A fun English lesson activity for studying the facial features vocabulary. You can keep it very simple just using the nouns: nose, eyes, ears, etc, or you can include an easy question and answer.

Basic Info

Time: 10 minutes
Level: Elementary grade 1 - 3
Works with: Facial features
Class size: Small to large

You will need:

  • Something to use as a blindfold

Lesson Description

  1. Draw a big circle on the blackboard (low enough so that the shortest student can reach the top of it). Ask the students "What is this?" If they don't get it, tell them it is a head or draw a small stick-man body.
  2. Lead the first student up to the circle. Give the student a piece of chalk then blindfold them.
  3. Show the students waiting a flashcard and they will call out the facial part the blindfolded student should draw. Or if you are teaching a phrase, you can incorporate that into the activity here. ie. Get the blindfolded students to ask "What is it?" and the others to reply "It's a nose!".
  4. The blindfolded student will draw the facial part, then remove the blindfold. Everyone applauds their effort and has a laugh. Repeat until a full face is drawn.


  • Facial features to draw can include hair, eyebrows, eyes, nose, mouth (or lips) and ears.
  • If you have a large class, you can make a few groups and draw a few different circles. Get the students to line up in their groups in front of the circles and have everyone draw the same facial part at the same time. Compare them at the end.


  • You don't have to do this on the blackboard. You can do it on paper - clear all the desks to the back of the class and lay everything out on the floor. (It is easier this way for large classes.)
  • You don't have to let everybody draw. You can just ask for volunteers and let a few draw because the others still get the practice calling out what the blindfolded student should draw.
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