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Feelings Faces

Help your child create a healthy snack that starts some healthy talk about different feelings.

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Ingredients

  • Rice Cakes or Pita Bread
  • Spreading knife
  • Cream cheese or Peanut Butter
  • Raisins
  • Apple slices
  • Bananas

Directions

  1. Round rice cakes or pita bread can make a great base for a face that can show different emotions and generate some healthy talk about feelings.
  2. Let your child spread a rice cake or pita bread with peanut butter or cream cheese. That’s the foundation for the face.
  3. What kind of feeling would your child like to make on the face? Raisins could be used for eyes, a nose or mouth. An apple slice can make a smiling or frowning mouth. A banana chunk could be a nose. A banana slice could be a surprised mouth or eyes.

Take It Further

You may want to ask your child to talk about what makes him or her feel angry, sad, surprised, scared, happy or disappointed. Then talk about what helps at times like that?

Talk About It

Being able to use words to describe what they’re feelings gives children power over their feelings. Giving words to feelings can make them a lot less overwhelming or scary. Also when children can talk about their feelings with a caring listener, they find that their feelings are natural and normal, and that others have felt that way, too.


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