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Activity: Paper Plate Feelings

Objective:

to draw an idea

Materials:

1 scissors  for prep
1 roll of tape  for prep
3 paper plates  per learner
1 marker  per learner
1 box of crayons  per learner
6 popsicle sticks  per learner

Supporting Media:

Prep:

  • Gather materials.
  • Print a Totetude Expressions printable for each learner. 
  • Cut each learner's paper plates in half.
  • Tape half a paper plate onto a popsicle stick (6 per learner).

Instructions:

  1. Discuss as many feelings as the learners can remember.  Show the facial expressions that go with each feeling.  Talk about the body language or sounds people make when they are expressing those feelings.
  2. The educator calls out a feeling and the learners can demonstrate the facial expressions and body language of that feeling.
  3. Explain to the learners that they need to draw a mouth on a paper plate (cut in half) to match each of the six feelings shown on the Totetude Expressions paper (tired, scared, excited, angry, happy, and sad).  They need to remember to draw only one mouth per paper plate.
  4. The educator may wish to write the name of the feeling on the back of each paper plate.

Extension:

  • Play with the emotions.  Call out an emotion and see if the learner can hold it up to his/her face and show the facial expression to others.

Reflections:

  • I am able to draw a face showing a feeling.
  • I am able to use a large marker.
  • I am able to express my feelings and emotions through the arts.

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Time:

Prep
15-30 minutes
Engagement
30-45 minutes
Cleanup
0-10 minutes

Location:

  • Indoors

Meta:

Theme
Feeling
Multiple Intelligence
Visual-Spatial
Bloom Taxonomy
Apply
Instructional Strategy
Experiential Learning
Subject
Visual Arts

Did you try this activity ? How did it go ?

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