Game nights are a big hit in our house.
There’s something magical about having everyone focused on the same fun-filled activity. Playing games seem to bring out the best in each & every one of us & fill our home with such joy. And while Uno, Apples to Apples, & Bingo certainly are fun I’ve been craving a game that has more to offer than a little amusement. This Family Photo Hunt is just the thing my family & I needed.
This Family Photo Hunt is fun for all ages.
It’s easy enough for toddlers & entertaining enough for adults. It gives us the opportunity to look at our cherished family photos that seem to spend most of their time collecting dust. My boys get a kick out of some of their more silly baby pictures & they light up looking at pictures of their early accomplishments. This game always seems to spark endless laughter & chatter.
Naturally, my boys want me to tell them the stories that go along with the pictures. We search & chat, and before we know it we’ve spent an hour connecting and strengthening our family bonds. It’s the one game we can play that doesn’t seem to be focused on winning and doesn’t stir the commotion of competition.
And the best part? It requires virtually no set-up & I’m pretty positive you have all the game parts sitting around your home right now.
This game is a fun way for families to connect.
You can share pictures from recent years, or you can use this family photo hunt as a chance to really go back in time & connect kids to the past. Dust off those pictures from your early years and those of your parents, grandparents, and any other ancestors you may have photographed. Dig out the high school yearbooks, the wedding albums, and the baby books. Let your kids explore their family history while playing this entertaining game. Be prepared to answer the inevitable slew of questions that will follow and have stories to go along with the pictures you share.
Family Photo Hunt:
- Gather photo albums, loose pictures, or digital photo devices.
- Print the Family Photo Hunt printable (one for each participant)
- Grab a writing utensil for each person
How to Play
- Each person gets a Family Photo Hunt & a writing utensil
- Everyone looks through the family pictures searching for the categories outlined on the Family Photo Hunt. When you spot a picture that fits you can cross off that square. The first person to cross off their whole list wins! Or if you are short on time or attention you can play this bingo-style & see who can be the first to check off a whole row.
- Keep it up! Together you can take the time to look back on your lives, tell stories, & connect.
The next time you are looking for a fun family activity give this Family Photo Hunt a try. I’m sure your kids will love it and you will, too!
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