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Grade Level(s): Preschool
By: Debbie Haren, Preschool Teacher

Paper plate faces with different feelings on them, such as happy, sad, mad.


  • popsicle sticks
  • small paper plates
  • markers or crayons
  • glue
  • a book about feelings


  1. First read a book aloud about feelings. If you can not find a book, then just take 5 minutes to discuss how we have different feelings.
  2. Ask the children how they would feel if their favorite doll or toy suddenly broke. Ask them how they feel when they are sick. Ask the chilren how they feel when they first meet someone new.
  3. After they have talked for awhile about different feelings, have the students make faces of their feelings on 4 different paper plates.
  4. Have them glue the popsicle sticks to the bottom for handles.
  5. Have them discuss the different faces and when they have felt that feeling.
  6. The students then can take the plates home and play with them, or they can keep them at school and play with them together.


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