Let's Play Rough!
Context
A roughhousing father and son pretend they are bears. When they turn into real bears, it gets a little too scary, and the boy stops the action. The moment he feels in control, he begins it all over again.
Project
Children color bear (or other animal) masks, cut out eyes, and glue onto popsicle sticks or staple rubber bands for earpieces, and put the masks on.
Application
Small muscle coordination, following steps in order, emotional intelligence
Grade level
Pre-K-Kindergarten
The idea that people are still themselves under the mask is a good way to prepare for Halloween.
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