Growing up, I loved to play with paper dolls. My grandmother would always get them for me and I would spend hours putting different outfits on them.
My 1s are currently in a clothing unit and I figured it would be a lot of fun to use paper dolls to practice clothing vocabulary!
So I set out to find a perfect set that I could use. I couldn't find anything, so I took an afternoon and decided to make a set instead. It was a lot of work to start. First I had to make the outfits in Paint and MS Word. Then I had to print them, cut them out and laminate them all. I had the kids cut out their own sets (saved a lot of cutting time) and then had them each cut out a laminated set too once it was laminated. Each set was put into a 5x7 envelope and voila! Something I can use over and over and over again. I can even share it with the other languages for them to practice too.
There are so many different ways to use it. I like giving them each a set and telling them how to dress their person. It is also fun in centers. I make cards that have the description on the front and a photo on the back. Students read the description and dress their person. They can use the photo to check.
CLICK HERE if you'd like to download a set for your own class!