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Looking for an extra special gift for Father’s Day?
Look no further!
These Father’s Day Photo Keepsakes are a simple, quick, and no less meaningful way to have your children or students create a special Father’s Day gift.
First you will need to get some large letters. I bought a large wooden D and A at Michael’s and painted them with a few coats of acrylic paint. I choose to paint one side blue and the other yellow. Having two colours lets your students create a pattern if they wish.
Next, wait for a nice day to take your class and children outside for their photos. As you can see, the playground makes a great place to take photos. There are so many options of places and variations of poses available.
Have the rest of your class play close by while you grab two students at a time to take pictures. Give one student one letter and the other student the other letter. Let them pick their own locations and poses. Shoot away! After you shoot each child with one letter, have them switch letters and choose new spots.
If you aren’t a professional photographer, like myself, I suggest you take LOTS of photos just in case some do not turn out. Shoot away from the sun to avoid shadows. Make sure there are not any other children or unwanted objects in the background.
Upload your photos at home and pick the best 3 photos to spell the word DAD from each child. Hopefully you have taken enough to pick the best ones and you will not need to take any more. Send them off to get developed. I love Costco for photos. They are so quick, cheap, and close by!
With my class, we created frames out of heavy paper board. Cut the board into large pieces (to leave room to write and draw around the photos) and trace the areas where the photos will go. Talk with your class about things they could use to decorate the outer frame. They can write a message, say “Happy Father’s Day,” or draw pictures of things their dad loves.
After they are finished decorating the frame, use double sided tape to tape down the photos on top.
Here is a cute example from a past student.
This makes a great keepsake gift idea for mom’s as well for Mother’s Day. Simply buy the letters M & O and you are all set!
Looking for another fun photo keepsake idea? Check out the End of the School Year Photo Keepsake idea.