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Monday, January 16, 2012

Fun With Faces (and more ideas)

I typically try to set up invitations and do activities based on the interests of my son, but I have to admit that was not my motivation here.  I made these for my students when I taught pre-k and the 4 year old children LOVED them, so I wanted to share them with YOU.  What's the point behind these?  They are great for learning about ones self, facial features, fine motor skills, pre-writing skills, imagination, etc etc.  Most of all, they are just FUN and my tables were full of giggles when the students would bring these out. 

  • photos
  • card stock
  • laminate
  • laminator
  • window crayons (or dry erase markers, window markers, whatever you like)

  1. print faces on 8x10 card stock and cut them out
  2. laminate them and cut them out

(My son printed the pictures and laminated them for me.)

 To my surprise, my son really enjoyed these.  Here he is coloring RLs youngest.

 Drawing glasses on himself

 Drawing a mustache on himself (He told me RLs oldest needed a beard and asked me to draw it....by beard he means a goatee like Daddy)

 I was quite impressed with his mustache   :)

 "Mommy, I need a beard like Daddy."
(Yes, this led to painting his own face.)

Yes, we ran errands like this.  :)

(And yes, he chose to wear a short sleeve sun shirt on this cold day in January.  LOL)

 He revisited the faces and painting his own face AFTER errands....and look....HE HAS CLOTHES ON!  LOL

"Im a cat, Mommy"

Here is another fun option - puppets.  I also made these for my students when I was teaching.   You take a full body pic, print it on card stock, cut it out, laminate it, cut it out, and use a hot glue gun to mount it on a toilet paper roll. 


 Playing with his puppets....still clothed.  




  1. I love that you let him run errands looking like Dad, lol! This is such a great idea--I'd like to invite you to share it on the linky party at http://preschoolpowolpackets.blogspot.com/2012/01/teach-me-tuesday-1-17-12.html -- I hope to see you there!

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  3. How fun is this! I'm going to get some giggles out of this too :) Also----for those of you who don't own a laminator, I've used contact paper/shelf liner (about 2$ for a great big roll at target/walmart/etc.) for projects like these, and it works great. It's not as neat as laminate, but it has the same basic properties (water resistant, marker wipe-off-able, etc.).

  4. I love that you ran errands with his mustache and beard drawn on! Too funny!

  5. Wow, you are awesome. I love that you let your kids explore so freely.

  6. I love the activities you have and also the way you post about them. You really draw the reader in. I think I will do this activity with my children at home.

  7. the picture of him in the car with the beard is SO priceless. LOVE! i will try the face print out with my 19 month old son. how fun!


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  9. I am a mum of a very creative and active 14month and preschool teacher and love this activity. Can u tell me how u printed the faces so beautifully? What kind of printer and paper did u use? Elle, Australia

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