Peek Pictures

What to do:

  1. Glue a picture of an animal to the bottom half of an 8 ½- by 11-inch piece of construction paper or lightweight cardboard.
  2. Fold the top half over the bottom so that the picture is covered.
  3. Cut a small hole in the “cover.”
  4. Show the children the peek picture with the cover down so that they can see only a small part of the picture. Say, “I have a picture of an animal. What do you think it is?” If the children do not guess correctly, ask questions, such as, “Does this animal have hair or feathers? What kinds of animals have hair?” You can give other clues, such as, “This animal eats hay.” “This animal says moo.”
  5. Cut the holes larger for younger children. Cut more than one hole to give more than one clue. Children may use the pictures with each other if you cover them with clear contact paper so that they are sturdy.