Campbell's Photography - Morley, West Yorkshire | Photography project for kids this easter

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR KIDS: ACTIVITIES THEY CAN DO!

Looking for a fun project for your kids to do this Easter? Why not give them a fun photography project!! There are some fantastic ideas below. They could use a phone, your camera or if they really get into it, there are some great kids cameras out there now.

 

Photography for Kids: Ages 3-5

You may not be able to teach them as many skills at this age but you can familiarise them with a camera and give them different activities they can do.

Activity ideas:

  • Learn their colours – Have the child walk around the house or outside and look for things of a certain colour and photograph them.
  • Starts with… – Ask them to find objects that start with a certain letter and photograph them.
  • Their name – They could either find objects that start with the letters in their name or they could look for things that look like letters to make their name.
  • Easter - Ask them to photograph something that reminds them of Easter
  • Spring Flowers - Can they find and photograph any spring flowers?

Download/print activity sheet here

 

Photography for Kids: Ages 6-10

This age group can be more adventurous with the photos they take.

Activity ideas:

  • Story time – Have them take a photograph of anything and write a story about it. It could be of children at the park. Name the children and create a story behind them. This will help their language arts skills as well as their creativity (be careful only to photograph kids you know, with the adults permission)
  • Scavenger Hunt – Create a list of 20 items they need to find in the house or in the garden. Hand over the camera and have them photograph the options as they find them. Be sure to throw in something of a challenge.
  • ABC’s – Have them photograph something that starts with each letter of the alphabet. Or older ones may want to create a word with letter shaped objects i.e. LOVE - photograph something L shaped, something O shaped etc and stick the photos together to make the word. 
  • Create a blog – You could give them their own corner of the internet. Feel free to keep their blog private for only family to view if you choose. They can post their images, add captions, and record what they are learning.

Download/print activity sheet here

 

Create an album

Why not keep their photos and create a book for them or help them create their own.  How excited would they be to have their own book of their own images, and what fantastic memories!! Photobox always have great offers on. 

 

Give your kids a photography project and let us know how it goes!!

Have fun!!

Kate & Pete

 

Activity credit -Courtney Slaznik @clickitupanotch