A family photowalk is a great way to get some steps in and spend some time outdoors. It can also spark creativity in your kids (and you)!
Structure or nah?
There are several different ways to approach your photowalk. You can make it as complicated or simple as you want. It will depend on the age of your children, as well.
You can do the photowalk as a scavenger hunt! You can either make the same capture list for everyone or create different ones for each person. A simple list might have prompts such as something green or a car. Something more complicated might be a family member taking a photo or make a riddle they need to solve to know what they need to photograph.
Even more fun will be had when you share your photos! If everyone had the same list, it would be amusing to compare everyone’s ideas for each item. If you gave everyone different lists, you could play guess the prompt when you do the reveal!
Don’t want to plan? Then just grab the family, head out the door, and tell them to shoot what inspires them! It can be fun to just wander and find things to photography. Maybe set a minimum and when everyone has taken six (6) images head for home. They don’t have to stop at six if something strikes them as photo-worthy!
So you’ve done the walk… now what?
First, let’s share what everyone captured! Make it an event. Grab some popcorn or your favorite movie snack. If you can, show everyone’s photos on the TV (or a large tablet or laptop everyone can see). Talk about everyone’s best photos, share thoughts behind why the picture matched the prompt, and have a good time!
Second, it’s time to print those photos! You could pick the favorite that each person took and make a collage with all the favs. Or you can make an album or book of all the photos. You’ll have memories to look back on for years to come!
Lastly, maybe make this an annual family activity. You can do it on the same date each year or pick a new time! You get to make the rules here.
If you are currently unable to get out of your house, look at your backyard. Can everyone take one (1) photo of something they love in the yard? You can also plan this for a fun activity when you can go wander the neighborhood again.