A few weeks ago, while I was perusing Pinterest, I came across a link for a Summer Activity Jar. The idea is to fill the jar with fun things to do. Each morning your child picks one piece of paper and whatever is written on it will be the activity of the day. Holy Spontaneity! I loved this idea, so of course I stole it.
I decided to use popsicle/craft sticks instead. Most likely because for some strange reason we have a surplus of them in the house?! Oh, and I jazzed up the jar with some pinkness because my five year old’s happiness depends on being surrounded by PINK at all times.
Today she picked ‘Photo Walk’ and I was just as excited about the winning activity as she was. Since before the baby arrived, I’ve been using my real camera far less than I used to. In my defense, the arrival of my iphone earlier this year had a huge impact on it as well. The quality cell camera on it and my love for Instagram definitely hasn’t sent me rushing back to lugging around my heavy dSLR. However, I have been missing the time I used to spend taking pics of randomness, playing around with various lenses and post-processing the best of the bunch in photoshop.
We headed out and surprisingly our photo walk lasted over two hours. It was fantastic! The weather was gorgeous and we took our time strolling around the neighborhood. We always seem to be in a rush, so it was such a relaxing way to spend the afternoon. We both took a million pictures (she was using an old point and shoot camera) and we definitely enjoyed exploring the woods together.
Update: I put some of my daughter’s photos from our walk into the below storyboard. We have some of them printed out and they’re hanging in her room. There were a ton to choose from, it was hard to narrow it down to just a few!!