Activity 1: Face and Mood Matching Game
Suitable for Kindergarten - especially for Language Arts and Religious Education outcomes
Make sure you have an envelope to hold all of the pieces.
I would highly recommend laminating the construction paper or using a more durable envelope.
- Match the mood on the faces to the mood listed on the body to review concepts about moods in class
- Note: Kindergarten students may need help reading the words
- Construction paper, markers, glue, scissors, bristol board, laminator
- Print various pictures of toys or draw your own on construction paper (make sure they're at least half of a sheet of paper so you can draw or see the expression on the face)
- Draw the head separately, or cut the head off the picture and lay aside. Create a "stem" at the bottom of the head (see above picture).
- Glue the body and head piece on bristol board and laminate the bristol board. This makes the pieces thicker and more durable.
- Cut out the body and head pieces.
- Use scissors or a utility knife to cut a line across the neck of the body piece. This allows the head piece to slip in.
- See picture below for finished product.
Explain to your students how the pieces fit together and then you're ready to go!
- Use pictures of children in summer clothes for a summer activity
- Use pictures of students in school clothes for use at the beginning of the year
- Use popular TV characters to motivate hesitant children to get involved with the activity