FAMILY PHOTO ACTIVITIES

ROLLING PHOTOS
This is a great activity for babies just beginning to crawl. You will need a cardboard cylinder container like a round oatmeal or salt box for this activity.
Glue photos onto an empty oatmeal box.
Then cover the photos with clear adhesive paper.
Give the box to your child to play with by rolling it onto the floor.
 
PHOTO LIDS
Save old jar lids for this activity.
Wash and dry jar lids.
Take family photos and cut them to fit inside the jar lids.
Give the lids to your child to play with.
Occasionally, ask your child which one is “Grandpa”, etc.
 
PHOTO PUPPETS

Cut out pictures of family and friends.

Have your child help you glue the pictures onto large craft sticks.
 
TUBE PUPPETS
Cut out pictures of family and friends.
Glue them onto the front of a toilet paper tube.
 
PHOTO MATCH-UPS

When developing photos, have doubles made.
Set out 3 – 4 of the photo sets.

Mix up the photos and have your child  find the photo pairs.

 
REFRIGERATOR MAGNETS
Use family photos to make refrigerator magnets.
Glue photos onto cardboard.
Stick a piece of magnet strip onto the back.
Place on refrigerator and let your children play with the magnets.
 
PHOTO CUBES
You will need to purchase a plastic photo cube for this activity.
Place family photos on all sides of the photo cube.
Play a game with your child by having him roll the cube on the floor.
Then have him identify the name of the person who’s photo lands on the top.
 
PHOTO GREETING CARDS
Use photos of your child to make greeting cards for family and friends.
Fold a piece of paper in half, to create a card.
Glue a photo on the outside.
Write a greeting on the inside.
Have your child sign XXX’s and OOO’s or their name if they are able.

PHOTO BOOKS

Make your own family photo book for your child.
Purchase a small photo book.
Cut out cards of white paper to fit the size of the book’s plastic holders.
Glue pictures of family members on the white pages and print the persons name on the bottom of each card.
Place the cards into the photo book and go through the book with your child “reading” the  names of each picture.
Let your child keep the book.