Activity: Playdough Faces
to make knowledge clear by using examples
|1||playdough (hand-sized ball)||per learner|
|(Optional)||1||clear-plastic sheet protector||for prep|
|(Optional)||1||camera||per whole group|
|(Optional)||1||plastic dull knife||per learner|
- Totetude Blank Faces Printable [Microsoft Office - OOXML - Word Document, 403 KB]
- DIY Playdough Instructions [Totetude resource link]
- Totetude FEELING Playdough Face [JPEG Image, 1.23 MB]
- Gather materials.
- Print Totetude Blank Faces Printable for each learner.
- Place two Totetude Blank Face printables (back-to-back) into a clear-plastic sheet protector for each leaner (optional).
- Review different feelings with the learners. Call out a feeling hand have the learners show that feeling on their face.
- Hand out playdough. Allow learners to play with the playdough unstructured. Just have fun!
- After a few minutes, ask learners to make snakes (mouth) and then small balls (eyes). Snakes should be rolled back and forth on a hard surface. Balls can be rounded between the palms of both hands.
- Have the learners choose the blank face they want to complete (optional). Allow learners time to create a facial expression of a feeling on the printable or on a hard surface.
- After learners are finished, they can take a picture of their final work (optional).
- Learners clean up their own area.
- Have learners exchange blank faces.
- Have learners try different facial expressions on the same blank face.
- I am able to illustrate a feeling with playdough.
- I am able to work with modeling clay/plasticine/playdough.
- I am able to use a camera.