Elise loves pointing to these features on her face, as-well-as looking for them on the faces of others. To follow her interest, I put together three simple vocabulary-building activities on her language shelf - aka the bottom shelf of the bookcase in our living room.
felt board face
This is Elise's first time working with a felt board - also, her first time using a favorite classroom material from my teaching days! ;) She's not able to put the face together yet, but she loves taking it apart. We've had lots of fun talking about the parts of the face, and playing little games with the pieces.
Of the three activities, this one is probably Elise's favorite. We have a larger mirror at her height in our living room, but this one is just right for getting a close-up look at her face. Elise thinks it's just perfect for giving herself kisses! We've also been using it in combination with the felt board face.
books of faces
Neither of these books is actually about the parts of the face, but I really like their realistic portraits of children. Elise and I have enjoyed looking through them together, talking about the parts of each child's face. I know there are books out there that focus more on the parts of the face, so if you have any favorites in your home, please share!
If your toddler is a little older, or you like to plan ahead, here are two great posts full of face and body part activities: