Most families have their kids back to school photos on prominent display. Obviously because they’re proud of each of them but it’s far from the whole story.
There’s always going to be extracurricular activities the kids do, and for some teenagers, it’s done deliberately to tap into work experience activities and things they can use in real life after they’re out of full-time education, or to assist them during college and university days.
Ideas of Activities to Include in Your Kids Story Board
- The Dancing Photographs
This could be a professional dance group they attend, participating on stage performances, solo, group, freestyle, majorettes, tap, modern or any other.
If it’s a professional dance class, during the shows, there’s often a photographer there to capture the best dance moves, and sometimes a videographer too, for which the DVDs are put on sale after they’re finalised.
If you can get the professionally done photographs, you’ll definitely want a quality frame and to include that in your kid’s story style gallery display.
For the not-so dance inclined kids, there’s still going to be times you’ll find them doing their thing on the dance floor. Whether that’s at a family wedding, Christmas or Birthday party or even on holiday, it’ll show their fun side alongside their more formal back to school snaps.
- Martial Arts
This is something that even just wearing the kit they wear to practice and competitions will be obvious to anyone looking at the pictures what it is they enjoy.
Even better would be to include any trophies, perhaps on a shelf that sits under the framed pictures, or any memorabilia, such as making their wins into the local newspaper. Frame the clipping and put that on display either alongside another photo, or as a two-in-one multi-aperture picture frame.
For those with kids in the Brownies/Guides, or Scouts, you’ll find the photos can be interchanged every year. There’s always new activities and most of them are going to be outdoors. The best pictures may be the ones your kid snaps themselves, or it could be you taking the photos if you volunteer, or a relative, or speak nicely to the camp leaders and they may well do you a huge favour and snap some quality pictures of your young one(s) getting creative and smart with their outdoor activities.
The army is scary to think about for your little ones, but one thing’s for sure and that’s that they do teach discipline while letting kids have fun. Activities can include archery, marching (rifle over the shoulder style) and always in a smart uniform.
Just like the Scouts, Brownies/Guides, there’s a uniform and it’s fairly obvious in the photos what the uniform is. Definitely one that’s worn with pride, honour and does justice to any group of photos on display.
Think of all the things your kid loves to do in their spare time and jazz your photo displays up to show the real story of their lives instead of only having the smart but formal scholarly looking photos.
You’re likely to find the renewed energy on your walls revamps your décor and brings a fuller story of your kid’s life when you have their photos of them doing the things they love and are the proudest of doing.
Granted, the majority of the activities they do in groups, you won’t be around to take the photos yourself, but if that is the case, chances are your kid has a phone, or there’s others in their group sharing photos across Instagram and other social platforms.
Ask them to share some of their pictures with you and you can have those printed and framed to add to your collection.