Media - Day 2 grades 4-6 learning activities
These activities will help youth build a positive view of themselves and recognize their strengths while thinking about media. They can be done alone or with friends over a video chat such as Skype, Zoom, Facetime, etc.
Trivia question: What word looks the same backwards and upside down?
- Find your pulse on your neck or your wrist.
- Count how many times your heart beats in 15 seconds. (You can get help from a parent or use a timer)
- Now breathe fast 10 times.
- Take your pulse again.
- Which time was higher?
- camera (can be your cellphone camera)
Help your child find the things on the list and use a camera to take awesome photos of the object(s). Remind them to respect other people’s things when taking photos.
- Something yellow
- A key
- A piece of red string
- A crayon
- A shoebox
- A wheel
- Something fluffy
- Something smaller than a penny
- A battery
- Something that floats
- Something tasty
- A paperclip
- An adult’s signature
- A superhero
- Something that bounces
- A puzzle piece
- A tissue
- Something sparkly
- Something that stretches
- Something you can use to measure
- Something that makes you happy
Share tips with your child as you go along:
- Use a plain background
- Move in close
- Move it from the middle
- Focus on one thing
- Watch the light
- Try taking some vertical pictures
- blank paper
- pen or pencil
- magazines or newspapers
- coloured pencils
In this activity, your child will create a magazine – a homemade publication that can be about anything. It’s about self-expression and creativity. The idea is to create images and have fun with text, fonts and decorations.
If you’re stuck, some topic ideas are:
- My favourite jokes
- Our weekly family schedule
- Things I love about staying at home
- My favourite sport
- How to help others
- My favourite band or movie
To make your magazine:
- Fold two sheets of paper in half and place one inside the other. Now you have eight pages to decorate (front and back).
- Fill in your blank booklet and turn it into a fun and creative magazine.
A portrait is an artistic likeness of a person, where the face and its expressions are the main features. In a portrait, the goal is to capture the core nature or most important qualities of a person or thing.
Have your child make family portraits, one for each family member. The portrait can be a photo, a painting or a craft. Tell your child to be creative and think outside the box.
Ask your child:
- How does it feel to discover new things in your home?
- Do you think the news is important? Why or why not?
- What is one thing you did today that you want to try again?