Day 1: Make Faces Together to Match Book
I read him the word on each page and made the appropriate face. Afterwards, I would ask him to make the same face. He was definitely intrigued by the faces, but didn't make them himself. Oh well, at least he still enjoyed the faces (even if I was the only one making them!).
Day 2: Velcro Mr. Potato Head Activity
|(This facial expression by my husband. haha)|
Day 3: Make Faces in Mirror
Again, I made faces into a mirror and he watched with amusement. He's going to make those faces too one day (he's too amused by then not to!).
Day 4: Flip Through Family Faces Book Together
Tennyson has a facebook! Just kidding! I did make a faces book for him, though. Since we live at a distance from all family, I thought it would be good for him to have a little photo book of all his family members. I simply printed out photos of his parents, sister, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. I then backed the photos with colored cardstock (one color for each family group), and then laminated all for durability. Lastly, a hole punch and binder ring made it into a book. We flipped through the little book several times and talked about who each person was. We might be at a distance, but we can still stay connected to family. :)
(Note: I think I'd rather just done a small Shutterfly photobook when they offer a free photobook coupon code. That would definitely have been simpler! I didn't have time to create on and have it arrive by the time I planned for us to do this activity. Perhaps I will go back and do one in the future. My homemade version worked out just as well).
Day 5: Happy/Sad Face Card Sorting
This idea originally came from The Princess and the Tot (awesome resource for tot trays!). Like her, I found images online of individuals demonstrating a happy or sad face. I laminated the cards for durability as usual. Then, we flipped through the cards noting if the person was showing a happy or a sad face. Happy faces were placed into the happy face bin and sad faces into the sad face bin. It was a pretty fun activity. I think he'll enjoy doing this again in the future.
The Mr. Potato Head activity doubled as our busy bag creation this week. :)