Description: Made from paper plates, this project is a great back up project for kids around Halloween. Teaching kids to respect differences by using different personas. You can also have the kids create a group Halloween play on acceptance.
Project Ideas: respecting differences, acceptance, recycling, body kinesthetic, theater
Author: Kashief Butler, Gabriella Latona, Felicia Weaver
Grade level or Target Age Range: Preschool to Elementary
Vocabulary: color, shape, texture, theater, respecting differences
Materials: paper plates, crayons, markers, colorful construction paper, scissors, glue.
Anticipatory Set: different Halloween imagery like witches and ghosts. You can even use popular Halloween stories.
First cut out holes for the eyes, nose, and mouth. ( 10 minutes )
Have students cut out and glue on colorful shapes to their mask (10 – 15 minutes)
Then let students color in and decorate the rest of their mask (10 – 15 minutes )
When students finish, have them present their masks (10 – 15 minutes)
Discussion: Have kids talk about the masks and the other students wearing them. Are the students any different because they put the masks on? Did it change their appearance and their personalities?
It may benefit kids to do multiple masks. They can then be broken up into groups to create a Halloween play.