Creative Art – Camera Prop
As part of our adventures with It’s a Small World, our monthly preschool theme from Mother Goose Time, we created our very own pretend cameras.
- camera cutout*
- souffle cup*
*These items were supplied by Mother Goose Time.
What are different ways you can pose for a picture?
Encourage the child to problem-solve how to assemble the camera.
Cut out the photo cards and insert them into the back of the camera.
- Grand Canyon
- The Pyramids of Egypt
- The Great Wall of China
- The Eiffel Tower of France
- The Kremlin of Russia
Invite children to drawn their own pictures on the back of the blank cards.
Invite children to take their cameras on a tour of different “sights” in the room.
Stop at different locations and invite children to pose next to the objects.
Did the child identify any places he wanted to take a picture?
Did he use the camera as a prop?
This activity was so simple that at first I feared it wouldn’t entertain them for very long.
I was mistaken!
The kids were fascinated with how the parts of the camera fit together and enjoyed comparing the cardboard camera they created with the real one I was using to capture images.
They were very interested in the images that were provided by Mother Goose Time including the Grand Canyon, The Pyramids of Egypt, The Great Wall of China, The Eiffel Tower of France, and The Kremlin of Russia. We found where several of these landmarks were on the map and looked at some additional pictures I was able to pull up online.
The kids also drew a few of their own pictures. My eldest drew pictures of insects that she pretended were from different countries, my youngest drew circles (his newest skill), and my middle child drew something. I’m not even 100% sure he knew what he drew, but he had a good time doing it (haha!).
These cameras lasted close to an hour folks, which in preschool time is darn near years.
As always I’m grateful to have some valuable resources and ideas at my fingertips.
Some activities like this one surprise me with how quickly they are embraced by my youngsters.
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What have you been up to in your preschool this week?
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