Saturday, October 27, 2007

    Reverse Caption Photo Scavenger Hunt

    Usually, our photo scavenger hunts involve sending groups out with a list of things to take photos of, then they return, attach all the photos to a poster board and caption them. In this Reverse Caption Photo Scavenger Hunt, you send the team out with a list of creative captions and they must take a photo of something they think best fits the captions. In "Flickr-speak" we would say "rather than tagging the photo, we are photoing the tag!" So, every team is free to use their imagination. Here's a sample of some possible captions in which the challenge is to take a photo of the "THIS" in each caption:

    1. Everyone agreed that one look at THIS and you just knew all the beauty in the world was a gift from God.
    2. No one could prove it, but THIS looked to be evidence of an overly-compassionate bunch of church youth!
    3. Amazing! THIS is an exact duplicate of (insert youth leader's name) face found in nature/public.
    4. All the townspeople agreed. THIS was truly a sign of God's love.
    5. Police office Smith wasn't sure what to make of it, but she wrote down in her report: THIS is evidence of an "attempted servanthood with intent to cause smiles."
    6. Surely THIS could only mean one thing: Harry Potter (or insert or famous name) had been here.
    7. It was pretty obvious to the onlookers how THIS was going to end.
    8. "Be Careful!" someone shouted at the group. "THIS could cause an unstoppable outbreak of peace in the world."
    9. Who would have thought a youth group could do THIS and no one got arrested! (Okay, maybe you wouldn't want to use this one, but I think it's pretty funny.)
    See our other ideas by entering "scavenger hunt" into the search box at the top of the page.


    Randy said...


    Chaplaincy blog said...

    great idea - love your work guys.

    Melissa said...

    Loooooooooooooove this!!

    Ellen said...

    We have also done this with movie titles and song names. It's fun to see what the kids came up with for, "Gone with the Wind," "All the Single Ladies," or "Dumb and Dumber."

    They can get pretty creative! We then put each team's pictures on the church's big screen when they got back.