Looking for something fun to do with your kids? Here are some FUN Photo Activities for your family! Take these ideas outside to soak up the sun or save them for those rainy day, either way this is a blast for the whole family and is sure to turn out with some great photos!
Instant Film Camera
Instant film camera’s are a great teaching tool for kids! Starting with the basics all the child needs to do is to simply point the camera at a subject and press a button. Not only do they love running around taking images, but having a physical copy of the photo instantly makes it even more interesting for the whole family! As these are film cameras there is a limit to how many images you can take, this is a great opportunity to teach your kid to wait to take that perfect shot! Check out the Fujifilm Instax Mini’s that are a great tool for this fun idea!
Every photo is a different memory and a photo collage is an excellent way of displaying these memories that your kids and family will keep forever. Start off by taking photos of your kids making silly and funny faces or past images and print them out onto photo paper. Then hand it over to your kids and allow them to turn their memories into a piece of art! You can also decorate the rooms with the collages.
A photography challenge is one of the best ways to promote creativity and practise photography all while having a blast with your children! Start with give your kids a prompt, then let them explore! Their imagination will take over and I’m sure they will find some interesting shots. You can challenge them for one day, two weeks, 30 days, what ever works for your schedule! Check out some great Photo Challenges Prompts at CBC!
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Photo Scavenger Hunt is a great way to keep your kids busy and have some fun. Start with giving your child a camera, it could even be an iPhone or iPad and a list of items or objects they need to take pictures of things, then let them explore! This is a great tool to have and especially fo younger kids to help them learn colours and new words!
Start with the basics. Pinhole cameras are a great teaching tool for where the idea of photography came from and how cameras work! You can easily make a pinhole camera with your kids at home, Check out this simple tutorial of how you can make your own pinhole camera from National Geographic Kids!