Thursday, May 24, 2012

Elementary Activities: Eye Bombing

By: Deborah Pace Rowley
Have you heard of “eye bombing”? As soon as I heard of this fun activity, I knew we had to try it. The idea was inspired by the picture books by Saxton Freyman including How are you Peeling? 
Share one of these fun books with your kids and then try creating some funny faces of your own. You can use fruits and vegetables the way Freyman has done. Or you can take a set of googly eyes outside and discover some outlandish nature faces of your own. I brought along some sticky tack so we could secure the eyes long enough to take our photos before we removed the eyes again. I thought this was a great idea for families with multiple-age children. Preschool kids want to spend all the day at the park, but older elementary kids are quickly bored by the swing set and slides. “Eye bombing” gives older kids something fun to do while the whole family enjoys a day at the park together.

Note from Tiffany: If you don't have any googly eyes, I highly recommend getting a pack. They make any little project more fun and you can find them for super cheap. HERE is a set on Oriental Trading that includes 500 eyes in different sizes for only $5.25. 
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