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Create an emotion chart

What you need

Paper, colouring pens or any other mark-making tools.


Will allow your child to convey their emotions. The emotion chart will encourage different forms of communication.

The experience

On a piece of paper, use your mark-making tools to draw some faces representing different emotions such as sad, happy, tired, angry, etc. Encourage your child to name as many emotions as they can and add them to your emotion chart. You can build on the activity by using an old sock and getting your child to draw on a face representing how they are feeling, engaging in a little roleplay with the sock i.e my name is……. and I am feeling “sad” today.

You can use the emotion chart at different times in the day to prompt discussions around the different feelings and emotions throughout the day.

Why not share your charts with us on Famly?