Making Emotion Faces Pack
- I can understand other people’s facial expressions
- I can understand emotions in others and adapt accordingly
- To be able to identify an emotion that is shown on a face
- To be able to respond appropriately to the emotion of others
When we don’t understand non-verbal cues – the world can be a scary place. Misunderstandings happen and we begin mistrusting others. This fun pack has been designed to enable the child to look at a photograph of a person – read the non-verbal cues linking a named emotion to that expression and replicating it using blank face mats.
How to use the pack:
- Print off all the resources – laminate for durability
- Select a photograph and facilitate opportunities for the child(ren) to discuss how that person is feeling, based on their facial expressions. Use a mirror to see if they can create the same expression.
- Then using clues of the person’s eyes, mouth and eyebrows – name the emotion they are feeling, expand the vocabulary further using the word list. Explore this further by remembering a time they felt ‘happy/sad/excited/nervous/joyful/etc’?
- Finally re-create this emotion using the blank face mats, cutting out the eyes and mouths provided – or use play-doh/whiteboard pens.
This pack contains:
- Blank Faces x a mixture of 45 different cartoon styles images
- Photographs x 30 – happiness & joy, excited & giggly, wobbly & anxious, anger & frustration, sad & scared
- Facial Expressions – eyes and mouths, you have the option of drawing the eyebrows which make a huge difference to the narrative of emotions!
- Emotion Word Lists – to improve emotional vocabulary – based on the photographs