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Daddy and Me Shape Collage

by on Feb 18th, 2011

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It’s always fun to play with shapes! You can always come up with a random things just by putting them all together. For our theme on family, we decided to play with some shapes and make a picture with daddy!

This activity not only puts the children’s imagination to a test, but it also gives us teachers the opportunity to start a small conversation with our students about their relationships with either their mom or dad. For older kids, you can simply hand them the shapes and let them imagine on their own. For the toddlers however, we had to tell them which were the hands, hear, etc. Their creativity and imagination was practiced more through the body movement they chose their daddy picture and self picture to be doing, as well as the manner in which they drew the faces.

What you will need

  • Colored Paper/ Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Marker
  • Scissors

Teacher’s Preparation:

For toddler teachers, cut out your desired shape for each body part. Try to use a variety of colors. Sizes may differ but try to stick with one shape for each part so the kids won’t get too confused. In my case, I used different colored circles for heads, rectangles for arms and oblongs for hands and feet. However, if the activity will be done for a smaller group in which you can guide each child, then you can use any shape or size for any body part.

For teachers of older kids, just cut random shapes. As long as the number of shapes you cut is equal to the number of body parts needed, then the kids can pretty much imagine something on their own. If not, you can guide them a little or maybe show them some examples.

Kid’s Turn

Step 1: Start with one person at a time. Exercise your imagination and have fun! When you’re done with one, move on to the other.

Step 2: Get a marker and start drawing your face and daddy’s face.

Student1: “Teacher, this is my daddy! Daddy has long mustache!”

Student2: “Teacher, that’s me! I’m wearing eye glasses!”

Step 3: Display your work and show it off. If you have a story to share about daddy, Teacher would love to hear it and help you write it down.

Other tips: You could frame the picture afterward so Daddy could hang it on their living room wall!


Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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