Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Works For Me: "Mom I'm Bored!" Edition

A couple summers ago I did a photography project with my kids.


They each were given 15-20 minutes with the digital camera, and a theme by which to take pictures.  For instance, if the theme was the color red, they were then told to go photograph things in (and out!) of the house that were red.  

This link is a sample of The Boy's Blue Theme.

The more creative the theme, the longer the project can last!

When each child was finished I would print out 8 - 10 of the best pictures, and then they were to make a scrap book of their summer memories.

They loved it and have asked to do it again this summer!

If you want more ideas on how to be Summer Boredom Busters go check out Rocks in my Dryers Works for Me Wednesday!

9 comments:

Joyful Days said...

This is a fabulous idea and a great year round project. I'm inspired!

JanMary said...

Oh I am definitely going to do this with my daughters. I can think of all sorts of ideas - letters, numbers....

Thanks for the inspiration.

Megan said...

I love this idea. Also wanted to tell you I finally shared my scary story over at my blog.

Lisa said...

This is a wonderful idea! My son loves to take photos, so this will be perfect for him. Thanks!

Robin said...

What a great idea! I'm definitely going to do this. In fact, I think all three of us will, since the kids have their own kiddie cameras.

robin@heartofwisdom said...

Oh, this is a great idea!!!

Thanks for posting..

robin@heartofwisdom
http://www.heartofwisdom.com/heartathome/

Chel said...

That's a really neat idea of something Griff could do this summer even with his casts. Thanks!

mer said...

This is an EXCELLENT idea. I'm tucking it away for the next time I hear, "I'm bored".

Janel said...

What a great idea! They are always asking for the camera!!! This will be fun.
thanks for the idea.