Create colorful faces and use them to talk about emotions with young students!
Duration: 10 minutes (not including drying time)
Learning Outcomes: Create beautiful take-home art. Talk about different emotions and the different ways people show emotions on their faces. Encourage empathy and emotional literacy. Exercise fine motor skills.
This craft is fun for the whole class! Give each child a sheet from our face pad. The different skin tones will emphasize the diversity in your classroom as well as the universality of emotion. If students are at tables, we suggest putting the colored noodles in a bowl or bin to keep everything neat. Goo spreaders can help keep the glue mess to a minimum!
Students can choose to represent the emotion they are currently feeling, or you can assign a feeling to each individual student or group. Once they know what feeling they want to represent, students can use the differently shaped noodles to create their faces! For more information about the shapes of the noodles, check this out!
Encourage your students to place their noodles to make sure they like their design before gluing the noodles down. It’s hard to wipe glue off paper!
It can be hard for young students to manage and express emotions. By integrating emotional literacy and art, students have more avenues to express themselves!
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