What is Daily Creative Photography for kids?
We decided to structure some of our Creative Photography for Kids ideas into a weekly program. The idea is to add a little creativity into your child’s day that can fit in between home schooling and working from home. Each idea is designed to bring a little light relief to your day and hopefully some fun!
We are going to start off with simple ideas and get progressively more creative as we go along. Each week block has 5 different ideas for you to try. Technically you could do all the ideas over a single day or a weekend if you wish. What is important is that it is easy to fit into your daily life.
All of the projects can be done whilst on lockdown and fit into government guidelines.
What age children is this appropriate for?
All of these Creative Photography for kids ideas have been developed and tested with my 5 (and a half) year old daughter during lockdown. If they can understand the basic concepts and have the ability to press the shutter button on your phone’s camera then they are old enough. There’s no upper age limit as this program is certainly appropriate for adults.
What equipment do I need to use?
For many of the tasks all you need is a smartphone. Some of the task might require certain apps but we will always try and find cheap or free versions. As we advance a few of the projects will use programs such as Photoshop and specialist equipment but these will be few and far between.
Sharing your images
We’d love to see the Creative Photography for kids images you create. Use the hashtag #creativephotographyforkids and follow us on Instagram. You can also find us on Facebook and Memory Gate Photography also have social media profiles on Instagram and Facebook.
Daily creative photography for kids week 1
The Name Game
Any project begins with a title and putting your name to it. Creative Photography for kids is no different. The aim of this project is to get your child to search for objects and to photograph them in different and interesting ways. It is a great way to begin the week but it is also a fun project to revisit.
Full details on this Creative Photography for kids idea can be found at The Name Game
Matching colours is a simple scavenger hunt and easy to do at home. It is the first step towards building interesting still life scenes and makes your child consider colours as different shades and hues. Rainbows are the new unicorns in lockdown so this is rather on trend at the moment.
This project is an introduction to colour theory as well as a fun photo scavenger hunt. A colour wheel has been provided in the original article for this project at Quick photo scavenger hunt games
This project is really nice to do when taking a walk but can easily be done at home. These images are the beginning of your very own stock library of images that can be used in future projects.
Looking for textures follows a similar vein to finding patterns. You’ll be adding to your stock library with these images too.
Finding textures and patterns can be found at Quick photo scavenger hunt games.