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Funny Faces

Tell a story about a time you felt a particular emotion. Ask your child to make a face expressing the way that you felt in your story.

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Extending this activity

  • -Read "Glad Monster, Sad Monster" by Ed Emberley and talk about the different emotions that the monsters express.

    -As you read any fictional picture book, encourage your child to use the illustrations to infer the feelings of the characters. When you read the text on the page, check to see if her predictions were correct.

Adjust for an older child

Reverse the game by providing the facial expression and asking the child to come up with a sentence that would represent that emotion.

Adjust for a younger child

Ask the child to show you different types of faces (sad, happy, scared, angry, etc.).

What is being taught through this activity

  • Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Building Vocabulary and Grammar

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2 thoughts on “Funny Faces

  1. Es muy importante jugar con estas Caras porque en el future ellos saran exact mente como se sentiran.

  2. ¡Tiene razón! Es importante proveer oportunidades durante los años tempranos para poder hacer conexiones entre las emociones y las expresiones.

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