4 Photo Projects for Your Kids
I’ve seen so many creative projects going around Instagram and Facebook in the last month as parents are faced with sudden homeschooling and keeping children entertained ALL. DAY. LONG!!
I’m here to help! Have a kid that constantly needs “something”? Give them your phone, point and shoot or DSLR camera; put the setting on auto and give them a task!
Pick a color and send them off to find anything they can with that particular color and their proof is photographing it. You could do this by week, by month or even a different color a few days a week. For younger kids this helps with color identification and for older kids you can get really squirrely and give them out of ordinary colors!
Out in Nature
There are an inordinate number of walks happening these days! I can tell you that I’ve gone on more walks and runs than I have in a long time. I see so many families out as well to get fresh air and work out some wiggles from the littles.
While you’re out go on a photo nature walk. You’ll be amazed at what your kids find interesting out on your walks: flowers, rocks, tree bark, or even remnants of animals (yikes!).
The added benefit is that there are so many things blooming right now for spring!
Yep, all those toys getting dragged out day after day? Let them photograph their favorites. Set up their toys in various scenes and photograph that.
My girls were Barbie fanatics and would set up very elaborate schools, stores, houses, etc. and quite honestly I wish I had more photos of that!
Photograph Items at Different Times of Day
This one is more for those older elementary, middle and high school children. They can also seek out the light and photograph something in the same spot during various parts of the day to see the difference.
They can also look at extreme shadows and light while inside and outside both. They can set up selfies in the same spot in shadow and light as well. The possibilities are endless!
Again, none of these activities need a big fancy camera with a big fancy lens. A smartphone will do! Or an old point and shoot will do as well. Anything that takes photos!
If someone DOES want to get fancy, I highly recommend downloading a camera app that gives you more control over settings on your phone. There are a number of free apps out there that are fabulous!GET IN TOUCH
Christa Paustenbaugh Photography | Family, Lifestyle, Newborn, Fresh 48, Senior Photographer | Carlsbad & San Diego, CA