Lil' Miss Smarty Pants was created to share activities (mostly crafts!!) you can do with your own kids or in a teaching setting...almost all of the activities use simple everyday items that are found in most homes with kiddos. We have spent a lot of time looking for fun activities that also have teaching/learning value, and several years trying them out with our preK class. Here are our favorites!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Who am I?

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 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!

Have fun!

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