So, all of my students have their own cell phones, most of which have cameras, right? I decided to use this to my advantage and have the kids to a scavenger hunt. I made a list of things they had to find around the school and surrounding grounds (things like “three colors of flower,” “your favorite place in school,” “your homeroom class.” Also, there were a few activities they had to do–“write a sentence in English in the soccer field sand,” “spell an English word using your body to make the letters.”
For each item, they had to answer a question about the picture they took. Questions were along the lines of “What colors were the flowers?” “What sentence did you write in the sand?”
They had a blast. They really enjoyed being able to roam around the school, and they love using their phones. After they finished, I talked with each group about what they found and looked at their pictures. It was great fun.
Note: I used this for my English summer camp, so it was with a group of students who were trustworthy and it was during a time when there were only a few other classes going on. It may be harder to use during the actual school year, but not impossible.Scavenger Hunt,