Social-emotional development is such an important feature of primary classrooms. So get your students talking about and exploring their emotions through these play mats! Featuring 4 different skin tones, as well as a black and white option, these play mats allow students to work either independently or within a small group guided by a teacher to identify and express their feelings. These blank heads can be used with play doh, to create different faces, or, when laminated, with dry-erase markers. The title of each mat says "Sometimes I feel..." and is perfect for young students to explore and identify their feelings in different scenarios, as well as express how their feelings might change over a certain topic. Also included in this freebie is a guide of visual prompts, for students to utilize either independently or with a teacher, where they can assess their emotions in different scenarios. Pair this activity with handheld mirrors for students to utilize and observe their own faces, and let them start exploring!
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