Today is photo day! Photos tell stories too. A photo is something that captures a moment. It tells a story without using motion pictures or words. It helps us slow the world down for a bit. Sometimes we can get a lot from the photo – but we also often never learn the full story behind a photo. Taking photos is a great way to “capture” a memory, so we can remember or even see things from a time or place when we weren’t even there. Like mum+dad’s wedding! Today we will do lots of different games and activities with a camera but we can’t live behind the camera all the time. We need to find balance. We also need to be ‘in-the-moment and capture a moment in your heart and mind, without a camera. Give a quick tutorial on how to hold the phone/camera best if you need camera. For kids who aren’t ready to hold the phone yet – or if it is too much camera holding for one day – parents can be the photographer.
Choose 2-3 20-30 minute activities from the options below:
Play a game from your childhood, such as hopscotch/elastics/an indoor version of skipping rope (wiggle the rop on the ground and kids jump over it).
100 STEPS: Grab a camera. Together take 100 steps in any direction. When you get to 100 stop. You must compose and frame a photo from where you are standing. See where your steps take you and what you can create! You can also adjust the number of 'required' steps as you go.
Share pictures with family and friends of what you did today/are doing right now.