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Identifying Affects and feelings

submitted by Michelle Falcon of Children's Memorial Hospitalon, July 7, 1999

Size of Group: Any size

Today I Feel Silly and the Other Many Moods That Make my Day written by: Jamie Lee Curtis
paper plates
pipe cleaner for smiles, ears, eyes
yarn for hair
buttons for eyes
craft sticks
hot glue

Identify moods/affect/feeling and the behavors that are associated with those feelings.
Identify others feelings/moods as well as your own.
Understand that it is important to have feelings and talk about them.

Description: Works best with a younger group 4 years- 8 years.

Read story to children of any population well/ill. When reading make distinct facial expression and voice alterations along with book. This gets the kids really into it! Example yell for anger, laugh loud when silly.

Have children create their mood and/or feelings on the paper plate using as many craft mediums needed to create a unique face puppet. Hot glue craft stick to back of paper plate to hold in hand.

Have children take turns telling their moods and behaviors associate with that mood/feeling. Or take turns identifying each others mood.



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