Identity Through Blindfold

Children know they use their eyes to see things. But are there other ways that we can see things in our environment ? How do people know what is in front of them if they cannot see? It reminds me of the other day when we were doing the smelling activity. Even though I had […]

Eye Spy

Our eyes are such an important piece of who we are. Today we continued to look at our identity through our facial exploration. We read the book by Dr Suess called “ Our eyes”. We looked in the mirror to see what color our eyes are. We graphed our eye color. Interesting that I didn’t […]

What if I had an elephant nose ?

Today we read a book called “what if I had an elephant nose?” It showed pictures of children with many different noses of animals. Would you like to have a rhinoceros nose ? Would you like to have a bunny rabbit nose ? So many options but I think they just decided to keep their […]

What’s That Smell

Today we found in on our nose. We use our nose all day long sometimes without even thinking. I asked all of the children “what is your favorite smell? What is your least favorite smell ?” Almost everyone said their favorite smell is chocolate. It made me wonder if they were confusing taste with smell. […]

Our Skin

Today we explored the skin on our face. Do any of us have freckles or dimples ? What’s under our skin? We read a fun book that talked about skin and the differences ( and similarities )we all have . We looked at our fingertips through a magnifying glass. Everyone’s finger prints are unique. We […]

Which part do you like the best ?

Last week with been a lot of time talking about our faces. We drew them, we looked at them in mirrors , we constructed them from loose parts and we made them from clay. This week we can begin this constructing our faces a little. Never just looked at your face. I remember the day […]

My Face in 3D

Now that the children have studied their faces in a mirror and put them on paper we are going to take it a step further. Children were offered Playdoh and the suggestion was given that they try to create their face. I think they did pretty well . Not only is this a practice in […]

Loose parts and Identity

Children took loose parts and used them to represent their faces. This is an excellent activity that not only uses the imagination but cognitive skill as we recall on the things that we’ve learned earlier in the week. It looks like they have the hang of it.

Identity through Suggestion

Today children were challenged to take the image of half a face and re-create the other half. Noticing when things are symmetrical sometimes comes from within us or is it taught? When mom makes pig tales – is one on one side and the other matching ? Is one side of our pants usually the […]


Isn’t it amazing that God put all our parts in what seem to be in the exact perfect spot? Have you ever thought about what if your nose was on your feet? What if your eyes really were in the back of your head? Today we took time to think about relocating our faces to […]