Science Sunday: Grins and Grimaces

In our science lesson this week,
we read about how the Mandrill uses
facial expressions to communicate.

A yawn coming from this monkey
means "Get away, you're making me angry!",
while a menacing toothy grin is actually a
sign of friendship.


We decided to play a game to illustrate the point
about animal communication called
"Grins and Grimaces."

I created some game cards
(you can download them by clicking HERE)
that listed different phrases the kiddos
often ask/say of/to me and each other.

Each kiddo would choose a phase and then
act it out for their siblings,
who tried to guess what they were doing.

(Yup- we basically played charades!)

(Please excuse the fact that Little Wild Man
is in his undies...)

It was great fun!


And now, my favorite of all the kiddos' actions...

"I have to go to the bathroom!"


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  1. I like this! Cute and fun. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I think that last one is international sign language, isn't it? :)

  3. If I never posted pictures of my kids in undies, there would never be any photos......

    Love it!