Preschoolers searched through magazine clippings to find eyes, ears, noses, mouths and more to create unique faces. The children practiced how to properly hold and manipulate their scissors while cutting out the entirety of a shape. They identified facial features in photos from the magazines that their face still needed. They had to think about what was still missing from the oval and children with more independent skills were able to use extra time to find more detailed facial features like eyebrows and hair or even accessories. Once they’d completed the collaging aspect, some children chose to add details like skin tones or jewelry with markers.
We have been thinking about facial features all year and noticing the importance of movement and placement in recognizing emotions. Additionally, they are actively exploring representations of their own skin tone, as well as the tones of others people’s skin.