Make silly faces with your child. Then, encourage your child to make faces with you.
Label and describe the facial expressions and what they mean: happy, sad, disappointed, excited, silly, bored, afraid, etc.
Talk about things that could make you feel happy, sad, disappointed, excited, silly, bored, afraid, etc.
MAKE IT EASIER:
Only focus on two facial features: happy and sad.
EXTEND THE LEARNING:
- Read a book or magazine about feelings and point out various facial expressions.
- Talk about your feelings throughout your day. Express how and why you are feeling a certain way.