6.24.2010

{ a red letter day }

The summer is flying by, with only a little over a month left for us.
{insert weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth here.}

And with this eye opening fact, I feel a little guilty that I haven't provided proper brain stimulating, character building and fun family activities for the wee ones.

Enter: the world wide web.

Have you seen these?
You find letters in nature/objects and create words. How fun would it be to make your own? How fun would it be for your kids to help? {All while adding that crucial element of proper brain stimuli.}

So I decided to take my kids on an alphabet scavenger hunt. {Around the house mind you, it's just way too hot outside. When it cools down, we will travel through the fresh air in search for any one of the 26 letters included in our alphabet.}

I was Awesome Mommy for the day . . . my kids LOVED it! I handed my 7 and 3 yr old the camera, gave them a few photography tips and then sent them on their way, in search of typographical elements they could capture for their collage.

While your kids are capturing priceless images, head on over to Leo Reynold's flicker images to find some awesome letters to create your own words. Be mindful that these are to be used only for home and personal use, though. I found him through Amy Gregson's blog. Here are some examples that I put together really quick with Leo's amazing photos:



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Armed with the family camera, have your kids find the letters in their names and then make their own letter art.
You're family name is another great thing to do . . . get creative!

When you're done, Costco or Walmart can make poster sized prints, or there are other websites that will do the same. Print them off, frame them, etc. It's something you can do all together, especially for Family Night!

Now go grab your cameras and get out there!

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Happy Alphabet Scavenging!
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xoxo
jordan



ps- forgot to do Camryn's Corner last Monday. Check out her post here, in which I would also like to echo her title, "Where has the month gone?"
{Sorry Cam!}

3 post a comment :

Joni said...

OMGoodness! I absolutely love this idea and I am totally doing this with my kids. Thanks for this great post!

Jesyka Illyzahbieth said...

What a rad idea! I'm totally doing this!

Kelley said...

I REALLY love that idea! I can totally see my son really getting into this as a project. Thanks for the idea. :)

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