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Kids Capture the Colour: Summer holidays from a kids perspective #kidsctc

Last year, Travel Supermarket collaborated with Venture Photography to create a competition where photos were taken with specific colours as the theme; Capture the Colour. This year, there is a new twist. The competition is focused on the same idea, but this time, the photos are to be taken by children. Arise the Kids Capture the Colour competition – original I know.

By some fluke, I spotted the announcement of this competition on the Mammasaurus Blog soon enough, and typed my application fast enough, to be provided with a lovely Fuji camera for the children to snap away to their heart’s content.

As soon as it arrived, I passed it to my two kids, and Stuntboy (6)  and Chatterbox (7, going on 40) took on the task of creating the lovely photos that summed up our holiday fun. I should confess that we were lucky enough to go to Switzerland over the summer with the children, and stay in Interlaken; this is one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been to, with or without the children. The walking, the lakes, and the views were, quite simply, breath-taking. The kids had so much choice of what to snap; they simply didn’t know where to look….here are our entries into each colour category…

BLUE – Stuntboy

Blue Kids Capture the Colour: Stunboy Paraglidin

Interlaken is very flat, nestled between two lakes, but with high mountains either side of it. This makes it the perfect location for Paragliding, which fascinated Stuntboy – here is one of his pictures of a paraglider (slightly off centre naturally) descending into the valley. The shot is taken from the top of one of the mountains. Climbed, of course, with the aid of the many ski-lifts in the mountains. Stuntboy was keen to try this out – I was less keen to let him….

GREEN – Chatterbox

Green Kids Capture the Colour: Chatterbox Golfing

It is not easy to work out what this actually is…can you tell? It’s a crazy golf ball, in the hole after Chatterbox managed to get it there – she was proud of it, so she took a picture, and why ever not? We visited the Dinosaur Safari Golf Course over the holidays to celebrate my sister-in-laws birthday. The kids adored it, and wanted to take lots, and lots of photos of the dinosaurs, but somehow this was the the picture they wanted to enter. I guess, to my daughter, it shows the trip was a success!

RED – Stuntboy

Red Kids Capture the Colour: Stunboy Flowers

Near where we stayed in Interlaken, there is a short, very steep, train trip up to a very, very exciting place… A toboggan run , without snow, through the trees down a mountain…

“Mum, I can’t find the brake!”

Welcome to the Heimwehfluh, an amazing experience for the kids. But a rather scary one for the parents, particularly when you let you seven-year old take control of the speed, before realising that perhaps that’s not a great idea…maybe in ten years time when they can actually learn to drive…. The views from the top of the run were just as stunning as the descent through the trees. Stuntboy took a wee snap of the red flowers as we broke from the excitement. An oasis of calm before the storm perhaps?

WHITE – Chatterbox

White Kids Capture the Colour: Chatterbox Toblerone

“Mummy, look, a toblerone”

Well, exactly. We are even in Switzerland too! This was taken while we were walking down from the Eiger Glacier, I even said to Chatterbox if she took a picture, she could chomp on her virtual toblerone when we got back home :-D

YELLOW – Chatterbox

Yellow Kids Capture the Colour: Chatterbox Sunflowers

In the centre of Interlaken, there was a wonderful swimming pool, next to a Casino of all places…. Casino Kursall had wonderful gardens, and the kids were entranced by all the flowers, but in particular, the sunflower because it was:

“Bigger than Daddy.”

So there you have it, Stuntboy and Chatterbox’s five entries into the competition – what do you think? It’s wonderful seeing the world through a child’s eyes, isn’t it? Note: This blog post is an entry into the Kids Capture the Colour competition #kidsctc. We were sent a camera to take part, and these photos have been taken either with our camera, or the camera provided to us; depending on the date they were taken.

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Friday 22nd of January 2016

This post is very useful information for me, I'm really like it.

Mark Jordan

Wednesday 30th of October 2013

I vote for the green one because I like to use macro photography technique. Well done Chatterbox.

Boo Roo and Tigger Too

Wednesday 9th of October 2013

I'm not sure I can pinpoint which one is my favourite photo, they are all gorgeous.


Wednesday 9th of October 2013

Oh my! The blue one is amazing Helen! Well done Stuntboy :)

Domestic Goddesque

Wednesday 9th of October 2013

Blimey: good work! Interlaken looks amazing too


Wednesday 9th of October 2013

Thanks - from the kids!

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