Masks are easy to make and a wonderful way of becoming a character and playing with a story. You can make masks out of cardboard (old food and cereal packets are very useful) and paper plates. Make holes in the side and use elastic if possible or string to make a band to go round the head.
Children can wear the mask as you read the story, or you can retell the story using masks, perhaps using phrases from the story.
Masks are used in some of our activity pages:
Click on individual masks below to download and print off .
If you print off a mask on paper you can colour it in with crayons, coloured pencils, felt tips or paint and stick it on to card.