I Know Your Nose

Can your child identify other family members just by looking at a nose or other facial feature?

I Know Your Nose

Activity for an individual child

Age group: 18-40 months

Duration of activity: 15 minutes

Materials:

  • Close-up portraits of family members, including one of your toddler
  • Scissors
  • Index cards
  • White craft glue

Can your child identify other family members by just looking at a nose or other facial feature? This activity develops visual discrimination and problem-solving skills.

  1. Cut out each family member's facial features (eyes, nose, and mouth).
  2. Glue all of the eye sets to one index card, all of the noses on another, and the mouths on a third.
  3. For each card, challenge your toddler to identify the owner of the facial features.
  4. To extend this activity, omit the step of gluing the pictures onto the index cards; instead, tape them on temporarily. Let your child remove them and create a new person by jumbling the facial features into a new face.