Toddlers are the most emotional group of people on Earth. One moment, they are giggling with excitement, and in the next, they are haannngryy. Before you know it, they are sweet and cuddly again! But I absolutely adore my threenager and her rollercoaster of emotions! 🙂 To explore various emotions as well as their Chinese and Korean names, we made paper plate emojis to go along with our Emoji Sticks & Slots activity!
We actually made these paper Emoji plates a few months ago, but my kids keep wanting to play with them again! 老大 (lǎodà / oldest child) wanted all of the happy faces while 老二 (lǎo èr / second child) just thought it was funny to put any plate on his face!
- 伤心 (shāngxīn / sad)
- 难过 (nánguò / sad)
- 快乐 (kuàilè / happy)
- 兴奋 (xīngfèn / excited)
- 紧张 (jǐnzhāng / nervous)
- 没脸 (liǎn / no face, embarrassed, ashamed)
- 惊讶 (jīngya / shocked)
- 贪心 (tānxīn / greedy)
- 沮丧 (jǔsàng / downcast, depressed)
- 累 (lèi / tired)
- 泪泪 (lèi lèi / teary)
What you need:
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What to do:
- Draw faces on each plate
- Label emotion on back of plate
- Playing & learning time!
- Matching words game: Turn paper plate over and match characters on emoji stick to characters on back of plate. Then turn over plate to see if the faces match. We actually made this a bilingual matching game by writing Korean and Chinese names on the back of the plates.
- Matching faces game: For little ones who are too young to read, they can have fun with matching the faces!
- Silly faces game: Pick an emoji and use it as a “mask” and act out according to the emotion!
If you try this activity, please let us know! Leave a comment and don’t forget to tag a photo @ChalkAcademy on Instagram and Facebook.
If you’re looking for more hands-on ways to learn about emotions, check out these other fun emoji activities:
Also, here’s a fun paper plate feelings craft from Oh Creative Day!
Happy learning, friends!