Kids love masks and pretending. This is a fun activity that can be used to teach a lot of different concepts.
We used it in this class to teach "F is for face." It would also be a great way to talk about differences and similarities by customizing the faces to match each child...red hair, blue eyes...etc. Or, you could do it during the first week of class and have each child show their face and then tell the class one or two of their favorite things. It would also be a fun lesson on our eyes, nose and mouth and their functions (sight, smell, taste) as senses.
You will need:
a paper plate for each child
yarn for hair
construction paper cut into the shapes of eyes, nose, mouth
(optional) googly eyes
While the kids are gluing their faces together, talk about where the parts go and why. Pre K kiddos love to be silly, we usually end up with a funny conversation about what we would look like if we had two noses or one eye, or if our mouths were on our forehead!