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A fun Family Night idea

Susan M - August 13, 2007

If you have a digital camera capable of long exposures, a tripod (or something stable to set it on), and something with a small light on it—like a cell phone or an iPod, you can create all kinds of masterpieces. Like this:

Last night I took my two oldest kids out to a small town, away from city lights, to try to watch the meteor shower. We ended up playing with my daughter’s iPod and my camera most of the time.

He said, “I’m not going to do anything sissy-ish, like a flower!” –>

My attempt at a palm tree:

Extra points to anyone who can identify which streaks in the sky are meteors, and which are planes.

What are some other fun & creative family night activities?


  1. Hey, that’s pretty cool camera stuff.
    Hmm, fun & creative family night activities. A 5 minute lesson with flannelboard figures or coloring pages is about as creative as we get around here, but our kids are still super young. Activities we’ve done: Bowling, Move Theatre, go out for ice cream, play a board game.

    Comment by summershine — August 13, 2007 @ 10:51 pm

  2. Bowling’s next on the list for us, I think. Have you ever been to one of those disco bowling alleys? Those are fun/funny.

    Comment by Susan M — August 14, 2007 @ 7:19 am

  3. I’ve been to a couple that have a disco night every Friday or Saturday where they flip the black lights on so various pieces of apparel are glowing in the dark. Thought that was fun.
    We actually don’t have a “normal” bowling alley in our area. The closest one is a duck pin bowling alley, which we had never heard of before we moved here. The pint sized pins and balls are perfect for the kids though.

    Comment by summershine — August 14, 2007 @ 8:09 am

  4. Awesome pics Susan. That pretty much goes without saying – but this is a new approach that I don’t think I’ve seen you use before.

    Comment by danithew — August 15, 2007 @ 2:17 pm

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