iPhone Photo Safari {Color Hunt}

color hunt This is the 2nd post in our new series Unplanned and On The Go.  My daughter is starting to refuse nap ( pray for me) and if she doesn’t go to sleep we go outside if at all possible for a calm walk. On our walk she decided she wanted to look for colors and I suggested she take pictures with my iPhone. She is a whiz at handling my iPhone so with it’s ugly but kid friendly cover on it we set out to find some colors! It was a huge hit.

What we were doing : Going for a walk in an attempt to clam down and chill out before trying to nap again. I don’t give up easily and naps are my me time!

What I did to spark the activity : Handed my daughter my iPhone and said “Take pictures of the colors you see.”

color hunt

What it turned into : A fun colorful photo safari!  As we walked I had her find a color and then I handed her my phone to take a picture. I didn’t want her walking and looking down at the phone at the same time. Not a safe option for her or the phone. iphone color safari collage I was fascinated by which colors stood out for her in the photos she took.   We also found that when given the chance to be very careful with my phone she was. It was a lesson in trust and responsibility. I was super impressed with her pictures – she took each herself and while I re sized them for the post I only edited a few a tiny bit for clarity.

What is your favorite on the go activity with you kids? Leave a comment and let’s talk!

Comments

  1. says

    That’s a great activity for the little ones. I do something like this with my daughter all the time. We bought her a kids camera (takes really bad pictures, but it’s very sturdy) and she will take pictures of shapes and/or colors when we are out at the grocery store, on walks, around the house, really any time we think to do it.
    Your daughter’s pictures are really good. I don’t know if it’s the bad resolution on my daughter’s camera or the camera itself, but my daughter’s are never this good.

  2. Allison McDonald says

    It’s totally the iphone – she takes way better pics with it than she does with her camera ( an old one) . A few were blurry but I think she holds her hands more steady then she does with a camera.

  3. says

    Love color hunts! Lately J has been really into making up poems about different things we see…it could be a tree…it could be a garbage truck. You just never know…

    • Allison McDonald says

      Thanks – it was fun to use something I have on me almost always for such a fun and interactive use.

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