Making Faces (home learning)

Making Faces (home learning)

  • Primary
  • Year 1 - 2
  • English
  • The Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • ...

Lesson Summary

Sometimes we express our feelings with our body, not our words. It’s important to know how to read body language as well as we read words, so we can understand one another. Fortunately, humans are really good at this! But what if you had to teach aliens about human emotions? Have fun acting emotionally and taking photos to create an emotions cheat sheet for them.

Lesson guides and printables

Student Worksheet

Lesson details

Curriculum Mapping

Curriculum codes:

Ideal for: Lower Primary Ages 5 – 7

  • get moving
  • make some noise

Time required: 40 minutes
Curriculum connections: Drama, English, Personal and Social Capability
Tips for Parents and Carers
Encourage your kids to really exaggerate their poses and expressions so the emotion is effectively communicated.
Many kids will not have the vocabulary to properly describe the photos. Help them by asking:

  • What shape does it remind you of?
  • What direction is it pointing?
  • Do we have a word for that expression?
  • Can you think of another word that also means what you said?

Additional Info

Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.

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