Alphabets of shapes/household object sets
Collect shapes, details and images from reality using the camera of a smartphone or tablet
In this activity, children and teenagers will be able to observe the reality around them with the help of a digital tool, which will help them to dialogue with and manipulate it in order to create a personal collection of cropped shapes and details from their surroundings.
By combining the photographed details and cropped images taken as they explore the spaces they live in, sets of silhouettes, colors, objects and small details hidden at home are created.
from age 3 up
(for younger children, together with an adult)
tablet or telephone connected to the internet, Photoshop Mix (free app), paper and pen
art, technology, science, math (sets), language arts
how to continue the project?
→ Is there an object in your house that belongs to many different collections? (for example a button can be in the collection of small things, round things, decorated things, wooden things, etc.).
→ You could print the image of your collection and invent games to play with your family.
– If you print two copies and cut out the various items you can create a memory game;
if you are did this activity by yourself, you can challenge one or more of your family members to find all the details in your collection at home, like a treasure hunt!
→ What unexpected things can you find at home? Did you find a strange face, letters, numbers or geometric shapes in objects or furniture?
Like a detective, you can look for something particular and unusual.
→ Did you notice that scissors, like the one you have at home, are also one of the buttons on the app you just used? They are the tool to isolate the element (Silhouette). Why did you think this symbol/icon was used? Look at the other icons:
– What do they make you think about?
– Which functions do they have?
– Could your images become icons? What would they be used for?
Create a collection of possible icons, giving them names and explain what their function might be.
> ! If you are a teacher, these reflections and notes can be shared on the teaching platform that you already use and can become a shared resource for the class.
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