This year for the kids back to (home)school pictures, I wanted to do something different. There are so many cute ideas out there on Pinterest and other blogs with “students” holding signs or chalkboards announcing their grade, but that concept doesn’t work that well for us as because of some of the special needs of our kids, they are not necessarily in the grade they should be in for their age or they may be doing more than one grade in a single year so I had to come up with another idea.
This is a picture of our little “class”. As you can see, some of my little “students” are getting to be as tall as I am! I think it’s going to be a great year!
I chose to personalize the kids’ individual pictures with something that would be fun to look back on someday…their favourite book. They each chose their favourite book of the moment to have with them in the picture.Miss Optimism is 11 years old. She chose the book Mia, a Matter of Taste. It’s the book she happens to be reading right now after we picked it up for her on our vacation.
Einstein is 11 years old. He had a hard time choosing a favourite book. He is a voracious reader! He chose one of the Warriors books to represent the whole series as he has read them all.
Snuggle Puppy will be 11 years old in less than a month. He chose the Bible as his favourite book which I have to say made my heart melt!
Granola Girl is 8 years old. She really enjoys the Little Critter books and it came down to her choosing between the Little Critter ABC book or this one and the Just a Little Critter Collection won out!
Dancing Queen is 7 years old. She loves the book I Like Myself so much and the smile on her face in the picture is from her telling me about her favourite part in the book!
Other ideas to personalize your child’s back to school picture:
- have them pose with their favourite stuffed animal
- take the picture while they are doing an activity that shows a bit of who they are
- have them holding a sign of their goals or dream
- have them hold a sign of what they want to be when they grow up or have them dressed in costume of that occupation
- eating their favourite food
- posing in their secret or happy space
- playing with their favourite toy
- holding a sign with their favourite scripture verse
- sitting with their pet
- holding their favourite movie
- dressed as their favourite superhero or book character
- wearing their favourite outfit
- draped in their favourite colour or standing in front of a “wall” (sheet or blanket hung up) of their favourite colour
- holding pictures of themselves when they were younger
- with their special blanket
- highlighting their hobby
- playing their favourite board game
- holding a balloon with their age written on it
- with their bike or skateboard
- doing their household chore
- with their own artwork
- being silly
If you want to learn more about our upcoming year, you can read about the kids’ goals, the curriculum choices we will be using and our classroom. I am participating in the Not Back to School Blog Hop where you can find other ideas for (not) back to school pictures.