One thing I’m loving about Project 365 is that this is already feeling like more of a “family effort” than the traditional theme-based or event-based scrapbooking that I’ve been doing for our family all these years. It’s so easy for your kids to “chime in” to Project 365 for a day here & there.
The other day, some friends were over at our house and Porter took my point & shoot camera around the house and took some random pictures. I looked through the pictures with him later, let him choose which one he wanted to be the “picture of the day”, and this was his pick:
Totally loving that it’s his perspective … blurry and all. (By the way, that’s me and Karolyn chatting in the office while the kids were playing.)
Porter took the picture, so it is absolutely appropriate that he writes on that day’s journaling block:
So let your kids participate, no matter their age. Pass over the camera and let them take the shots. Let them write some journaling, in their own words. Ask them to contribute a little art once in a while (which can replace a picture). If you have a few kids, you could even set up a rotation where each kid gets to do the “picture of the day” on a regular basis (once a week or whatever).
And chances are … it’ll mean the world to them that you’re inviting them be a part of the project.