- Start by talking about different times that your child has experienced strong and clear emotions. With young children we aren’t looking for subtle experiences , use examples that are more extreme and clear.
- Explain that you have a bunch of snowmen that are all going to feel different things but first you have to make them.
- Make the snowmen heads and add the noses. Talk about how eyes and mouths help show how people feel. Make some faces and encourage your child to show you how they look when they are happy, sad, surprised etc…
Time To Create
Now call out an emotion and ask your child to create it on the snowman. After they are done with each face ask them what made the snowman feel that way. This is by far my favorite part of this activity because it is like a behind the scenes tour of what makes your child feel these same emotions in a great neutral setting.