The Face Game

by Kelsey Norwood

in Kids

talk about feelings

In an effort to teach Elliot more about emotions and emotional displays, we looked at some pictures from magazines of children and talked about their faces and what each might be feeling. We talked about healthy emotional displays and how our actions affect other people.

This activity is simple and easy to do and can lend some fascinating insight into the way kids express and perceive emotions.

Finding good pictures of children can be difficult – I get all mind from a magazine called “The Friend” for and about kids. It is religious and has some wonderful stories and activities. You can visit The Friend website to view past issues or for fun games for kids.

Mostly this activity was good because it gave me a chance to spend some focused time with Elliot. How do you spend quality time with your kids???


1 Janna July 13, 2010 at 8:35 am

What a great way to talk to kids about their emotions! I never thought about using the Friend magazine. I’ll definitely be doing this with my 3-year-old. Boy, does he ever need help with learning about emotions! Thanks!

2 Katie Stewart July 13, 2010 at 8:37 am

We received “the Friend” magazine in my home as a child ;) This is a good idea. I spend time with my son looking outside looking for bugs and looking at flowers and talking about the colors. He also likes one-on-one time to rough house a little!

3 Rachelle July 13, 2010 at 1:08 pm

I love the Friend! I just gave you a brand new blog award launched today at
RachelleWrites Hope you enjoy it!

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