Do your children ever find it hard to read faces? I know that some kids, especially those in the Autism spectrum, struggle with identifying emotions that they see in others. This is a fun activity that might help your kids learn about how their emotions are visible to others and maybe will help them practice self-control. I know my face often shows the way I feel. This was a great preschool “drama” activity.
What we needed:
- A big cutting board to cover our bathroom sink
- A relatively clean bathroom mirror
- A camera (optional: for reviewing later)
We practiced making happy faces, silly faces, dog faces, grumpy faces, sleepy faces, etc. The kids had a blast! They also had fun afterward, looking through the pictures I had taken of them and their faces. It was fun for me to have them explain what the emotions were that they were trying to convey.