i made these little guys months ago, but everything on life went on hold when i got sick. it's taking me a while, but slowly i am re-instituting all the things i used to do (like cook and clean:). dinner exercises are one of those things that went by the wayside real quick and i am trying to bring back this week. since we've gotta eat, what better time to "sneak in" those life lessons i really want my kids to get? emotions exercises are especially fun with these tongue depressor people but they're not necessary to learning.
i got my little guys at michael's and found the colored pencils at lakeshore learning, but i know crayola sells skin color pencils and markers at plain ol' walmart.
here they are without feelings
and here they are with a black sharpie and my best copying skills from the poster i found here
"answer" on the back
kinda scary, huh?
we like to hold them up and guess what the person is feeling
we also use the feelings on the back and have a member pantomime it while the rest of us guess
you can also lay out 2 or 3 of the sticks and describe a scenario asking family members to choose which feeling they think they might have in response to that situation
happy dinner times!