So first we sang all about ways to show you're happy. We must have sung "If You're Happy and You Know It" a zillion times. Fortunately I like that song! Clapping and "hooray!" are my favorites.Mommy found some great emotion cards online. She printed them out twice - one set we painted with watercolors, and the other we left uncolored. She had me match one set to the other - easy peasy! The colors didn't get me confused at all! I know my faces.
Then she would show me two emotion cards at a time and ask me which was which. I had no trouble identifying all the emotions, except when she paired "surprised" and "afraid." Those really look a lot alike...
We talked about how colors can correlate to emotions. Since we're on "Y" week, we spent lots of time looking for the "happy" color - yellow!
We drew lots of happy faces. I've been specializing lately. I like drawing EYES more than anything else. Here's an example - Mommy drew the exquisitely detailed artistic face in the middle. I drew eyes - a pair in the upper left corner and a pair in the lower right corner.
Mommy cut out some felt pieces for me to put together a happy face. Here I am working on it. When it was done, I threw it in the trash. Maybe the purple hair just didn't do it for me.
I took a closer look at the smile on a happy face using my professional investigative techniques.
I experimented to see if a smile is still a smile when it is upside down.
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