COVID-19 PHOTOGRAPHY INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS #2
Hey everyone! Hope you are all staying busy (and sane!) with the copious amounts of free lessons from other artists, fitness instructors etc! In all the darkness we’re surrounded by, at least there is still some positivity going around! Silver lining, right? Here is another activity for your little (or not-so-littles) to try out this week! Please feel free to share this post with all your friends and family. Especially your parent friends who are currently having to do distant learning with their kids! 🙂 PS: I am not a teacher, I am just hoping to add some fun to your day!
Since this week the kids are back to school I wanted to simplify the activities a little and maybe make it a fun “after school” activity by doing a “Photo a Day Activity.” Here goes:
KIDS “PHOTO A DAY” ACTIVITY
Step 1: Here is a list of 20 words to choose from! You can also come up with your own words if you would like.
- Up (look up!)
Step 2: Help your child pick 5 or 6 words. 6 would look best for the end result. Maybe one day out of the week you can do 2 words together!
Step 3: Create Task Cards! You can take index cards and write the words separately on each card! You can also use colored paper to make it a little more, too!
Step 4: Get up and get out of the house and take a little nature walk together and make it a scavenger hunt kind of game! You can also do this indoors if you’d like. In that case make sure you pick words that you know you have in your home!
Step 5: Have your child take interesting photos of each item! *Important: Make sure your phone is set up to shoot in SQUARE mode instead of portrait. If you forget this step you can always crop l after!* Challenge them to get CLOSE to the items! Example: If they’re looking for something green: Green Grass! Have them get down and get close to the grass to take the photo! This will fill up the frame of the photo with a beautiful texture!
Step 6: Each day go for your daily walk and build your scavenger hunt words!
Step 7: On Friday (Or over the weekend if Friday is too crazy! You can help your kid tweak them with a free photo editing app if you’d like. The older kids might find this part more fun. — Photoshop Express is a free app you can get on your phone. You can also skip this step with the younger kids and just print out each photo on regular printer paper.
Step 8: Tile/ Tape all the images together side by side! You can also tape each print out on a heavier piece of paper first. Voila! Another piece of art to hang. 🙂
I ran around my house this morning and snapped a few photos to show you an example. It’s pretty gloom and cold out so I decided to stay inside to do my activity. 😉 Remember, they only need to take ONE photo per day! Really have them focus on one word. Take multiple photos. At the end of the week, allow them to choose their favorites to add to the collage. If you don’t want to print the photos out 1 by 1 you can also collage them in a free app and then print the collage as well.
Here is my example and the words I chose:
I hope you all have fun with this! 🙂