What is the Common Thread?
Common Thread is photography game that will engage your children and keep them active and interested in photography.
A) You assign the subject and the child then has to make photos relating to that theme, or
B) The child chooses a subject and then you have to guess what the theme is. (This is more fun)
A) Let’s say you assign circles as the “thread.” Now the object is to have your child go out and take photos of circles or things that contain circles. for example, car tires, a jar top, a coaster, a plate or a circle of items they arrange themselves, etc. If you assign the “thread” Autumn or Fall, then images may include: leaves changing color, things that represent Halloween or Thanksgiving, someone raking or playing in a pile leaves, etc.
B) If the child chooses the “thread”, then they would show you a collection of images, and you have to guess what the common thread is. For example, if they choose dinner, then a collection would contain photos that have to do with dinner. They might include images of the kitchen table, plates, forks, spoons, napkins, cups, and food. The same rules would apply if the theme were gardening. Photos would include: flowers, shovels, soil, seeds, a watering can, sprinkler, etc.
Here are some topics to get started:
School or specific subjects
Sports or specific teams
Pets or specific animals
Seasons, e.g., summer, winter, etc.
Things on my block, or in the park
Specific people (things that relate to a famous person, family member, or friend).