15 Minutes of Family Fun – Photo stories

15 Minutes of Family Fun – Photo stories

15 Minutes of Family Fun – Photo stories

Date posted: January 16, 2014

Today’s activity is using photos of your child and your family to create a story. You can use one photo and have your child create a story that you print to go with it. Or, you can use a series of photos of a favourite activity or special event to illustrate your story. Read it together and share with others.

For more suggestions on making photo stories, click here.


This activity will help your child remember and re-tell stories and learn how to save memories in pictures and writing. It also shows them that the words they say can be represented in print and their ideas are worth recording.

One variation is to involve the family in creating a family scrapbook. The PEI Literacy Alliance created Sharing our Gifts, a parent’s guide to building skills while creating a family scrapbook. It includes tips for collecting artifacts from family activities. Browse through this guide online.

For more ideas on using photos with your child, click:
All About Me! Use Photos to Write Stories
Making books with children
Personal stories to help children get ready for school

Making photo stories can be a great activity for all ages. For the tech savvy, there are digital options to explore with older children.

Family Literacy Day is celebrated on January 27th each year. This year’s theme is 15 Minutes of Fun!

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