Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wednesday Activity

This is a great activity for helping your little one learn to express their feelings.  It teaches them to put language with their emotions, expands vocabulary, and creates a bonding experience for you as well.

Emotion Masks

Poster board or white printer paper
Popsicle sticks
Glue or tape
Markers or crayons

1. Cut out faces from poster board and cut holes for eyes.
2. Tape stick to the back.
3. Talk about emotions and how you feel with your child.  Explore what it feels like to be happy, sad, frustrated, disappointed, angry, tired, etc.
4. Encourage your child to make masks for the different emotions you talk about.
5. Play with the masks, role playing what those emotions might mean.  Also talk about constructive ways to deal with difficult emotions and appropriate responses to those emotions.

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