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Making Faces

Facial features and shapes activity

Instructions Printer-Friendly

  • Chat and check out faces in magazines or real people.  Are faces round or oval?
  • Using a sheet of white paper draw eight large oval shapes with crayons
  • Ask child to draw with a crayon on the first oval the feature on a face they use to see (eyes)
  • On the second oval draw feature they use to smell (nose)
  • On the third oval draw a feature for hearing (ears)
  • On the fourth oval draw a feature for tasting (mouth)
  • Encourage child to finish the four faces with hair, eyebrows, etc.
  • On the next four ovals let child tell you what features to draw on each face and together finish the faces


Play a game of tic-tac-toe by having one player use a circle for his mark and the other player using an oval for his mark.  Pay attention to the difference in the shapes while drawing the marks when playing the game.  A fun way to notice the importance of attention to details - in this case the difference between a circle and an oval


  • large sheet of white paper (or multiple smaller sheets of white paper)
  • crayons
  • magazines (optional)

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Review
  • Color - White
  • Number - Eight, 8
  • Alphabet Letters - W, N
  • Senses - Taste
  • Character Trait - Self-Control
  • Target Words - Good-night, Sweet, Sour, Next

Monthly Proverb

Dutch - A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains

Did You Know?

" Approximately two-thirds of parents surveyed would like information about ways to support children’s early reading and school readiness skills, ways to help children’s social-emotional development and how to use positive discipline." Washington Early Learning System

Books to Read

"Black and White Rabbit’s ABC"
by Alan Baker (Activity 9)

"Goodnight Moon"
by Margaret Wise Brown (Activity 14) (audio book available)

"Cars and Trucks and Things that Go"
by Richard Scarry (Activity 26)

Music Playlist

"Alphabet Medley"
by Sharon, Lois & Bram Album: Sing A to Z (Activity 1)

12 Variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman” K.265 (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star) Mozart"
by George Szell; Cleveland Orchestra Album: Mozart: Piano Concertos K. 467 & 537; Variations K.265 (Activity 20)

"10 Crunchy Carrots"
by Charlotte Diamond Album: 10 Carrot Diamond (Activity 6)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Singing Time

(Activity 23 Month 10)

I wake up in the morning early 

And always the very first thing  

I poke up my head and I sit up in bed 

And I sing and I sing, and I sing.

 (This poem was memorized and recited each morning in our family.  Use this poem or find your own for your wake-up routine.)