Making peg people - exploring relationships

Making peg people - exploring relationships

Peg people are a way for children to use their imagination during play and explore their identity and relationships with each other. It's fun to give your child choices throughout this activity and see what the finished product looks like. It might not look like a typical 'person,' however it will be about the process that your child has gone through to create their own toys.

Skills and benefits:

  • Creativity and imagination
  • Role-playing and expressive language
  • Pincer grasp development
  • Fine motor skills, hand endurance
What you'll need:

  • Wooden pegs
  • Textas/markers
  • PVA glue
  • Coloured paper
  • Scrap fabric (from old clothes) or wool/string
  • Scissors
What to do:

  1. Sit with your child with the materials and discuss what you will be creating.

  2. Decide on the people you'll be making – what will they look like? What will they wear? Who can they be when they are completed?

  3. Use the glue to attach small pieces of fabric, string or paper to the pegs

  4. Use the textas to encourage your child to draw facial features – think and talk about how your peg people might be feeling as children start to play?
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