Each team is given a scavenger list and a time limit.
Our point system, is one point for a photo, extra points if multiple team members were in the picture. This encouraged more variety and great family photos. If your family has a computer person, loading should be smooth. We ended up voting by applause and didn't add the points.
Put cousins, aunts, and uncles in mixed groups. You will be impressed with the team spirit and creativity. At a later date, the photos can be edited and put in a collage, scrapbook, or slideshow to share with each family.
This list was created knowing the teams would be inside and outside in the yard, using a few planted props as needed. Here is a sample from our list:
You can imagine the funny photos, and will enjoy watching the thought process as young and old try to outdo each other. With three teams, you could end of with over a 100 family photos in 30 minutes! Have fun.
By Colleen from Buffalo, MN
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