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Make feeling face cards to identify emotions

What You Need:

  • 8 cardboard squares or index cards

  • 4 pairs of feeling faces (e.g., happy, sad, angry, scared) included in this packet, or use photographs or drawings

  • Scissors

  • Glue

What To Do:

  1. Make “feeling face” cards by either using real photographs of your child/family members making different feeling faces. Print two copies of each or use the illustrated faces.

  2. Cut the pictures to fit the size of the cardboard squares and glue it to the squares. Remember to have two sets of each picture.

  3. Play the game: Lay one set of the picture cards picture-side up spread out on the floor or a table. Place the other set of the picture cards in a stack picture-side down.

  4. Have your child flip over the top picture card in the stack, and find the matching one on the table.

  5. Say the name of the feeling as your child flips each one over. For example say, “That girl is making a happy face. Can you find the matching happy face on the table?” Continue playing for as long as your child is interested.