Ask individual students if they are happy or sad , have him or her make the corresponding expression and throw the beanbag.
Puppets: I made these puppets out of fun foam and added wiggly eyes.
Feelings patterns: using the same faces, I made these out of cardboard. Have children make patterns on the board. Start the pattern with a hapy or sad cutout. Distribute the remaing cutouts to individual students. Elicit the pattern from the class and have the individual students place the cutouts and continue the pattern.
T: sad, happy... What comes next ?
Do as many times as you want changing the pattern.
4. Use the faces as cutouts and have the students identify the feelings. I got the templates from www.childcareland.com, I don´t know if they are available right now, if you can´t find them , please write: firstname.lastname@example.org and I´ll send the file to your mail. Ask students questions using the cutouts:
T: happy or sad ?
5. Face puppet:the materials are paper cups, craft stick, yarn, paints, glue.Haver students color or paint the parts of the face. Glue the face onto the craft stick. Distribute the paper cups and punch the craft stick through the bottom of the cup to make the puppet. Have the students push the crafts stick up and down and puppets moves.
6. I got the template from the book Jellybeans 1. I made it out of fun foam. The teacher pulls the strip to make the different faces.
7. Door hanger: I made this craft for the children, but it can be done to hanger on the door knob in class, to signal the children if you are happy or sad. get the template here:
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