Since we are working on shapes with Big Brother, I chose to do two of each of the following:
circle, square, rectangle, heart, oval, trapezoid, and 3 different sizes of triangles. By doing two of each of the shapes, you can do matching activities as you put the face on Mr. Pumpkin Head.
Also, I cut out a few different larger “shapes” to be used as mouths. I made them all slightly different styles–by doing this, you can work on reading emotions. Big Brother picked up right away on the “scary/angry” mouth!
With all those fun shapes and mouths, the various creative possibilities for building a jack ‘o lantern are nearly endless! 🙂
Like your "emotional" mouths. Could also make a game of matching pumpkin faces to human emotions…
I love activities like this that just let a kids get silly and use their imagination. And the idea of "matching"? Love it! Thanks for linking up to Theme Party Thursday!
What a great idea for Halloween time. I'll have to try that on my flannel board. For more stability you could stick yours in a 8×10 frame and change it out with different themes, characters or holidays. See mine here: http://www.obseussed.com/2010/08/fun-flannel-story-board.html Cute blog. I'm now following you.
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