Pumpkin Emotion Learning Tool

My son and I create a simple tool to help facilitate talking about feelings.

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    We glued a piece of orange felt around a baby wipe container and my son held the felt in place until the glue started to dry.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    We brainstormed feelings to place on craft sticks. We stuck to simple feelings that it would be easy to create facial pieces for out of felt. We talked about what people look like when they're feeling different emotions.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Eyes, noses, and mouths were cut out of black felt. It was fun to come up with ways to display the feelings in felt.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Done!

    My son found that he ended up trying different eyes and noses than he had planned when we tried to display the emotions. Here's a pumpkin that's looking surprised!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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