5 Kid-Friendly Ways To Celebrate Nature Photography Day
June 15th, is Nature Photography Day and since my big kids all have phones I thought it’d be a great idea to get them involved in some fun activities and be photographers for a day. Hopefully this will inspire you and your kids to get outside and enjoy nature at the same time. This is also a great way to have some screen time and get outside. If you don’t know how to get started, here are some easy, fun ideas to celebrate that kids can take with them even after Nature Photography Day.
Create a flower photo collage
Choose an outdoor space near you that has flowers–it could be a park, a trail, or any open space. Once you’ve taken photos of at least 4 different types of flowers, gather your photos and make a collage using an app like Diptic. Don’t show each other what flowers you take photos of and after you’ve finished, compare collages. If you plan on doing this again choose different outdoor spaces to yield new collages.
Go on a nature photography scavenger hunt
A great way to take photos and find some nature-inspired objects is to do a scavenger hunt. I like this one from Red Tricycle. While you try to find the items instead of checking it off the list, take a photo of it. Have your kids save the photos in an album on their phones for you to look over.
Can you guess what I am?
Go on a hike and ask your kids to take some up close and personal photos of at least 5 items. Be sure to emphasize that the items be different textures and sizes, i.e: the tip of a stem, a tree trunks’ bark, or a lady bugs back. They can totally play with the zoom feature on their phones! Afterward, take turns guessing what each item is. Bonus: See if they can find something camouflaged!
Come up with the funniest photo or photo angle
I love when photos taken are at a funny angle or taken at the perfect funny moment. See if your kids can find a funny angle or pose with nature using their photography creativity. Play around with leaves, trees, and rocks to capture a funny moment. Maybe there’s an animal-shaped rock or a tree trunk that looks like it has a funny face on it. The only rule is not harm anything living and to leave wildlife be.
Make a nature photography album
Take various photos of your kids choosing and gather them up to make a nature photo album. You can print photos using the Freeprints App from your smart phone. The first 85 4×6 prints are always free per month and you only pay for shipping. Now you know what to do with all your old photo albums and you can always revisit this activity for future months to come. Our kids love looking at our past photos from different trips we’ve taken.
How do you plan on celebrating Nature Photography Day? Share you photos using hashtag #raisingkidswild to be featured on Instagram.