Create this DIY Father’s Day photo idea and find out how teachers can turn photos of kids into a special memory keepsake for dad.
Father’s Day Photo Idea for the Classroom
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.
Father’s Day Photo Idea: Instructions
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 colors lets your students create a pattern if they wish.
Next, wait for a beautiful day to take your class and children outside for their photos. As you can see, the playground makes a great place to take pictures. There are so many options for sites 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 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 three photos to spell the word DAD from each child. Hopefully, you have taken enough to choose 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.
These photos make a great keepsake gift idea for moms, as well for Mother’s Day. Simply buy the letters M & O, and you are all set!
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That's a really sweet idea, Elyse!
Thanks so much, Barbara! I have been doing it for a few years and the parents totally love it!
The Primary Patch
That is such an adorable gift!