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Simple & Fun Way to Teach Kids Emotions

Balloon launch at the Great Pershing Balloon Derby near Brookfield, Missouri on September 4, 2005. Source: Wiki Commons}

Balloon launch at the Great Pershing Balloon Derby near Brookfield, Missouri on September 4, 2005.
{Source: Wiki Commons}

I have been seeing all these amazing pins on Pinterest involving balloons. So, yesterday, I finally purchased a big bag of balloons, not entirely sure of the plan to use them. My son and I blew up a few and had some fun tossing the balloons. I did a quick science lesson on the expanding universe and then we went to bed.

On one balloon I drew a very big smiling face. This morning when I walked into the kitchen that big, beautiful smile was starting at me and the activity hit me. So, then I blew up several balloons and drew faces with various emotions on them.

The object of the game? Toss the balloons, which ever one you catch in your hands or arms, take a look at it, identify the emotion, act it out, talk about what might have made this balloon feel this emotion and then take it a step further, what might the balloon/person be able to do to act on this emotion, especially if it is a negative one?

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Marnie

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