Sunday, March 11, 2012

Funny faces

A while back I saw this post about having fun laminating faces and using dry erase markers with them. We tried it for preschool and it really is pretty darn funny. I took it a little further though - we had talked about ourselves and made faces in the mirror and some other things and then read "The Mixed-up Caterpillar" and talked about how he tried to be like everyone else but wasn't happy until he was just himself. I had made extra copies of their pictures and just some other facial features and stuff from online, and so then I brought one out and would demonstrate something like, "What if we put so-and-so's hair on Phoenix? Or this person's eyes? Or her mouth? Would we like him to be all mixed up?"  Of course everyone thought they looked so crazy and liked them better how they are. Then we let them play with dry erase markers and with putting other silly things and other people's facial features on themselves and had lots of fun. It really is funny. Turns out though my boys are especially averse to seeing their faces disfigured!  They didn't mind doing it to each other's though. :)  (And Cash was a better sport about it.) I keep thinking I need to make one of Ryan and I because I'm sure they'd have a pretty good time making us look crazy.







  
 

Cash with Ashton's lovely hair:

4 comments:

Julie said...

THOSE ARE SO FUN!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

Julie

Susan said...

What a great learning activity - where one is having too much fun to think he is learning anything. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

FABULOUS FUN. I LOVE IT. LOVE, AUNT SHARON

Anonymous said...

You don't realize how brown Cash's eyes are until they get put against Ashton's blonde hair.
Compare them to Phoenix and Ashton's eyes.

Love, Grammy