DA#29 – The Photo Hunt

How to find one’s way in space using photos?

How can photos help us recognise our environment and find our bearings?  During this workshop, children discover different levels of the representation of a geographic place (satellite view, maps, photos), they identify landmarks and learn how to find their bearings. By creating a treasure hunt, they trace an understandable itinerary on a map. Several photos placed one after the other become a sequence of movements, thus introducing the notions of coding and sequencing.

An idea from

Aurélie Modave, teacher at the Sainte Julienne Haut school in Fléron – Belgium, in co-design with Média Animation ASBL


8 activities for a total of 5 hours, and 3 activities at home


5-6 years


  1. Recognise one’s environment and finding one’s bearings by observing photos.
  2. Discover the notions of image framing and point of view.
  3. Introduce to the concepts of coding and sequencing.

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