Junior Photography Challenge

Creative Photography Challenge


  • Less ipad & gaming more fresh air
  • Less consuming more creativity
  • Outdoor adventure
  • Conversation prompts about the things that really matter to them
  • Fun and creative whilst promoting valuable learning opportunities

I am a professional photographer. I am also qualified and experienced teacher, I have used this understanding of how people learn best to create lots of fun and interesting photography challenges and activities.

As a Mum of two boys (4 and 11). I have found that both my boys absolutely love learning and practicing photography and it has given me a great way to talk to them about so many things, helping them through emotional difficulties, promoting meaningful conversations and helping them learn about many different subjects.

I now I am sharing my techniques with you through my downloadable/printable ‘Junior Photography Challenge’.

As well as promoting skills for photography such as creativity, observation and calm concentration the challenges also link to a number of other learning areas, these include:

Self Confidence
Colour and shape
Language skills
The natural world
Using our senses

The download includes:

Photography tips
10 challenges and challenge complete sheets
Templates to create your own challenges
A Treasure hunt activity
A certificate
Info about the chance to be a Featured ‘Young Artist’

The ‘Junior Photography Challenge’ is not numbered or time restricted, it is designed to be done at a pace that suits your group or family and could span over a few weeks, sessions, weekends or school holidays.

They challenges can be cut out, decorated and used to help create a photo album that is perfect for ‘show and tell’, presentations or sharing with family and friends.

** The download has been created with your printer ink in mind so has a minimal design and works in colour or black and white

The challenges, challenge complete sheets, spaces for stickers or smiley faces, certificate and positive messages throughout are designed to help children take ownership of their achievements and develop a real sense of confidence and pride.

There is also the option to submit some of each child’s favourite challenge images for the chance to be a Featured as a ‘Young Artist’ on my social media
(Facebook -@laylasidwellphotography / Instagram – Lighter Life Photography)

It is a fantastic resource for afterschool clubs, teachers and those working therapeutically with individual or groups of children. It can be set as H/W or a holiday project or specific challenges can be selected to be done in learning sessions (access to a camera of some kind necessary)

£14 gives you access for your group of children and includes up to 35 submissions for ‘Featured Artists’

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Created: Jan 18, 2020

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