Inside My Head: an activity for kids
That is my son’s head, full of all the wonderful things he thinks of on a daily basis…Legos, robots, soup, chess, cookies, slime…
This was relatively easy to do, all that is needed is:
- a piece of white paper
- a piece of colored paper for the background
- magazines or catalogs
- a marker
- a wall
I didn’t even bother trying to set up the perfect lighting environment to make a silhouette, we just walked around the house, turning on lights, until we found a wall with a shadow on it. He sat down (because boys are way too fidgety and you should have seen the shape of his head after I traced it will he was standing!) and I taped a white piece of paper over the shadow that naturally appeared. When I was all done tracing, he was shocked at the size of his head. I told him that, truly, his head is not that large…it only looks that way because even sitting down, he wouldn’t sit totally still. Then I reminded him that this way he’d have more space to fill in!
He went through some magazines and catalogs, cutting out interesting things that appealed to him. Then we glued them all on! My favorite piece of his “brain” is the word JOY at the bottom. This is such a great activity for getting to know your kids a little better.
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