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Friday, November 28, 2008

Teach About Faces with Activity

I made this face by cutting the large face shape out of a green laundry bottle and the other facial featues out of other colorful bottles. This activity teaches very young children (2 to 3 year olds) about faces. The pieces attach by matching the shapes to the outlines.

Older children (3-4 year olds) can lace the yarn through large holes on top to make hair and the earrings are made out of shower curtain rings that snap through holes in the ears.

I plan on using this during hippotherapy sessions to encouage children to touch the named body parts as they stand up with their feet in stirrups to reach them.

Barbara Smith, M.S., OTR/L, author of The Recycling Occupational Therapist

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