Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Scrap that project.

Kidlings have lots of fun with cameras. I have never heard a complaint of boredom from a child who has one in hand.

Don't let the end of the photo shoot be the end of the entertainment; taking pictures is only half of it! There's a story to be told....

Making a scrapbook is an attractive way to display their photos to share with friends and family. It doesn't have to be fancy, and you don't have to run out and buy hundred of dollars' worth of tools and supplies. You can find an album for around $10 at a local hobby store; or thrift stores and garage sales can be a wonderful resource.

As an added bonus, scrapbooking is a non-intimidating chance to get those kids to write! Encourage them to write a few simple sentences to tell:

  • what is happening...
  • who is in the photo (or behind the scenes!)
  • when and where the photos were taken
  • why they chose to snap a particular shot 
You can also add details that the album's viewer would find interesting. Remind them that their children and grandchildren may be enjoying their album someday!

Here is a sample page from my nephew's scrapbook. His mom took the pictures, but he helped put the story together.

What stories will your kids tell?

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