This upgraded version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey is guaranteed to lead to lots of giggles! Start with a piece of paper or cardboard and draw a big oval on it. This is the outline for your funny face. Tape it up on a wall at your child’s height.
Then, on a separate piece of paper, draw some eyes, ears, a nose and a mouth and cut them all out. Alternatively, print out a couple of copies of this colouring page, get your child to colour them in (this is a great opportunity to talk to them about their 5 senses!), and then cut out the shapes.
Add some blu tac, or low-stick tape to the back of each of your face parts. Then, blindfold your child (a scarf works), and have them try to put all the face parts in the correct spots on your face outline. Enjoy the silliness of their wonky face masterpieces!
For younger children, you may wish to play this game without the blindfold. This would be a great activity to think and talk about the placement of facial features and a building block towards purposeful mark making.
Feel free to get creative with different faces, depending on your artistic abilities or skill with a google image search. This game would work with silly monster faces (multiple eyes, horns, etc.), princess faces (include a tiara to place on her head), pirate faces (eyepatch and bandana), alien faces, etc. Use your imagination and your child’s particular interests to come up with your own ideas!
Photo courtesy of Five Minute Mum