Here are 2 fun games to play with your little ones.
We play these games in Drama Tots sessions to help us explore feelings and emotions.
1. Can You Guess how I Feel?
One person leaves the room they then re-enter displaying an emotion, but they mustn’t talk.
Everyone else guesses how that person feels today just by looking at their expression.
For example – sad, happy, surprised, angry, shy, silly, sleepy.
The children are amazed to see that just by changing their body language and facial expression they can display many different emotions.
2. Mirror Fun
Let your child have a look in a mirror. Talk about all the different features of their face.
“When I look in a mirror, I see my face,
And all of its parts are in their place.
I see 2 little ears and 1 little nose,
I see 2 little eyes and one little mouth.
When I look in the mirror, what do I see?
A wonderful and very special ME!” (Give your child a hug!)
Now ask your child to show you different emotions whilst looking in the mirror. (Happy, sad, angry, surprised, silly, sleepy...)
We have had wonderful fun playing these games and I hope you do too.