Colors & Shapes of Nature - Holiday Joy with Photos, Line Draw, Shapes

Photo of Turkeys with shape added
Use the fall color palette in your location to teach about colors and/or shapes by creating nature based December holiday cards.

Here is a fun out doors activity I tried that works nicely as we approach the December holidays. I’ve exported the “pieces” from Keynote to Animated gifs so you can see my efforts and imported the Keynote into Clips for a full share at the end. Would love to see you try it and share your Nature Holiday results in the comments.

Take a photograph with fall or winter foliage, visualizing a holiday shape or colors.

Plant with Bell Shapes

Add the photo from your Photo Library a to Keynote slide. Identify a shape in the photo or choose a holiday symbol matches a color in the photo in the Keynote Shapes Library. Position the Shape on the photo in the slide.

    Hannakka candles with nature background

Tap the shape, tap Animate. Tap Line Draw to outline the shape


Kwanzaa Candle Colors

Use Animate/Add Action to add any additional effects to the shape.


Leaf shape to Sparkling Star

Add any Text as needed to the image.


Spider web snow flake shapes

Tap the added Shape, use Style/Border/Style to decorate your holiday shape with Nature.


Tree with lemon ornaments

With all your Nature Holiday images in Keynote, export as a movie, add to Clips for a class showcase of Holiday in Nature.

Attached is the Keynote, feel free to change and substitute with your own holiday images and shapes. Share photos or Animated gifs below!



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Posted on November 29, 2022

Love this. I recently did a "texture" walk with year 1/2. This could be a great addition to it.

Posted on November 30, 2022

Nice! I always had a close up texture unit when I was teaching photo. Students would take a photo and then have the class guess what object the texture was on.

Out of doors texture walks are a wonderful addition to this. Thanks JJ!

Posted on December 01, 2022

Love this activity, Cheryl! Such a fun opportunity to get outside and be creative.

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