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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

REMIX: Event Night- "INSTAGRAM Sign Scavenger Hunt"

Almost a year or so ago I posted an idea for a "Photo Scavenger Hunt" posting pictures to Facebook.  A year later and now we have the INSTAGRAM Boom!  Consider taking the orginal idea (below) and giving another new spin using your kid's Instagram accounts.  AND ALSO consider the great new software INSTA-FEED LIVE from  Stuff You Can Use.Org, to make a quick slide show at the end of the night?

Additionally this is a great Event/Activity/Game to go along with the "SIGNS" lesson series, in the lesson section!
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A classic is reborn in this updated version of a fun group game for your leaders and students. All the fun, without the risk, issues, and visits from the local authorities!

Admittedly, this is one of those game that you have to spell out the rules CLEARLY for your students and your leaders.  To be quite honestly, this "may or may not" have been a game that originally 18ish years ago might have included a bit of "borrowing".

It is another spin on the old classic youth group scavenger hunts.  Each group will be given the same list of items and instructions with a time limit to complete it.  It is a fun event that will also end up with some classic photos for around the youth area or for Facebook. (*INSTAGRAM) If you are smaller group divided up into cars or teams if you are bigger church make it a small group challenge night. Make sure each group has a at least one camera phone and capabilities to connect to Facebook (*INSTAGRAM)

Here is the list of signs & instructions:
You have one hour to complete this hunt.  You will be finding signs, taking a picture of the sign along with of an assigned task, and posting it the youth group Facebook wall. (*INSTAGRAM w/ your assigned #) The first group to post a picture of each item will get 10 points for your team, 5 points for the second team, 3 points for the 3rd team, and 1 point for all remaining teams. At the end of the hour you need to meet back at the church for viewing party, food, and announcement of winners along with your prize!

- Pedestrian Crossing: 2 people holding hands crossing the street
- Construction Sign: Pretend to be using a jack hammer
- Funeral Home Sign: Pretend to have a funeral
- Kids at Play: Group skipping
- KFC: group doing the chicken dance
- YMCA: 4 people doing the "Y.M.C.A"
- Grocery store: 2 members in a shopping cart
- Wal-mart: Best redneck poses
- Church sign (other than ours): praying (*tebowing)
- Stop Sign: group stopping traffic
- Curve sign: group showing "off their curves"
- Deer Crossing: group doing their best impression of deer
- House for Sale: group making a human pyramid
- Mc Donalds: 4 people making the "arches"
- Starbucks: A person drinking coffee
- Mall Sign: Group making snow angels
- Gas Station Sign: Group member pumping someone's gas
- Speed limit sign: 2 people running as fast at they can past
- Hotel Sign: Group sleeping
- Pool Sign: Group swimming
- Welcome to our Town Sign: Group waving and welcoming a car to our town

Update, Re-uses, or Create your own version for your particular town or group...Just have fun, enjoy and remember the 8th Commandment...NO STEALING!!  

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