Class Photo Albums

Class Photo Albums lesson plan

  • 1.

    Whenever an art project is done with children ages 3 and younger, close adult supervision is required to ensure safety. Adults cut and staple pages for children 3 and younger.

  • 2.

    Encourage children to work in small groups to make albums. They benefit by making decisions together.

  • 3.

    Use photos regularly to record children as they learn through spontaneous play. Take photos of field trips and write experience stories. Post this documentation for families and children to see.

  • 4.

    Make a class photo album, starring each other. Sort through photos. Find a photo of 1 child, 2 children, and so on up to 10 children in one photo (you may need to combine them).

  • 5.

    Fold five sheets of construction paper in half to make pages for your photo album. Children age 4 and older cut along the fold with Crayola® Scissors. If you are 3 or younger, use whole pages or ask an adult to cut for you.

  • 6.

    Glue one picture to each page with Crayola® Glue Sticks.

  • 7.

    Use a Crayola® Construction Paper™ Crayon to write the number of children in the photo. Make a decorative frame around each picture.

  • 8.

    Cut a file folder in half for a cover (an adult cuts or leaves it whole for children 3 and younger). Decorate it with a photograph and crayon design highlights. Staple the album pages inside.


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