Activity:

My Back to School Family Photo Collage

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What You Need:

  • A variety of family photos (include all family members, even pets)
  • 1 piece of thick or sturdy paper such as cardboard or poster board
  • Glue
  • Safety scissors

What You Do:

  • Help your child to search for a variety of family photos. Include all members of the family. Try to find pictures that capture special moments such as birthdays, holidays, or vacations.
  • Have your child arrange the photos on the cardboard or poster board. Choose a size that meets your needs. Instead of purchasing a thick paper, try using the front or back of a cereal or cracker box (if your child is bringing this to school, avoid boxes that once contained nut or dairy based products).
  • If needed, help your child to trim and crop the photos with safety scissors. Discuss what shapes the photos are. Ask questions such as, “Is the picture of Daddy a rectangle or a square?”, or “Can you make a triangle from the picture of Nana?”.
  • Glue the photos to the cardboard or poster board.
  • Set aside to dry.

Extend this activity into the school year. Take a photo of your child on the first day of school and add this in to the collage with the rest of the family!

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