Have you ever tried making a stop motion video with your kids? It’s crazy fun and Jack is just bonkers mad for them at the moment.
A couple of weeks ago, after a lot of consideration (probably too much), I decided to buy an iPad. I just wanted to be really sure that an iPad could enhance Jack (6.5yrs) and Sarah’s (4.5yrs) learning rather than replace things we were already doing – like reading books and playing games – with a digital version.
I read a lot of blog posts and made a list of different apps which I thought could enhance our homeschool (see, told you, too much consideration) and eventually, I thought the purchased could be justified.
Stop motion video was at the top of the list. I knew the kids would love it. They took to it straight away and Jack in particular, has really run with it. His creativity has soared to a new level. It’s so fantastic to watch.
You can not imagine the response from Jack the first time he saw our first stop motion video come together. The joy was overwhelming! His body just could not contain it. Jack has been making stop motion videos every day since!
Setting up a Provocation to Explore Stop Motion Video
I can honestly say that this provocation has been the most fun by far! For the initial provocation, I chose a simple inspiration card (the tulip) along with the pieces needed to make the flower and placed them invitingly on a tray with the iPad.
During our self-directed exploration time, this, not surprisingly, was the first activity the kids chose. We had a very sophisticated set up of a large cork board for a background, a small chair and some large unit blocks to hold the iPad – simple, but effective.
Here’s Jack and Sarah’s first stop motion videos. I hope you love them as much as they do 🙂 I’ve added the links for all you lovely people reading from your email.
Video #1: Tulip Flower
Video #2: Vase of Flowers
Video #3: Ambulance
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