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Dapper Photo Session

Did you know Emmett does NOT like dressing up and going out? It’s true. He much prefers to wear athletic comfortable apparel. So why did we have a Dapper Day for Homeschool Spirit Week? He loves getting into costume for pictures! Especially when we use props like hats, capes, flags, and boxes.

Dapper Adorable Hat

Making Dapper Day Fun

Sometimes we, as home educators, get stuck on the need to “teach” kids something. It’s easy to let the fun get away from you. However, learning is fun! If it’s not fun, look for a new angle. Then MAKE it fun. I knew Emmett wouldn’t want to get dressed up and go on a field trip in a tie. The idea of a fun photoshoot, however, was a great addition to our Dapper Day study of the 1960’s.


Extra Cuteness

My 2-year-old nephews joined in the photo fun too. They loved trying on Emmett’s hat and smiling for the camera. Emmett was like a Disney Prince posing with them for pictures. It was spontaneous and sweet. I couldn’t have wished for a more enjoyable and simple day.


Stop by Instagram to see our full Homeschool Spirit Week Story.

Ashley

Ashley is the naturalist homeschool mom of Emmett's Expeditions. Starting in 2013, she has created homeschool centered learning tools and apparel that encourage kids to explore nature, discover new horizons, and protect the world we live in. In addition to wildlife activity books for your children's expeditions she has a Free expedition library for newsletter subscribers.

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Starter Question: Does your homeschool have a name?
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Q1: Why do you want a homeschool yearbook?
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Q2: Do you prefer printed yearbooks or digital yearbooks?
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Q3: Will you use traditional headshots or fun unique poses for your homeschool portraits?
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Q4: Are you going to make a family yearbook or a group yearbook with your homeschool co-op?
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Q5: What will your child choose to put in their Career Capsule?
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‪Career Capsule pages are so much fun! We turn it into a whole mini photo session. Have your child dress up as what they want to be when they grow up. Then, we they look back at their yearbook, they see what they wanted to be when they were younger! ❤️ It’s like a photographed time capsule in a book. ‬
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