A Christmas photo challenge can be a fantastic creative activity for holiday fun. Plus, it's a wonderful way to capture special memories 😊
This free printable page of Christmas photo prompts is an excellent way to spark creativity in anyone who has a camera (or smartphone).
Find out more about this special photo challenge and get your free printable activity today!
Encourage Creativity & Capture Memories This Holiday Season
If you're looking for a simple yet super fun way to get your kids involved this holiday season, try a photo challenge!
This type of activity (with photo prompts) was a hit with my boys this Summer and Fall. I knew that we needed to have a Christmas photo challenge! (2023 update: We had so much fun with this 30 day challenge last year that we're doing it again for a fun activity to capture all those festive moments.)
Not only is this a simple way to encourage a fun project or hobby, a photo challenge is a wonderful way to make sure you have a bunch of holiday pictures, especially at your family gatherings.
I usually get so busy with cleaning, baking, and wrapping gifts that I forget to take pictures. I'm looking forward to handing off that responsibility to my boys 😉
Plus, your kids will be giving you a glimpse into how they see the world - such cool ways to spark conversations and more!
Oh, and you don't need a fancy-schmancy camera. A smartphone or tablet (which many kids have) works just fine 😉
Learn More About This Free Christmas Photo Challenge
This free Christmas photo challenge is on one printable (PDF) page.
Your kids will have a blast with these prompts to take pictures.
This photo challenge features Christmas themes.
You'll find 30 different prompts for capturing special holiday memories, like:
- Christmas lights
- Wrapping paper
- Candy cane
- Christmas tree
- Tree topper
- Holiday drink
- Something gold
- Christmas flowers
- Ribbons and bows
- Under the mistletoe
- Christmas dinner
- My wishlist
- Something red
- Christmas cards
- Holiday mug
- Presents under the tree
- Favorite Christmas movie
- Nativity scene
- Christmas bedding
- Christmas morning
- Something green
Fun Ways to Boost This Free Christmas Photo Challenge
This printable photo challenge with Christmas themes has your kids marking off objects when they've taken a picture (that they would feel proud to post on social media OR submit to a competition).
To mark off the prompts, your child, tween, or teen (or whoever is playing along) can use a pencil, pen, or marker. Small stickers work well, too.
Also, I recommend printing this Christmas photo challenge on white card stock. Regular printer paper will work fine but you'll find that card stock is more durable.
If you’d like to use this printable Christmas photo challenge again and again, you can laminate it or place in a dry erase pocket sleeve (and use dry erase markers).
Encourage your kids to get creative these photo prompts. And they can choose to focus on one or two prompts at a time or just take pictures as they come across these items.
Tips & Tricks for Enjoying This Type of Photo Challenge
When enjoying this type of picture experience, it can be helpful to keep these things in mind:
- Be prepared: I recommend using a digital camera or smartphone. The ability to shoot, edit, and delete is both comforting and creative.
- Keep it simple: Don't feel like it needs to be super fancy or complicated. Often, the most basic picture (even black-and-white) is the best.
- Make the most of your photo adventures: Try not to dwell on specifics. Just enjoy the moment!
- Think outside the box: And talk with whoever is playing along. Get their feedback. Where do they think they should shoot the pictures? And how?
- Add your own prompts: Before you start your Christmas photo challenge, talk about the prompts. Make sure to include ideas on the back of printable.
Consider thinking about the five senses and positioning of objects as you work on your 30 days of Christmas photo challenge. Perhaps you find an interesting way to capture the snow falling or get candid shots of people? Maybe you find a stunning display of the lights to snap? Or you put together your own flay lay to showcase your perfect Christmassy moments!
And if you capture some extra special moments, consider using for your holiday greeting cards or simply to get into the Christmas spirit.
If you're new to photography, you can find amazing tips and tricks by searching the internet and watching YouTube videos.
Get Your Free Christmas Photo Challenge
Ho ho ho! You're on your way to enjoying a creative Christmas challenge.
This free printable Christmas photo challenge is on one PDF page.
You may print as many of these photo challenges as you'd like for your personal use, family, class, homeschool co-op, or community event. If you have a friend or co-worker who'd like to have this sort of Christmas fun, I ask that you please share this post with them. Thanks so much for your cooperation!
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Sending you tons of holiday fun vibes and wishing you a Happy New Year!