Edit: Julie from Fumbling Through Parenthood posted this idea in June. I love her son's photos, too, especially the orange one! Look at her post here.
One beautiful September evening (I'm a bit behind, yes) Mini Me, Little Lady, and I set off for a walk with our cameras in tow. I told Mini Me that we were taking a rainbow walk and his job was to find all the colors of the rainbow around him and take pictures of what he saw. He was beyond ecstatic - I don't know if it was because of the walk, talking about rainbows, or that he got to use the camera!
We first consulted the rainbow painting we made a long time ago doing this activity. We had to make sure we remembered all the colors of the rainbow.
Next we set off on our walk. Mini Me had a joyous time snapping photos of everything! The photos here are all of his real photos. On some I just cropped it a little closer to see the color he was aiming for. I think he did a great job!
Here is our rainbow:
YELLOW (Yellow is Mini Me's favorite color, hence all the photos of yellow things!)
PURPLE (We found these things right after Mini Me said, "I don't think God makes things purple.")
And here are some random photos just because I think they turned out really great. I love the little guy perspective. I need to hand him a camera more often.
As a follow-up activity, I put some of his rainbow photos in a Word document and printed them.
The goal was to cut the photos out and then use our painted rainbow as a guide to help him glue the photos in rainbow order on another paper.
Mini Me loves cutting and he did a great job.
It took us four sessions to cut all the photos and glue them in rainbow order. He enjoyed doing it, but more interesting things kept interrupting us. He had fun consulting the rainbow he painted so long ago.
We now have a double rainbow hanging on our fridge!